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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 01:06 PM
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I've been getting comments lately about Polaris killing off Victory and have come up with this reply:
They had to kill off Victory, it was so good it was losing money for Polaris. It didn't break, so the shops were empty and they were so dependable no one needed to buy a new one.

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I get (and give) good natured ribbing to the HD guys where I ride.. every now and then you get a knucklehead that owning anything but HD is 'unamerican' or something.. but generally those guys are wannabe's and some don't even HAVE a bike. I've found that in a lot of cases just asking to 'see what they're riding' will quiet down the noise since they either don't have it, it ain't running or they're still saving up to buy their uncle-brothers girlfriends hair-dresser's 'sweet' sportster that's still in a crate in the basement or some such.

As for getting a hopped up M8.. why not just take the sweet pin and put a couple grand in it and make it BE a 140+ HP monster? Seems you already like the bike.. why not just save a payment and hop up what you got?
I'll keep the Pin, its doing well enough. But it will also be fun to fiddle with the M8 on a RK. And be able to get parts for the damn thing without waiting months. Getting rid of a truck so I have room now for more than 1 bike. Some asked why not grab another Vic? Ask a few people who have had their bikes in the shop for 2 months getting things fixed under warranty. ( yep...happened to a Vic rider I know who got p!ssed and swapped up for an Injun). Got it out of the shop this week and had enough. 2 months for warranty parts on a 2 year old bike? Screw that.


I don't do payments anyway, cash for everything I buy. Cars, bikes, parts. No credit or payment plans here.
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I don't do payments anyway, cash for everything I buy. Cars, bikes, parts. No credit or payment plans here.
The only way to do it if you want to be and stay solvent. I would add: As long as it doesn't take food off the table.
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The group I ride with once a month are Vic's, HD's and Kawasaki's with a Yamaha thrown of for good measure now and then and sometimes my Suzuki.
Vic riders are no more or no less arrogant than any other brands except BMW riders I find most of them
to be pricks.
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I was a member of a really nice and friendly small HD group online and in person (I still have an HD Softail but it went up for sale yesterday). Before I owned a Victory, I posted about my test ride experience on a Victory XCT and an HD touring bike and this HD group was very passive aggressive. They didn't come right out and criticize my lengthy and thorough comparison of these two comparable bikes but they did make LOTS of comments about how they could only ever own an HD. None of their reasons were useful ones - things like, "My dad and uncle owned HDs and I could only ever see myself on an HD." They focussed on really minor criticisms I made about the XCT and ignored the HUGE problematic issues I found in the HD touring bikes - mainly the horrible cramped riding position. This just reinforced my belief that HD "snobs" are emotionally motivated and not data driven. They have and will continue to embrace the "lifestyle".
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I have always maintained that one chooses a Victory over others for intellectual reasons. And that Harleys are purchased for emotional values, such as peer pressure. In other words, Victory owners use their heads.
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In other words, Victory owners use their heads.
And here I thought it was just a damn sexy bike that happened to fit me real good, now you tell me I am smart? Woo-Hoo I am a smart feller!
I have to say there are 3 Victorys in our local riding group that meets Monday afternoons for a Bike Night, and on our post-meet rides my big fat stock XC keeps up tit for tat with any of the highly modified big-V's in the mix, and I get nothing but compliments on the bike's looks and performance. If they only knew how exceptional it really was to pilot the thing, there could be a revolution
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The only way to do it if you want to be and stay solvent.


I disagree, but what's new.


Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.
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I ride with all H-D's and frequent the local H-D shop (as I used to work there). Outside of your typical friendly ribbing each other, no one ever knocks my Vic. Only compliments and "I can't believe they killed that brand."

There are some Indians around...like another poster, I've found them to have an attitude towards everything else.

I'm not a "Brand" guy. I like whatever I like...which is most bikes for me. Just love two wheels.


Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind". Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind.

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I disagree, but what's new.
Said by a man who never had to experience the Great Depression or life during WWII.

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