Hi all I am strongly considering purchasing an 05 kingpin deluxe with only 6900 miles on her. I do not know much about Victory bikes. The questions I have are their reliability, riding 2 up, and long distance rides. thank you all
You've come to the right place to get answers. Can't speak to the Kingpin but my 2013 XC has no problems riding two up. I will let Kingpin owners respond to their thinking about the KP in regards to your questions.
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your purchase.
I had not ridden in about 20 years and before I spent a lot of money I wanted to be sure I was ready to ride again. So I bought a used 04 Kingpin. Me and the misses put quite a few miles on it two up. It was relatively comfortable, not as comfortable as the Vision I ride now, but was a decent two up bike. It was a solid bike, mine had 28000 when I bought it and I put 10K miles on it over the next year. Had a couple of minor issues. My clutch cable broke and my belt broke. Usual maintenance stuff, I was happy enough with Victory I upgraded to another.
I bought an 04 KP last November, with 2,730 miles on it, for $4500. I do not think I could have done better value for cost anywhere else.
I really value my KP very highly.
It is a good running, stable platform. My son grins every time I thank him for finding the bike for me.
Remember that rubber belts and tires should be replaced due to age as well as miles. Though it hurts to replace tires with that much tread on them, and the belt still looked new, it is the right thing to do.
Those OEM Dunlops were hard as rocks, and did not grip well. And breaking a belt is not something that always ends with you walking around without a limp.
I live in Woodstock, GA. Welcome to the forum. I have an 04 Kingpin I bought 2 years ago with only 8,000 miles on it and have ridden it all over. I road to New Orleans, LA, to Panama City Florida, etc, and it runs great and straight. I would jump in with both feet if I were you. Kingpins are great bikes.
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