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Hello all. I joined back in September of 13 and was just reading and learning about Vics. Proud to say I bought my 2013 Hardball yesterday.
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Congratulations. Awesome motorcycle.

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Love that bike.

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Hello all. I joined back in September of 13 and was just reading and learning about Vics. Proud to say I bought my 2013 Hardball yesterday.
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Awesome!!! Another Hard-Baller!
Welcome and ride safe.


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Thanks guys. Coming to find out all sorts of things with this bike. I'm pretty impressed so far. One thing I didn't know until now was that the fuel guage is pretty innaccurate. I had 2 bars left and had only gone 125-140 miles and when I filled up I only put 3.18 gallons in. I still had a little over 2 and 1/2 gallons left. Another thing is that I need a taller windshield. The one I have came on the bike for free and like all things that come easy, they rarely pan out.

Next step is a backrest for the wife and maybe some exhaust.
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Thanks guys. Coming to find out all sorts of things with this bike. I'm pretty impressed so far. One thing I didn't know until now was that the fuel guage is pretty innaccurate. I had 2 bars left and had only gone 125-140 miles and when I filled up I only put 3.18 gallons in. I still had a little over 2 and 1/2 gallons left. Another thing is that I need a taller windshield. The one I have came on the bike for free and like all things that come easy, they rarely pan out.

Next step is a backrest for the wife and maybe some exhaust.
I just picked up new crossroads take-off screen.. I'll be anxious to see how it fits me as well. I assume (nope I didn't verify) which size it was, but looked like the basic mid OEM. I'll have to measure it when it arrives.

On exhaust.. I did a Tri-Oval stage 1 kit which includes flash card (to be done at a dealer) and the performance filter. Since I went with a power commander and lloydz filter, the card and filter new in box on my shelf if you're interested.. You can find stage 1 mufflers for good prices all around, then if interested, you can buy my filter and flash, then you're done. Save a BUNCH on a $1k Vic kit for parts only.

On the fuel gauge.. Indeed I'm equally perplexed with it.. It scared the crap out of me when I got caught down at what I thought was "E" or close to it, with flashing and gas light on. I had a darn near gallon of gas left come to find out. There's a real opportunity there with the fuel gauge, or I simply just don't understand it. Most I think tend to go by range of miles they know their bike will do by the trip meter when they fuel up. I haven't established that yet since having it tuned.

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I appreciate the offer. I'm using the $250 coupon Victory sent out. Got a quote for install and everything for $750 plus tax.
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Cannot beat that. Enjoy.


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They sound and look and perform great on the hard-ball I think. ImageUploadedByMO Free1402334738.548434.jpg


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