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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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hey found a 2014 victory cross country police edition with 14k on Facebook market. would any of you be hesitant buying one?? ive heard police are hard on their bikes, are they reliable?? will parts be hard to find if i should run into that issue
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I don't know that police are hard on the bikes. Rather, they tend to put a lot of miles on the bikes in fairly short time since they are ridden so much. In your case, you have a low mileage bike that was probably maintained properly. No guarantee but I believe it would be a good bike to buy if the price is right. Remember that the price of Victory bikes has gone down a lot since the company closure announcement.

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I don't know that police are hard on the bikes. Rather, they tend to put a lot of miles on the bikes in fairly short time since they are ridden so much. In your case, you have a low mileage bike that was probably maintained properly. No guarantee but I believe it would be a good bike to buy if the price is right. Remember that the price of Victory bikes has gone down a lot since the company closure announcement.
well we should be able to still find parts for them right??i currently own a highball and want to trade up to a cross counrty
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well we should be able to still find parts for them right??i currently own a highball and want to trade up to a cross counrty
Parts will be available but some will be harder and harder to find as time goes on but there's a solid following so I think parts will be available for a long time through sources other the Polaris. Wear items like fork seals, clutch plates, and oil filters will continue to be readily available.

Police bikes tend to be ridden hard with a lot of fast starts from stop and long idle times which of course is hard on any air cooled engine. The owner of a dealership who sold police XC bikes mentioned the police bikes that used Amsoil had zero main bearing failures vs those that used Victory brand oil. I asked him what he thought about the difference between a police Vic and a recreational used Vic for general cruising, commuting, and touring. He acknowledged there was a significant difference in how hard the police bike were ran.

Is there any way for you find out what oil was used? In this case it matters. On a regularly owned Vic it wouldn't.
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no all it says is they service them every 5k miles
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no all it says is they service them every 5k miles
5k miles on a bike seeing that level of service is too much IMHO.

If it were me; I'd take a hard pass on this bike.
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Worth noting is the police bikes that did have the main bearing go out using the Victory brand oil; did it at around 14k miles. Coincidence? There are ways to quiet a bearing that's just starting to make noise. It doesn't fix it but it does make it quiet for a little while until it gets worse.

Also worth noting is the main bearings going out on a regular use Victory is very rare.

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they have another one with 10k miles. would that bike be a better choice???
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I guess it depends on the price but either at $5-7K and I think you would come out alright.

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How much would it cost to take out the motor and upgrade it to a 116 then you have new internals

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