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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Default '99 fair price?

I understand that something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. I also understand I don't know much about these bikes; just what I've read on the internet the past couple days.
KBB says a '99 V92C retail is $3350. I haven't found any that cheap. I'm looking at one now that has:
Victory Performance pipes
Highway bars
saddle bags
2-up backrest
some kind of front and rear fender "bumpers"
windshield
dealer said tranny recall was done (but is there a way to tell? The bike is at a Victory dealer, but I'm not sure if I trust him yet)
paint looks decent for its age. Chrome looks decent. Gas cap looks hazy.


Now for the bad: the odometer doesn't work. LCD is cracked. Speedo, Tach, and all indicator lights work. This means mileage is unknown (was broken when they took it on trade). An odometer is important to me because it's how I calculate range and mpg (indicator lights can fail and leave you stranded). I've priced the assembly, and they aren't cheap (about $300).
Asking price is $4k. What would your offer be?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 07:30 AM
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[I] have a 2000 V92c, When i bought it it had 25,000 on it, I only have had minor issue with mine, Fork seal was the worst of it. as for the recall issue, the dealer wouldnt' say that it was taken if it wasn't, this would be a big legal issue for Victory(safety issue), get it in writing. When i took my bike to a dealer they gave me a print out of what was done (recall issues)to the bike from the other owner. as for the price and all the stuff it has on it, the price isnt that bad. whatever you do have them fix the speedo before you take the bike. work it into the deal. Most dealers will work with you.
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The tranny upgrade wasn't a recall; to see if it's been done, look at the front drive pulley - if there is a small cylindrical thing with cable attached (speedo pickup) on a bracket just behind the pulley, the upgrade has been done - if not, it probably still has the original tranny.

Another thing to check is the charging system - again, this is an upgrade, not a recall, so the dealer may or may not be able to tell you if it's been done. Since the LCD display is out, about all you could do to check is to take a voltage reading at idle - with the upgrade, you' get a bit over 14 volts - the original alternator barely put out 12 volts at idle. The alternator upgrade will run about $600 parts & labor.

Keep in mind that with the age will come other things - dried, cracked rubber items (hoses, throttle body boot, etc.), throttle position sensor, etc., so you will have to expect to replace older parts as they age out. Check the tires, especially the date of manufacture - if they're more than a few years old, you'll probably want to replace them on general principles - the OEM Dunlop Elite II tires on mine were about as soft as oak, despite having a lot of tread left.

If the tranny & alternator have been upgraded, go for it, if you can get the dealer to a price you are happy with. I couldn't offer a hard & fast number for you to use, though - with the odometer out, even with all else in pristine condition I'd not want to pay anything over $4000. If the tranny is original, $3000 would be my max, and I'd start saving for & planning the upgrade.

The original C bikes have a character all their own, and I'm very happy with mine.

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Thanks, great info! Unfortunately, I think they sold the bike already. It's not on their website anymore, although I haven't been back to the showroom since last weekend. At least now I know what to check for when looking at the V92's.
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Up to what year did the tranny problems exist?
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Up to what year did the tranny problems exist?
This is from memory & apocryphal sources, so don't take this as absolute...

'99 -'00 had about a 4 out of 5 chance of giving up within ~30-40,000 miles (a few have gone >100k, though); '01 had some redesign, but had some 3rd gears which didn't get heat treated properly (not all - a supplier problem), and there was a "cush drive" fix for them (rubber cushioned rear wheel pulley).

'02 had a new design, which with some tweaks made it to the '03 - up 5 speed Freedom engines - pretty well bulletproof. (I've heard that Victory contracted the design to Fuji Heavy Industries...)

The '03 - up Freedom engine 5-speed tranny internals will fit the '99-'01 engines with some minor grinding inside the case to provide clearance for one of the gears. This is essentially the "upgrade" offered from Victory.

Also - different years has different internal gearing; the '99 - '00 first gear was so low, you'd be upshifting halfway through an intersection - made the overdrive pulleys quite popular for that reason alone!

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In another thread (can't find it off hand), someone mentioned the tranny upgrade has been done if behind the front drive pulley there is a bracket with a cylindrical object with a wire coming out (speedo pickup).
This pic is of the area behind the front drive pulley on a 2001. Is this what I'm looking for when trying to find out if the tranny is upgraded? And just to be 100% clear on this, if this is not present, the tranny is original, correct? thanks in advance

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Actually, the mention was earlier in this thread...

The picture shows an upgraded ('03 - up 5 speed) tranny; the original tranny used a speedo pickup inserted in the top of the case, about 3" inboard of the drive pulley (it may still be present, but won't be connected to anything).

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