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post #51 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-12-2012, 06:19 PM
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oh I forgot the gear box. the T-bird wins.smooth and like a swiss clock.
on the Victory its hard to change gears.I mean it feels like they get stock on first and second,you will have problems getting it in neutral. I heard that they are trying to fix this in newer models but mine Sucks. :-)
Yep, excellent posts. I said before, I liked the Victory. It had the best seat I ever sat on and it did most everything well. I did feel the brakes were quite a bit better in the TBird and it definitely had the upper hand in power and handling. With that said, I could enjoy owning a Victory, but the TBird suits my needs better.

If the Thunderbird didn't exist I would still own my Rocket III, but the Victory or my old Valkyrie would be a very close second choice.
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post #52 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 04:42 AM
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If the Thunderbird didn't exist I would still own my Rocket III, but the Victory or my old Valkyrie would be a very close second choice.
Amen to that
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post #53 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 04:55 AM
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My understanding is that that's a fixable problem. Not true in your case?
am sure it can be fixed, I'll try again next week. I got a new mechanic,
and they are very confident that it will be done. wish me luck
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The Vegas is definitely not a passenger-friendly bike. Your wife deserves a Vision!
It is a crime against humanity to put bags on a Vegas. I did it twice using Easy Brackets. Yuck!

I really, really, really loved my 07 Vegas as a solo bike.
But after owning a Vision it was easy to trade it in on a 2nd Vision.

Good luck & ride safe.
nice pictures!
I love the vision, a bit too big for me, although a friend of mine who is not the most advance rider has one and is able to come with me to Mt Hamilton RT130 in san jose ca. a narrow, bumpy,gravel,cracks,coyotes,only one car can fit, bad ass little road and the vision handles and takes it like a winner.
Cory ness would drop one for me but...I need to get a better job.
Ride on!!
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Nice write-up Abudoo, that was a very balanced review of both bikes.
It just goes to show you have to really test ride a machine to see what you like, or not.

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The Vegas is definitely not a passenger-friendly bike. Your wife deserves a Vision!
It is a crime against humanity to put bags on a Vegas. I did it twice using Easy Brackets. Yuck!

I really, really, really loved my 07 Vegas as a solo bike.
But after owning a Vision it was easy to trade it in on a 2nd Vision.

Good luck & ride safe.
I can't stand that touring monstrosity Victory put out but yours is a gorgeous bike! Love it.
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post #56 of 120 (permalink) Old 01-13-2012, 03:20 PM
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I can't stand that touring monstrosity Victory put out but yours is a gorgeous bike! Love it.
Thanks!
Your reaction to the Vision is common from many people. But once you ride one, you want one. They handle remarkably well - better than anything else I've ridden.

Ride safe!
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Thanks!
Your reaction to the Vision is common from many people. But once you ride one, you want one. They handle remarkably well - better than anything else I've ridden.

Ride safe!
Then they are kind of like a real ugly girl; lots of fun to ride but you wouldn't want your friends to see you on one.
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Then they are kind of like a real ugly girl; lots of fun to ride but you wouldn't want your friends to see you on one.
Oh man now that made me laugh.
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Then they are kind of like a real ugly girl; lots of fun to ride but you wouldn't want your friends to see you on one.
I wouldn't know, I've never had an ugly girl.

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I wouldn't know, I've never had an ugly girl.
Neither have I, til I sobered up.
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