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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Have had a few harley's in the past but thinking about purchasing a Victory as it is American made as well. And the prices I have seen, you get a lot for the buck compared to Harley.

Looked at a Vegas 8 ball and the price seem really low for a 106CC.

I know this is a Victory forum but is there any negitives that I should be aware of????

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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 10:57 PM
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Hey Barry, this is Barry. Best place to hear people bitch about things they hate is the internet. Take a look through this forum. Not a lot of bitching about the Victory line up. Ride one.

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Yes, there is a negative. If you like fixing things that break on a bike, you'll be bored to tears and your tools will collect dust. The good news is, you'll get to do a lot more riding than H-D owners.
How's this; one oil drain plug, half hour belt change, cam chain tensioners that don't break, I could go on, but I'll let others fill you in.

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I've owned two Harley's. A 90 heritage, and 04 Fatboy. I owned a high-ball and painfully subjected folks here about swapping to a bagger but swapped finally to a Vic Hard-Ball which fits me better. I loved my High-Ball and I knew the Vic bagger was my single choice. You could never talk me back into a Harley. Outhandles, outrides, and outbalues Harley plain and simple. If that tells you anything. 8 vs 64 gaskets and seals. One little itty bitty tidbit. It's still got a single pin crank so it's got "that" sound. Runs circles around any Harley bone stock.

Simply a better product. Period.

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negatives......errrrr........your Harley t-shirts will be obsolete
oh and ya cant blip the throttle going back into first gear

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After 40+ Years of Riding HD, found there is life after Harley by Riding on a Victory .. Can't make it any simpler ..

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post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 05:43 AM
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I am for a Victory. I have had all kinds of moto-scooters. Sport bikes, Dirt bikes, Baggers.. Etc. I currently own a 2012 Black XC. I am 6'3" 300lbs. The Victory is longer allowing me to feel at home, not scrunched like some of the other baggers I've been on. Plenty of power with the ol' ball and chain and myself cruising around.
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If you can be comfortable with the looks, the sound and the less similarly dressed and propagandized ownership base Vic may be a fit for you.

If you can put up with doing routine maintenance chores yourself or if you are capable of dealing with less than stellar dealership service departments Vic may be a fit for you.

If you can be satisfied with a smaller assortment of bolt on mods or if you are well equipped to do one off mods yourself Vic may be a fit for you.

If you are prepared to move your SAE tools to the back of the drawer to make room for your metric tools in the front Vic may be a fit for you.

If you are in the market for a V twin engine platform that has a substantial history with zero anticipated failures to date Vic may be a fit for you.

Think hard on it though. It's hard to let go of ingrained behaviors and the Motor Company has done a bang up job of ingraining themselves.

I been through a bunch of Milwaukee iron, still got a couple gathering dust. It's taken some adjustment on my part but the math is what it is. This is not a perfect motorcycle. What it is is a superior riders machine apples to apples.

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post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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one oil drain plug
Explain one drain plug?

I am looking at the Vegas 8 ball and the High Ball. I like performance, something that will take off without down shifting. I will want to replace the pipes because I don't like the silent stock pipes. Will have to check with V&H and see if they make one for a Victory. Or maybe someone can suggest something that will work?

My last HD was 2010 Softail CVO, 110 and it did have the power! I have a friend that has sold Victory and now selling HD and he said to ride one and then choose. He said that Victory makes a sound scoot but a Victory, you ride on it and the HD, you ride in it. Victory has less re-sell value. Am not a big guy, that is why I am looking at those 2 models. Am 5'5 and weigh 155 but have short legs and like having my feet on the ground when I stop.

How about Victory Service?
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Engine,tranny,and primary share one common sump therefore one oil not three as harley has. Service depends on your dealer some are good some are bad mine so far has been excellent so I have no complaints with service.

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