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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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I currently ride a custom chopper, made by the now defunct company called 'Proper Chopper'. Prior to that I had a 2005 Big Dog Chopper, of which I put 87,000 miles in the 7 years I owned it. So far I've put 22,000 miles on my current chopper. I say all this just to present the fact that I ride a lot!

Being I do ride a lot, and am leaning towards a more reliable bike than one that just looks nice, I am seriously considering the Jackpot. But don't get me wrong... I think the Victory bikes look great!!! The chopper just has that unique look and feel.

I really like what I see in the Victories though, as they are not only great looking bikes, but unlike the custom built choppers, with all their vibration and such, they seem to be very well engineered. Will perhaps test ride one this weekend.

I doubt anyone has made the transition from a chopper to a Victory, but In the rare instance that one has, I'd love to hear your experiences.
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There ARE a number of rake kits available for the Jackpots to help them look even more custom so check into that while you research it




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Until the end of October , Vic is offering a 3000.00 rebate on the 2013 leftover Jackpots .... NOW is the time to buy one ! Oh , welcome to the forum too .

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Default Rebate offer on 2013 bikes...

Thanks for the heads up on the $3000 rebate on 2013 models. However, I believe the $3000 would come off the selling price of $18500, and if I'm not mistaken, the new 2014 Jackpot goes for $16000. So even with the rebate, the 2014 is only $500 more.

Perhaps waiting until the end of next year would be wise as I could then maybe get some sort of rebate on the 2014 bikes. Problem is, I don't know that I could wait that long!
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Thanks for the heads up on the $3000 rebate on 2013 models. However, I believe the $3000 would come off the selling price of $18500, and if I'm not mistaken, the new 2014 Jackpot goes for $16000. So even with the rebate, the 2014 is only $500 more.

Perhaps waiting until the end of next year would be wise as I could then maybe get some sort of rebate on the 2014 bikes. Problem is, I don't know that I could wait that long!
No, the rebate's paid by the factory. So your statement here only hods true if you have zero negotiation power when you walk into the dealer, and are willing to pay sticker for either bike - which, by the way, you should not.

You will get a good discount off the 2013 plus the rebate. And you could get some discount of the 2014 as well. It's October, when the sales are slow and the prices are low.

Also, the cheaper 2014 comes with spoke wheels and tubed tires, along with a less desirable headlight, which should be good if you plan on going with custom wheels / headlight, but not so good if you plan to keep it stock.

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what ever you do get them to throw in the first 500 mile oil change for free you'll save a good 200 bucks

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All great input... Thanks!!!

However, concerning the spoked wheels on the 2014 bikes, it appears the Jackpot has billet wheels as can be seen on their web site:
http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en...specifications
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I am new to victory as well. I went from a bobber to a antifreeze green cross country. I like the old school but man, i am soooo happy with this bike. In 2 months I have put almost 1500 miles on it. Plus the ole lady can ride with me. I kinda wish I'd done it sooner. Also if you're looking for rake kits kewlmetal.com should have everything you need. Hope this helps!
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All great input... Thanks!!!

However, concerning the spoked wheels on the 2014 bikes, it appears the Jackpot has billet wheels as can be seen on their web site:
http://www.victorymotorcycles.com/en...specifications
Hmm, you're right. I don't know what I was thinking.

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victory drivetrains are said to be very reliable with their modern technology. i would suggest going to a test ride at a victory where you can try them all, sometime one looks better but another rides better, best to test!!
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