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vindex1963
Posted 2015-07-29 9:29 PM (#173983)
Subject: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Just traded my 2009 Ultra Classic for a 2015 Cross Country. I seem to have been on this site before but for the life of me I don't remember.

I've been riding street bikes since I believe 1985 and haven't been without one since. I bought a used Vegas in 2011 with 6000 miles on it now it has 45,000+ and that convinced me Victory builds a tough very well made machine. Trading the Ultra means I now don't own a Harley for the first time in 29 years.

So far with the Cross Country I did the 1 1/8" hole saw to each muffler and two 3/8" drilled holes to the back plate. I disconnected the 02 sensors and have a Lloydz hi flow air cleaner and a VFC III on the way. I like the sound a lot and for now don't plan on changing it. I do plan I having the bike dyno'ed after it has 5000 miles on it. I bought it on 7/11/2015 and it just turned 1000 miles. I completed the 500 mile service last weekend and found a loose exhaust nut, a loose floorboard bolt and one missing and one 1/2 way backed out chin spoiler top screws.

There you have it my introduction to cross riders. I hope to learn and hopefully share.
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RedRider
Posted 2015-07-30 4:34 AM (#173986 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Visionary

Posts: 1350
Welcome
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jimtom
Posted 2015-07-30 5:20 AM (#173988 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Visionary

Posts: 1301
Sand Rock, AL United States
Welcome!
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lstayner
Posted 2015-07-30 8:27 AM (#173990 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Tourer

Posts: 416
Prairie City, IA United States
Welcome.
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rdbudd
Posted 2015-07-30 10:00 AM (#173994 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Visionary

Posts: 1593
Jasper, MO
Welcome. You now own one of the best touring bikes on the planet.

It sounds like you might be one who enjoys good performance. You will be happy to know that a 30 HP (at the rear wheel) increase over stock on that bike is easy and fairly inexpensive. Just add Lloydz VM1-DR cams to what you have already done and get it tuned. Stock, you had about 80 to 85 rear wheel HP. With the mods you already listed, and the cams, you would be at about 110 to 115. To get all that the cams offer, have your ECU reflashed by Lloydz. That will raise your rev-limiter to 6400 in all 6 gears, eliminate your top speed limiter (it's now set at 120 MPH), and give you an optimized fuel and timing curve. Works great with the VFCIII. Stock reliability and gas mileage is unaffected.

If you follow that recipe, and shift gears at 6000 RPM when you are intent on showing off your taillights, you will be showing your taillights to most touring bikes, including the 1800 Goldwings, in drag-races, in roll-on or passing power contests, and on the top end.

With that recipe, you can expect to be nearly a half second quicker than a Goldwing in a dragrace, and be going 4 to 5 MPH faster than the GW at the end of the quarter mile. Your top speed will be higher than the GW, if you care. Passing power will be a little stronger than the GW too.

Ronnie

Edited by rdbudd 2015-07-30 10:15 AM
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-05 7:02 AM (#174125 - in reply to #173994)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Sounds like future fun to me.

Installed my VFC and Hi-Flow air filter and Danny from Lloydz included numbers for my setup.

1 1/8" hole saw to the baffle block off plate, two 3/8 holes in the end plate

Lloydz hiflow air filter


g-3.5
y-3
r-1
gb-0
yb-5
rb-3

I have some observations.
My commute to and from work is almost exactly the same every day.

1.
Days like today 105+ the bike ran a consistent 250 now it runs a consistent 240 so the oil temp is 10 degrees cooler not a big difference but a difference.

2.
The throttle response is much improved.

3.
While riding in heavy traffic where you're in 2nd or 3rd gear and the rpm's are around 2500-3000 the bike would ever so slightly surge almost unnoticeable but now that's completely gone so it must have been lean at the rpm and throttle position.
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V92SC
Posted 2015-08-05 7:33 AM (#174126 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Tourer

Posts: 321
New Orleans, La,
Welcome, I'm surprised no one suggested you add the 1/4 turn throttle ring. It's cheap, easy to install, and enhances driveability. It doesn't add anymore power, it just gives you more immediate access to what poser you have.IJS.
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-12 4:02 AM (#174187 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Added auxiliary brake lights to my auxiliary running lights.

I know the video is crap my phone sucks but it gives you the idea.

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbgIF6_ED7E




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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-12 8:19 PM (#174195 - in reply to #174187)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Added soft lowers for an upcoming ride through Colorado. Should help with rain/cold.

[img]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5734/20532091961_56e57a1e90_b.jpg[/img]

[img]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5655/20339001689_0da926fc47_b.jpg[/img]
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-12 8:19 PM (#174196 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
So.......I can't post photos??
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el spanky
Posted 2015-08-12 9:11 PM (#174197 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Cruiser

Posts: 155
Victoria Tx, TX United States
Get that 1/4 turn throttle from Lloyds!!! Now ENJOY AND Welcome
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-12 9:46 PM (#174199 - in reply to #174197)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Thanks I'm gettingn the timing gear first.

So why can't I post photos?
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-15 8:36 AM (#174226 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Test



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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-15 8:37 AM (#174227 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Look at that!!! I posted a photo.
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-17 7:51 PM (#174259 - in reply to #174227)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
I added a second set of brake lights to the running lights and brake lights I already had. The new brake lights are at the top the other brake lights are above the running lights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AqMocOiVlc




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vindex1963
Posted 2015-08-17 7:52 PM (#174260 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Detailed the bike Sunday.



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Oldman47
Posted 2015-08-25 5:19 PM (#174376 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Tourer

Posts: 573
Central Illinois
Welcome to the forum Vindex. I recognize your logon from another forum we both use.
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Oldman47
Posted 2015-08-25 5:22 PM (#174377 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Tourer

Posts: 573
Central Illinois
If you are going for performance, your best first move is the adjustable timing wheel. Rylan Voss of the Vic Shop gives you some pointers on it here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_RjEdk5ZI
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vindex1963
Posted 2015-09-12 1:00 AM (#174782 - in reply to #174377)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Oldman47 - 2015-08-25 3:22 PM

If you are going for performance, your best first move is the adjustable timing wheel. Rylan Voss of the Vic Shop gives you some pointers on it here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_RjEdk5ZI


As I'm sure you know I have the timing wheel installed. I'm going for a dyno tune tomorrow at 8:00 am.



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jimtom
Posted 2015-09-12 6:55 AM (#174783 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: Re: 2015


Visionary

Posts: 1301
Sand Rock, AL United States
Welcome! Nice bike!
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Oldman47
Posted 2015-09-13 12:19 PM (#174789 - in reply to #173983)
Subject: RE: 2015


Tourer

Posts: 573
Central Illinois

vindex1963 - 2015-07-29 9:29 PM Just traded my 2009 Ultra Classic for a 2015 Cross Country. I seem to have been on this site before but for the life of me I don't remember. I've been riding street bikes since I believe 1985 and haven't been without one since. I bought a used Vegas in 2011 with 6000 miles on it now it has 45,000+ and that convinced me Victory builds a tough very well made machine. Trading the Ultra means I now don't own a Harley for the first time in 29 years. So far with the Cross Country I did the 1 1/8" hole saw to each muffler and two 3/8" drilled holes to the back plate. I disconnected the 02 sensors and have a Lloydz hi flow air cleaner and a VFC III on the way. I like the sound a lot and for now don't plan on changing it. I do plan I having the bike dyno'ed after it has 5000 miles on it. I bought it on 7/11/2015 and it just turned 1000 miles. I completed the 500 mile service last weekend and found a loose exhaust nut, a loose floorboard bolt and one missing and one 1/2 way backed out chin spoiler top screws. There you have it my introduction to cross riders. I hope to learn and hopefully share.

Welcome Vindex. You may have been on Vegas-riders. There seems to be a separate location for each model bike but we all share the General Discussion section. I am typing this response on the Vision-Riders site and I bet you posted on a Cross Country-Riders site.

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vindex1963
Posted 2015-09-16 9:30 PM (#174842 - in reply to #174789)
Subject: Re: 2015


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 15
Had the Dyno run and ended up peak numbers 93hp 107tq. Overall cruise, moderate acceleration are all greatly improved.
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