Join Date: May 2014
Location: Washington State
I like the two Vic's we have now and because of medical issues they aren't getting ridden much so I have a couple of great bikes and am not in the market for anything other than maybe a set of cams in the future. (though for the life of me I can't really figure out why I need them)
IF I was in the market I would want to see how Polaris lives up to it's promise to support the Vic's before I would consider another bike from them. I'm a little slow, but not so slow that I would buy another product from Polaris on a promise of we will continue to sell and support this. Got that cup..Seeing how well they honor their promise to continue supporting the Vic line will lead to my rethinking this.
Here is an example of what support looks like.
The hack we have is pulled by a American made 91 Gl1500 from Honda. (Born at Marysville Ohio plant) It became ours two years ago and because the PO didn't do any real maintenance to the bike except the all important air filter and oil changes and lubing the final drive splines in the 125,000 miles he drove it, I needed to go completely through the final drive and fork, wheelsl, cam belts, engine management, cruise control and everything that would be needed for it to pull a double wide sidecar with a 26 yr old motorcycle. Which I did. What I found was that OEM parts from Honda were readily available though the bike has been out of production 17 yrs. The engineering is so good that replacing a clutch is almost unheard of even with a sidehack or trailer no matter what the mileage. They seldom give it up even when loaded way past their original design capacity for 100's of thousands of miles. The weak spot of the bike is the alternator and there are many aftermarket choices for improved alternators. The reason for this Honda doesn't go after the aftermarket like Polaris does so there is one. Iff you need a 90 amp alternator no problem, there is an American company that stepped up to fill that hole.
It's like Honda wants you to keep your bike and ride the wheels off it. I really like that attitude. Look out on the highway there are a lot of other people who like that attitude out there also.
God willing, me riding hard again I will be watching how Polaris honors it's promise before ever considering another Polaris product. Lets hope that the New Polaris proves me wrong
presently owned bikes
2014 XC 8 ball that no longer stalls
1993 HD fxrp
1982 HD Sturgis
2009 Honda rebel
1991 gl1500 A w/ Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar.
"God works both good and evil in a mans' life and you deal with it as best you can" Somebody..
Last edited by Joe_; 04-04-2017 at 06:00 PM.