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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, sorry for the strange question but I need some opinions asap!

I was going to buy another Harley but a Highball has come up at a good price. I have seen the photos of them and I love the look but I have never ridden one.

The only thing that bothers me a bit is the skinny rear wheel (and the rear fender a bit) but I don't want to get carried away with too many mods or I will end up in custom Harley territory before I know it.

The bike is in the south of London and I am in Scotland so I will have to buy it over the phone and get it collected.

Am I crazy to buy it without riding it or should I just get it bought? Bike is a year old and only 1000 miles so as new with pipes, filter and remap (but I would probably change them).

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Just do it.
I bought one last September and came off a sports bike and still owning a gsxr but I love my hi ball. It makes me smile and laugh whenever I ride it .
It gets so many looks and double takes when I ride it round the Kent coast.
I don't regret it for a minute and suggest contacting ROBINSONS foundry in Canterbury and see what they have.
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From one Scot to another, go ahead and buy it. I rode one during a Victory demo day a few weeks ago and loved it, will also tell you that I met a few people there who specifically came to test ride the Highball and were not disappointed

P.S. why dont you just jump on the train and go down there, test the bike out and then ride it hame. it would be nuts to buy a bike without riding it.

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Just spoke to Robinsons and they put the stage one on the bike. They know the owner and said for the price it's a good buy. It's due it's second service now so I need to factor that in as well. I don't love the look if the pipes (straight shots?) but ok for now. I like Hacker Zoomies!

I can't get time off work to got to the south of England to get it so would need to have it collected. Risky I know. Should I take that risk?
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Just spoke to Robinsons and they put the stage one on the bike. They know the owner and said for the price it's a good buy. It's due it's second service now so I need to factor that in as well. I don't love the look if the pipes (straight shots?) but ok for now. I like Hacker Zoomies!

I can't get time off work to got to the south of England to get it so would need to have it collected. Risky I know. Should I take that risk?
Honestly mate Id never tell anyone to buy a bike without checking it out. However if you had said it was a Harley I would say dont even touch it without trying it, but with Victory Id say youd probably be ok.

I have a Vegas 8 Ball with black shotgun pipes so I kind of like the Highballs pipes, as for the Hacker Zoomies, theyre cool but also mental loud, which will get on your nerves after a while riding long distances so I wouldnae be to quick in changin them yet


Also heres one in Glasgow, maybe you can go check that one out see if you like it

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...14nd?logcode=p

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I have been in there 3 times asking when they were getting that in. Left my details and also emailed several times and still nothing
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The bike I am looking at is also due it's second service based on time not miles. How much am I looking at for that?
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*PS just re-read the title and that came out wrong. I didn't mean did you regret it but more just meaning should I/shouldn't I (without seeing it)

This is the one I am looking at. Just over 1000 miles, Stage 1 done at 500 mile service. Wrapped the pipes himself. Due second service now. What do you think of the pipes?
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Aye, a agree, they pipes are shite lookin and the wrap doesnt look to good, but if your getting in for a good price then it's easier to live with *L*

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I know. I was thinking if I pay 8,500 then have to service it (not sure on costs) the put new pipes and programmer for Zoomies for example am I better of just trying to get a dealer demo for under 10,000?
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