heck....the pitch obviously worked for me...btw mike is a neat fella...
and also by the way...i know an HD rider that just turned 40k...new stator/alternator...can shaft wore out and was a complete re-build with bearings.....fact is, i don't know any HD riders that put the mile on like i do...and then there is the trailer/pickup thing that is a standing joke on my street-corner...to close, as a (non-mechanical) engineer - the differences in the vic made/make good sense...and there we are.
Now that is funny
Every maker has problems with some of the bikes. In other words no bike is going be warranty safe. I put over 41,000 miles on my Ultra in 3 years, yes I have had it for 4 years but I wasn't able to ride due to sickness and responsibilities. It has the original cam chain/primary chain tensionsers (sp). I inspected them at 30,000 miles which is in the service manual. I changed cams at the same time to cut labor. Cam basket had to be removed to check them.
Proper maintenance is really important on any bike and I will also say it is very important on a HD. I have several friends with HD's and they have way more miles on theirs than I and they also have had little problems. The only problem I have encountered is the compensator sprocket went out at 32,000. I added the SE compensator (should have came on the bike from the factory) It will reduce stater drag and improve the stator performance.
The Victory freedom engines is no doubt better built. That is 1 of the reasons why I got my XC
I enjoyed the video and was informative. I didn't know how the starter is on Victory bikes until I watched the video. HD's rarely have a problem with their stators. You have to look at how many is on the road as compared to how many actually had a stator problem.
Personally speaking I feel Victory has done a better job incorporating how the bike is designed and built.
Now if they would cut the prices on their on their accessories so that normal folks can afford them.