Just picked up an 05 kingpin in Las Vegas. 35,000 miles.
My first Victory.
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.