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After reading the article: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/684/15...vid=1276544101
I sure am glad I own a Victory!
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After reading the article: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/684/15...vid=1276544101
I sure am glad I own a Victory!
And yet they also concluded:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/10/901...ide-Ultra.aspx

"The Victory Vision Tour handles great at speed, has an engine that provides plenty of torque, and its transmission is greatly improved. It has an MSRP of $23,199 and is a touring platform that provides long-range convenience and comfort. The Road Glide Ultra sells for a comparable $22,499. Its TC 103 engine gives it the added punch we were looking for in a Harley tourer and feels just as lively at the throttle thanks to spot-on fuel injection and a more manageable clutch. Itís much easier to handle at low speed and since Harley switched out the chassis in 2009, the bike handles on par with the Vision now at speed, too. It also matches the Visionís comfortable ergos, storage capacity and ride quality. Since the last time we paired a Harley Tourer against a Victory Vision, The Motor Company has addressed many of our grievances. Beyond refining its transmission, not much has changed in the performance of the Victory Vision since its introduction. The Ultraís brakes also inspire more confidence, and though the disparity between the two is minute at best, we found the updated Road Glide Ultra to be an incrementally better all-around motorcycle."

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It's all about tradition, you're buying into a lifestyle, it's a Harley.....

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After reading the article: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/684/15...vid=1276544101
I sure am glad I own a Victory!
If you only knew. I just changed fluids on my Harley yesterday. Biggest PITA in the world for something that should be so simple.

As for the article. Let's conduct it when it is 95 outside and tell me how nice Harley's 103 is. Or....as seen above, change the oil.

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It's all about tradition, you're buying into a lifestyle, it's a Harley.....
Part of that "lifestyle" involves paying a lot more for maintenance!

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As for the article. Let's conduct it when it is 95 outside and tell me how nice Harley's 103 is.

That is why when I rode a Road Glide 103 I donned it "Heat Glide Ultra Cooker"

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That article reads like a recipe for Kool-Aid. When its hotter than 95 degrees, they drink more of it to stay satisfied with their 103s. As ol' Winston C. might have said, That's something up with which I would not put.

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My buddy is on the fence right now. SG or XC. If it wasn't for my stunning black XC he would have bought his Street Glide by now. His wife likes the Victory bikes but his other HD friends and his Dad got him drinking the Koolaid. His research has come to the fact that Vic XC and Vision is a better all around bike.

I know what he's going thru right now as I went thru it 2yrs ago. He just has to realize that no matter what he picks he has to live with it for a while. It's an expensive toy and you better be sure your going be happy with it and realize that every corner you turn there is a SG that looks just like yours. Runs just like yours and deep down inside that HD owner has a hidden jealousy towards the Victory bikes just like the one your buddy (me) is riding. He's so confused.

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Lemme see...do I buy this really great Victory that does everything so well and is so easy to maintain, do I appease my buddys. Decisions, decisions.

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I used to use this thing called the "scavenger" for my fatboy oil changes to get all the oil system flushed.

http://shop.roguechopper.com/

Proof the Victory oil change is by far extremely easy. Also, just seeing a primary chain tension check/adjustment will make you glad you're servicing a Victory instead if a Harley.

I'm actually looking forward to my first 500 self service. My only concern is warranty and doing my own service. I suppose if I have a good record, such as checklist and log for the services, then in the event of some unusual warranty issue my 3 year promotional factory warranty is not in jeopardy. If I had a local dealer I'd have no problem having it done at the Vic dealer but none within an hour transit. Which flat out sucks!

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