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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy a 2015 gunner and wondering what other owners like and dislike about theirs?
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Biggest problem is you'll want to ride it all the time, and you may want to get it breathing with cams intake and exhaust and a good tune....then you will witness Perfection!

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" " 495 cams
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Why are you looking at a Gunner?
Are you a motorcycle enthusiast?
Have you looked at other models of Victory and are you familiar with the differences between the models?
You realize Victory motorcycles are no longer made and the company is closed for good?

What sort of riding will you be doing?
What do you expect of a motorcycle?

The pros and cons of a Gunner depend on you more than it.

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Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.
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I am happy with my 15 Gunner. She moves well, is comfortable enough (I had some padding added to the seat), is easy to work on and seems reliable. The bike's weight is comparable with the new H-D Softails and a whole lot less expensive.

As noted, Victory is currently history. For me that has made outfitting the bike to my tastes difficult. Information about accessories is sketchy and there are less options then one would see in a bike still in production. Contributing to the problem is the fact that with the thousands of retailers out there every part supposedly fits every bike.

1) I was looking for a sissy bar/luggage rack combination and saw 3 options at I ordered the style I wanted (not knowing the company is now a firm from China or some other Asian country) and received one I did not want. After a bunch of blah, blah, blah the gentleman I was communicating with told me that in reality there was only one option. They just had not bothered to updated the web site.

2) I replaced the front fender with the longer version from a Hammer. Could not find the paint color # and so bought the paint from Victory, who it turns out buys it from another source, who mixed it incorrectly. At least now I have a #

Be Patient. Use the parts fiches offered from some of the dealers ( for fitment help. Communicate with the retailer, have them on record that the part fits your bike so if it does not you are in a better position to get your money back. Be Patient.

Best wishes for many problem free miles whatever you buy.
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This is the first bike I felt as though I sat IN and not ON. I love mine and don't get to ride nearly enough- Just turned 5k and bought it almost 4 years ago. This is a good forum for info- I've made saddlebags and installed an LED headlamp- look through this forum for write-ups from the various riders. Cleaning is easy- I use a non-ammonia glass cleaner on the bike- safe for the matte paint. There are plenty of accessories around and you can tune it. I have a Stage 1 kit with a growly exhaust. Ask questions too- no pretense in here. Great group- though not very big. I never could get into the V.O.G.- wasn't my taste, and a bunch of the guys seem like they'd rather make stupid comments than assist.

Also, join the various Facebook groups- you'll find parts and plenty of help there as well.

Buy the Gunner, enjoy the ride and you'll be one of a handful in your area- if any others are there at all. That also makes it worthwhile- unlike all of the black Harleys, yours will stand out- oh, and you can dust most of them easily as well!
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Hello Spikily, I have had a 2016 for nearly 3 years now. I came from nearly 30 years of Yamaha and Honda sports bikes, so quite a difference. Think of a Gunner as a GT car, big engine, slightly heavy but will shift when you feel like it. I enjoy riding it, gearbox is a little agricultural, but overall fantastic - and I never see another.......
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