Sticky Welcome & Introductions
Administrator
Posted 2003-09-20 12:57 PM (#1)
Subject: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 1
Welcome to the Vision-Riders.com forum!

Please introduce yourself and be sure to put your location (City & State is fine) in your profile. Other member might be right around the corner!

Feel free to add your bike year & model to your signature area (located in your control panel) so that others will have that info when answering your questions.

Most of all, Enjoy this site and meet some great people!




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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2007-06-03 8:09 AM (#7 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Rockland, MA United States
Thanks! I hope this becomes a great site for info on the Victory Vision!
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CoolHandLuke
Posted 2007-08-12 5:00 PM (#219 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Iron Butt

Posts: 849
, FL United States
I think that this is going to be "THE PREMIER" site for Vic Vis riders & enthusiasts
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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2007-09-01 9:53 PM (#310 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Rockland, MA United States
Everyone - Thanks for registering. Please fill out your profiles so we know where you're from. I hope you find the site useful and informative. Your participation and suggestions will drive the site. If you have an interest in contributing an article or have a suggestion for this site, please let us know. Thanks!
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Newfie
Posted 2007-10-08 12:52 PM (#653 - in reply to #310)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 172
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Hi Jam,

Quick note to let you know that I have been enjoying the site. The info I was able to get form this site as well as the VMC forums certainly played a role in my decision to by a Victory. All I have to do now is survive the winter and hope the roads are bare by April 15th when I pick up my Midnight Cherry Tour Premium. Only 190 days to go but it's going to seem like a long winter.

One question....When reading the forum on the VMC the most recent postings come up on top but on this site I have to scroll to the bottom every time to find the postings that I haven't read yet. In the case of items that have more then a full page of replies you have to select page 2 and then scroll down. As a "Newbie" on these forums, I have found the most recent on top setup to be far easier to use. I am wondering if there is a control button, option, etc, or some way that I can have the messages in Vision Riders forum show up with most recent on top, similar to the VMC forum.

Thanks for any help you can provide to this regualr visitor to your site. Keep up the good work. I enjoy visiting the site and I look forward to spending many hours here in the upcoming winter trying to pass the time until spring.
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metalguy
Posted 2007-10-14 11:28 AM (#818 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 550
Tacoma, WA
I just joined today. I am awaiting my Vision premium tour...I test rode it and the Goldwing the same day, within 2 hours of each other, as they were the only two I was considering....The Victory won out!----Metalguy
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BUCKEYE
Posted 2007-11-21 9:10 AM (#2155 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Iron Butt

Posts: 904
29 Palms California
I would be off my nut if it wasn't for this site. The bubbas on here are oh kay. Great info, and enough crazyness to stop me from "offing" the southern portion of California...
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johnnyz
Posted 2007-12-03 7:30 PM (#2466 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 20
Oregon
Hello! New here, just registered. Should be recieving my Victory Vision Tour in about week. Can't wait......
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cjnoho
Posted 2007-12-03 9:20 PM (#2469 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Welcome jonnyz!!
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BUCKEYE
Posted 2007-12-10 2:46 PM (#2772 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Iron Butt

Posts: 904
29 Palms California
welcome aboard jonnyz...take what you can from the site. a good bunch on here!
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maddog
Posted 2007-12-10 8:22 PM (#2790 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 185
Nebraska
Hey, New here. Got my Vision in October. Put 3K on it purty quick. Snowed & iced in now though. Thanks for putting this site up. Its going to be a great source for info on these bikes.
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cjnoho
Posted 2007-12-10 9:06 PM (#2791 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Welcome maddog!! This site should help you get through the snow an ice.
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VictoryatNC
Posted 2007-12-11 9:36 PM (#2826 - in reply to #2790)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 4
Mooresville, NC
maddog - 2007-12-10 8:22 PM

Hey, New here. Got my Vision in October. Put 3K on it purty quick. Snowed & iced in now though. Thanks for putting this site up. Its going to be a great source for info on these bikes.


Thought I'd follow my bud Maddog over and check out this place. Damn, It was 77 here today and is going to be 77 again tomorrow and all I have to ride is an old TC.

Edited by VictoryatNC 2007-12-11 9:37 PM
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maddog
Posted 2007-12-11 10:07 PM (#2827 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 185
Nebraska
Hey NC whats up. You lookin at Fagwagon er I mean Vision ? Got up to 19 here today after 2in of freezing rain followed by 3in of more snow. I shoulda bought a new sled.
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Byrdman
Posted 2007-12-12 2:19 AM (#2837 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 80
Richmond, Texas
I have a black Tourer. I went and bought a black tourer yesterday!
So far its great. I've only put 150 miles on it, but this weekend I will finish the break in period.
I added $4000 in add ons to it and those will be shipped and put on when it gets its first service.
I hate break in periods!
Cant wait to let her rip!

I rode up to the lake house over the weekend to do my break-in miles.
I have 685 miles on it now and its ready to have its first service.
The bike really rides well. I was very impressed with how easily it went into the curves and how well it handled in the curves. It has an ample suspension and handles rough roads very well. It has a very comfortable seating position and the position of the grips was surprisingly comfortable. I wondered about that before I bought it.
This thing has some lights on it let me tell you! Everyone kept flashing their brights at me even though I was using the dim lights and did not have the round driving light on.
The seat needs a little work where it turns up. I think its pretty good for a stock seat, but I may look into getting it modified a little in the back.
It has alot of power for a bike that size. Even in 6th gear it just really moved with a twist of the wrist.
I really loved the cruise control! Did I say I really loved the cruise control yet? I did. I have never had an electronic cruise on a bike and this is no throttle lock.
I have to ask the service guys about one main issue. The bike sputtered and died on me I think 3 different times when I was slowing down for an intersection and downshifting. I have no idea what that was. It started right back up, but it needs to be addressed.
I think I am going to get some leather leggings for my right leg. That pipe on the right side really gets hot. I noticed that the pipes were blueing inder the heat shields some. I know that all bikes do this some. I just did not expect it so soon. When I get my highway pegs on the heat build up should not be that big of a deal, too.
The radio was good, but when I got out in the middle of nowhere the antenna just did not do very well. I know what radio stations I should have been able to pick up but they were not to be found. I have XM radio on my Zumo so that's not really a big issue for me.
Be warned!!!
When you pull up to your local watering hole expect to be mobbed by most of the bikers already there. I had a group of about 20 swarm me when I got back in town and stopped for a beer. Even non-bikers were asking questions.
Overall I give it a 9.5. There's always room to improve. I cant wait for all my add ons to get in so I can do some improvements.
So I have one question for those of you that have had V-twins with the blacked out areas like this motor has. When washing the bike do you have to use just water and a sponge on these areas in order to not discolor the black areas? Just curious. Any tips appreciated.
I love the bike and am looking forward to traveling all over the USA on it. Now I have to think of a name for him.

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VisionTex
Posted 2007-12-12 7:15 AM (#2840 - in reply to #2837)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
If your bike was made early enough it would need the voltage regulator recall completed. The dealer may have not done this, and that may cause the motor to die or sputter at slow speeds. I too got a lot of flashed lights the first night drive I took. I readjusted the headlight the next day,this should help. The manual has good detail in adjusting the light, you just need small hands. The headlight adjuster wheel is really packed in there. Sounds like your really having fun with the Black Tour, good luck and enjoy.
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Byrdman
Posted 2007-12-12 12:12 PM (#2849 - in reply to #2840)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 80
Richmond, Texas
Thanks for the infp!!
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Byrdman
Posted 2007-12-12 6:46 PM (#2860 - in reply to #2840)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 80
Richmond, Texas
I saw that you are from Houston and that you like Visions and Ford Mustangs.

Me too!

I just got my Vision and I am actively working on a 1967 Mustang Coupe.

Cool!
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VisionTex
Posted 2007-12-12 9:48 PM (#2885 - in reply to #2860)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
Byrdman, send me an e-mail, I believe I know the bike you bought. 68 Coupe.
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GAgirlTrixie
Posted 2007-12-28 4:21 PM (#3486 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 320
Savannah, GA -Year round riding!! Yay!

Hello! I just found this site, as a result of searching on CafePress.com for "Victory Vision". I am a new Vision owner. My dear husband surprised me with a Tour Premium for Christmas, about 2 weeks ago. This is my first "non-Honda" (my hubby is very brand loyal).

I have been riding front seat for about 2 years. I have previously had a Shadow 750 ACE, a VTX 1300 R, and a 599 Hornet. The Vision is the first bike I have ever owned that I have not had the immediate feel that I need to change the seat, add risers, any sort of "comfort" mods. I have a communication system on order, and am debating on adding the XM system. I am trying to figure out how to mount my zumo GPS (I love having all of my routes and way points able to carry from bike to bike). The downfall of this is that my husband and I own a motorcycle apparel store. We have just added bike accessories, so this could be the first bike I could customize, at cost! LOL

Anyway, I just wanted to say "Hi" and introduce myself.

Cindy

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cjnoho
Posted 2007-12-28 10:02 PM (#3506 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Welcome aboard!! XM is definately worth the extra $$ as opposed to the XM add-ons. Throw some pix on in front of the store. A little PR couldnt hurt.
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GAgirlTrixie
Posted 2007-12-29 9:09 AM (#3521 - in reply to #3506)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 320
Savannah, GA -Year round riding!! Yay!

I ride to work my most days. Needless to say, everyone that comes in is either, "Wow! What is that?!", or the Victory fans are like "Who's Vision?". I did a Toy Run here 2 days after I picked up my ViVi. (My hubby & I take turns doing poker/toy runs since opening the store. One of us has to man the store, one to hand out fliers, coupons, etc.) He got upset that I didn't pass out fliers that day. I spent the majority of the day answering questions, letting people throw a leg over, etc. When ever I go anywhere, grocery store, nail salon, Wally World, etc., I have to build in extra time to answer questions in the parking lot! LOL I wear a lot of pink (could you tell?). I've had women pull up next to me, going 50 mph+, going "You go girl! Love your bike!". LOL

 

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edradio
Posted 2008-02-05 3:13 PM (#4930 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA baby!
Monday, February 4th 2008 a day that will live in infamy. Well maybe not infamy but anyway, for me it was the day I brought home the Vi-Vi Tour. Steel Gray.

I rode from the Arlen Ness/Victory dealer on Boulder Highway on the East side of Las Vegas, and I live the other side of "The Strip". Every traffic signal was someone doings thumbs up, or asking questions. Wow!

My immediate neighbor is "West Side Choppers" and they have a Victory certified mechanic! Friends and neighbors! They came over and googled it in person for a bit!


I traded in a 2007 Kawasaki Nomad-1600 touring bike. When I moved from a Vulcan 800A to the Nomad, I thought I was done buying for a while. However Saturday, Groundhog day 2008, the Arlen Ness folks sent me out on a 1 1/2 hour demo ride by myself. They called me after one hour to see if I'd stole it or not! We started the deal when I got back cause I was the fish on the hook... caught by the ride for sure!

I was thinkng when I got back from the test ride that I don't remember operating the Vi-Vi because it was so, so... well darn well designed. Then I watched the DVD that Victory produced on it and they use the term telepathic input. Yeah! That's it. That is why I enjoyed the ride so well. There was none of that "Trying to get used to this unfamiliar bike" training going on in my mind. It was made to work that way!

Make sure the gas cap is really twisted good till it clicks. I didn't close it good, and pew! I got gas sloshing from the overflow and ended up blowing onto my right foot. Stinky stinky! However none got on the exterior of the "tank" whatsoever.

I am an announcer voice over artist on the radio, and one of the radio show hosts chatted on the air about my bike with me (neither endorsing or promoting). Then an avid listener and VTX rider/acquaintance called in and chatted about it with me. He planned on trading his VTX in for a Gold Wing, and I think I have convinced him to at least test ride the ViVi. If I go with him and he buys, the Arlen Ness folks will give me $200.00 in-store credit there!

I have to go now and change my gas smelly socks and shoes, P.U.!

This Sunday in SoNev should be in the mid-60's, so guess what I will be doing!
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okthenbye
Posted 2008-02-05 7:43 PM (#4936 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 266
Stockton, Ca.
This is a great site. Since my order was placed early on while waiting for the arrival of my Midnight Cherry Tour Premium I found many others in the club. While the waiting was tough (my baby finaly came in early November) this site made it worthwhile. The information shared here give added value to Vision ownership. A great group and it keeps on growing. Welcome, and thanks for this site!
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bobbybhb
Posted 2008-02-07 6:25 PM (#5034 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 136
CALGARY ALBERTA
Great site. Super info. Maybe we could add a registration site by numbers. Thanks BHB
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cjnoho
Posted 2008-02-08 12:17 AM (#5054 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Most of us have been here for the pre order delays. If you check out some of the rants during that time I think you'll understand why this site works so well. We get a little crazy at times, but its all in fun. The support and understanding at this site cant be beat.
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blue rider
Posted 2008-03-03 8:15 PM (#6229 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 3
great site .thinking about getting a vision going to test ride one in the spring i hope .i am from WV they have two at dealer here they have a tour and street. i ride a 2002 nomad . i love the look of the vision has everything you need. think i will let them get the bugs work out then buy one . yall ride safe . jim
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edradio
Posted 2008-03-03 9:41 PM (#6234 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA baby!
Hey Blue Rider,
I had my 2007 Nomad for 7 months, and just one test ride on the Vision a month ago, and now I've got 1300 miles on my new Vision I named -"Pegasus". Be ready Blue Rider, be verrrry ready!

EdRadio - Las Vegas, NV

Edited by edradio 2008-03-03 9:41 PM
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VisionTex
Posted 2008-03-03 10:22 PM (#6239 - in reply to #6229)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
blue rider - 2008-03-03 7:15 PM

think i will let them get the bugs work out then buy one . yall ride safe . jim


"blue rider", Good luck with your future purchase.........! Bugs? Don't let some of the talk around here to concern you, in my opinion there are no BUGS? More like complaints. There are a lot of Vision owners here and a lot of carefree miles on Visions! I you want to wait, hey that's fine, but if you want to enjoy the experience, and IT IS quite and experience.
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blue rider
Posted 2008-03-04 6:15 AM (#6249 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 3
Thanks guys what about the stalling. Let me know what the deal on that is , do most my rideing on old two lane roads in WV. went down .parkway last year . Think they will make it water cooled . have a great day be safe jim
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Del
Posted 2008-03-13 9:36 PM (#6797 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 18
Stacy,Mn
I have been reading this form for over two month , and I am happy to say it has been very informative. But Please Let it warm up here in Minnesota so we can get our new Vision out!!!!
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cjnoho
Posted 2008-03-14 12:27 AM (#6825 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Welcome Del!!!

VT Im with you, there are no bugs. Once you get rolling, it all seams so minor.
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buddahead
Posted 2008-04-07 3:48 AM (#8009 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 238
SF Bay Area
Hi guys, buddahead here...

yeah, I bought one, yeah it's pretty cool. Let's have some fun here!

- mike

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Rock Star
Posted 2008-05-07 12:00 PM (#9866 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 52
Park City, Utah
I just found this site via my dealer. WoooHoooo. I had a Ness Kingpin show biked up before this Vision (and a slew of other road bikes) This bike rocks!!! Plenty that could be different but that will come with time. This bike is even easier to turn at slow speeds than my Goldwing. (not as quick but...) I look forward to some long trips after the snow melts. see you on the road. Rock
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dr_reloader
Posted 2008-05-16 7:38 PM (#10355 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 529
This is my second post. Although I have been snooping around this web site for sometime. My wife actually found this site while tring to find info on the Vision. I have been reading it ever since. Our Vision is two weeks old now and I just love it.
I just thought I'd pop in and say "Hello to All".


Thanx.


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cjnoho
Posted 2008-05-17 1:52 AM (#10383 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Welcome!! You wont find a better bunch than on this site. Non crazier either.
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N7TSN
Posted 2008-05-26 1:59 AM (#10882 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 1
Good evening. I just found this site and I'm considering purchasing the Victory Vision. I currently ride a 2005 C90 Suzuki Boulevard equipped with Corbin bags, Corbin trim tab and 2 Corbin seats (dual saddle and rumble seat) both heated and I thought I enjoyed riding this bike until I sat on a Victory Vision at the Laughlin Neveda river run. I would like to ride one prior to purchasing but I need to find a Victory dealer first as I live in Barstow California. Take care and ride safe.
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mkultra
Posted 2008-06-09 3:30 PM (#11608 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 374
Tucson, AZ
Hi all, Just traded the Ultra in last Thursday for a Black Cherry Vision Premium....phenominal machine is all i can say. Wish i would have tried one a year ago before i bought the Harley.

mike
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Stryker
Posted 2008-06-14 9:24 PM (#11821 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 41
Oviedo, FL
Hello, I wrote my original "Welcome" post and incorrectly sent it to a seperate thread by my mistake hopefully I got it right this time. Today June 14, 2008 I arrived at my local dealership and participated in the Vision demo ride at 10:45am in Longwood, Florida. The skies were partly cloudy and extremely hot. I was given a steel gray Vision standard street with a Stage 1/Level 1 exhaust system with the shotgun tips and medium height windshield. After a briefing on some of its features and an explanation of the short first gear and that after you are underway you can immediately release the clutch and the bike will run without having to ride the clutch during slow parking lot maneauvers. Just for sizing purposes, I'm 5'9", 165lbs, 33" inseam, short torso and long arms 34" sleeve. When I first mounted the bike I was amazed at the immediate comfort factor. The 26.5" seat height, the roomy cockpit, extended floor boards and the handlebar length really made me comfortable. The OEM seat was really assisted in providing me a firm yet reassuring seating platform and I was able to use the rise in the rear of the front seat to rest my lower back against for that laid back cruiser style of riding. The handlebars were for me at the correct rise and pullback along with the grip angle to promote a relaxed shoulders back position that would eliminate the stresses in my upper shoulders. The extended floorboards allowed me to adjust my foot positions while riding and I recalled reading here on this site that by moving your feet toward the outside of the boards you could help to mitigate the heat coming of the engine. Once underway this otherwise hugh ship was extremely stable and surefooted. I was able to test his first gear clutch slow speed advise and it worked as he mentioned. Just like someone else mentioned the bike was intutive and once underway all of my initial apprehension about steering and piloting this bike washed away and it felt as if I and the bike were one. We left the parking lot and turned onto a divided 4 lane roadway where we would have the opportunity to go through the gears to reach the 55mph limit. A twist of the ample throttle and I was steaming full speed ahead at a brisk rate while listening to the sound of the exhaust change its note with each click of the shifter. This bike has plenty of acceleration for a V-twin with very little lag time in the transmission. I did notice some engine or airbox noise at roadway speed which was not overly excessive for a touring model. I was pleasantly surprised by the way this bike handles out on the road. It does not have the feel of heaviness of other large bikes and it steering is precise like a sport bike in that when you think about picking a line it sticks to it like glue. Think about making a lane change it's already waiting for you to get there. We move onto some curves and winding roads wher this bike felt like it was on rails it ate the roads up as my confidence in tis abilities where confirmed with each and every turn. I did experience some excessive heat on my shins and used the technique from this site to mitigate it. The mirrors did not vibrate and I did experience the visual distortion in the upper lip of the windshield where it curves up. This bike rode so easy that I really had to concentrate on the experience in order to evaluate it because I keep getting caught up in the pure plaesure of enjoying such a wonderful riding bike.
I will be returning to place my order!!!
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cjnoho
Posted 2008-06-15 3:48 AM (#11838 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1324
So Cal
Soooo. What color are you getting? Another one falls to the test ride.
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UPn8iv
Posted 2008-07-10 1:52 PM (#13298 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 11
Miles first told me about this site last year. I've checked it out and figured I'd never have much reason to visit.


until today!
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Miles
Posted 2008-07-10 3:48 PM (#13305 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 546
Mount Vernon, WA United States
Hey Dave... does this mean..... you have a Vision???????

I mean to say... you don't "have" to have one, but your last post led me to believe there was something more....
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UPn8iv
Posted 2008-07-10 9:34 PM (#13332 - in reply to #13305)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 11
Yup, Picked it up this afternoon. I came home from the Victory Highway Relay realizing the 99 wasn't up for any long trips this summer.
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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2008-07-16 7:52 PM (#13684 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Rockland, MA United States
Congrats Dave!!!!! Your 99 deserved a rest. Did you keep it or trade?

-Jeff
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elvis441
Posted 2008-07-30 9:12 AM (#14694 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 170
Houston, TX
Hello,

This is a great site for the Vision. I test rode one on Monday . Now I'm looking to sell my 06 VTX to upgrade to the vision.

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bikerdave48
Posted 2008-07-30 12:32 PM (#14701 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 133
New Castle Delaware
Hi to all, It is a great site. I traded in my 04 Ultra Classic with 32,000 mi on it 2 weeks ago on the Vision and I couldn't be happier. One 45 mile test ride was all it took . I am getting the 500 mi service and stage 1 lev 2 pipes and the tour pak rack on at the dealer on Saturday. Can't wait. It outperforms HD all the way.
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loren
Posted 2008-08-24 7:52 PM (#16843 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 8
Thank you, and will-do, Loren.
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loren
Posted 2008-08-24 8:00 PM (#16845 - in reply to #7)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 8
Jam, meating new people, who have the same interest, does it get any better, Loren.
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Y_Soitenly
Posted 2008-09-20 1:10 AM (#18351 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 22
Arkansas
Just signed up and thought I would say hello to everyone! I'm from Arkansas and found out about this site a few days ago from another forum I've been a member of. Been doing a lot of reading since.

I got my Vision 3 1/2 weeks ago and love it. It was used, but only had 53 miles on it. I traded in an 05 Suzuki Boulevard C90. Loved that bike, but I test drove a Vision back in April and since then that's all I could think about. I actually wasn't ready to trade at this time, but when I found out about this used one, it was one of those deals I couldn't refuse. lol.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone and learning more about the bike.

Here's a few pics of my Vision.

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b75/Y_Soitenly/Victory%20Vision/



Edited by Y_Soitenly 2008-09-20 1:12 AM
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VisionTex
Posted 2008-09-20 8:51 AM (#18361 - in reply to #18351)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
"Y" I'll bet you have been for the last 3 1/2 weeks. Arkansas has some fantastic motorcycle roads, just was up in your state last month. Got my first floor board scraps on Hwy 7 when SongFan and I rode 7 top to bottom. Enjoy the ride.
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Y_Soitenly
Posted 2008-09-21 2:22 AM (#18431 - in reply to #18361)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 22
Arkansas
Thanks VisionTex!!! Highway 7 is a nice ride. We live in the central part of the state and ride it quite a bit from Russellville to Harrison.
 
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Darkstar
Posted 2008-11-13 11:03 AM (#23183 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


New user

Posts: 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hi Everyone! I've been a long-time lurker, and finally decided I needed to come out of the shadows and join this great forum. Got my black Vision Premium Tourer at the end of July, and had 10,000 miles on it in less than three months. I guess that speaks volumes at how great a bike this is - I just don't want to get off it!
I've been riding for 35 years - all makes and styles - and when a bunch of good friends of mine decided to come over from England to visit and rent Harleys to ride to Sturgis, my wife (who has her own bike) wanted me to get something that was comfortable for the two of us to ride together.
She was a bit intimidated about riding her bike that far and with a bunch of other folks to a place full of crazy bikers filling the lanes. She is a good rider, but hates crowds. Anyway, we checked out the usual suspects: Ultra Classic, Goldwing, BMW 1200LT, and finally Victory: It was no contest in terms of value for money, but I was still a bit unsure of a new, untried model. One test ride sold me!
Yeah, there are the usual growing pains of a new model - I've had my glitches with Darkstar here and there - but they were always minor (never left me stranded) and always were fixed by my excellent dealer.
Thanks for all the useful info on this site! Hopefully I'll have something worthwhile to contribute...
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Wizard523
Posted 2008-11-13 1:02 PM (#23191 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 506
Woodland Hills, CA
Welcome Darkstar.
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vic_rida07
Posted 2008-12-11 9:20 AM (#24853 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 5
Winter Haven, FL
Hello all! Wanted to say hi as a new member, I don't own a Vision currently(riding an '07 Hammer) but I test rode one last weekend and LOVE that bike!

I've lurked around here a bit but wanted to join and maybe post some questions when they come up. From what I can tell, you folks appear to be a nice group and there is a LOT of knowledge about Visions that I can gain so I'm looking forward to getting to know you.

Talk to you soon!

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radioteacher
Posted 2008-12-11 7:00 PM (#24892 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3006
San Antonio, TX
vic_rida07,

Put a New Post with your questions in the forum and I am sure you will get a response. Lord know I had a lot of questions about the purchase of my Vision.

Edited by radioteacher 2008-12-11 7:01 PM
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Trekwolf164
Posted 2008-12-11 7:05 PM (#24893 - in reply to #24892)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Iron Butt

Posts: 965
New York State
Welcome Mike . Vision ride one and you will never get over it .
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IndyBill
Posted 2009-02-16 3:11 PM (#28390 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 19
Hey everyone,
Just got a new 08 Vision Tour Premium. Taking the tour pack off because I like the lines better without it. Have not got to ride it yet because of having some of the silver painted black to match the bike.
I have had a number of Harleys, Boss Hoss's and am coming off a Triumph Rocket 111. My wife bought a Kingpin and I liked it so I thought I would go "Victory" for a while.

Come on Spring
Bill Rinnert
Martinsville In
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VisionTex
Posted 2009-02-16 4:25 PM (#28394 - in reply to #28390)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
IndyBill - 2009-02-16 2:11 PM

Hey everyone,
Just got a new 08 Vision Tour Premium. Taking the tour pack off because I like the lines better without it. Have not got to ride it yet because of having some of the silver painted black to match the bike.
I have had a number of Harleys, Boss Hoss's and am coming off a Triumph Rocket 111. My wife bought a Kingpin and I liked it so I thought I would go "Victory" for a while.

Come on Spring
Bill Rinnert
Martinsville In


Bill welcome to you. You have a great ride now. And by the way, Victory is not for a while.......it is forever!!!!
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RedRider
Posted 2009-02-16 5:08 PM (#28395 - in reply to #28394)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1350
Welcome
Trust me, Victory bikes will spoil you.


Edited by BlueOx USA 2009-02-16 5:11 PM
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VisionNWRider
Posted 2009-02-16 5:19 PM (#28396 - in reply to #28390)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Iron Butt

Posts: 639
Tri Cities, WA
IndyBill - 2009-02-16 12:11 PM

Hey everyone,
Just got a new 08 Vision Tour Premium. Taking the tour pack off because I like the lines better without it. Have not got to ride it yet because of having some of the silver painted black to match the bike.
I have had a number of Harleys, Boss Hoss's and am coming off a Triumph Rocket 111. My wife bought a Kingpin and I liked it so I thought I would go "Victory" for a while.

Come on Spring
Bill Rinnert
Martinsville In


Welcome Indy bill and enjoy your new Vic's
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SongFan
Posted 2009-02-17 6:28 AM (#28454 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3201
Memphis

IndyBill - "I have had a number of Harleys, Boss Hoss's and am coming off a Triumph Rocket 111."

Now you get to learn how to ride twisties like never before.

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Wyldspirit
Posted 2009-02-22 7:03 PM (#28847 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 11
Sebastopol, CA
I have been looking for a new bike for some time now. Nothing has given my heart the flip flop like the Vision did when I first saw her. Then I demoed one last weekend...the damn thing nearly drove herself through the twisty roads. I am hooked. It is not a matter of if...a matter of when. She will be perfect for my ride to the Arctic Circle next summer. Victory even has a dealer in the Yukon! I was impressed!
Glad I found this website to glean more information about my new ride. Thank you for having it.

Sue
Sebastopol, CA
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Flatsix
Posted 2009-02-22 10:38 PM (#28860 - in reply to #28847)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 412
Fargo, ND

 

Welcome Sue and best of luck on your upcoming purchase...you're right, they are an awesome bike!

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VRat
Posted 2009-04-20 11:18 AM (#32670 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 74
Lehigh Valley, Pa
Hi everyone,

New here and wanted to say hello, just purchased my second Vic which is a Vision Tour Premium. Great site with a ton of information...

Tim

Lehigh Valley, Pa
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Blue Sky Guy
Posted 2009-06-10 6:56 PM (#36411 - in reply to #28847)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 329
scotts valley, California
Welcome, Sue,
We are not quite neighbors, but closer than most any other Vision owner I know of. I bought my Vision from Arlen Ness' place in Pleasanton, live in Scotts Valley near Santa Cruz.
What kind of Arctic Circle tour do you have in mind?
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iluvink
Posted 2009-06-20 8:17 PM (#37150 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 411
Dallas, Texas
Hello everyone...took delivery of my Grey Tour Premium today. I LOVE IT!! I am going to be spoiled I am sure.
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wjoel
Posted 2009-06-20 8:39 PM (#37152 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 447
Northeastern Penna.
Hey Tim,
Welcome to the Vision world and a fellow Pa. rider. You'll love your Vision.
Welcome all new Vision riders.
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radioteacher
Posted 2009-06-21 5:50 AM (#37165 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3006
San Antonio, TX
iluvink.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Ride Safe
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smokinjoe
Posted 2009-07-06 8:10 PM (#38173 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 2
york,sc
Hi to everyone!
Just registered a few moments ago. I've been reading all of the threads for the past couple of days and I'm really impressed with this site. I've owned several bikes in the past and I currently own a '96 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic. I've been looking at the Visions since they've came out and I've fell in love with them immediately. My problem is that I've gotten older and the touring bikes are looking beter and better, and I can't get my wife to ride with me anymore because she can't take the seat on the Kaw anymore. The only way that I can afford to purchase a Vision is to sell a '68 Camaro that I've owened since '76 and get rid of the Kaw. I'm sitting on a fence and I'm worried that I will regret selling my old musclecar but I just don't drive her anymore because the gas mileage sucks out loud and no a/c! Iguess I just need a little encouragement! Any help?
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Blue Sky Guy
Posted 2009-07-06 8:51 PM (#38178 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 329
scotts valley, California
Hey, yah, Joe, you need a Vision and you don't need to sell your muscle car or your Kaw. Sell your wife.

Did I really say that? Please don't tell my wife!
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KansasGuardsman
Posted 2009-07-06 8:56 PM (#38180 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 208
Wichita, Kansas
Welcome smokinjoe. I understand your spot. When I met my wife I had a Kawasaki Mean Streak. She refused to ride more than 10 minutes on the stock joke of a seat, so I got a $650 Mustang dual tour seat. That got her up to about an hour ride. Then I traded for a Kawasaki Voyager XII. That got her up to 2 - 3 hours. I got a Vision last fall (Street with a luggage rack and passenger backrest) and she gets off after a 6 hour ride regretting that we had to come home. One ride and you'll forget Maw Kaw ever even made bikes. Take the wife for a ride and she'll probably be back on the road with you.

As for the car, it sounds sweet, but unless you're into garage art, make the trade. I've got a cherry 93 Vette Vert that's my former daily driver, and it just sits in the garage unless it's raining or snowing when I leave. I can ride home wet but spending a day at work wet just doesn't work for me. If it comes down to it, I'll get a Taurus before I get rid of the Vision. My biggest dilemma now is how to get a new Vision Tour before I retire in a couple of years. The Vette is on thin ice!

As for the forum, this is the most helpful, least flaming of all the Vision forums. Go back and skim through the general and tech forums from the beginning and I think you'll be impressed.

And there are quite a few regulars here that live on the central East coast will help you put miles on it!!!! Go for it. As P. J. O'Rourke says, don't just sit there waiting to see which kind of cancer is going to take you out.
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smokinjoe
Posted 2009-07-09 7:48 PM (#38381 - in reply to #38178)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 2
york,sc
Blue Sky Guy - 2009-07-06 9:51 PM

Hey, yah, Joe, you need a Vision and you don't need to sell your muscle car or your Kaw. Sell your wife.

Did I really say that? Please don't tell my wife!



Hey Blue Sky Guy,

Don't think that I haven't thought about that! My Camaro or my Kaw don't give me any grief! Did I say that?
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Blue Sky Guy
Posted 2009-07-10 12:18 AM (#38398 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 329
scotts valley, California
Hey, Smokinjoe, glad you saw the humor in that. Probably about 50% of the population would have taken offence!
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Mongo
Posted 2009-10-12 10:33 PM (#45798 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 153
Newnan, GA
Thanks, I'm learning a lot about the Vision!
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freezeradio
Posted 2009-11-15 7:39 PM (#47766 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 96
Oswego,, Illinois,USA
So far I like this site. I have got answers from helpful people. Glad I found this one' I was on a nother one and nobody answered my question. this will be my bookmarked site for my new vision .Maby someone can teach me how to ride this thing ...lol thanx
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freezeradio
Posted 2009-12-08 8:30 AM (#49329 - in reply to #2837)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 96
Oswego,, Illinois,USA
Good reveiw,I have 40 miles On mine. All I could do was Ride It home And Had a hard time at that.I went up to test ride the cross country and after I rode the Tour I was sold.I have a Have cast on rigt arm I had to hide it as I was talking to the sales people ,So I could test ride.I tell you about comfort .I ride a Vulcan 900LT. And after riding the vision I learned how great it corners.Also how the windshield worked beter than the LT.I can answer my phone and talk hands free now on a bike.!!! I allways had to pull over. Gps kicks A$$.There is so much more power than the 900LT.And so much I have to wait til spring to figure out because My broken hand .And they just put the Salt Shakers on the road.. It is now winter .Time to read about bike and not ride it. Can't wait to brake it in !!!
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SongFan
Posted 2009-12-08 9:02 AM (#49331 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3201
Memphis
Wow freezeradio, that's hardcore right there.  Welcome aboard.
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freezeradio
Posted 2010-01-01 8:50 PM (#50511 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 96
Oswego,, Illinois,USA
I was asking Questions on another site.I never got an answer.So I rattled their cages and they got all upset. so I came over here and Got answers. So I think more people with Vision are here. Like this site
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GravelFinder
Posted 2010-02-01 5:26 PM (#52489 - in reply to #50511)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 40
Bellevue, NE
I am sorta a new Vision owner. Just bought an '08 SSG Tour Premium still on the MSO. I can't wait for spring to arrive. In the meantime the dealer is holding the bike.

I say I am sorta new because I had another '08 TP in the cherry. It was totalled 05/15/2009 with 2759 miles on it. Some of you may have followed the thread about me on the VMC site.

I am finding some good info here and would like to thank Jedi for creating this site.





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VisionTex
Posted 2010-02-01 5:40 PM (#52491 - in reply to #52489)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 1484
LaPorte,Tx.
GravelFinder, I love that name, what a classic...welcome back to Vision riding. Nothing bad happened while you were on leave. And another SSG member, that's great.
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Highwayman
Posted 2010-03-25 9:32 PM (#55615 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 169
Iowa
Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself to the site. I've been riding Victor's since 2003 and I am picking up a 2009 Blk Vision tomorrow. I spend more time on the VMC forum (I go by Highwayman there), but I will be looking here for more Vision specific info. From what I have seen in just the few visits, there is some great info here. Looking forward to meeting and riding with some of you this year. Looking at some of the user names, I know many midwest Vision owners here.

Brian
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radioteacher
Posted 2010-03-25 10:08 PM (#55621 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3006
San Antonio, TX
ClearVision,

Welcome aboard! I am glad you could find a Vision. My dealer here sells them as fast as he gets them....and lately he is not getting them very fast from Victory.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your new ride.

Ride Safe!
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bamavizn
Posted 2010-05-31 5:28 PM (#61215 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 23
After several visits to the site I have finally joined in. I ride a Black 2008 tour Premium w/ Stage 2 Kit. This is my 2nd Victory.... 1st was 05 Kingpin.
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NightFlyer
Posted 2010-06-14 1:41 PM (#62177 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 5
Winchester KY
Hi all, I'm not one for small talk but if I have a question or comment I'll speak up. I just got my 2010 White Vision this weekend, traded in my 07 Wing for it. So far I'm not sorry, it's not as quick as my Wing was but it feels more stable at parking lot speeds. Anyway, just wanted you to know who's lurking in the background .

Bob
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radioteacher
Posted 2010-06-14 4:04 PM (#62192 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 3006
San Antonio, TX
bamavizn and NightFlyer,

Welcome one and all!

Bamavizn, where are you located and how long have you owned the 2008 Vision?

NightFlyer,

If you want most of that power back....Get the stage 2 cams, fuel controller and air intake mods done by KevinX. It makes the Vision a real strong competitor.

Ride Safe!

You guys are more then welcome to join in the conversation.
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rainryder
Posted 2010-07-21 4:54 PM (#65006 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Tourer

Posts: 444
Bay of Gigs, WA
Great site! I picked up an '08 vision street premium that had been repoed in CA, then wholesaled up here in WA for $14,500 with 5800 miles on it around last Thanksgiving. The economy, dontchaknow. I got a little over 8,000 on it now. It has the Level 2 exhaust and the reflash, it doesn't pop too bad. Man, I got to say, I hate that thing! All I want to do is ride it, so nuthin' else is gettin' done! Especially now as it's our (for us) dry season up here. It's even got me blogging at work, for crying out loud.

I was on my second Yamaha Venture with Vmax cams/kit, and it was faster by a large margin, but you can't beat the legroom on a Vision. I splay out like a teenager on the telephone. Going down these Olympic Peninsula roads when the turns come, I just dial in a little more opposite lock and I can't believe I've never scraped a board. I was sick and tired of the front air forks on the Yamaha, too, so the relative simplicity of the Victory was a major selling point.

Inexpensive, exclusive, reasonably speedy and uber comfortable, with much appreciated heated grips and seats. Unbelievable. I rode the Ventures for 21 years, this Victory might be the one to last the next 30. I bought my '74 Norton new and still have it, so it's hard for me to pick a scoot worth hanging on to, but this one...yeah baby!

Now-about that stereo...
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scotsvision
Posted 2010-07-21 5:34 PM (#65007 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 37
Coos Bay, Oregon
Rainryder, glad to hear you are enjoying your Vision. If you want to really feel a difference in power look into getting the Lloyds cams and fuel controller, just had my 08 done and it's like a whole different bike.

Enjoy your ride and be safe.

Scott
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Ice Blue
Posted 2010-07-28 9:26 PM (#65731 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 1
Have an Ice Blue Vison, all the chrome including starburst wheels. Looking for information on mounting gps using the mirror holes in the break or clutch resorvoir
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Prarie Dog
Posted 2011-07-20 7:17 PM (#91264 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Cruiser

Posts: 83
Bolivar Missouri
Hi all ! Lurked for a long time before joining ... Seems to have plenty of info ..

2010 Vision Premium Tour / Pearl White
Gatlin Tips , Trunk Rack
Passenger Arm Rest's
2003 Honda VTX 1800 R ( V V trade in )
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Superswede
Posted 2012-03-29 9:37 PM (#111077 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome


New user

Posts: 2
Hi all. I am new to this site. Originally from Sweden, but living in Tennessee. I have been a Victory owner for 4 years and as of next week I will be a Vision owner in addition to my Vegas I like the positive tone on these forums compared to some of the other ones. Very much look forward to learning stuff on here and getting to know fellow riders.
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varyder
Posted 2012-03-30 5:48 AM (#111079 - in reply to #111077)
Subject: Re: Welcome


Visionary

Posts: 8144
New Bohemia, VA
Welcome Superswede! Congrats on your new purchase of the best bike on the planet. You're also on the best site on the planet when it comes to having a Vision.
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Victoryrider
Posted 2012-04-10 7:22 PM (#111908 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 9
Moody Alabama
New to the site. Bought my 2011 pearl white Vision in October.
I chose the white Vision because I wanted to be different from everyone else riding a black Harley.
Great site, lots of helpful info.
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kris1956
Posted 2012-04-10 7:34 PM (#111912 - in reply to #111908)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Iron Butt

Posts: 1109
Welcome, in my opinion you'll enjoy the Vision considerably more than a Harley.
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SkooterRob
Posted 2012-04-10 7:41 PM (#111913 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 102
Jal NM
And you do know that the white is the fastest color
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Goop
Posted 2012-04-15 10:29 AM (#112260 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Colorado Springs, CO
Hola Vision Riders.
I have been hanging out and reading for well over a year, test rode a Vision about 3 years ago and fell in love with it at that time. Finally pulled the trigger, 2012 Bronze Mist and FREAKIN' Love It. I love the input that everyone gives and the knowledge that is shared about these wonderful bikes... I only have about 500 miles, weather has been so-so here in the mountains. I look forward to racking up the miles and would welcome anyone to come a ride at the highe elevations. Thanks and ride safe.
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ab chief
Posted 2012-05-10 7:18 PM (#113971 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 6
San Jacinto, CA United States
What's up from SD.
New to the forum. Just kicked up my Vic about 2 weeks ago. Still breaking it in and loving every minute of it. I love my vision. I have not seen another vision here at all. Every where I go people just stare and try to figure out what it is. I hope to run. Into other vision riders here in SD. I am retired Navy CPO and now a contractor with the Navy. I've had sport bikes all my life and just sold them to get the king of the road. Keep the shiney side up.
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Susan EA
Posted 2012-05-21 7:16 PM (#114829 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 1
Hello, I just picked up my 2008 Black Vision Touring Premium. Amazed! I love it! Now my DH has the fever too!. Are there any other women on here that ride a Vision?
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Schmitty
Posted 2012-09-07 6:17 PM (#123191 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 2
Hello fellow Vision riders. My name is Sean and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I just bought a 2012 Vision Tour (blue and silver) yesterday and so far I'm very happy with it. I can't wait to take my first long road trip.
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BillyJoe
Posted 2012-09-07 6:44 PM (#123193 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 129
, AR United States
Welcome, Sean (and the other new Vision Riders I just noticed). Enjoy the ride!
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varyder
Posted 2012-09-26 9:23 AM (#124260 - in reply to #28395)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Visionary

Posts: 8144
New Bohemia, VA
a lot of new people that has only posted once to say hi. Welcome to one and all and I say howdy back at you. Now, jump in the pool and make a few post, what do you think of your bike, what trips you've made so far, even if its to the corner store, and post some pics and the newest member of your fleet. Don't be a stranger...
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GeddyLee
Posted 2013-01-05 11:36 AM (#129192 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 2
Hi all. New member here from Northern California. About Me: I'm about to turn 42; been riding since I was 15... mostly HD. Went from Suzuki 50 scooters to a 2 year stint on a Honda Hurricane 1000, to a '90 HD lowrider for many years, to my Roadking, which I've been on since 2004. I tend to try and turn my bikes into psuedo tourers. I ride over 10k a year, and I've been itching to go to a true touring set-up. Almost pulled the trigger on a 2012 Rocket 3 touring, but despite the awesome power gain, the ride set-up wasn't going to be completely different than my Roadking (windshield only, and limited storage).... which is fine, but I've been craving a more comortable ride for long interstate rides, AND power.

So here I am. Been researching EXTREMELY hard, and Im sure I have found my future bike (Vision)... Truth be told, I think the looks are so unique... love the character, and the added power (for me anyway) seems to be what I've been looking for. I actually think it's great that so many folks find this bike so fugly.. Whether we're taking about art or science, real "outta the box" thinking usually turns the masses off. The hivemind just can't seem to handle it. Anyway, their ugly bike just looks more and more beautiful to me. I hope you all don't mind my constant lurking and questions.. The knowledge and openmindedness of these forums have been much appreciated. Thanks again for having me.
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"Ookla, Ariel, RIDE!!
-TTB
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johnnyvision
Posted 2013-01-05 6:25 PM (#129212 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Visionary

Posts: 4273
right up front it takes gas very slow. With out trunk not much storage for the average biker. No more bad things.
Like you had a lot of harleys and after riding for a week I didn't want back on. Dan vision I never want to get off. Yes it has beauty that most can't see. When I show my harley friends all the neat things like glove box electric windshield link breaks and I can beat any stock harley out there.
When you buy one set your price and be firm get them to throw in the first five hundred mile check up. I here the Arlen Ness store treats people right
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Rammurry
Posted 2013-01-27 7:20 PM (#130171 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 50
Hello everyone. Have been reading your words for some time now. This is my first Victory, have had many bikes mostly H.D. Still have a BMW 1150RT. If the Vision live up to my expectations the beemer will probably go. I got hacked off in late august when my 2008 FLHT cam bearings failed with less than 3k on them after head work and cams. I rode a Cross Country and liked it. I took a trip to Missouri and visited the Vic dealer in Springfield Mo. and saw a Vision. I finally found a 2011 Crimson Red and Black Vision with less than 6k on it in early October. Rode it, haggled, and took it home. Have ridden it about 1k so far. This really is a cool ride and the co-pilot is liking it too. It has S1L1, highway pegs, extra chrome, and passenger floor board extensions. Might cam it, will do fuel controller, adjustable cam timing wheel, and top filter, all from Loyds, stereo upgrades are coming also, am thing Arc Audio Amp and Hybrid Audio speakers. Your forum influenced my purchase. Thank you for what I have learned so far, and for what I will gain in the future. Wish I had been paying attention sooner.



Rick
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Thomas
Posted 2013-01-27 8:09 PM (#130173 - in reply to #130171)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Central Wisconsin
Rick ...welcome to the forum from central Wisconsin. This year will be my 5th season with the Vision. Having extra power from the cam upgrade is nice account of all my riding with the Vision is 2up. About my only gripe is accessing the rear saddlebags. Good luck with your Vision.
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Jeddo
Posted 2013-06-13 8:03 AM (#140405 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 14
Thumb, MI United States
I am going to pick up my "13" red vision after dealer installs mods in six days. Took a demo ride of. CC tour and vision tour 2 up and was surprised that I wound up with the vision (preconceived notions ?). I love bike forums for the wealth of information from so many generous folk. I am sure that I will learn a lot and enjoy my farkling journey with you all. Thanks in advance. Tom.
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Street Eagle
Posted 2013-06-13 9:55 AM (#140408 - in reply to #1)
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Iron Butt

Posts: 691
Manchester, CT
Welcome to the Vision family Tom! You are in for an incredible journey. I just turned 2K on my 13 Vision and each ride is better than the last!
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tmoore
Posted 2013-09-30 9:48 PM (#146070 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 49
Madison/Huntsville, AL
Hey folks,
Tom from Madison/Huntsville AL here. Picked up my '13 Vision last week with 1 mile on the odometer. I'm stoked about getting her broken in then riding like I stole it. I've been on a '04 Vegas I bought new for the past 8 years and am a die hard Victory fanboy. When I bought the Vegas I tried everything out there. When I bought the Vision, I realized 2 days later I hadn't even test ridden any other brand; just tried Visions and XCs.
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Don07tncav
Posted 2013-10-01 5:18 AM (#146078 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome Tom!
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ljurgens
Posted 2013-10-29 8:08 AM (#148279 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Tourer

Posts: 341
West Salem, WI United States
Hello everyone,
Lance here from Western WI. Just picked up my 2013 Vision in black! Traded in an 08 Kingpin Tour which I thought handled great, that is until I rode the Vision... Just love this baby already and I've only got 50 miles on her so far. Wife and daughter love the back seat, especially the heat this time of year!

Can't wait for next riding season now.



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Don07tncav
Posted 2013-10-29 7:40 PM (#148305 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome! Great looking Vision!
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Vladezip
Posted 2013-12-07 10:46 PM (#149453 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Glendale, AZ United States
My name is Vlad, like "Vlad the Impaler" if there are any Dracula fans out there. I bought a used 09 Vision Premium about five months ago and put 10K on the bike thus far. So far I am very happy with the bike and it has never left me stranded thus far, which is a good thing and I don't want to jinx it either. The bulk of the riding I do is long distance touring. I have a couple BMW buddies, Goldwing buddy, and my brother that rides a 2013 HD road glide custom. We all enjoy the nice 400 mile leisure ride for lunch, but I have done those 700 mile plus days, which is where the Vision shines in my opinion. I live in Glendale Arizona. I am up for a ride if there is anybody out there within the state of AZ that enjoys the same. I joined to get some pointers on the Vision specifically with regard to tech information in addition to meeting new people that ride irregardless of make/model of motorcycle in my neck of the woods. I ride all year long so please get in contact with me and/or keep me in mind if you and your buddies plan on a local trip.
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Don07tncav
Posted 2013-12-08 5:41 AM (#149458 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome to the site Vlad!
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sjaskow
Posted 2014-05-26 2:54 PM (#157714 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 20
Hastings, MN United States

Hello,

My name is Stuart and I live in SW Ohio. I just bought a 2012 Vision with a little over 6000 miles which is quite the upgrade from a Suzuki Boulevard S40. I've been looking to upgrade to a large cruiser with lockable bags and had the list narrowed down to a Victory CC, Vision or a Vstar 1300 Tour Deluxe. I tried the star at a Yamaha demo days, decided I really didn't like it and then pulled the trigger on the '12 that I'd been emailing the dealer about for about a month. I'm looking forward to many, many miles on my new bike.

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Jedi Jeff
Posted 2014-05-27 9:21 AM (#157737 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Rockland, MA United States
Welcome Vlad and sjaskow!
There's a ton of info on this site in the Tech Reference section, Parts listing, Articles, and first-person experience in the forums.
Enjoy and spread the word!
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DjTimmyG
Posted 2014-05-29 8:51 PM (#157819 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 1
Indepenedence, KY United States
Hi Everyone...
I'm Tim and I just purchased my first Victory about a month ago. She's a 2011 Vision with only 10k miles on her. The wife and I just took a 950 mile weekend tour this past weekend from our home in Northern Kentucky through Franklin, NC, on to Deals Gap and then back home. The vision rode like a dream! Love the way it handles and of course it is a great conversation starter.
Looking forward to chatting with y'all and learning some of the improvements & mods y'all have made to your bikes!

Thanks,
Tim



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Don07tncav
Posted 2014-05-30 4:13 AM (#157826 - in reply to #1)
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Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome! Great looking VV!
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carlrbrugger
Posted 2014-09-19 9:02 PM (#165963 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 2
Erie, PA United States

I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and finally put a deposit down on a 2014 Vision today.  Can't wait to pick it up and get a few miles on it before the snow starts.

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Blue Sky Guy
Posted 2014-09-20 12:27 AM (#165964 - in reply to #165963)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Tourer

Posts: 329
scotts valley, California

Welcome from the west coast.  I'll meet you in the middle someday.

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Don07tncav
Posted 2014-09-21 6:50 AM (#165989 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome!
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FlightClub
Posted 2015-06-25 11:45 PM (#172988 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 2
Will do, let's ride.
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jc0808
Posted 2015-10-05 6:59 PM (#175299 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 8
VA Beach
Greetings,

New to this Forum. I recently acquired a 2009 Ice Blue Vision. I am replacing my 2007 Goldwing with 115K miles with the Vision. I have bee averaging about 25-30 K-miles a year on 2 bikes. My other bike is an Indian Chieftain. Since I acquired the Vision about a month ago I have not been on the Chieftain (still an awesome bike). I previously owed a King Pin and a Cross Country. I am a Victory fan.

The Vision had over $7K of extras including the CB and reverse gear. So far I have added the ST1L1 exhaust and timing gear. I ordered the Lloydz filter and the PCV.

Glowing is still for sale.

JC



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glennuk
Posted 2015-11-13 5:04 PM (#176616 - in reply to #1)
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Puddle Jumper

Posts: 5
Hi all
Just a bit of back ground on me.
Bought my first victory vision 3 weeks ago 2014 with 3200 miles can't say I loved it straight away in fact after week one though I had made a big mistake.after years of goldwings the vision seamed to lack low down grunt of the wing and the vision makes so many engine noises compared to the wing.but after week one I modified the throttle with a home made throttle ring now it has a true 1/4 throttle and for me this has made a mile of diffrence it seamed to help me find its power and find the throttle more controllable.i ride to work every day but roads are wet and slippery this time of year over here in the uk so haven't had chance to really try out the handling.im starting to love the vision now still think it needs more low end torque so tunning will come later. It is the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. only other gripe I have is hooking up things to run with the stereo and its controls is a real pain and victory are having a laugh at the price of the outdated iPod cable (still old apple 30 pin connecter) $200 over here in the uk.



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johnnyvision
Posted 2015-11-13 5:41 PM (#176617 - in reply to #1)
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Visionary

Posts: 4273
Rick
long as your N CA. go see the arlen ness shop. Even if you don't buy the bikes you'll see are worth the trip
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Arkainzeye
Posted 2015-11-14 6:04 AM (#176620 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Visionary

Posts: 3772
Pittsburgh, PA
Holy $hit we got the singer of RUSH on here !! lol Welcome !! there is so much info on here... (8 years worth).. sit back and read read read.... more than likely a question you might have, its been covered before.. i wanna say even the question of. how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if woodchuck could chuck wood ! im pretty sure that has been covered on here as well... and if you're ever in a pissed off mood and you want to start trouble... start a oil thread and watch the blood shed unfold !
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rdbudd
Posted 2015-11-15 10:10 AM (#176629 - in reply to #176616)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Visionary

Posts: 1599
Jasper, MO
Welcome glennuk.

When first coming off of a Goldwing to a Vision, they do seem to be a bit down on low end torque, but it is mostly due to gearing differences. The Goldwing is geared 4.5% lower in 1st gear than the Vision, so it seems to have more torque due to the greater torque multiplication in 1st gear. You will soon get used to it. Pull up alongside a Goldwing with both it and your Vision in 4th gear or 5th gear and see what happens. The torque is very close.

Lots of us have installed Lloydz cams and intake and added a fuel tuner. Doing so gives the Vision even more power than a Goldwing has, from bottom to top. The cams add most of their gain above 4000 RPM, and it is substantial. You can still gain much without them, with things like Lloydz adjustable timing wheel, intake, and a fuel tuner.

The stock exhaust flows very well. Don't change it unless you just want louder.

Ronnie
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Drparkwood
Posted 2016-12-11 1:29 PM (#190155 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 1
Hello all,

2 weeks ago, I traded my '03 Honda VTX 1800R for a New '16 Vision. I test road it all of 12 miles, finished the deal and being in Sidney Ohio, had the dealer store it until Mar 2017. I am looking forward to putting many miles on her.


Doug
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Don07tncav
Posted 2016-12-12 4:21 AM (#190156 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 207
Welcome Doug, had an VTX and Valk before the Vision, and enjoyed them but love the VV!
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mike721
Posted 2016-12-12 9:55 AM (#190157 - in reply to #190155)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Welcome!
Glad you have joined the Visionaries :-)
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lennyb
Posted 2016-12-12 10:07 AM (#190158 - in reply to #190155)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Iron Butt

Posts: 768
Bel Air, MD
Welcome! Knowing how comfortable it can be to ride in the cold I do not believe I could bring myself to leave it at the dealer for 3 months. But, will acknowledge that it probably was a wise decision.

Now to work on putting together an Xmas wish list (many suggestions posted on this site).
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faded sun
Posted 2016-12-14 11:46 PM (#190173 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


New user

Posts: 2
Toronto, ON Canada
Hello all! I am about to be a Vision rider in the spring. Picking up a 2012 from a friend. Been on a Honda ST1100 and 1300 last couple of years and a Shadow before that. Now looking to do some long distance rides with a passenger and want her to be having as much fun as you can without your hands on the handlebars. Nice meeting you folks! See you on the road next year.

Jock
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Bashcars
Posted 2016-12-15 6:12 PM (#190174 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Cruiser

Posts: 112
Katy, TX United States
Welcome Jock. I came from an ST1300 and the Vision is much more comfortable. One reason I traded in the ST was my wife was not comfortable on it and she felt like we were unstable (high CG).
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Prestaged
Posted 2016-12-24 11:40 AM (#190205 - in reply to #1)
Subject: RE: Welcome & Introductions


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 12
Riverview, FL United States
I have been lurking here for a couple of years, all the time lusting after a Vision. I did a couple of demo rides and after the first one I decided I wanted a Vision of my own. A funny thing happened while I was searching for a nice used Vision with low miles at a reasonable price: I found a nice used BMW K1600 GTL with low miles at a reasonable price. So now I own a BMW, which I never thought I would say. But never is a long time. Somehow, I still think there is a Vision in my future. But for a while I will see how things go with the BMW.
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jharpe
Posted 2016-12-25 7:58 AM (#190208 - in reply to #1)
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Puddle Jumper

Posts: 6
Hello to all my new VV rider friends. Just purchased a new (to me) 2012 Vision. Been looking since 2008. Yeah I know takes awhile for me to make big decisions. Hoping I made the right one. Looking for a lot of enjoyable hours in the saddle.

Jeff
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lennyb
Posted 2016-12-25 12:17 PM (#190209 - in reply to #190208)
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Iron Butt

Posts: 768
Bel Air, MD
Welcome Jeff. Wise decision other than having missed out on 8 years of enjoyment while you decided to make it happen. Merry Christmas to you!

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BlackSabbath
Posted 2018-01-25 6:21 AM (#192406 - in reply to #1)
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Puddle Jumper

Posts: 8
Hey y'all. Back under this name. Black Sabbath. Glad to get back on.
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lennyb
Posted 2018-01-27 8:05 AM (#192408 - in reply to #1)
Subject: Re: Welcome & Introductions


Iron Butt

Posts: 768
Bel Air, MD
Welcome. I'll assume that your riding tune list includes a few Black Sabbath pieces.
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Vetrepreneur
Posted 2018-06-17 7:31 AM (#192590 - in reply to #1)
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New user

Posts: 3
Herriman, UT United States
Though I come from a 3-generation Ford family and really prefer Ford vehicles, I am the founder of GlobalPTCruisers.org & .club. Bought my first PT Cruiser the first year they came out. On my 4th Cruiser now though they quite making them! My story about that is on my web site.

As of 21 May 2018 I own a 2014 Victory Vision. A dream come true that started in May[?] 2010. Now I own another vehicle that is not being reproduced, but I plan to keep in my life a long time.
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