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Voyager XII

I have an opportunity to purchase a 2002 Voyager XII with 4,700 miles on it. In researching the cycling press reviews a recurring compliant is the tendancy to "wander back and forth" and have a hard time maintaining a straight line. What has been the experience of some of you who own Voyagers in this regard? Is it true? Is it correctable and if so, how? Also, is an intercom standard on all models? I have been unable to find any intercom connections on this bike.
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I own a 2000 voyager. They run great, but the front end does wander a little. You can get a superbrace which supposedly fixes it. The superbrace costs about $100.

I love the bike and the way it rides. It is tight in corners and runs straight. The only time it wanders is on very bumpy roads. I have not riden a bike yet that doesn't

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My wife and I tour on a 1988 Voyager XII. It doesn't wander. The fork brace would be nice as the forks DO flex a bit in hard corners but the bike doesn't wander in a straight line. I personally would have liked to have taller front and rear tires (they are 16" and 15" respectively) for a better ride as the smaller diameter tires ride a bit harsher over choppy roads than do taller tires... I always liked the 19" / 18" combo but it isn't that much of a problem. The AVA site and links to the Wizard's site from there will provide about as much tech stuff on the Voyager as you can stand.

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I have an opportunity to purchase a 2002 Voyager XII with 4,700 miles on it. In researching the cycling press reviews a recurring compliant is the tendancy to "wander back and forth" and have a hard time maintaining a straight line. What has been the experience of some of you who own Voyagers in this regard? Is it true? Is it correctable and if so, how? Also, is an intercom standard on all models? I have been unable to find any intercom connections on this bike.
I owned a '93 Voyager XII and I don't remember it "wandering". I did install the previously mentioned Superbrace and it did seem to make a positive impact in the overall handling of the bike. For my money the Voyager XII handles great and in fact the only other touring mount that I feel can match or best it would be the GL1800 (I owned one of those as well) and has been noted for years when it comes to the "bang for the buck" equation the Voyager leaves them all in the dust. Just my humble opinion.

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I have an opportunity to purchase a 2002 Voyager XII with 4,700 miles on it. In researching the cycling press reviews a recurring compliant is the tendancy to "wander back and forth" and have a hard time maintaining a straight line. What has been the experience of some of you who own Voyagers in this regard? Is it true? Is it correctable and if so, how? Also, is an intercom standard on all models? I have been unable to find any intercom connections on this bike.
First off ,straight line tire tread will make ANY bike wander, go for cross pattern always... Second, airshocks need to be adjusted to load conditions, dah! I have 25yrs experiance on roadbikes, with 40,000 miles on my 2000 Voyager XII alone. Anybody says they can't drive in a streight line on a Voyager needs to stop drinking and driving !!!
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I've owned 2003 and no issues. Note my only bad happening with the bike is the air shocks must be adjusted with correct air pressure. I had it lose air pressure on bumpey road, noted after a stop I started out and found out front end was total mess.... could not maintain control till i placed air in front shocks carry small pump now!! This was a crash happening moment so Voayager riders beware! Air Shocks need to be looked at and maintenance done.
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I have looked all over for armrests for my 2001 voyager with no luck anyone know where I could get some?
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