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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hello riders,

I'm from Portugal and splitting my time between Portugal and South East Asia where I work.
I still don't own a Victory but I'm talks to buy a Victory Gunner second hand this December, gonna check it out and if all is good deal should be closed in one month.
Any tips on what to check for on a used Victory and specifically a Gunner would be greatly appreciated.

Planning on doing a Stage 1 upgrade soon and maybe Stage 2 around next year, been already reading through a lot of posts on the forum but hadn't posted introduction yet as I still undecided between the Gunner and a HD Softail Street Bob.

Safe rides
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Welcome, i used to go holliday in Portugal, são martinho do porto when i was very young ...

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Hello riders,

I'm from Portugal and splitting my time between Portugal and South East Asia where I work.
I still don't own a Victory but I'm talks to buy a Victory Gunner second hand this December, gonna check it out and if all is good deal should be closed in one month.
Any tips on what to check for on a used Victory and specifically a Gunner would be greatly appreciated.

Planning on doing a Stage 1 upgrade soon and maybe Stage 2 around next year, been already reading through a lot of posts on the forum but hadn't posted introduction yet as I still undecided between the Gunner and a HD Softail Street Bob.

Safe rides
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How many miles/km on this Gunner?
I would check the usual things: oil leaks, fork leaks, loud(er) engine noises, tire condition, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary.
The biggest thing for you would be how the bikes fit you. How comfortable are you when sitting on them? between the 2, they're both good bikes but the Gunner might handle a bit better. You'd have to test ride them to be sure.
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Bem-vindo à família. Não importa qual você consiga, você é bem vindo aqui.
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San Diego, California here. My mechanic pulled the plugs and air intake and looked inside. It should be clean. I would offer to change the oil on the bike so you can take a look at the old oil, and just make sure there aren't any metal devils in it. Also look at the filter.

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Welcome, i used to go holliday in Portugal, são martinho do porto when i was very young ...

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You should go there again, it's aging like a good wine - getting better with age.


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Hello riders,

I'm from Portugal and splitting my time between Portugal and South East Asia where I work.
I still don't own a Victory but I'm talks to buy a Victory Gunner second hand this December, gonna check it out and if all is good deal should be closed in one month.
Any tips on what to check for on a used Victory and specifically a Gunner would be greatly appreciated.

Planning on doing a Stage 1 upgrade soon and maybe Stage 2 around next year, been already reading through a lot of posts on the forum but hadn't posted introduction yet as I still undecided between the Gunner and a HD Softail Street Bob.

Safe rides
Welcome from Connecticut, USA!
How many miles/km on this Gunner?
I would check the usual things: oil leaks, fork leaks, loud(er) engine noises, tire condition, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary.
The biggest thing for you would be how the bikes fit you. How comfortable are you when sitting on them? between the 2, they're both good bikes but the Gunner might handle a bit better. You'd have to test ride them to be sure.
Thanks for the tips, I have planned to take the motorcycle to an inspection with mechanic and I'll keep my eyes open for those things for sure.
I already rode the HD before and tbh I'm more inclined for the Gunner, quality and price tag wise.


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Hello riders,

I'm from Portugal and splitting my time between Portugal and South East Asia where I work.
I still don't own a Victory but I'm talks to buy a Victory Gunner second hand this December, gonna check it out and if all is good deal should be closed in one month.
Any tips on what to check for on a used Victory and specifically a Gunner would be greatly appreciated.

Planning on doing a Stage 1 upgrade soon and maybe Stage 2 around next year, been already reading through a lot of posts on the forum but hadn't posted introduction yet as I still undecided between the Gunner and a HD Softail Street Bob.

Safe rides
Welcome from Connecticut, USA!
How many miles/km on this Gunner?
I would check the usual things: oil leaks, fork leaks, loud(er) engine noises, tire condition, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary.
The biggest thing for you would be how the bikes fit you. How comfortable are you when sitting on them? between the 2, they're both good bikes but the Gunner might handle a bit better. You'd have to test ride them to be sure.
The bike has almost 12.000km
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Thanks for the tips man, I'll make sure to keep those in my checklist.
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San Diego, California here. My mechanic pulled the plugs and air intake and looked inside. It should be clean. I would offer to change the oil on the bike so you can take a look at the old oil, and just make sure there aren't any metal devils in it. Also look at the filter.
My last post was for you but I missed the quote. Thanks
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