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OK, so I sold my 2010 HD Ultra Limited back in Dec, just wanted to lay low for a while, save $, etc. I told the OL I'm not buying anything for a while, I lied lol. I’ve been checking out the Vic’s for a while and doing some research and yup, the wheels were once again in motion. Anyhow, I found a 2012 Vic Cross Country Tour from a dealer in another state; zero miles, showroom condition, etc. The price seemed too good to pass up, $17,999 out the door. Of course I still have to pay the NV taxes and have it shipped, total is a little over $20K when it’s said and done. I went to couple dealers out here and they couldn’t touch it (they wanted between $24 – 25K total cost).

BL, I thought it was a pretty good deal and the rest is history. Now I can't wait for the bike to arrive so i can get back on the road.
 

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Welcome to the fold. Enjoy the forum and learn a lot. You will love the new bike. cheers
 

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OK, so I sold my 2010 HD Ultra Limited back in Dec, just wanted to lay low for a while, save $, etc. I told the OL I'm not buying anything for a while, I lied lol. I’ve been checking out the Vic’s for a while and doing some research and yup, the wheels were once again in motion. Anyhow, I found a 2012 Vic Cross Country Tour from a dealer in another state; zero miles, showroom condition, etc. The price seemed too good to pass up, $17,999 out the door. Of course I still have to pay the NV taxes and have it shipped, total is a little over $20K when it’s said and done. I went to couple dealers out here and they couldn’t touch it (they wanted between $24 – 25K total cost).

BL, I thought it was a pretty good deal and the rest is history. Now I can't wait for the bike to arrive so i can get back on the road.
Congrats on your steal and welcome aboard! cheers
 

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Congrats on your steal and welcome aboard! cheers
Good job on the price search... Flew to GA from VA last Sep to pick mine up. Breakin complete by the time I rolled in the driveway.. hehehe Welcome and congrats on the new wheels!!!!
 

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Congrats on the new XCT and welcome aboard! thumb up
 

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Welcome aboard! There's a lot of us riding Vics out there and more joining everyday. Ride safe and ride smart.
 

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Good deal. Good luck. Hope it was the right color for you at that price. You should love the differnce in the ride.
 

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Good deal. Good luck. Hope it was the right color for you at that price. You should love the differnce in the ride.
It's all black. I figure if I get tired of just the black I'll find a good paint shop and have it spruced up a bit, hummm the credit card is already flying out of me wallet:crzy:


Thanks all for the comments.cheers
 

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Just some follow-up to my original post, now that I’ve road the new Vic for a few weeks.
For what it’s worth, here’s my “personal” assessment of the Vic and the HD Limited (some things are important some not so much, simply pointing it out):

Vic (pros):
- Engine/Trans: more power (out of the box), less heat issues, smoother shifting, find neutral easier (sometimes too easy).
- Electronics: digital gear indicators, heated seats, Radio; 15 preset stations, better radio reception
- Overall ride: more nimble, feels less top heavy, sits lower (can reach the ground easier), less wind on torso area, overall it’s fun to ride.
- Bags/Tour pack: more room, tops are a little easier to open.
- Maintenance: only one fluid to change (1 hole -vs- 3). From the research I’ve done so far it appears there are less overall engine/trans gaskets (perhaps less chance of a leak) and parts to deal with, if and when you need to work on them.

HD (pros):
- I like the overall engine/exhaust sound better than the Vic. But isn’t this “one” of the reasons folks like HDs?
- Classic look of the HD, another reason a lot of us like the HDs.
- Also very fun to ride.
- Some of the parts seem to be made a little better, not as cheap.
- Heated Grips: 6 position -vs- 2.
- More aftermarket parts available, more upgrade options.
- Gets more looks from Barfly’s, lol.
- The Name, did I say that out loud...
 

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Sounds like a great deal. Ive been seeing a 2013 xc on the seattle craigs list for 16999. the bike is blk. Wish i could get it. Anyway congrats on the new ride.
 

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Sounds like a great deal. Ive been seeing a 2013 xc on the seattle craigs list for 16999. the bike is blk. Wish i could get it. Anyway congrats on the new ride.
That's not a bad deal. If you buy private party in NV there is no sales tax, so that would make it real nice. :D
 

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Congrats and enjoy! I bought a Cross Roads last week to replace my Road King and am really enjoying the new bike. Only issue so far is a faulty cruise control.
 

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Xknight, did you buy two bikes? I thought you were running a XR, not a XC.
 

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Congrats! Sounds like a fair deal. We just also took the plunge. Got a Cross Roads (same as your Tour w/o Fairing and trunk/buddy seat) and a Vegas (for the wife). Both 2012 new bought a couple of weeks ago. From what I understand from my "Mechanic Buddies" the Vic is the most reliable ride out there.

Ride free.....
 

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Congrats and enjoy! I bought a Cross Country last week to replace my Road King and am really enjoying the new bike. Only issue so far is a faulty cruise control.
Congrats as well. I have heard a few folks complaining about the Cruise Control. So far o good here, no complaints. There are a few procedures for running a self test/calibration, worth a try if you have issues.
 
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