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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Default Hey fellow Victorians

About to purchase my first Victory, a 2013 Vision 1900 miles..
I've owned Harleys and Jap bikes, favorite was Ducati.

Am looking forward to my ownership an am positive I've made a good decision..
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I don't think I've heard Victory riders referred to as Victorians before but it does fit.

Sounds like the Vision was a garage queen. I hope you change all that!

Welcome!
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Thanks. Might be awhile before we make some long trips but wife and I are eager to get aboard again.
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Welcome to the club, let's see some photos of that Vision!

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Victory. At only 1900 miles, that engine is not broken in yet. It takes around 3,000 miles for a complete break in. Make sure it has fresh oil and brake and clutch fluids before seriously hitting the road. Air up tires to 38-40 front, 40-42 rear. Air up the rear shock as prescribed on the sticker in the side case lid. Keep revs above 2500 - this ain't no Harley.

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Hey thanks. This is a loonnnggg distance purchase..
It's a dealer that assures me fluids have been changed.
I'm a former Harley mechanic and after I get the repair service manual, will be maintaining the new girl. Just working on the purchase particulars and getting shipping quotes for delivery.

Thanks for the warm welcome..
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About to purchase my first Victory, a 2013 Vision 1900 miles..
I've owned Harleys and Jap bikes, favorite was Ducati.

Am looking forward to my ownership an am positive I've made a good decision..
Hey Ironangel.....welcome to the wonderful world of victory...i'm sure you'll love your new ride as we all do....

Ride Safe, look forward to some pics...

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Fly one way to buy it and then ride it the long-distance home. I've done that twice to buy XCT bikes and it went great. It is a good way to learn the new bike and you get a road trip out of it

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Well now I'm finding out the tires are original, 2012 tires. I'm ascerting that tire should be changed every 5 years regardless of visual condition. Heck, their dealer fee is damn near $400... And apparently only an oil change has been performed?...
I know I'll need to go thru the bike once I get her. But stealerships... Damn...
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