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I am planning to buy a Victory Gunner in 2015 sometime around July. That's when my Jeep gets paid off. This will be my first motorcycle. Was planning to get a Yamaha Bolt. But after sitting on a Gunner, I'm sold.
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Lol big difference between a bolt and a Gunner!!!! You made the right choice though a Bolt is a great starter bike but would have been quickly outgrown.
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July is a great time to buy a Victory. If you wait till after the dealer meeting, you'll be able to get some great discounts on a 14 Gunner if there are any leftovers.

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Welcome, great choice,Think about taking a safety course......

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+1 on Weeds recommendation to take a rider course, if you haven't already. You will be amazed at how much there is to know to properly manage a motorcycle. It ain't no Jeep. And don't forget to wear your protective clothing, road rash ain't pretty.

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I already plan on taking the Abate course prior to buying the bike. That way I can set up the insurance with the cheaper rates, lol. Luckily, I do have friends with bikes and I can practice too before the Abate course.
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Dopey, if you have never ridden, or are a very green rider, I strongly advise you do not "practice" on friends' bikes. The consequences of crashing one ain't a pretty thought. Take a beginner course where they furnish the bikes and if you dump it, its no big deal. Besides, "practicing" on your own, you will have a very bad teacher who will instill some bad riding habits that will be hard to break. I have over 62 years of riding experience and have taken several courses, including track, even though I'm not a racer. I just want to see you be safe out there--its tough enough these days without you adding to that.

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Dopey, if you have never ridden, or are a very green rider, I strongly advise you do not "practice" on friends' bikes. The consequences of crashing one ain't a pretty thought. Take a beginner course where they furnish the bikes and if you dump it, its no big deal. Besides, "practicing" on your own, you will have a very bad teacher who will instill some bad riding habits that will be hard to break. I have over 62 years of riding experience and have taken several courses, including track, even though I'm not a racer. I just want to see you be safe out there--its tough enough these days with you adding to that.
Thanks. Will do. I have ridden dirt bikes both 125cc and 250cc. I do realize that those are different animals. But, it's something.
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Thanks. Will do. I have ridden dirt bikes both 125cc and 250cc. I do realize that those are different animals. But, it's something.
Dirt riders have a distinct advantage over green street riders,so that's points in your favor Dopey. However, there are different rules and things to know when on the street and a course will be invaluable toward cluing you in.

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Dopey, if you have never ridden, or are a very green rider, I strongly advise you do not "practice" on friends' bikes. The consequences of crashing one ain't a pretty thought. Take a beginner course where they furnish the bikes and if you dump it, its no big deal. Besides, "practicing" on your own, you will have a very bad teacher who will instill some bad riding habits that will be hard to break. I have over 62 years of riding experience and have taken several courses, including track, even though I'm not a racer. I just want to see you be safe out there--its tough enough these days with you adding to that.
Solid advice right there.

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