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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Nice and sunny here in San Diego, as always and have 3 Harleys, but looking for something different, so I see a number of Vics for sale dirt cheap. I know they're discontinued, but the prices for a used one are hard to believe. Makes me a bit cautious. Thoughts?
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Riding since 1952, I have owned many bikes that have been discontinued and they kept soldiering on for years. Some I rode across this continent. That the factory stopped cranking out Victorys should have no bearing on your decision to buy one. Mine is 8 years old, 40K miles and no problems - not one. I do ALL my own maintenance and I have never had a bike that's this easy to work on. I have yet to come across a fastener that's hard to access.
I also have never liked cruisers for many reasons, but its like Polaris was listening to guys like me and shot down each and every one of those reasons. I love to carve the many challenging roads around me and my XR doesn't realize its a cruiser and doesn't act like one. The power, the comfort, the handling of Vics is amazing. If you can get a great price, you will own a great bike.
The down side; Accessories are getting hard to come by, but not impossible. There are aftermarket suppliers, buy & sell sites, eBay, Amazon and this forum to name a few sources still out there. And you have a good group of guys here who are quick with answers and ways to spend your money. Go for it and we'll see you back here with photos of that great buy.
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Ride one and youll own one.
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Every once in a while a deal really isn't too good to be true. It's just a good deal.

Those of us who own them and were thinking about trade in value or sales value aren't real happy right now but we are seeing the same thing with older Harley prices. Not quite the hit the Victory's are taking but a hit nonetheless.

The good news is deals are available right now for those who love bikes and love to ride.

Is there any particular year and model you're looking at? These are long lasting mostly trouble free engines which of course are rebuildable. As RicZ mentioned; accessories are dwindling down but still available for the patient person.
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it say best offer so offer them 5K and no sales tax.
Keep in mind parts and place that will work on it will be hard to find. Before you buy look around for shops that will work on it
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There are quite a few in the 5-6k range here. Looking at this one tomorrow.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/...489264116.html
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Get it BadBoy before it gets away. You'll love the way it handles in the curves. I've had Harley's too but my Vic is by far the best.

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A riding partner with a Big Dog mentioned that Vics use one source for engine and trans, therefore if anything goes wrong it spreads quickly. ??
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