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I am at an impasse. I really loved my victory when I first got it. But the more I notice little things the more I realize it needs upgrades. At what point do I stop upgrading and spend more on a bike with the things I want. I have a 2006 Kingping. For starters the turn signals are really generic. There is too little chrome. The aluminum swingarm really takes away from the bikes appeal. The headlight is huge and gaudy. I have looked at upgrade parts and they are pricey. Don't get me wrong there are things I like about it...I just find myself looking at other bikes and saying why couldn't victory at least have done that?
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Don't know how long you've had your 'Pin, but myself having come from riding and modifying an '06 HD Road King, I can assure you that aftermarket parts for other brands may be more plentiful than they are for Vic, they are still pricey.
You have to be happy with what you ride, or it will seem to log more garage time than highway time.
I've been down the "lots of chrome" road, and this time around decided to go black. I too am not crazy about the stock signals, but there are options, especially if you want chrome.
If your concerns go deeper than appearance issues, then maybe now is the time to trade for something different. This time of year seems to have plenty of bargain prices, especially if you can find a "new" '09 or '10 model.
Funny, after going from HD to Victory, I found myself saying "why wouldn't HD have done something like that?"
I think you should have more to look forward to in the new model year other than what 1 or 2 colors besides "vivid black" will be offered and how much the price will increase.

Notice your subject mentions "chopper", you talking custom, BigDog or something along the lines of the Honda Fury or HD Rocker?

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Well put

I kept my Ultra Classic, mainly because of the $$$ I had invested in chrome and other accessories. Most likely close to 3 grand in chrome if not more.

The more you personalize the harder it becomes to get your $$$ back when you trade or sale.

However if you are not happy with your ride it is time to trade/sale and buy. Once you get to the point of not being happy the more unhappy you will become with the present ride.
I have gone down this road many times and every time if I try to make changes to the existing bike to like it more the more I lose because I still end up trading.
This is a decision you have to make on your own.
This very reason is why I have 4 bikes sitting in the shop today

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you just have to make a decision on what you really want,
it is human nature to not be satisfied with what you have.
but remember the new will wear off of anything you
purchase. to me the kingpin is a very versitale bike,
you can set it up for touring,leave it naked for around
town,or modify it with a 250 tire set up and trick it out.
if you are looking to go in the chopper direction i would
suggest a rocker or a jackpot. one of my customers has
a big dog chopper and his brother has a jackpot,one day
he told me if he had it to do all over again he would have bought
a jackpot.
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you just have to make a decision on what you really want,
it is human nature to not be satisfied with what you have.
but remember the new will wear off of anything you
purchase. to me the kingpin is a very versitale bike,
you can set it up for touring,leave it naked for around
town,or modify it with a 250 tire set up and trick it out.
if you are looking to go in the chopper direction i would
suggest a rocker or a jackpot. one of my customers has
a big dog chopper and his brother has a jackpot,one day
he told me if he had it to do all over again he would have bought
a jackpot.


I think that if you go out and buy a chopper in a few months you will want more.

IMO I bought my bike stock and have created what I want but I still want to do more.

IT NEVER ENDS!!!
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I have to third that as well. It is way too addictive.

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I too agree. It is way easier to buy bikes than sell. and impossible to leave them alone.

Unfortunately, I have too much space, so I rarely sell

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