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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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what years to avoid? any specific models? seems there was a recall of early 92C models.
sucks Victory is closing but I see some owners jumping ship and letting go at "decent" prices.
my current bike is a 1998 Honda Shadow and that sadly does not have much after 80 MPH. looking for something that can still get up & go from 80 -100 I see some early models have 5 gears only. my budget is 3000 cash and 5 if financed at the most. thanks.
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It might help if you'd say which model(s) you were interested in.....

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Hi,
I am by no means an expert but apparently some early models may suffer from bad transmission but really i have only heard of 1 or 2 cases of catastrophic failure. With my machine the gears are somewhat clunky until the oil warms up, then theres a period of lovely smooth transmission followed by slightly noisy transmission when the engine is really hot. It's fine though and you kinda learn your way around the dog box and get a feel for how to change gear.

My stage 1 tuned 2009 Hammer S will hit a 100mph with ease.... holding onto the beast at that speed is not bloody easy though. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change it for anything currently out there! Gonna ride it 'til the wheels come off!

Good luck with your purchase.

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The 1999 & 2000 V92 bikes had the infamous transmission problems. The parts are unavailable. People with those typically buy a 92CU 2003 or newer motor and swap the whole motor/trans. 2001 they changed the trans the fix the problem and from then on transmission problems were not a problem, other than the clunk that all Victorys have going into first. That is not a weakness though, just the way they are.
I had an 05 Kingpin and loved that bike. I also had a Cross Roads after that which I liked even more. Now I ride a Cross Country and its is a great bike too.
Are you looking for a cruiser. Or a touring/cruiser?

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Oh man, coming off a Shadow, any model you buy is going to feel like a rocket - a rocket with sweet handling, even the heaviest Cross Country Tour. You really can't go wrong. Especially if you carry a passenger - she'll dig it too, and the extra weight won't bog it down like a Shadow. After you get used to the power there are a couple easy tweaks to get even more out of it Good luck in your search.
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Hi,
I am by no means an expert but apparently some early models may suffer from bad transmission but really i have only heard of 1 or 2 cases of catastrophic failure. With my machine the gears are somewhat clunky until the oil warms up, then theres a period of lovely smooth transmission followed by slightly noisy transmission when the engine is really hot. It's fine though and you kinda learn your way around the dog box and get a feel for how to change gear.

My stage 1 tuned 2009 Hammer S will hit a 100mph with ease.... holding onto the beast at that speed is not bloody easy though. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change it for anything currently out there! Gonna ride it 'til the wheels come off!

Good luck with your purchase.
2000 Victory 92 Sport
2001 victory 92c cruiser

2004 Victory Vegas
those are within budget
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I am by no means an expert but apparently some early models may suffer from bad transmission but really i have only heard of 1 or 2 cases of catastrophic failure. With my machine the gears are somewhat clunky until the oil warms up, then theres a period of lovely smooth transmission followed by slightly noisy transmission when the engine is really hot. It's fine though and you kinda learn your way around the dog box and get a feel for how to change gear.

My stage 1 tuned 2009 Hammer S will hit a 100mph with ease.... holding onto the beast at that speed is not bloody easy though. I absolutely love it and wouldn't change it for anything currently out there! Gonna ride it 'til the wheels come off!

Good luck with your purchase.
the 2000 quoted only has 5k miles.
2002 VICTORY V92 C 34k miles.
the 2001 has 30 k miles. as does the 04.
guess I better stay 04 and up to be safe?

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like he said the early models had bad tranies. If you buy one and it brakes the cheapest fix is to buy a used motor for $2500,00
The newer you can afford the better off you will be
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