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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello,

47 years old, divorced male, live in Duluth MN. Got rid of my 1400 Suzuki Intruder, and now looking seriously at the Victory High ball. Or maybe the Kingpin.

I really love the styling, and like being different than the "rest" of the guys all riding HD's.

Don't know much about these Vic bikes yet, but I'm trying to soak in all the info I can before purchasing the bike. Wondering what owners of these bikes think of them, and is there any issues I should be aware of before buying one?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 08:08 PM
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Welcome! I might suggest perusing the High Ball and Kingpin Forum sections for specific info on these.

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Welcome from the land of snow and hockey.
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Oops that's where your from! Welcome from Calgary.
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Travis...he is from the land of snow and hockey..ha ha..you can't get any more hockey in the US..then MN...don't yah know?
Blakk..go for scoot that originating in your state brother...unless your a packer fan...well then buy a cheese bike..ha ha
First hand I think the power train is almost unbreakable. And secondly...don't fear breaking from the rest of society...its much cooler on our side...just how we like it.

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Welcome from the twin city area......

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Welcome Bro. Good choice on looking at Victory; you'll find a lot of good info here and mostly good folks.

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Welcome to the forum.
IMO the biggest thing you need to know is that the Victory bikes are far more reliable than the other major american bike manufacturer. I have owned both an Electra Glide Ultra from 2010 and a Road Glide Ultra from 2011. I decided that I could not afford to own either one past the warranty period because I was using that 2 year warranty almost every month on both bikes. I now have over 16 months on my Vision and have had all of 1 claim on the warranty, a bad starter clutch. I felt good enough about my present bike that I just got done paying about $800 for performance upgrades with an expired warranty on the bike. Yes, it has been that much more reliable. The after market performance upgrade gave me over a 10% improvement in performance without impacting reliability.

Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles

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Welcome to the Victory Motorcycle Forum! I visit Duluth a lot either visiting my son who lives there, on the way up to the BWCA, for the Northshore Inline Marathon, or my 2013 ride around Lake Superior on my Kingpin Tour.

I've ridden a 2008 Kingpin Tour for 4 years and 21000 miles. Bought it new for $9995 and sold it two weeks ago for $7950. It's a great ride with lots of power and if you have the Tour, you can pack all your camping gear in the trunk and have one saddlebag for each rider's clothing. I had done a "Victory Truck Test Ride" and had a $1000 coupon to use for accessories. The highway bars with the soft lower covers was great for cooler weather. I have now moved on to Victory's luxury touring model, the Vision. With the full fairing, adjustable windshield, heated grips, and heated seats, I think nothing of hopping on at 32 degrees. A definite season extender for the Northland. I bought my 2008 Vision used with low miles (12K) for $9200. Go on test rides, take a bike out from the Victory dealer in Duluth. From 2008 up, they introduced closed loop fuel injection which reduces maintenance. Know of 2004's that have gone 100,000 miles. Have fun shopping. Use Craigslist and cycletrader.com.

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KPRider, another change is the 2011 and later transmission. It extends oil changes from 2500 miles to 5000 miles. To me the reduced maintenance is a worthwhile thing to have.

Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles
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