Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Illinois
An '04 is at least 10 years old. 50K is low miles for that age. My '13 Vision is near 15,400 miles. I have paid to have an oil change and have done one myself. They are no big deal on these bikes. Warranty claims in the first year was one, count them, one for a starter clutch replacement. My experience with other bikes led me to expect far more new bike claims. Soon I will need to replace my rear tire but I am in no hurry for that. My front brakes were shot at about 14,500 miles but a new set of pads at under $100 and 15 minutes of my time took care of that. I really need to get down on my belly and check the rear pad. It may also need replacing but so far it feels just fine. The adjustable timing wheel for my bike cost me very little but the '04 Vegas does not have that option. The ATS only works on the newer engines.
A lot depends on the type of riding you do. I pull long distances on mine so a Vegas would not work for me. If most of your trips are under 50 miles and you want raw performance, the Vegas may be ideal for you. They also look great to me but looks are always a matter of opinion.
Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles
Last edited by Oldman47; 07-30-2014 at 08:40 PM.