I bet it's just a typo, or maybe they never adjusted the shock (and so weren't paying attention).Wait did they move the valve location?
THe hard lowers make a big difference in the heat escaping. I have found through trial and error where to set the lower wind deflectors for maximum heat management..I never have had heat issues with my XR......they mention it being hot and then the replies do as well. I've always been comfy even on hot days stuck in traffic.
Indeed, it is the hard lowers that make the big difference. I live so far north that I am almost a canook :grin and in the summer when riding around town or in slow traffic it can get mighty toasty, although modding the mufflers and ditching the o2's did help some so wasn't quite so bad this last summer. I plan on hitting the dealership on Saturday so I am going to look and see if the valve has been moved.THe hard lowers make a big difference in the heat escaping. I have found through trial and error where to set the lower wind deflectors for maximum heat management..
Finally: thanks for the confirmation.I just bought a new 2016 and the valve is still on the right side.
You guys are tough. My take is that, yep, they screwed up on the shock-fill location ... but in general they got it right: they liked the bike, it has tons of storage, it handles well, it's comfy, and it can get hot. Nothing I disagree with there, and those are some of the reasons I bought my XCT (well, not the heat part)."We hitched a leg over the 2016 Victory Cross Country Tour"
I might swing a leg over or hike a leg over... but I can't say I ever 'hitched' a leg over a bike...
"Chugs a bit if you don’t open it up"
OK... WTF does that mean? If they are trying to say you need to keep the revs above 2300, why not just say that?
Motorcycles "chug" when you give too much throttle at too low an rpm... very gradual throttle is helpful and 'opening it up' would make it worse.
These fellas don't write very well.
I was hoping to get paid by the word, but it didn't work out that way.You write well, but wow, that's long. 10 paragraphs on wind management alone.
SR: Thanks for the vote of confidence.Wspollack you have that well written article and plenty of great write ups on the forums. Then there is your picture tutorials on your website......great stuff. Thank you it has helped for a few different things I have done.