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So, the guy that lives across the street from me has 2 hd's, and they both problems. Been in the shop often, leaks and stuff just wrong. I told him, you wouldn't have that problem with a Victory. He rolled his eyes at me, whatever then he drove off I rode off lol. I win lol
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 11:52 AM
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The Harley slogan was "I would rather push my Harley than ride anything else".

The proper reply would be "I didn't know there was a choice".

I used to get that all the time when I had my HDs.

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What model and year are his Harley's and how many miles are on them?
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I'd be curious what year/make they are as well...

Both HDs' I had ('04 Fatboy and '05 ElectraGlide) were absolutely problem free, as were the vast majority of HD bikes that friends have ridden over the years.

I proudly ride a Victory now but going with the Vision it had zero to do with the reliability (or lack thereof) compared to Harley Davidson.


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I owned 5 Harley's and 4 of them were problem free. It only takes 1 for me.

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I owned 2 different Harleys. My first was a 2010 Electra Glide Ultra. I replaced lots of electrical and electronic components on it over the 2 years that I owned it. Thank goodness it was all covered by warranty, otherwise I would be broke. The engine and transmission were rock solid. I finally traded that one for my 2011 Road Glide Ultra. In addition to ongoing electrical problems, including a complete "Turn Signal Security Module" replacement, I also experienced the dreaded 35 MPH tank thumper, where the handlebars do their best to alternately slap the tank to the left and right. I got a good grip on the bars and rode directly to the dealer to get that one fixed. As I approached my 2 year warranty expiration, I got darned serious about shedding that bike too.
About 2 weeks ago I reached agreement with my local Vic dealer and bought my 2013 Vision.
I never experienced any engine concerns with my Harleys, so a simple bike like a Sportster would have been completely trouble free, but the electrics and electronics reminded me of my experience with Triumphs in the mid 70s. I actually rewired my Triumph Trophy 500 to overcome my problems with that bike.

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I owned 2 different Harleys. My first was a 2010 Electra Glide Ultra. I replaced lots of electrical and electronic components on it over the 2 years that I owned it. Thank goodness it was all covered by warranty, otherwise I would be broke. The engine and transmission were rock solid. I finally traded that one for my 2011 Road Glide Ultra. In addition to ongoing electrical problems, including a complete "Turn Signal Security Module" replacement, I also experienced the dreaded 35 MPH tank thumper, where the handlebars do their best to alternately slap the tank to the left and right. I got a good grip on the bars and rode directly to the dealer to get that one fixed. As I approached my 2 year warranty expiration, I got darned serious about shedding that bike too.
About 2 weeks ago I reached agreement with my local Vic dealer and bought my 2013 Vision.
I never experienced any engine concerns with my Harleys, so a simple bike like a Sportster would have been completely trouble free, but the electrics and electronics reminded me of my experience with Triumphs in the mid 70s. I actually rewired my Triumph Trophy 500 to overcome my problems with that bike.
I had a triumph trophy trail 500 back in the day. never had any electrical problems with it but between leaking and burning oil I needed stock in exxon to ride it. plus a friend with a Honda 350 could outrun it.

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Don't get to cocky. My 12 XCT has been in the shop 10 weeks this time as of day after tomorrow. 22 weeks of the first 13 months of ownership.

Maybe I have a different definition of reliability. Hope they get it this time, they shoud the entire wiring system is supposed to be replaced and now the warranty is out.

I love it. Nicest road manners of just about anything, neutral, handles good, comfortable. Reliable? It will be a long time before it gains my trust. Hope it does.

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Don't get to cocky. My 12 XCT has been in the shop 10 weeks this time as of day after tomorrow. 22 weeks of the first 13 months of ownership.

Maybe I have a different definition of reliability. Hope they get it this time, they shoud the entire wiring system is supposed to be replaced and now the warranty is out.

I love it. Nicest road manners of just about anything, neutral, handles good, comfortable. Reliable? It will be a long time before it gains my trust. Hope it does.

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WOW, you must really have an albatross Victory there. Never heard of ANY other Victory ever having any wiring issues. Also odd that they had not found the problem in such a long time but I guess there could always be that 1-in-a-million bike. Hope they get it resolved for ya.




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Lost, it sounds to me like you're getting what we used to call a Wall Job. They do the repair in a short time and park it next to a wall for days or weeks in order to charge you or the manufacturer more.

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