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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am sure this has been asked several times. I just sold my Yamaha Venture. I had just under 100K miles on it with no major problems. Just ready to move onto FI and probably ABS. Now I need to figure out my best options for buying the Vision.

Do I buy new and have the comfort factor of the warranty? This would mean no money left for any upgrades for a while. I will be paying cash whether I buy new or used.

Or do I buy a low mileage 2010 (or maybe 2011) for half the price of new and go without the warranty. I want ABS. I have read about the transmissions in 2010 and earlier and I am fine with the more frequent oil changes and possibly more noise. The Venture had horrible clutch whine all the time and was very clunky, but I rode that almost 100K miles and got over the noises. The other good thing about buying used is that I will still have cash left over if I want to take it to Lloyds for some performance goodies.

So new with warranty or possible 2010 with no warranty and old style tranny, but enough cash left to have Lloyd work his magic?
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I reckon go used with a good service/ maintenance record.
1. its already depreciated $$$-wise.
2. It's already well run in and ripe for Lloydz magik.
3. It may have a few bonus goodies already added.
4. Its stood the test of time.
5. I have a 2010 Vegas with no tranny issues, I change oil and filter around 4000 miles.
6.Not much really goes wrong with a Vic anyway , and by now anything that was gonna would've reared its ugly head.
7. Youll save enough dollars over new to really go the whole hog on modifications.

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[QUOTE=siska;1068362]I am sure this has been asked several times. I just sold my Yamaha Venture. I had just under 100K miles on it with no major problems. Just ready to move onto FI and probably ABS. Now I need to figure out my best options for buying the Vision.

I moved from a 2nd gen Venture to the CCT earlier this year, rode the vision but wasn't happy with storage. You are going to LOVE the difference in handling. The venture dad a better seat IMO.

I bought new, and at times I regret it as I had to finance most of it and could have bought used for cash and let someone else take the depreciation. But I have no other real hobbies and ride a good deal and I love the bike. It wasn't the smartest financial move, but I plan on getting at leat ten years out of it. My wife aughts that I ride a 20k bike and drive a 5k car.

Do what's best for you and your wallet, only you really can judge how much you can pay for what at least for most of us is a hobby not transportation.
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I reckon go used with a good service/ maintenance record.
1. its already depreciated $$$-wise.
2. It's already well run in and ripe for Lloydz magik.
3. It may have a few bonus goodies already added.
4. Its stood the test of time.
5. I have a 2010 Vegas with no tranny issues, I change oil and filter around 4000 miles.
6.Not much really goes wrong with a Vic anyway , and by now anything that was gonna would've reared its ugly head.
7. Youll save enough dollars over new to really go the whole hog on modifications.
Bingo !

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I am sure this has been asked several times. I just sold my Yamaha Venture. I had just under 100K miles on it with no major problems. Just ready to move onto FI and probably ABS. Now I need to figure out my best options for buying the Vision.

I moved from a 2nd gen Venture to the CCT earlier this year, rode the vision but wasn't happy with storage. You are going to LOVE the difference in handling. The venture dad a better seat IMO.

I bought new, and at times I regret it as I had to finance most of it and could have bought used for cash and let someone else take the depreciation. But I have no other real hobbies and ride a good deal and I love the bike. It wasn't the smartest financial move, but I plan on getting at leat ten years out of it. My wife aughts that I ride a 20k bike and drive a 5k car.

Do what's best for you and your wallet, only you really can judge how much you can pay for what at least for most of us is a hobby not transportation.
Mine was a 2nd Gen as well. I had a Corbin seat on it because I couldn’t stand the stock seat on it at all.

The storage on the Vision does not bother me a bit. The wife only rides a few day rides occasionally. On my trips, my saddlebags are nearly empty also. I usually have one duffelbag strapped to the seat and away I go. Very minimal for a week long trip.

As far as paying for it, as I said, I will be paying cash whether buying new or used. I have been saving up and riding high mileage bikes and cars for years. My wife gets a new Acura through work every 2-3 years and I continue to buy used 90K – 100K mile used vehicles for cheap and drive them for another 100K miles. Other than our home and utilities, we have no debt at all and our kid’s college fund is pretty well set up already and we still have 10 more years before the first one even graduates high school. My limit to spend is set at $18K. I know I can find a brand new at that price, but my concern is that if I wanted anything changed with it, I wouldn’t have the cash available to do it. If I buy used, I can do the performance upgrades and maybe a seat if I think I need it.
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Sounds like you know what you want and already have a good plan. The financial gurus will almost always say buying new to get warranty is bad investing. You already know that. Buy that used one and go ahead and let the magicians have at it!

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Or - Get new old stock

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Look around the country, you can find deals. I found my brand new 2013 last fall for $15,999, with the 5 year warranty. I just had to go 900 miles round trip to get it.

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Best deal in motorcycling is a used victory. If you wait till winter and hawk Craig's list you will find some great deals.

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i would never by a new motorcycle unless you just have money
to burn. in this day and age with all the search engines
availible if you look around long enough the bike you are
looking for will turn up and probably with alot of aftermarket
add ons.

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