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Victory Motorcycle Owners - Australia and New Zealand

This forum has been made to create a community for Victory Motorcycle owners in Australia and New Zealand. Within this forum you can discuss and connect with fellow Victory Riders, share photos and be informed of upcoming exclusive owners events.

Location: Australia and New Zealand
Members: 336
Latest Activity: on Friday

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Victory Melb Xmas Social Ride is Back On this Sunday 14th!

Started by Victory Motorcycles Aus & NZ. Last reply by Tony Fredericks Dec 16. 11 Replies

Hi Everyone, due to some very ordinary weather on Sunday the guys decided to cancel the ride.The good news is that they have rescheduled to this Sunday December 14th!Same details as before, meet at…Continue

Sydney Dealership Christmas Cruise - December 14th

Started by Victory Motorcycles Aus & NZ. Last reply by Gary Barton Dec 13. 2 Replies

Please join us for a Christmas Cruise on Sunday the 14th.Meet at the dealership in Ashfield from 8:30am for coffee and muffins, after which we will depart around 9:30 and cruise to Pie in the Sky…Continue

Melbourne - Victory & Indian Christmas Social Ride- 7th December

Started by Victory Motorcycles Aus & NZ. Last reply by Kenn Wood Dec 13. 18 Replies

Join us for our Melbourne Dealership social ride on the 7th December.Departing the dealership at 9.30am, we'll be heading down to Lorne for the day.  We'll be stopping at Todd Rd, Service Station…Continue

Brisbane - Victory & Indian Toy Run- 14th December

Started by Victory Motorcycles Aus & NZ. Last reply by Kurt "Shrek" Fletcher Dec 12. 7 Replies

Join us for the Brisbane Victory & Indian Toy Run on the 14th December.Meet at the dealership from 7.30am fully fueled ready to leave by 8.30am. We will run along the Gateway to Eight Mile Plains…Continue

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Comment by Steve Hillman on Friday
Hi to Lance Bergroth Rob Dixon and other fello members. Rob, I think I aw the guy you spoke to at Cranbourne on the GP ride. I have a nice dark red Judge.

I have actually taken off the L & R brackets because I just can't get used to the screen. So now I have an expensive new mid screen sitting in the garage... :-(

More research and for me, I think a much lower screen is the go. Just enough to take some wind off my chest at higher speeds and meet the head in clean air. The mid screen buffets my head so much at anything above 80 kph, it is unbearable - for me.

Once I figure it out I will come back and report what I did. Meantime, if anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it! Also, may have a new mid screen for sale at the right price soon if I don't just get it modded.

Regards, Steve H
Comment by Tony Fredericks on December 16, 2014 at 7:36pm

Victory Melbourne Xmas social ride

Awesome day out Victory Indian Melbourne, had the best weather, big thanks to Vic/Indian staff for putting the event on, the ride organisers leads Rick, Wozz and tails Johnno, Matt- Vic Indian staff Scotty, Tania & friends & kids that put the great BBQ & drinks on at Lorne and of course all the Riders & Pillions on the day- great to catch up with friends and meet some new ones! Merry Xmas all

Comment by Graham M on December 11, 2014 at 7:21am

Lance,

My recommendation is to find a screen that is measured to be approx 3cm lower than the height of your eyes when you're seated on the bike, with the bike in full riding trim.  You realistically want to look over the top of the screen & you can play with screen angles from there.  A screen will definately make an interstate trip more comfy, but only if it doesn't induce buffetting!  I've had a few bikes with screens and ridden plenty more from all brands and this is what I've found.  I've previously had a Cross Country which has 4 screen heights, #2 being the standard height.  I'm 6' and found the blade (#1) too low, wind going over it was hitting me at chin height, causing serious buffeting and then the #3 had the top of the screen in my eye-line at the height of most vehicles brake & turn lights, but caused no buffetting.  The #2 had the wind hitting my helmet at the top of my visor on the full face helmet which was fine and no buffetting until quite high speeds & I looked over the top of the screen, but it was too low for my visor-less open face helmet, I always wanted a screen height between the #2 & #3.  I now have a Cross Roads LE and have only tried the standard #2 (of 3) screen.  I found that it sits higher that the #2 of the XC & the wind hits prob 2 or 3 cm higher than the #2 on the XC which makes the open face ok at legal speeds and I'm still looking over the screen when looking down the road, but through it playing in the tight twisties when distance vision is limited.  I've also owned and ridden several non-Victorys with screens and found that screen angle can make a huge difference also.  On one bike (Kawasaki Nomad 1700), my cousin left his screen at the original height, but increased the angle of the screen by nearly a cm at the lower mount and the buffetting disappeared altogether.  I've never suffered from glare off any screen whilst riding.  Having made all these comments, I have taken the screen off my XR after fitting apes & will rarely (if ever) put it back on.  I hope my 2 bob's worth helps you.  Cheers

Comment by Rob Dixon on December 9, 2014 at 3:30pm

Lance, I have a Mid on my H/Ball for when I do the longer trips, interstate mainly. I find it does a great job without any buffering issues. I rode down for the recent MotoGP and was talking to a victory owner who said he had no end of trouble with his, and after trying all sizes, gave up on it. I think he was riding a Crossroad, but I can't quite remember. I find that the top edge can be in the way in city/town riding and I need to adjust my sitting position, but once out on the road, including twisties, I'm settled in and it's no longer an issue. 

Comment by John Redfern on December 9, 2014 at 12:44pm

Windscreens get dirty and slightly distort your view which is why I always lower mine when riding through the twisties. One of the benefits of being a vision owner.

Comment by Lance Bergroth on December 9, 2014 at 3:53am
I am thinking about fitting a Lock and Ride windshield to my 2008 Kingpin for longer trips. There are 3 sizes to choose from; Low, Mid and Tall. I am 5'10" and know that height will make a difference. My main concern is wind buffeting. I experienced buffeting on a Crossroad once and would rather not have a windshield if it was that bad. From memory it was a Tall. Also, are there any drawbacks with a windshield that you can't see over? E.g. Sun glare. Lance.
Comment by Trevor Day on December 8, 2014 at 5:40pm

Now I've seen everything . What a star ,Scotty !   IMG_1697.JPG

Comment by John Redfern on December 7, 2014 at 2:57pm

Good decision, I headed off, but changed my mind due to wet and windy conditions around Ballarat and the forecast for the planned ride areas was far worse. I did a club run to Lexton and Talbot where it was dry and windy, finishing at a vintage car and stationary machine show at the Ballarat show grounds. So far it has been a cool and damp start to a predicted long hot summer and I am not complaining. Just a pity we didn't have reasonable weather for the shop ride.

Comment by Tony Fredericks on December 7, 2014 at 1:04am
Shame today's Melbourne Victory Social Xmas ride was cancelled today due to weather, it's was certainly crap especially for the direction we had planed to go! A good call I say-
Still a few of us managed to catch up at the shop for a merry Xmas coffee & bite at Vic market then some even headed north for a bit of a ride!
Seams this cancelled ride may be rescheduled to next Sunday the 14th but Victory should confirm that.
Comment by Rick Whalecock on December 3, 2014 at 5:58pm
Vic ride on Sunday. Will be a good ride. We are splitting into 2 groups so everyone can have some fun and ride with people of the same lvl. Be at the shop with a full tank of fuel by 9am. Morning tea & lunch is provided. So bring your bike and an appetite
 

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