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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I've had 4 bikes and have never paid over $4500. This is not because I'm cheap, it's because this is all I can afford. A kid that is a jr. in high school, one in college, 4 cars, mortgage, and so on. Believe it or not, I've had some pretty nice bikes.

Looking to buy #5. I've done a ton of research and reading here. Some of it disturbs me and some excites me about this vegas. I'm thinking that this is going to be the cleanest and best suited bike for me this time. I'm amazed at the number of Vicks for sale and more of the newer than older ones.

I live in mid-Miss and seems these bikes are rare here. That doesn't really matter. I've come across only one bike like the one I'm getting that has like 51,000 miles on it. I understand how guys like to change but I'd to like hear from any of you guys that have kept Victory's for enough years to put more than 20K on them.

In other words, I'm looking to this 2004 vegas for longevity. How many miles you got and what type of work has it needed? Good/bad, pros/cons, and do you have any regrets?

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 08:34 PM
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My 2003 has almost 33k on it, only problems were a dry rotted throttle body boot and a broken wire at the map sensor. The 92 motor is a brute. There's people with 100k+ on em. One guy donated his v92 to some big motorcycle museum with over 200k on it

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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.

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I've got almost 37000 on my 11 XR and other than oil and tire changes (on my 4th set) all I've had to replace is the oil seal around the shifter shaft (less than $2).

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There are MANY Vics with over 100,000 miles. I have 85K on mine.

Buy the fucking bike already.

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Buy the ******* bike already.
LOL! Don't push me craze or all come back with a HD.
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I sold a 2005 Kingpin last week with over 58,000 miles on it. I broke a belt at 25,000 miles on it and 5clutch cables. Other than that, tires and oil.

I have a 2011 XR that just hit 37,000 miles today, I have had no problems with it so far.

If you like to ride, and not wrench, buy the. Vic.


Oh yea, I did have a fork seal spring a leak at 56,000 on the Kingpin

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If you like to ride, and not wrench, buy the. Vic.
Yep! This is me... except for oil, filters, and pads, not too crazy about wrenching. I'm all about riding.

I'm seeing some dismay around here concerning the slimming down of the Victory brand. Not worried about it as long as I can get parts for the 2004.

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Wow! I'm impressed if they had never been replaced.
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The parts are out there. They aren't difficult to find. Y'all agreed on a price, the bike looks great, go pick it up and have fun!

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I couldn't get the owner to meet me 1/2 way so I've got to talk or guilt a buddy into going on a 12 hour round trip Sat. or Sun. Wife was griping too much so she's out!
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