First some words of thanks to those who facilitate this forum, I'm grateful for the opportunity to join.
Looking at getting another bike, (last bike was a 2000 HD Softtail, Nighttrain) it's been a while, but the itch to get back on 2 wheels is getting so bad I'm gonna have to scratch it...
Strongly considering the Victory brand (I already ride Polaris Sleds and have a tremendous dealer - Skagit Valley Polaris) and he is a longtime bike guy, and speaks very highly of the Victory line, and he's always been super honest about the lines he caries, even if it means not serving his best interest.
Based on what I see, and read so far, I'm strongly leaning towards a Kingpin, and cost is a factor as I want to pay cash, and not finance, so I'm gonna go "pre-loved".
I haven't purchased yet, but it is in my plan that if I do indeed decide on a Victory model, I'll upgrade to a paying member here, and support the forum on a financial level. Until then, I'm still collecting info.
I was very happy with my Harley, but.... I just cant get past a couple issues.. 1) cost, and 2) that 'image' we all pay for is actually supporting an inferior design (that potato-potato exhaust sound may be cool, but it's from a design flaw...)
I'm 38, single, live in Western Washington, no kids, and work as a fireman. Got my BS from WWU in Vehicle Research and Design a few moons ago....
Thanks again, and happy to be here,