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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2017, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Just picked up an 05 kingpin in Las Vegas. 35,000 miles.
My first Victory.
Paid $4500.00



We paid lots of cash for it. And when I say lots of cash, I mean lots of CASH.
My wife and I saved a lot of our tips for many years. Most got converted into bigger bills and were spent over the years.
We looked at some Victory's and fell in love.
I found one that I wanted quite badly, bad sadly enough, the bank didn't want to play on a used bike.
My wife found this one on CL for a pretty good price, but we just couldn't swing it, that is until she brought up the dregs of out tips: One dollar bills, stuffed into a large bank bag, wrapped in stacks of 100, plus a few small stacks of fives, and a few 100's.
We had enough for the bike

We secured the bike over the phone with a promise to come get it that day. The plan was to hook up our small bike trailer, go to the bank, have them convert the bills to larger denominations, and head for Vegas. (150 miles)

About 10 miles into the jouney, a tire on the trailer blew, and all but removed a fender.
My spare was a very small tire, on a small rim, but the holes matched.

We quickly changed the tire only to fond that it was a bit short on air.
To turn around, go home, find a better spare and get back on the road would have left us no time to get to the bank.
We called the owner and said we would be there today, and he understood, and held the bike for us.
He also wanted to meet early.

We made the 9:00 appointment, but the bank certainly wasn't open at 6:00 in the morning.
We told him the dilemma with the bills. he called his bank nearby to find it would be an hour before they opened, and that only the drivethru would be open.
Most other banks turned out to be the same way.
They decided to take our cash as it was.
I had it all counted out and wrapped in nice bundles, but being as they didn't know me from Adam, they thought it best to count it. His nice wife set to the task.
When it was all said and done, she said it was possible, but she wasn't sure, that maybe we were a dollar short!



The bike now resides with me, and I start my quest to learn all I can about this bike, and the Victory's in general.

I'm off to the forums with a question or two.
I hope to learn, and I always try to entertain along the way!

I have a fever, and cowbell won't cut it.
In the last three months we have purchased An 06 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, an 05 Yamaha 650 Vstar, and now this Victory.
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Welcome! Are you in Mohave County by any chance?
Yes.
Near the blink and miss dot called Wikieup.
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Cool. I'm just up the highway a bit in Kingman.
I have feelings about that place.

Nice to make your acquaintance Bob!
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Yeah, to be honest, I don't care for it all that much either.


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Your bike looks great. Like new!
Thanks. It was obviously looks well cared for.
I haven't ridden it yet.
A few adjustments are needed first.
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So what does bbqjoe stand for? Are you a professional bbq guy? I just have a little electric smoker I've had for a decade or so that I've learned to slow cook some great ribs and other meats with. My ribs come off the bone but don't slide right off. They aren't too dry or wet. I don't use a rub either. Just salt and pepper. The flavor of the meat really comes through without a need for sauce but people are welcome to use whatever they like.

I used to share my bbq a lot but these days I mostly just cook for myself. I just did a 4 rack batch about a week ago. Cooked for about 7 hours.

I usually do a couple of turkeys twice a year too. I'll buy them when cheap during Thanksgiving and Christmas then save a couple for mid summer. One of those inexpensive chest freezers is a must for any home. The secret with turkey is to not use much wood for smoke. Just enough to give it that hint of smoke flavor without over powering it. Actually; that's pretty much how I do all my meats. In the beginning I used way too much smoke. Now I soak one soup can full of wood chips and water for an hour or two while the smoker is warming up and maybe after the meat is in there for an hour or so. Then drain off the water and put the wood chips in. I have different kinds of wood for different kinds of meat like hickory, apple, alder, and even oak from whiskey barrels.

The goal is to bring out the natural flavor of the meat; not mask it with rub and smoke. At least in my humble opinion it is. I've yet to find a restaurant that does it better than I do; again IMHO. Restaurants have to cook them fast and have different people doing the cooking so it really isn't a fair comparison. If the were cooking for themselves and family; I bet their ribs and bbq in general would be better than mine.

Those bbq cook-off's can be really good but getting enough can be a real problem. They tend to share more with each other than with us. Understandable really. They are having friendly competitions and doing all the work. We are just spectators for the most part.
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Welcome bbqjoe.

I miss my Kingpin.great bike.

So you are one of the 5 people that live in Wikieup? It always amuses me when I ride through there that gas is unusually exspensive. I guess they are just preying on the guy that forgot to fill up in Kingman or Wickenberg.

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