Prospective XCT Purchaser - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Posts: 82
Default Prospective XCT Purchaser

Howdy, new to this forum. I'm from Central Canada and strongly considering purchasing a Sunset Red 2013 XCT to replace my well worn 2001 Vulcan Nomad. Signed up to peruse the info and seek some advice on the XCT board.
Chili is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 03:11 PM
Senior Member
 
ammo_umb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 2,699
Default

Welcome to the forum and best of luck finding the bike you're looking for with the pricing you want!

Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!

2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project

2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.
ammo_umb is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 03:28 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
GatorJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lake City, FL
Posts: 1,018
Garage
Default

XCT is a good choice if had it to doover again probably would have went with a New XCT but they did make me a sweet deal on the left over 12 XC .. Good Luck!!

2017 Indian Chieftain Dark Horse/2005 Dyna Super Glide
GatorJoe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 05:43 PM
Member
 
Strike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 80
Default XCT Purchase

As a owner of a 2012 XCT, highly recommend it. The only issues i have had is the heated seats don't put enough heat out to be worth while (no big deal), but sure do love those heated grips, and the "low" setting cranks out more than enough heat.

The other issue is that it has a 5.8 gal tank, the OM says the LFL will come on at 1.0 gal, but every time I have filled up as soon as the LFL comes on, I still have anywhere from 2.0 - 2.4 gals left.

Great long distance touring bike, largest cargo capacity out there; Goldwing and Harley doesn't come close.

I'm ready to do the USA4CT in a couple weeks, and will be putting close to 9,600 miles on it, so will let you know how it fairs riding across our Great Country. Thus far, just been taking short 300-400 mile rides.

Good luck on your search, and welcome aboard. You may also check out the Victory Motorcycle Club (***) and Victory Owners Group (***) websites.

Elliot
Victory Motorcycle Club / SOCAL Freedom Riders Chapter
Southern California Motorcycle Association Member
USN VET 1986-1996
Operations Specialist First Class (SW)
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
Strike is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Blowndodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 679
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chili View Post
Howdy, new to this forum. I'm from Central Canada and strongly considering purchasing a Sunset Red 2013 XCT to replace my well worn 2001 Vulcan Nomad. Signed up to peruse the info and seek some advice on the XCT board.
Welcome Chili. I came from a 2006 Nomad that I traveled a dozen states with. The XCT is so much more bike I can't believe it sometimes! Go for it!! I did!

2013 Victory XCT. Lakewood, CA

Russell Day Long Saddle.
7Jurock 14" tinted flip shield
Unplugged O2 sensors.
Stage one filter.
14" replacement ant.
Drag Specialties highway pegs.
Custom Pin-striping.
Blowndodge is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blowndodge View Post
Welcome Chili. I came from a 2006 Nomad that I traveled a dozen states with. The XCT is so much more bike I can't believe it sometimes! Go for it!! I did!
Thanks for the welcomes guys. BD, when the wife asks I'm blaming you Kris and Monkeyman for adding to my already weak will, while cruising the VBA site.
Chili is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Azdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 1,331
Default

Check out the Vision too. I road both and went Vision. Pain at gas station when everyone asks about the bike but otherwise a great ride.

Blame it on me
2014 HD Street Glide
2013 Vision Sunset Red
2006 Jackpot sold
2006 Vrod Screaming Eagle (sold)
1972 Kawasaki 1000
Azdave is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Azdave View Post
Check out the Vision too. I road both and went Vision. Pain at gas station when everyone asks about the bike but otherwise a great ride.
I like the Vision but the smaller cargo capacity is an issue. The wife and I usually do one 25-35 trip a season and need as much room as possible.
Chili is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 08:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Titusville FL
Posts: 59
Default

Just brought my Boardwalk Blue home a couple of weeks ago. Added the heel toe shifter to it and got the longer 2" pullback handlebars. Will have the dealer install them at the 500 mile service. 300 miles to go on the break in. Love this bike. Handles better than any bike Ive owned. Good luck with your purchase.
wvmtn is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Posts: 82
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wvmtn View Post
Just brought my Boardwalk Blue home a couple of weeks ago. Added the heel toe shifter to it and got the longer 2" pullback handlebars. Will have the dealer install them at the 500 mile service. 300 miles to go on the break in. Love this bike. Handles better than any bike Ive owned. Good luck with your purchase.
The 2" pullbacks are a must for me, I found I had to stretch a bit on full lock turns. I'm torn on the heel/toe shifter, never had one before my Nomad but I've come to like it so I might put one on this bike as well.
Chili is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome