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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Default New Guy Looking at a 2000 V92SC

Hello all,

New to Victory but not to motorcycles. I am looking at a 2000 V92SC. Bike is a little rough, runs ok. Needs a tune up and new fuel. It has definitely been sitting.

I have a few questions;

-I have read the trans on these pre-freedom engines can go out. What should I be looking for when I test ride?

-The LCD screen is inoperable, is the mileage stored in the ECU or right in the LCD?

Anything else to look for?

Other than that it seems ok. Was definetly down at some point as the levers have scratches. Seems like a slow tip over.

Thanks guys, hoping to add a Victory to my fleet!

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You're going to get a lot of responses when it comes to the 99 and 2000 (and even the 01) V92c bikes. There were issues with them but the are not universal, and there are still guys that have them on the road.

On a test ride, the transmission failure will present itself with 3rd gear (most likely) not going into gear, or jumping out when it is in. If this is occurring there is no cheap or easy fix. Guys were buying 92 ci Freedom motors (after 03 engines) to replace if this happens.

One of the things the die-hard lovers of that bike will tell you is that the oil is critical. There was an argument made that switching to an appropriate full syn oil like Amsoil will prevent the tranny from having the issue. I haven't tried it myself but there were guys that stated that doing so made a big difference.

The one thing that will cause a Vic to give you issues is sitting. They'll go for a zillion miles if you use 'em, but they don't like sitting. You're going to want to very closely inspect/replace anything rubber, like the intake boot, fuel lines, rubber caps on the ports on the intake etc.

Go here and watch this video.. he's pretty much the authority on the older Vics and it's a very informative video.

V92 Cruisers - The Vic Shop

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Take a long test ride 20 miles or more with plenty of shifting. It the tranie goes out it will coast you $6 thousand to fit it or look for a used motor around $ 2,500 parts will not be easy to come by but you can find most of them.
More then likely your have to replace the throttle body boot along with all rubber lines and plugs. BBOB has a pdf service manual you can download to your computer

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I know this sounds like a lot of negative feedback. I know of a bunch of older V92's on the road still and they are GREAT bikes.. just be aware that they were pretty much orphaned by Polaris, who has also now orphaned ALL of us, so you'd be in great company. I've owned and had taken away from me an 01 and an 02 V92c. I can tell you I still check out Craigslist once in a while when I want to cause myself pain, because the giveaway prices on the old bikes are just so tempting. Just be aware that if you decide to get one you will have to either get good and tinkering on it yourself or be lucky enough to find a wrench who knows them. The old bikes were simpler beasts and a lot of parts can be sourced at a local auto parts dealership, but after market is nope... unless you ebay troll or find some bits and pieces on sites like this.

If you're lucky enough to be anywhere near one of the 4 Horsemen of all things Victory.. KevinX in Fl.. Rylan Voss in Adele IA, Lloydz in Pine Bush NY or KMC in Delaware... you're golden. There are some other shops that are good that can and will work on the older bikes but if you're gonna go old school Vic you need to know what you're getting into. When they are running they are damn near unstoppable.. when they aren't.. they can be just as bad to get going again. Good luck!
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I really appreciate all the feedback guys. My primary concern is the transmission. I don't want to purchase a whole new engine/trans for this. I will take it out on an extended ride and really go through the gears.

Everything else I can repair. Definitely not afraid of a wrench (did a full restoration on my 1975 Goldwing).

Bike runs rough so that may affect the ride. But ill try and go out and bang through the gears. Thanks guys.
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Here is my 1999 V92C that i just picked up last week. 21,000 miles.

Hope you get yours worked out
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