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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a new member here from Portland, OR. Currently I'm between bikes, as I just sold my V Star last week. And that leads me to the reason for joining the Victory forums. I'm looking at a few different bikes to buy, but the one that I cant stop thinking about is an 02 v92tc deluxe.
A little about myself, I've been riding for about 5 years. I'm also a MSF instructor, teaching all these new riders how to not become a statistic is really quite rewarding.
I look forward to learning from the forums here, as well as passing on any knowledge I may be able to offer.
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Welcome to the forum. Transition myself from a Vstar 1100 to a Victory XC. Good luck on your quest for a Victory. Ride Safe!

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welcome friend. I'm sure you'll find all the info you need to make a good choice.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the warm welcomes. I'm seeing a lot of good info on here already, and I don't even have any tech questions yet.
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I was curious if anyone can identify these saddlebags, and if they're worth a damn. Plus I'm practicing on posting pics here
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Sorry man did I read this right? You have only been riding bikes 5 years and now your teaching?
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Yup, you read that right. In the 5 years I've been riding I have logged over 80k miles seat time. I feel that seat time trumps years riding any day. For seasonal riders, depending on climate, you're lucky to get 2-3kmiles a year. I ride year round, with exceptions made for snow and ice, averaging 15k per year commuting, and several thousands on road trips. And that's why I'm upgrading to a Victory.
I started teaching to help new riders to stay safe. The majority of accidents in new riders occurs in slow maneuvering and failing to negotiate corners (target fixation). Much of what we teach is super beginner stuff IE; friction zone, shifting, obstacle avoidance, emergency stopping, etc, etc. You don't need to be a life long rider to teach this, you need to be passionate about motorcycling.
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Wow good for you! Up here in Calgary if I put 10k a year on I am happy. Welcome to the Forum.
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And a soggy Portland welcome, WTS. In what part of town do you hang your helmet? I'm just spittin' distance from Fenders Moto Cafe on SE Woodstock. Jumped from 27 years on first gen Yamaha Ventures to my 2010 CrossRoads and lovin' it.
Would like to have a chat with you about your travels. You can prolly direct me to some roads I haven't experienced, what with all those miles in such a short time. I just hit the retirement scene and intend to do the same. Hittin' the Rockies this summer.

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I'm over near cycle gear on Stark st. The wife and I are heading towards the rockies this summer too. Gran Tetons>Yellowstone>Glacier in August. Mostly I enjoy zig zagging from the coast line to the coastal range and back, over and over on the weekends. When I'm in my car I can get to Waldport in about 3 hours, on the bike it takes me about 8.
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