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Old 01-06-2009, 03:22 PM   #81
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Na, na... Longride enjoyed it you know.. the whole FireFighter/Brokeback Mountain thing...it's cool.....
Was that before or after the Mustache rides?
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #82
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Yeah. Longride's pole dance was memorable, wasn't it?

He's certainly light on his feet for such a big felleh'
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:41 PM   #83
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Yoos guys is askin' fer it!
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:14 PM   #84
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I sat on one, the low seat height combined with the floor boards doesnt work for me either. Just creates a new rider triangle problem, knee's to the sky.
Yes, it probably depends on what you're used to riding. When I switched from my Yamaha to my Indian in 2003, it took me a while to get used to the feet forward seating position. But when I started looking around for the Indian replacement, I realized that I had gotten used to that position, and the feet below position felt cramped and limited my leg movement. On the Vision, the floorboards are so long, you can really vary you foot position a lot. I like that.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:45 PM   #85
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Question Fly in the Ointment

Nice effort here, but Y in the world would U folks chose to compare a $35K+ bike to 2 bikes in the low/mid $20K range? Couldn't U get a standard Ultra from HD?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:23 AM   #86
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Nice effort here, but Y in the world would U folks chose to compare a $35K+ bike to 2 bikes in the low/mid $20K range? Couldn't U get a standard Ultra from HD?
Objection, your Honor!! Asked and answered.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:57 AM   #87
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Objection, your Honor!! Asked and answered.
At least twice!

Not to mention. Who cares? it couldn't compete as it sat, you want them to test a LOWER end one so it can be beaten like a whipped mule?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:22 AM   #88
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Objection, your Honor!! Asked and answered.
I blame the public school system.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:35 AM   #89
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I blame the public school system.

I blame ourselves..their failure is our failure..we have been tested and found wanting....

I weep for the children
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:08 AM   #90
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Guess we have a different opinion on the location of, and what those two large aluminum pods at the top of the frame just below the handlebars are in the attached pics.

This isn't some inherently flawed design; Victory's designers and engineers are highly skilled and experienced. But our impression of the Vision, primarily during slow speed maneuvers, was that of a top-heavy feel. The most obvious contributor to that seems to be the location of the fuel.
Seems I remembered them being lower than that. I suppose coupled with the very low seat height they do seem high. I'm used to sport bikes where the seat is level with the bars so anything below the triple clamps seems low to me.
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