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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings!!

The user name is Big Tex, but I actually live in Brisbane, Australia. Just happen to love visiting the friendly Lone Star State when I get the chance so that's the reason for the name.

Anyway, have owned 12 bikes, the last being a Triumph Rocket, but now VICTORY is calling out to me and I'm thinking of buying the 2013 JACKPOT - the orange madness with all that amazing chrome. In Australia they are asking for 25K for the 2013 model and 24K for the 2014 update. Mind you the 2013 version comes with an extended 5 year warranty, plus roadside assistance, and $1000 voucher to spend on accessories. The 2014 doesn't come with any extras at all, so I'm leaning toward the orange madness which looks so much better IMHO.

Anyway, I'll let you guys know which VICTORY ends-up in my garage with photos to follow!!
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Welcome aboard , you cant go wrong either way!

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Im just down the road from you mate, at the Goldie.
Ive been into Victory's Wickham St showroom twice now, once to get a checkup and find out if my Vegas had been 'flashed' for the pipes and intake, and again to buy some Victory oil and a couple of exhaust gaskets ( bought a set of HardKROME American straight pipes as I was worries about my leafblowers not being legal with all the crap going on up here at the moment, tho I prefer the look of the leafblowers)
The staff at Victory are good, I met the young mechanic who really knows his Vic's, he plugged my beast into the computer and it told him anything significant in its history, verified that it had been flashed tho not by a Victory dealer, checked my drive belt adjustment, put air in the tyres, cleaned and lubed the cable ends, only cost me $57 so I bought an oil filter and Victory t-shirt off Ron in the spare parts section .Got to sit on all the bikes there and compare seating position and feel, checked out the new Indians upstairs, drank a few cappucinos Ron made me, and had a good chat to the rest of the staff there and a good look around.
Think I'd lean towards the 2013 it looks good and with the extras good value...what did they quote you for pipes, filter and re-flash?
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" " 495 cams
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" " timing wheel @4 deg.
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I just put up some pix of my bike also the Brissy showroom and what could be your new bike if Im not wrong.

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

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" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Thanks for the welcome!!

I haven't got any quotes at this stage. The VICTORY dealership has been closed for a number of days, but is re-opening on Saturday 28. I hope the weather is okay for a quick test ride before handing over a deposit. Thanks Chris for the pix of the Brisbane showroom and telling me about the excellent service they gave to you.
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Welcome, I think I would also choose the earlier model.

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Welcome aboard, I like the orange as well its a good looking color. I have an 07 jackpot pearl white that I've owned for almost 2 months and love it, turns a lot of heads. Look at it this way what's more important, 5 yr warranty plus 1000 in upgrades or just spending more for the newest model?

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Took the orange beast for a test ride today and bought it - super sweet machine!!

Now because I bought the 2013 JACKPOT, I got ALL the extras which I would NOT have got if I purchased the 2014 model.

Extras included:

5 year warranty.
5 year roadside assist.
$1000 to spend on VICTORY goodies.
4 coffee mugs.

This is just a photo from the web, but my actual bike will be ready in about a week, so then I'll take pix of it in my garage:

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The dealer suggested TRI-PRO 2 into 1 pipes. Now I don't want anything too loud, but extra cornering clearance would be an advantage. Also, do the TRI-PRO pipes increase the power delivery in anyway?? The dealer wants and extra $900.00 to fit the pipes which is a total of $1,900.00 - so I'm wondering if the pipes are worth the extra expense - your thoughts would be appreciated.

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I'd wait for a while, get some input from the site, before I spent the money on the pipes. You may get advice to spend it on something else.
While I'd heard exhausts were expensive, I had no idea that they might be $1900 installed.

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Good to hear Tex!...so the bike you rode and bought, is it the same bike in my showroom pix?

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

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