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So, after years of "honey-do's" my wife finally caved and let me get a bike. I have ridden in the past on other friends motorcycles but this is my first. Walked into a Victory dealership (where my wife knows the owner quite well) and walked out with a 2014 Boardwalk. I've had it for three weeks just finished the break in period and the Mrs is already calling her my 2nd wife.

Stock everything so my upgrade list is getting longer by the day (bags, pipes, cruise control.... all of the norm). Any recommendations out there for me? Places to shop for aftermarket parts, things that in y'alls eyes should be changed ASAP.
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Welcome and look around the forum your questions will be answered a hundred times over.

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Nothing like going big or going home.
Suggestions? One, take a MSF riding class, and practice everything you learn,,,,,,,often.
Well, that may have been two, but you get it. Don't underestimate the things you can learn with a good coach. Bikes can be fabulous, but learning to ride well is a must. Much easier to break bad habits before they start instead of after they are ingrained like I did.
Oh, umm,,, the 500 mile break in isn't. Wait till you get about 5K on it, the engine will come alive.
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So, after years of "honey-do's" my wife finally caved and let me get a bike. I have ridden in the past on other friends motorcycles but this is my first. Walked into a Victory dealership (where my wife knows the owner quite well) and walked out with a 2014 Boardwalk. I've had it for three weeks just finished the break in period and the Mrs is already calling her my 2nd wife.

Stock everything so my upgrade list is getting longer by the day (bags, pipes, cruise control.... all of the norm). Any recommendations out there for me? Places to shop for aftermarket parts, things that in y'alls eyes should be changed ASAP.
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Yes, it's red and black. Couldn't walk away from it. And I will for sure be taking a safety course soon. Just need to find one near us. Thanks for the support guys!
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Congrats on your new ride! Would definately second taking the MSF course. Some of the places that you can check out for aftermarket parts/service would be witchdoctors, barracuda, the vic shop, and loydz; they're all on the web. Have fun and all you should need to do is ride, wash, change oil and repeat!
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Congrats on your new ride! Would definately second taking the MSF course. Some of the places that you can check out for aftermarket parts/service would be witchdoctors, barracuda, the vic shop, and loydz; they're all on the web. Have fun and all you should need to do is ride, wash, change oil and repeat!
Hey, thanks I appreciate the suggestions on sites! Also, after having my bike serviced locally for the first 500 mile service.... I will not be doing that again....$400 is a little friggin much for an oil change and to double check that the bike is still in working order.

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Hey, thanks I appreciate the suggestions on sites! Also, after having my bike serviced locally for the first 500 mile service.... I will not be doing that again....$400 is a little friggin much for an oil change and to double check that the bike is still in working order.
The beauty of a service manual and basic mechanical skills.
I don't think an oil change on these bike can get any easier. One drain plug and one filter.......that's it.

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