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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT (WFSB) -
A police investigation is underway in Stafford Springs in the area of Victory Motorcycle.

The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad was seen, along with about 10 other state police vehicles.

Investigators were seen going in and out of the Victory Motorcycle building, however it is unclear why.


Police investigation underway at motorcycle shop in Stafford Spr - WFSB 3 Connecticut
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I was chatting with epson a few hours ago and he directed me to this news......I wounder if this has anything to do with why I have heat and buffeting issues
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I found out what "he" the owner was doing. Since it was inside information I would rather not say on an open forum, but I can say he wasn't ripping off customers.

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That's where I bought my new XCT, in Jan. 2012 (rode it home, about two hours from there, in March 2012). He certainly didn't rip me off: I got $2850 off list ($3000 off list, but $150 setup charge or something like that) -- I think there was a Victory-to-dealer rebate thing going on that month -- and also I got to use a Vic veteran's coupon for more off that. And he gave me what I think was a fair price for my Burgman 650 trade-in. And no storage charge for the two months my bike was there, until the snow was gone from the roads. Bob, the owner(?), said he made about $250-$300 per bike, and they sell (sold?) a lot. By contrast, my local dealer would only go $500 off list, and I offered them a chance to get in the ballpark (and as my friend said, they got 100% of nothing).

I found three articles on the raid, but they don't say much:

Police investigate possible fraudulent activity at Stafford Spri - WFSB 3 Connecticut
State Police investigating Stafford Springs cycle shop | FOX 61
State Police Raid Shark Cycle In Stafford | Patch

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Its too bad for the employees of Shark, I liked the people working there always great to deal with or just shot the crap with.

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Its too bad for the employees of Shark, I liked the people working there always great to deal with or just shot the crap with.
They were just on a hiring blitz. Sales people, clothing sales. And, they are still posting ads on their Facebook page as recently as this morning. However, now it look like the page is completely deleted...



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Well the Shark Cycles web site is finally down.
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"Website is closed due to Maintenance. Please check back later." Right...later, in about 20 years to Life ....
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I would love to know the story , I have been there 6-7 times , it was a nice shop . I feel bad for the employees ....

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I went to Shark Cycle yesterday, they have a 50% sale on Vic clothing and helmets going on. I picked up a Polaris Slingshot helmet for $200 (normally $400). It's very light (carbon fibre) and very comfy.

Wayne, the parts guy, said they were open the day after the police raid. Bob (the owner) was also there. There was only one Vic on the floor, but almost all the Victory signage was removed - only the big "Victory" sign still hanging out front.

Bob said they are probably either going to focus on just used bikes or perhaps bring in Yamaha or Suzuki, but they are no longer a Vic dealer.




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I went to Shark Cycle yesterday, they have a 50% sale on Vic clothing and helmets going on. I picked up a Polaris Slingshot helmet for $200 (normally $400). It's very light (carbon fibre) and very comfy.

Wayne, the parts guy, said they were open the day after the police raid. Bob (the owner) was also there. There was only one Vic on the floor, but almost all the Victory signage was removed - only the big "Victory" sign still hanging out front.

Bob said they are probably either going to focus on just used bikes or perhaps bring in Yamaha or Suzuki, but they are no longer a Vic dealer.
You could've PMed me, and I would've gone with you. I was just doing honey-do chores, and honey is outta the country at the moment.

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