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Old 09-28-2009, 06:36 PM
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Went by the Vic dealer Saturday for something to do.

The Hammer and the Cross Country were appealing. The Vision is just tooooooo much fairing.

The salesman was a bit anti-HD and made sure to tell me several times that I ride a POS. Really made me want to give him my money.

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Old 09-28-2009, 06:43 PM
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Sounds like you went to the classy dealer.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:55 PM
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The salesman was a bit anti-HD and made sure to tell me several times that I ride a POS. Really made me want to give him my money.

Shoulda gave him two pennies.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:56 PM
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There's only the one. They had lots of PWCs and 4-wheelers. Didn't see any snowmobiles, though.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:25 PM
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I really like the look of the Cross Country.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:41 PM
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I wanted to test ride one, but when I asked he just sort of sidestepped it. I didn't push the issue. Either way, they look like well-made bikes. I liked some of the features like floating rotors, OHC 4-valve heads, billet wheels, etc.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:47 PM
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I have to say the pride of riding a Harley is fading. The old All American motorcycle seems a bit over rated. I mean they sell parts made in china. WTF!! Not to mention all the problems we have with our bikes. Heck the new ones seem to be a be delicate with all the new electronics. Ask Noodle he'll tell ya. Victory doesn't sound half bad anymore. Or a H0nda, or Yomaha for that matter.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:50 PM
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Old 09-28-2009, 08:12 PM
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I still don't like the plastic feel of the Japanese bikes. The last one I had was a 2000 ***** Shadow. It was a nice-running bike, but just felt like it was made of old beer cans.
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I really like the look of the Cross Country.
I like the Cross Country until you look at it from the side. The lines just don't flow..... IMHO, all the victory touring bikes are like that.....
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I like the Cross Country until you look at it from the side. The lines just don't flow..... IMHO, all the victory touring bikes are like that.....
That's the "Victory look". It's growing on me. It's a lot of bike for the money without the Harley name, but also without all the Harley quirks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:08 PM
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