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Default Couple more months to BumFuck Town .

Pretty soon it will be the one year anniversary to taking it in the ASS from Polaris ... I'm still not over it . Are you ?

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Pretty soon it will be the one year anniversary to taking it in the ASS from Polaris ... I'm still not over it . Are you ?
My ass is just fine. I raised a daughter, been with the same woman for 24 years., and I used to work for the Government...used to it I guess!

Just off a nice sunny ride on my KP. Screw Polaris, still like the bike a lot. HD and BMW will be my next bikes.

Won't be seen on an Injun and Polaris won't get any more money from me so I can shove it up theirs longer than they can shove it up mine.

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Won't be seen on an Injun and Polaris won't get any more money from me so I can shove it up theirs longer than they can shove it up mine.
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Over it? Nope. Haven't worn a Vic T-shirt since being orphaned. Use to have a cool heavy duty Vic shop rug in my man cave. Rolled it up and stuck it up in the rafters in the garage. Kinda took the wind out of my motorcycle sails. I did spend a few hours yesterday washing and waxing and cleaning the wheels. Has been a garage queen most of 2017.
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Its still very aggravating to me too ....

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I still like my Vic's and will still wear the t-shirts and hats. It's not like I'm advertising for a company still in business. I even bought a couple new ones marked way down to save for sometime down the road. More like the memory of what they were when they existed.

I'm getting a couple of stickers to put on my car/truck. The bike is still good; it's the damn parent company that's messed up.

Still disappointed as hell in them for what they did too. No way to run a railroad.
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Screw Polaris, still like the bike a lot. HD and BMW will be my next bikes.
So you are entertaining getting the first and second bike brands that top the warranty / repair claims lists. Oh my! Not a wise move Kurbs. It ain't the original cost, its the upkeep that's gonna hurt your bank account. I wish ya luck with that.

I am still enthralled with my 2010 XR and just to let all know there are still some happy Vic owners out there, I where the brand proudly on hats, shirts, jackets, etc.. Am I pleased with Polaris? F no! I even grind my teeth when I see an Indian go by. I'm Victory through and through!
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So you are entertaining getting the first and second bike brands that top the warranty / repair claims lists. Oh my! Not a wise move Kurbs. It ain't the original cost, its the upkeep that's gonna hurt your bank account. I wish ya luck with that.

I am still enthralled with my 2010 XR and just to let all know there are still some happy Vic owners out there, I where the brand proudly on hats, shirts, jackets, etc.. Am I pleased with Polaris? F no! I even grind my teeth when I see an Indian go by. I'm Victory through and through!
Never had issues with any BMW I owned. Not all my Harleys were bad.

I've seen new Vics with bad engines and gears.

Maybe the other numbers are higher because they both sold a crap ton more and more were simply reported.

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So you are entertaining getting the first and second bike brands that top the warranty / repair claims lists. Oh my! Not a wise move Kurbs. It ain't the original cost, its the upkeep that's gonna hurt your bank account. I wish ya luck with that.

I am still enthralled with my 2010 XR and just to let all know there are still some happy Vic owners out there, I where the brand proudly on hats, shirts, jackets, etc.. Am I pleased with Polaris? F no! I even grind my teeth when I see an Indian go by. I'm Victory through and through!
This pretty much how I feel too. Polaris did something good and right with Victory. Unfortunately they were too stupid to understand it and market it correctly. The market is a tough one to break into without name recognition which I'm sure is why Polaris decided to drop their own creation and roll with an old name and another semi-new creation of theirs. It's just too bad they couldn't manage to keep the Victory brand alive somehow.

There are no perfect machines but some are much better than others. Victory qualifies as being better than most IMHO. To be honest; I was impressed with the Indian's I test rode but now there's no way Polaris can be trusted so no more of their products for me.

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Never had issues with any BMW I owned. Not all my Harleys were bad.

I've seen new Vics with bad engines and gears.

Maybe the other numbers are higher because they both sold a crap ton more and more were simply reported.
All true Kurbs. I've seen older HD Evo's with 175k miles on them with only top end rebuilds and the usual worn part replacement here and there. Seems like HD's that were either left stock engine-wise or rebuilt to fix the weak points did best and performed most reliably.

If I remember right; the total number of Vic's produced was around 125k. Not sure if that's a good guess are a true number but it sounds about right. The vast majority of those were sold after 2002 with advent of the "new" Vegas class. It kind of skyrocketed from there compared to previous years with all the new models ranging from JP's, Hammer's, KP's then later the Boardwalk which I still say should be been called the Kingpin 2.0 or something, and of course all the other models like the Highball and Gunner.

The big name recognition hit with the Vision; the futuristic bike one either loved or hated. Didn't seem to be a lot in between.

The the really big jump in sales happened (slowly at first but grew) with the X-Bikes. They really put Victory on the map and still does.

Polaris is a really stupidly run company for dropping Victory altogether. I can understand downsizing it to just the X-Bikes and Vegas but to shut it down completely was just plain ignorant.

All water under the bridge now though... Grrrrrr.
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Maybe the other numbers are higher because they both sold a crap ton more and more were simply reported.
I'm referring to current numbers. A friend works for an insurance company that provides repair warranty policies to mfrs and dealers. In the MC part of it, H-D and BMW top the list by brand. He says third place is a number way down the line.
Another friend was a certified BMW tech - factory trained - now recently retired. He said that in recent years, he had more and more work as the bikes got more complicated and were failing. I was thinking of a Beemer before I bought my XR and he discouraged me with a number of breakdown horror stories that were very costly. In over 7 years, I have had no failures of any kind. And my XR is so easy to work on, at 80, I do all my own maintenance.
As for Harley, in spite of a new engine, they still have an oil filter in a most inconvenient location; a clutch and belt buried deep inside it; 3 oil drains and an alternator where it gets hot and due for failure. Correct me if I'm wrong. Compare that to Vic.
I know there have been Beemers and Harleys that have gone the distance unscathed, but they are the minority, just like Vic engine problems are the minority. However, are you talking about Vic engine failures or things that are actually outside of the engine?

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