Observations of a newby returned
So, a little about me first. I learned to ride on various dirt bikes. First road bike was a Kawasaki KZ 400, next was a Kawasaki KZ 900 Z1B. Life got in the way, sold the bike a, married, family , job....I'm sure many folks have been there. So 20mmmm years later, the itch returned. I wanted an American made bike. Everyone, and everything these days seems to be Harley. So looking for Harley's in my price range, there were not a lot available, realizing anything in my price range would need some work. Well then I find a 2003 Vic V92 classic with 13000 miles at half the price of a similar Harley. Bike was obviously well cared for, besides not being run, 13000 in 15 years. So I get's it, (Cool hand Luke reference). Thanks to the interwebs, I learned how to do some work. I cleaned the throttle body, replaced the plugs and wires, tires, and rear brake pads. Knock on wood, no problems with getting these parts. This is due to issues with finding a Victory trained mechanic. So far, I am loving the bike. This is the good thing about the web.
The bad, so far it seems folks are a tad "butt hurt" by Polaris. I can see why, but that is for other threads. Issues like that contaminate other forums, not just this one. As it stands, this is where I can get information ,from those who have done it, on fixing, and maintaining the motorcycle. Riding is something I am enjoying again. If I cant work on it myself, I risk losing, as I was told "three weeks" to have any work done by a factory authorized mechanic. Sites like this keep me from regretting my decision to purchase this bike. So just food for thought, when you want to vent about issues "you" have, Please try to keep them insightful and relevent. As Victory goes, I found a lot of good about the brand that, although it was discontinued, was still worth the "risk". If you have tips and tricks on how to keep them running, post away, I for one could really use them