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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-05-2017, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Did i make a mistake in buying this 2016 cct with polaris dropping the victory?
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Not in my opinion but others who have jumped ship to another brand might.

Did it come with a warranty at all and do you have a Victory shop close enough to do the warranty work if needed?

My 2011 XC came with a one year warranty and it did need some stuff like a new rear shock. After that I didn't give it much thought and did all the mods I wanted like cams. Some before the warranty was up.

It's not unusual for anyone, regardless of brand, to have some buyers remorse for a little while. People buy a home get it all the time too.

If you like the bike; then I wouldn't sweat it. Just enjoy and ride it but do maintain it.
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I have a warranty as long as I have the loan on it. I have a victory dealership 5 miles from me.
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My bike hasn't seen a dealer since I bought it from them 4 years ago.
I still like to ride my 2014 CCT even though the company doesn't exist anymore.
I just traded in my Pontiac Grand Prix and they haven't been made since 2008.
If you like your bike then don't worry about what other people or companies do.
So in my opinion you did not make a mistake... now go ride and enjoy.
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Same here - my bike was at the dealer exactly twice: When it was delivered to them new, and for the 500-mile service. It's got over 40,000 on it now, and it's got plenty of goodies to make it go better



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Yes! But I'll be nice and take it off your hands for $120. That's double what you'll get on a trade at a dealer.

I kid, I kid!

When the announcement was made I ran out and bought a second Vision so how do you think I really feel about it?
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While I'm seriously disheartened by the abandonment of the machine by the mother ship, I am seriously inspired by the few who have high mileage on their XC bikes in a relatively short span of time since the inception of the bike. And with no major malfunctions that itself builds confidence between me and the machine. So far, its track record lends itself to being a solid machine. Why the mother ship would slit her throat is beyond me. As long as the aftermarket is there for a few more years we should be in good hands. One of the few, the proud, the obscure. Yrmv,

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You did fine.
Learn how to do you oil change. Its not hard just learning how to check oil is tricky. If you put a 2x4 under kickstand you wouldn't need to sit on bike to check it. You'll save money by doing your own. Save reseats and keep notes
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I kind of was one of those that had thoughts of bailing out on my XCT when they made the announcement. But most folks here and a few other places with threads of good life on their bikes got me to thinking. My previous bike was a Yamaha RSV. They designed it in 1999, had few changes other than paint until they stopped production in 2013. So that bike was similar, not much issues. So in the end I would say as long as your happy with it and can most of your own maintenance youll be fine. I laugh at most HD guys I talk to bitch about service costs. I'm thinking in my head why dont you do them yourself?
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You bought a very reliable bike that requires very little attention. But there are things to know that are unique to Cross bikes, so don't hesitate to ask for help here. You fell into the company of some very knowledgeable folks here. If you know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can do anything your bike might require. They are very easy to work on. Do read the manual cover to cover.
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