Well I finally got around to having MY shop replace the cracked headlight assembly. Mr. Riddle, our treasurer , had one for sale off a 08 I believe anyway he made me what seemed to be a decent deal. Unfortunately the years 08-09 don't work on the 10s. Another goof victory subject us too. Let me be upfront and throughly honest about the whole transaction. Neither Mike or myself were absolutely sure these would interchange. Of course the dealership mechanics assured me they were interchangeable. Well here's where it gets interesting. Once my mechanic took mine out, while I was standing there through the process learning, we both discovered two tabs on the inside of the casing were broke off. Now any of you may say, not knowing me nor my mechanic, which I've been dealing with for over 15 years, it was the fault of my mechanic. And I may be making this up. But I have no reason. Believe me or not. Well it happened at the assembly line. They just left the screw/bolt just hanging in the first hole. There was nothing to tighten it down to. Or perhaps they tightened it down to tight it broke the inner part off. It wasn't just one there were two like this. Same circumstances on both. Now we came to the same semi conclusion that this could have started the crack in the headlight assembly slowly but surely. Another problem was hidden back behind a cluster of wires was a connector that hooked up to the HID but isn't the one that makes it work like it should. It just projects like the two above it. So it's quite obvious 08-09 don't wire up the same. And given the fact that the two tabs were broke it still can't be tighten down properly and will probably do the same thing over time and start cracking again. Victory would have to remove the inner part that the assembly bolts/screws into and replace it with one that has all the tabs correctly installed. At this point I don't think, and I could be wrong like I have once in my life before, that the cee-bailey wouldn't correct this. I ordered one but if it doesn't hold the assembly in place stronger then it's a waste. But at least I have a headlight assembly now that has no cracks. Also I'll see what happens after I wash it to see if it fogs up. One other thing. My fork seals are leaking not real bad yet but not like they should at all with 14,000 miles. Even the dealership found that rather odd. But they'll be happy to charge me $400 dollars to fix it. I wonder if they sale these bikes at a decent price but make their money back repairing them?
What I've learned from buying a Victory. Be a very good mechanic with high dollar tools and have a good imagination on how to fabricate your own parts. After market parts are slim to none.