New here and looking for information on the GTL. I currently ride a 2009 Victory Vision, with cams and tune I'm running 119 HP 117 lb ft, with some other mods. Anyway, reading on the GTL as my next bike, probably sometime next year when I can afford it.
Saw several issues while reading up on the GTL, there were several complaints about the bike tracking left and if not under constant control the bike would wonder.
How often should the valves be checked/adjusted?
How much is the service manual for a GTL? Can they be bought besides from the dealers?
Is there any hope for the stereo system or should I plan on going bluetooth exclusively?
What are somethings I need to look out for? Service issues? What's considered high mileage?
What mods can be done to the bike? Power? Comfort /seats? Electronics? Is there even a need to?
Currently, I'm looking at a 2018 White GTL but it will probably be sold by the time I pull the trigger. Forgive all the questions, however I need to be informed before I buy so as to enjoy every mile like I have out of my 2 Visions....
Some go left and others dont. Mine goes left but doesnt move so long as my hands are on the bars. It requires no counter steer to correct, i simply have to have my hands on the bars.
Book says valve checks are every 18k miles. My bike has 23k on it and I have yet to have it done. From all the reading I have done over the 5 years on this forum, its fairly rare a valve needs shimmed.
Oil and air filter as well as final drive lube change information can be found right here on the forum. Whats a service manual?
Bluetooth is the way to go regardless of how good the stereo is. The sound quality is so much better and if you use the right ear buds they protect your hearing as well.
Buy the newest bike you can afford. If your looking at 18 models, you should be GTG. These bikes have been fairly refined since about '14. We have members here that have eclipsed 100k miles on these bikes and they just keep going.
Windshields, seats etc are widely available as well as handlebar risers etc.. Russell Day Long is probably the most popular seat builder amongst the members here, I love mine. Bren Tune has a tuner for the bikes. The 18 and newer bikes seem to benefit from them as the throttle has been detuned from the older models. They offer stage 1 and 2 upgrades. Additional lighting can be handled with a Hex Ez-can or other auxiliary controller.
The only down side to these bikes are.. If ridden properly, they eat tires. I get about 6k miles out of a set. My current set... not so much
Its a small price to pay for such a fun motorcycle to ride.
Life is short.. buy the damned motorcycle. You will love it!