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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-16-2015, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default This engine in great!

I love the sound. The ticks, knocks, deep throaty sound from exhaust. I run T6 and shifts great. Just filled up with non-eth and seems to run better.

This bike is much better than I imagined. Even after owning it for almost a year, I'm liking more each day.



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I never thought I'd turn into brand guy but I think I'm there. I'm like this over a 2004 bike. I wonder if I'd feel the same toward newer bikes.


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Funny that folks say they want a bike with character, then whine when they get it, sounds like you aren't one of them.


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Imagine how you'll feel about your bike after 5+ years, like me. I am actually bored about other bikes, I like my XR so well. Its perfect for me.

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Default Keep tweaking little things.

My bike is a 2011 so come Oct I will have had it for four years. Keep doing little things to it. Wife kind of gets upset I spend time on it, checking, or adjusting or modifing. But she ought to be happy if I was not messing with the bike, I would be bugging her or maybe stuck in a bar someplace,ha,ha. Have friends ask when I am going to get a different bike or a faster bike, hey I do not need to go 140+mph anymore. Stock our bikes can do 120+, so that ought to be fast enough, but if I just change a few more things maybe I could go....

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I agree I absolutely love the freedom 106. I love the way it sounds, shifts. It just runs and runs. I love my Victory.

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Another satisfied owner.

This bike is awesome!

Late this last winter, I rode it from Long Island NY to Key West Florida and back on a 30 day, 4,135 mile trip and it performed flawlessly.

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Late this last winter, I rode it from Long Island NY to Key West Florida and back on a 30 day, 4,135 mile trip and it performed flawlessly.
Wow!

That much time with a bike, you see, hear, and feel all that it is. At the end, you either continue to grow fund of it or want a different bike.

The engine build is what will keep these bikes going for many miles.
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I never thought I'd turn into brand guy but I think I'm there. I'm like this over a 2004 bike. I wonder if I'd feel the same toward newer bikes.[/color]
I'm in the same boat. My 04 continues to impress me. I've ridden a '14 XC, and it was nice, but didn't seem to have the same 'character' that I like. I really didn't get to ride it long enough to give it a fair shot though.

I find myself wanting more luggage space each year, so I'm constantly thinking about an XR or XC, but now that I have my Vegas almost perfectly setup for me, I'm too lazy to start over. Plus, my bike is paid for, lol.

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I'm in the same boat. My 04 continues to impress me. I've ridden a '14 XC, and it was nice, but didn't seem to have the same 'character' that I like. I really didn't get to ride it long enough to give it a fair shot though.

I find myself wanting more luggage space each year, so I'm constantly thinking about an XR or XC, but now that I have my Vegas almost perfectly setup for me, I'm too lazy to start over. Plus, my bike is paid for, lol.
Yes! The vegas serves me well since most of my excursions are 2-3 hours of riding. Handles twists, turns, and hills very well.

One day when I have the luxury of more time off, as in retired, I'll be needing one of the X's.
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