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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-23-2017, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I seem to have a thing for "orphaned" bikes. Never had a Victory, although have been looking at them with interest for years. Anyway, I've kinda got the itch for an early one - like a V92C with the Freedom motor. Trying to find some threads on "things to look for when buying a used Victory".

What has happened to Victory reminds me A LOT of what happened when HD shut down Buell in 2009. Buell fans were outraged and astounded at HD's shortsightedness. Of course HD didn't care. And there were good fire sales, a loyal rider base and good internet support that exists to this day, making owning a Buell a perfectly viable motorcycle experience (I've had 6 over the years).

Anyway, what kind of heartache am I in for if I pick up one of these early guys? BTW - I do all my own work on my bikes. Most of them are pretty old. The newest one I currently have is on the road is a '02 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans.

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You will be fine. I'd get something post 2001 just to be sure you don't stuck with one that had the transmission trouble early on that didn't get fixed under warranty.

In my humble opinion you would be happiest with something 2004 or newer though. They went closed loop in 2008 and got rid of the fast idle lever and added exhaust sensors.
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The only heartaches you'll experience is not enough T-shirts and accessories. These things are so dependable, the only time you'll use your tools is for mods and routine maintenance. The icing on the cake is (if you get a Cross bike) they are super easy to work on.

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At the prices newer Vics are going for I would go for one of them, meaning 07 or newer. There are some nice low mile bikes out there waiting to be ridden.

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Thanks for the comments. Anybody know where I could find a year by year chronology of the various technical changes? Not looking so much for model chronology, but stuff like Bbob mentioned above (e.g. going closed loop etc).

I have to admit a fondness for the early V92C styling... and seems like there's some good deals to be found on them...

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Thanks for the comments. Anybody know where I could find a year by year chronology of the various technical changes? Not looking so much for model chronology, but stuff like Bbob mentioned above (e.g. going closed loop etc).

I have to admit a fondness for the early V92C styling... and seems like there's some good deals to be found on them...

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Great idea. Once you finish putting it together, send me a copy, and I'll add it to the Free Service Manual database.
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Ok, I'm happy to report I'm no longer a possible owner, but a confirmed owner! Picked up an '02 V92C Deluxe, less than 20k miles for pretty cheap. After some fresh gas and a fresh set of plugs it's running great (it had been sitting for a while). Got about 30 miles on it today before the rain hit, but it's been very enjoyable so far. Beautiful bike - almost looks new except the wheel chrome is kinda crappy, unfortunately.

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Yep...second that on pix

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
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And add a profile and signature (now that you have the bike) or VisionJohnny will eat you alive. You've been warned.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
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