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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Today I watched all 3 utube VictoryvsHarley videos. I'm impressed with this engine.

I like that a lot of thought went into the design. I have wanted a bike for longevity and the engine build in this video is one everyone should watch. Going on my 3rd week owning it.

I've never owned an air/oil cooled bike and I'm intrigued! I just changed the oil and made a complete mess in my garage because I underestimated how much oil would drain.

It's a 2004 Vegas but I just keep getting excited about it. I ride it and don't want to get off. It's almost 10pm and want to ride it now.

I had a VTX1800 that had everything. Great bike! It could have run forever. The lighter Vegas with better mpg has been a fun bike to ride. Looks easy to maintain as well. I do hope that Victory will continue to be successful and watch what we say.
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Dill, I went on a 200+ mile ride today with friends and got a tad over 50 mpg, in spite of the fact I couldn't use 6th gear but a few times. Can't put 'er in 6th until going over 60 mph. The roads we traveled were posted at 55 mph and the group's leader stuck to that.

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Dill, I went on a 200+ mile ride today with friends and got a tad over 50 mpg, in spite of the fact I couldn't use 6th gear but a few times. Can't put 'er in 6th until going over 60 mph. The roads we traveled were posted at 55 mph and the group's leader stuck to that.
The mileage you are getting is impressive. I do look for a 6th on mine. I see now why they put them on newer bikes.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkFPUeNUqc

I learned a great deal about harley engines that I didn't know. I do understand why they have not changed much. You start changing one thing and then you'll need to change something else and next thing you have is a metric engine.

I was shocked at the number of seals Harley's have compared to the 6 on Vics.

Educational for anyone that rides.
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For decades, I have maintained that there are motorcyclists and then there are motorcycle owners. I appreciate that you are endeavoring to become the former. Knowledge is power...and torque too!

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I watched this series of videos 3 times. Very informative! After the 3rd time I said "I am getting a Victory". I've never regretted getting my Kingpin from day 1. I personally think Victory's technology is leaps and bounds ahead of HD.



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I did the same thing, watched the videos multiple times and thought to myself this was a no brainer. Sold my HD's and bout one XCT, never regret that decision.

The funny thing is my best friend rides a HD Night Train and he say Victory is what HD would be if they started up in the '90's. Which really doesn't make much sense, you would think that HD would be a little more proactive but I guess they don have to because of all the lemmings out there coveting there neighbor.

Then he went on to say that a Victory is the generic version of a HD. Well if better power plant, cheaper price, more storage and technology makes it generic then I will continue to by generic the rest of my life.

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Go to a harley dealer and take a ride on one. You'll be surprised how quiet the motor is. They have a ECM that Vic can't come close to the bike 96% time never pops or backfires no mater what exhaust they put on.
There belts are narrow then ours and they don't chirp
They have special spark plugs made for them so the never knock.
There is a rubber pad in the rear wheel to cut down on vibration.
There tool kit is top quality and they use real paper in the manuals with better photos and better explanation.
I like my vision but would live to have harley quieter power train.
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ECM maybe BUT a belt, plugs, rubber pad, small tool kit, and better photos are really not the things that sway me to spend 20k+ on a bike.

My last HD (Dyna Street Bob) had 2k on it when the stator went out and the motor shelled out. Thank GOD it was under warranty because they had to replace the whole thing.

So the transmission I a bit louder, because it really is. For me it's about reliability and maintainability. I like to ride not spend my valuable time in the shop or cleaning my show piece.

BUT I do really like the HD's new infotainment system.

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