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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Well, my Vic XC will stay with me until it dies. If I can't find a suitable replacement for it then I might as well keep it. Demoed a Harley and Indian during the panic and forgot how great my Vic is. Even tried a BMW. Couldn't figure out if I should trade it in or not. I decided to wait until the panic died down. Had a talk with my motorcycle repair guy and he told me how he was surprised that Polaris decided on closing down one of the best motorcycles out there. That got me thinking, if there wasn't anything that I want quality wise then I'd rather keep it. The wife said that in 2 years, I can buy another bike so there you go. It's a win win situation. I am debadging it though so no trace of Victory logo will be in it. Note I am not brand loyal so I have had many bikes but Victory was the one I strongly considered keeping for the rest of its life until Polaris decided to close it down. That was the only reason I wanted to part with it. Not anymore. RIDE SAFE. RIDE PROUD GUYS!

Ain't she a beaut!!

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Gorgeous bike , I love it .
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Well, my Vic XC will stay with me until it dies. If I can't find a suitable replacement for it then I might as well keep it. Demoed a Harley and Indian during the panic and forgot how great my Vic is. Even tried a BMW. Couldn't figure out if I should trade it in or not. I decided to wait until the panic died down. Had a talk with my motorcycle repair guy and he told me how he was surprised that Polaris decided on closing down one of the best motorcycles out there. That got me thinking, if there wasn't anything that I want quality wise then I'd rather keep it. The wife said that in 2 years, I can buy another bike so there you go. It's a win win situation. I am debadging it though so no trace of Victory logo will be in it. Note I am not brand loyal so I have had many bikes but Victory was the one I strongly considered keeping for the rest of its life until Polaris decided to close it down. That was the only reason I wanted to part with it. Not anymore. RIDE SAFE. RIDE PROUD GUYS!

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Amen to that.

Mine is staying until it gets many miles on it then it's gone and I won't be looking for a low mile replacement I'll move on. They are after all metal, plastic and rubber nothing more nothing less.
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I went through the same pain and anger. But then I said WTF? My bike is running fine! Only 40 K miles, so lotsa life left
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(I was just taking about this to my buds this morning)After looking at and considering every motorcycle under the sun in the last weeks...I've come to the conclusion that the only viable alternative to my Victory XC is an Indian Chieftain. I'm hanging on to the Vic for another season or two, at that point I'll be ready for something new. Hopefully, Indian with get a boost from the extra resources now available to them and when I'm ready to buy one the bikes will be even more improved and refined.

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Never quite understood the practice of removing the badges from bikes. It's like they want people to think it's something else. If you are proud it's a Victory, why not leave it on? VTX guys used to do that back when I had one. I used to ask them if they were embarrassed it was a Honda? No real answer.

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Never quite understood the practice of removing the badges from bikes. It's like they want people to think it's something else. If you are proud it's a Victory, why not leave it on? VTX guys used to do that back when I had one. I used to ask them if they were embarrassed it was a Honda? No real answer.

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I've de-badged every bike I've ever owned, this one is #8. Just a cleaner look to me, nothing to do with the brand.
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Never quite understood the practice of removing the badges from bikes. It's like they want people to think it's something else. If you are proud it's a Victory, why not leave it on? VTX guys used to do that back when I had one. I used to ask them if they were embarrassed it was a Honda? No real answer.

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I debadge all my vehicles, looks much cleaner plus I don't get paid to advertise.
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I am debadging literally everything from the bag hinge to the cover on my radio.
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I am debadging literally everything from the bag hinge to the cover on my radio.
What are you going to do with the calipers? Black the lettering out?

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