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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, my name is Chris and I live in Ellis County. I currently ride a V Star 650 and was looking to buy a new Harley next year.

Due to the reliable reputation, I'm now considering buying a Victory XR, and I think they look badass. I recently joined a Harley forum and I see a lot of posts about problems with them. Even the HD guys admit that Vics are more reliable.

I'm looking forward to learning everything I can here and making an imformed decision when it's time to sign the papers at the bank.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 11:56 PM
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Hi Chris welcome to the forum. Great information that can help you make an informed decision. Three years ago I planned on buying HD until a friend said check out the Victory's. I found a 2008 Vegas Low with 2700 miles. Never even test drove it, just sat on it and bought it. Victory is a great bike as is HD, but I am glad I went with the Victory. Good luck in your search.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 05:44 AM
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Welcome from CT. It was a tossup for me between the ultra classic, and a cross country tour.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 06:20 AM
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Keep reading.

All machines have pros and cons. All machine manufacturers have pros and cons. All machine forums have pros and cons.

It's a motorcycle. Buy what sings to you. Riding is not enhanced by sitting in the saddle and second guessing the decision to get whatever is under the saddle.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 08:21 AM
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Hello fellow Texan! I was riding a Vstar1100 a year ago and traded up to a Cross Country. If you do any long distance riding, you'll not regret buying a Vic! Welcome to the club.

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Howdy neighbor. No really, I live just outside Trinidad.


Some people go their whole life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem.~ Ronald Reagan

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-03-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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