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Old 11-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #21
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Sigh...yes it's at the dealer until Spring, but not out where the public can get at it. Same thing with my wife's bike. Although it would be nice to have it in the garage to get to know it, it didn't make sense to get it dealer prepped and then bring it home and have to winterize it. Thank goodness for this forum as it give me a few months to read and find out about my bike from everyone else's experiences. *** Thanks to all of you for sharing what you know and for photos etc. It makes it easy to learn a great deal! ***

As for why I bought the Victory, I'm not sure I know the definitive answer for that. I guess for starters there weren't really any of the Japanese bikes that I liked the look of as much as the Victory so I didn't spend a lot of time making price comparisons. I'm sure I'm not unlike others in the fact I started out looking for a Harley until someone pointed me to Victory. Once I talked to a few Victory owners who spoke extremely highly of their bikes, I realized the Victory was the bike to buy so that's what I went out to buy. Blinders fully engaged. :-)
I owned MANY MANY bikes - wasted HUGE money on motorcycles
But I always said when the bills are paid down I am getting a Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited. But research warned me away.

There is a few thorns with the Vic - Clunky gear box is my biggest complaint. And for the life of me I cant figure out why the 106 has such a strange sounding idle. It has a single pin crank but it doesnt sound like any other V-Twin on the market. Sort of sounds like its stumbling and missing and it pops at idle too. I think its a combination of timming and cam profile.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:02 AM   #22
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I owned MANY MANY bikes - wasted HUGE money on motorcycles
But I always said when the bills are paid down I am getting a Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited. But research warned me away.

There is a few thorns with the Vic - Clunky gear box is my biggest complaint. And for the life of me I cant figure out why the 106 has such a strange sounding idle. It has a single pin crank but it doesnt sound like any other V-Twin on the market. Sort of sounds like its stumbling and missing and it pops at idle too. I think its a combination of timming and cam profile.
Llyodz Adjustable timing wheel makes a huge difference. Rylan Voss advanced my timing 4 degress and idle is perfect
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #23
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Oh my god...I'm killing myself laughing at the visual of my wife on a Highball.

Seriously though, couldn't pass up the Honda... $6500 CAN brand spankin new. (2011 with FI and ABS)
Meeve, Are you sure your bride will agree with which bike is hers and which is yours? LOL
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Meeve, Are you sure your bride will agree with which bike is hers and which is yours? LOL
I'm safe....her feet don't touch the ground on the Victory.
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