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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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hey everyone, new to the forum, I'm looking at a new bike after an accident with my old one, an 85 yamaha xv1000. The 2014 highball looks like the best option i can find for new bikes that are out there, and figured I would come on here for a little info and what not

anyways, i'm James, look forward to getting to know you guys
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Welcome James. Victorys are well engineered, well constructed, comfortable and handle beautifully. Test ride the one that appeals to you and decide. Its your money, your taste and your butt. It doesn't matter what we think.
I have had mine for 4-1/2 years with not one problem and this 77 year old finds working on it a pleasure, even removing the wheels.
When taking that test ride, keep the revs up over 2200 RPM and use 3,000+ for shift points.

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hey Ricz, thanks for the reply, I test drove one a week ago, it was pretty awesome, enjoyed the ride and power, i'm a pretty tall (and a little wide) guy, at 6'2" and 220lbs, and I really enjoyed the fit, the ape hangers were about the right height for me, and the power was great!

so far the only thing bad i've heard was from the salesman at ducati yesterday, and that was that they don't hold their value like other bikes, but quite simply, i couldn't care less about resale value of my stuff, I buy it to enjoy it, not to sell it later...

the big thing I didn't like about the highball though, was the lack of ABS, i would really like a bike that has one, I know there's lots of debate about abs vs non abs, but with my accident 3 months ago, and knowing it probably wouldn't have happened if I had ABS.
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I too had a crash (I never call 'em accidents) that might have been avoided with ABS. So I practiced fast stops until I gave myself more confidence.
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oo, that sucks! were you ok after yours?

in mine I was passing a bus stopped at a bus stop, when it pulled into my lane, the car in front of me slammed on the brakes the bus was coming over, and there were cars in the lane next to me, so i grabbed the brakes and locked up the front tire, high sided and hit the ground pretty hard
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Bike and rider received scrapes and bruises, nothing more. Guess what? She was using a cell phone at the time. I carry the above photo in a 8X10 in my bike. Whenever I can, I whip it out to show a driver on a phone and tell them someone doing what you're doing did this to me.
You were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I learned a long time ago to leave myself a safety cushion between me and the car ahead, especially in urban traffic.

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wait a few days new ones will be out

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Welcome to the forum.
VJ is right. New models will be released at Sturgis the first week in August. At that time you can bargain for a "left over" 2014 or maybe the new line will include something you like even more.

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Welcome to the forum.
VJ is right. New models will be released at Sturgis the first week in August. At that time you can bargain for a "left over" 2014 or maybe the new line will include something you like even more.
awesome, that's exactly what I was hoping to hear! I figured the 2014's would go "on sale" as soon as the 2015's were announced, and no one I asked up here seemed to know when new model years were announced...

the other thing that I have on my side is I live in canada, and riding season ends for the winter and virtually everyone puts the bike away for the winter, so sales plummet dramatically, which means I should be able to get an even better deal in the next month or two!

it's kind of amazing the number of people i've been talking to who just walk in and pay sticker price for vehicles... two of my friends now (interestingly enough, both asian) one payed full price for his ninja, and was confused when I asked what he paid vs the asking price, and another when she bought a new jeep
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I bought mine in February and was able to get a very good price. Let them sit on 'em for a while during the winter doldrums, they'll be glad to get a warm body in the store.

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