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Tom Gelin
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  • Alsip, IL
  • United States
  • 2011 Victory Vision
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For Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Gelin May 14, 2012. 4 Replies

Victory is for sale!!! Tried to trade it in, but was only offered $13,500.00. Bike is less than one (1) year old. A little over $27,000.00 invested. If that's the trade in value with a 50% loss in…Continue

Using a Jack on your Victory Vision

Started Jul 24, 2011 0 Replies

Just received my J&S Jack. Lifting the Victory requires shims, but it is critical you place them properly. I played around for about 3 hours lifting my 2011 Victory Vision. I'm posting 2…Continue

 

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For Sale

Victory is for sale!!! Tried to trade it in, but was only offered $13,500.00. Bike is less than one (1) year old. A little over $27,000.00 invested. If that's the trade in value with a 50% loss in less than a year. What does that say about the bike?See More
May 9, 2012
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Center Stand

Today, spent 5 hours installing a center stand. these are great bikes but what a bear to work on. Had to remove both mufflers to remove the crossover. Still had to wedge the crossover down to install one bolt for the center stand. Both side panels and doors for the tour packs had to be removed to get at all of the bolts and work on removing the mufflers. the center stand has two bolts which hold it on. You'd think, two bolts? What took you so long? Try it, if your not mechanically…See More
Aug 11, 2011
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Using a Jack on your Victory Vision

Just received my J&S Jack. Lifting the Victory requires shims, but it is critical you place them properly. I played around for about 3 hours lifting my 2011 Victory Vision. I'm posting 2 pictures, one shows the placement of the rubber shims provided by J&S and the other is a block made by Neil Foreman. Pay particular attention to the placement of the shims and the location of the block. Check out my phto area for the pictures. …See More
Jul 24, 2011
Glen (Minjin) Wintle left a comment for Tom Gelin
"Thanks Tom if you and family decide to visit Aus, I may be able to put  you up for awhile. Look up Brisbane, Petrie Area Cheers Mate  "
Jul 21, 2011
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How many Victory motorcycles do you own?
1
What are you riding now?
2011 Victory Vision
Are you interested in meeting others for a ride?
Yes
What's your profession?
Retired

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Center Stand

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

Today, spent 5 hours installing a center stand. these are great bikes but what a bear to work on. Had to remove both mufflers to remove the crossover. Still had to wedge the crossover down to install one bolt for the center stand. Both side panels and doors for the tour packs had to be removed to get at all of the bolts and work on removing the mufflers. the center stand has two bolts which hold it on. You'd think, two bolts? What took you so long? Try it, if your not mechanically…

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Vision Center Stand

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:13am 0 Comments

If you purchase the center stand for the Vision be prepared to spend some time loosing the muffler bolts on the crossover pipe. If you're not mechanically inclined, better to have a Victory mechanic install the stand. Anyway it bolts to the rear of the engine housing and slides in over the oil filter. You might want to wait until you change your oil to install the stand. Helps to have a Jack, see my blog on Jacks.

Vision Jack

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:06am 1 Comment

I purchased a J&S 2,000 lb jack. After spending a few hours looking for a jack which would lift the Victory Vision I settled on the J&S because they provide shims for stabilizing the bike. I've posted two pictures for scrutiny on my Victory site. the jack world fine but it is critical the shims are placed properly. See the pictures and read the comments.

Vision Trunk Rack

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:01am 1 Comment

When installing a trunk rack on your Vision...the trunk has a liner, on the lid, which must be removed for installation and drilling of the mounting holes. Here's a tip for laying out the holes. Use masking tap on the top of the lid to mark where the holes need to be drilled. When you drill the holes the masking tape also helps in making a clean hole. Be careful use a low speed drill and make pilot holes approximately 1/2 the side of the hole required. Measure twice, three times even four…

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At 2:46am on July 21, 2011, Glen (Minjin) Wintle said…

Thanks Tom if you and family decide to visit Aus, I may be able to put  you up for awhile.

Look up Brisbane, Petrie Area

Cheers Mate  

At 3:39am on June 20, 2011, Glen (Minjin) Wintle said…
G'day Tom welcome to the VRN and also from Brisbane Australia. I've got a Cross Country and lovin' it. Cheers mate stay upright
 
 
 

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