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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,
I am the current owner if a 2012 Victory Cross Roads with 5500 miles. I have an opportunity to even swap for a 2005 Wing with 59k.
I had a 1500 Valk and loved the power delivery and power.
The main reason for considering the wing is my back and how jacked it is.
I have read about the small radiator and over heating on the 05 wing but no other real issues.

Would love to hear from Wing owners especially 05 owners before taking the leap. I was concerned about seat height as well. Bike has floor boards, heel to shifter, looks like some aftermarket air management and a Travelcade Touring seat with driver built in back support? I suspect that means more comfortable....
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2019, 08:46 PM
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Don't worry about the radiators unless you ride parades. If you are short of stature you might want to get rid of the floorboards and go back to stock pegs. I personally hate heel/toe shifters but to each their own. Seats are a personal fit thing, what someone else likes might not fit you.

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Welcome and Hello. Mrs and I ride an 03. We have no overheat problems. Seats? all sorts of seats it may suit you and it may not. The back rest though should be comfortable. I have an Ultimate back rest . It suits me fine , but the Mrs complains about it when mounting/dismounting the bike. As for floor boards and heel/toe, it seems you like them or hate them. Personally , I prefer foot pegs.
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Hallo Pops Kirby

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with the Wing.

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Hi all North Carolina here. NY born and raised then 27 years in Colorado now in North Carolina.
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