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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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A really good sticky would be a list of things to look for/include when purchasing a new XC from the dealership. Helps us newbies who are being proactive and doing our homework know what we need to be looking for and talking about.

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The thing is there really isn't anything to look for. The only problem is what you've already read about dealers being few and the lack of their knowledge about Victory motorcycles.
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The thing is there really isn't anything to look for. The only problem is what you've already read about dealers being few and the lack of their knowledge about Victory motorcycles.
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Yeah, I'm starting to get that sense. It's kinda disheartening for me because service after the sale is even more important to me than the sale itself. I really attempt to do my homework before I buy ANYTHING, but no way should I be smarter about the product than the person selling me the product. Scary, at best.

I'm really liking the bike, but I think (now) part of my additional "hunt" is going to be to see if I can find an independent shop that's CERTIFIED to work on Victory bikes.

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From what I've been told.Victory doesn't sell there digital wrench to anyone who is not a Victory Dealer, hence no certified Independents.
Although there is Lloyd's and The Vic Shop.I don't know if they are certified by Victory though.They are mainly aftermarket speed shops.

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How about adding a "Reviews" section under Victory Market Place. Then add one section for dealers and one for products.

Members could then post good and bad experiences at dealers (just because you have a bad experience at a dealer dosen't neccesarily mean they are a bad dealer).

We could also post new products we've found and what we think of them.

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As stated Digital Wrench is the software needed for our bikes and it is not available to anyone but dealers.

Saying that there are two independents that know their stuff, there is Lloyd who owns Lloydz on the East Coast he is the master of HP products for our bikes....http://quickvic-usa.com/

Then there is our own Rylan Vos who owns the Vic Shop...http://thevicshop.com/

A list of good and bad dealers isn't really worth much. Use me as an example, the local dealer to me is 2 miles away and I will not set foot in his place, so I drive 90 miles to the next closest, SRVT because they treat me good and know their stuff. I know a lot of Vic riders that say my local dealer is great so for me to list him as bad doesn't do any good.

In regard to the new forums, that's something to consider.
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you know...i reckon i am a wet blanket in some respects...BUT...the first thing i would do (and did) was pay it off....

pas that......well..things are different.

just saying is all.

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Personally, I think there is too much crying over Vic dealers. All the ones in my area are competent and would take my bike to any of them to be worked on. I have visited a few dealers in Nevada and California and they seemed to be very knowledgeable and were friendly. The most important thing is the vics have very little trouble. The parent company Polaris hasn't got to be where they are by having a poor dealer network and not taking care of the products they build. I am extremely happy with my Vic, and haven't need a babysitter for a long time

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Personally, I think there is too much crying over Vic dealers. All the ones in my area are competent and would take my bike to any of them to be worked on. I have visited a few dealers in Nevada and California and they seemed to be very knowledgeable and were friendly. The most important thing is the vics have very little trouble. The parent company Polaris hasn't got to be where they are by having a poor dealer network and not taking care of the products they build. I am extremely happy with my Vic, and haven't need a babysitter for a long time
Wesdalton,

Thanks for the honest assessment! I was beginning if I was stepping in the right direction with a XCT. Really is it's hard to know a whole lot about everything, but if they are willing to listen to what "I" think is the problem, and then offer to help, then that's about as much as anyone can ask.

I agree about the Victory reliability. Everyone on this forum wouldn't have stepped to the XC/XR if they didn't believe these bikes were top notch.

+2 on the issue of griping. Seems to be a whole heck of a lot of it here.

Thanks again for the feedback!

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