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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I am glad that I found this forum, as it seems the active place to be for all things Victory! I've already learned a lot and hope I can contribute as well!

This Saturday, I am scheduled to sell my Warrior in the morning and take delivery of my 2011 Crimson Cross Roads later in the afternoon. The goal is to not go a night without a bike in the garage

So here are the accessories I ordered:

Air shock pump
Stage 1 Exhaust
Forged Chrome Highway Bar
Short Windshield
Hard Saddlebags
Saddlebag Guards
Lock & Ride Passenger Backrest
CC floorboards
Heated Grips + Switch
Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe


Randy's Cycle is going to deliver it to my house because the weather is still crappy here in the Chicago 'burbs. So for now she'll be a garage queen for a few more weeks.

Here's a few mods I have planned:
Custom Dynamics Plate frame w/modulator
Highway Pegs
Luggage Rack
Clearwater LED Glenda driving lights


I hope to ride her down to the Smokey Mountains sometime this year, and maybe even through the dragon. That has been my dream since I was a kid, and with this bike I think it will be a reality

Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe

Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)

Last edited by bryman; 02-24-2011 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Forgot the rack, and I usually never forget a rack ;)
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Welcome to the Club, bryman. Born and raised in West Rogers Park and have cousins in Chicago I see often. Here's a big bit of advice: Get the wind defelectors - they work to help keep your feet planted on the boards and also to minimize windscreen turbulance. Since you're getting the passenger backrest, you'd do well to add the rack, I find it indespensible. Why the short windshield? Do you need it for your height? I'm 5'-10" and am able to look well over the medium screen. I refuse to ride looking through the screen, like so many Goldwingers do. The Glendas are great. I wired them per the mfr's insructions so they are on all the time and go to full blast on high beam and a lower setting (that you select) on low beam.

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Why the short windshield? Do you need it for your height? I'm 5'-10" and am able to look well over the medium screen.
I am also 5'10" and also have the medium height shield, and never look through it. You might want to double check while at the dealer to make sure it's the shorty you want.

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Hmm, now you guys have me thinking. I am 6' and went on two test rides on CRs with what I thought was the medium screen. I was annoyed because the top of the screen was directly in my line of sight. This is why I ordered the shorter screen.

The screen I have on my Warrior is tiny in comparison, so the small screen on the CR will probably be an improvement. I actually like to feel some wind on me, which is part of the reason I didn't buy the CC. I'll check it out the screens again when I see it on Saturday to make sure the small one is the best for me.

Here are some dealer prep pics they just sent me. They are just finishing her up




Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe

Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)
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She's gorgeous!

Well, ask the dealer before you take delivery if you can bring back the shield and swap it for a medium within a day or two. If they let you do that, just make sure you ride it on the freeway, and make sure you're okay with the wind.

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Welcome to the Club, bryman. Born and raised in West Rogers Park and have cousins in Chicago I see often. Here's a big bit of advice: Get the wind defelectors - they work to help keep your feet planted on the boards and also to minimize windscreen turbulance. Since you're getting the passenger backrest, you'd do well to add the rack, I find it indespensible. Why the short windshield? Do you need it for your height? I'm 5'-10" and am able to look well over the medium screen. I refuse to ride looking through the screen, like so many Goldwingers do. The Glendas are great. I wired them per the mfr's insructions so they are on all the time and go to full blast on high beam and a lower setting (that you select) on low beam.
RICZ, thanks! The Glendas idea came directly from you. I really liked your writeup and pictures. I like the safety factor and I usually modify my front lighting and rear brake lights on my bikes for added visibility. Now I just have to save my pennies, or wait until the guilt of buying the loaded CR passes

And thanks for reminding me about the rack. I do intend to add one too, well besides my GF's.

Current Bike: 2011 Victory Cross Roads - Crimson
Options and Accessories:
Victory: Stage 1 / Forged Bars w/pegs / Medium Windshield / Lowers / Hard Bags w/ Guards / Passenger Backrest / XC Passenger Floorboards / Heated Grips / Unlocked Speedo w/ temp probe

Other: Signal Dynamic LED Plate frame w/BackOff XP / Clearwater Glenda LED Lights / 3BRPowersports USB in-bag power port / Utopia police backrest w/quick-out / D&D Boss slip-ons (569-12F)

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Congrats! Great choice with the crimson!

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congrats!!!!!! XR is one fine bike, i should know I luv mine

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