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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Test drove a 2006 Kingpin, 100 cubic inch motor today. I am seeking any info in regards to mechanical issues, costs of service, and anything that would be helpful in making my decision on this bike. I liked the power, style, handling was not as good as my old VTX but the front tire was very worn, and back needs replace also.
Asking price is 4000, 13682 miles on bike. Have to give my answer tomorrow so any useful info would be appreciated.
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Test drove a 2006 Kingpin, 100 cubic inch motor today. I am seeking any info in regards to mechanical issues, costs of service, and anything that would be helpful in making my decision on this bike. I liked the power, style, handling was not as good as my old VTX but the front tire was very worn, and back needs replace also.
Asking price is 4000, 13682 miles on bike. Have to give my answer tomorrow so any useful info would be appreciated.
Jump on it. That's at least 2000 below what they are selling for right now.
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Good price and a great motor. Back bakes are easy to do and that was about how long they lasted on mine. Oil changes on that motor need to be done every 2500 miles. Pretty much a bulletproof drive train.
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I agree with previous posts. $4000 is a steal for that bike. I have seen bikes with rebuilt titles selling for more. I think once you replace the tires it will handle much better. Many posts about which tires on this forum. Good luck.

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That is a great price.It will not be for sale long at that price.
The 100 inch motor has a 6 speed. I wish mine had the 6 speed. The '06 is an open loop fuel injection system. That makes it very friendly to upgrades. 13,000 miles is barely broken in. These motors are bullet proof.
As far as handling, new tires make a huge difference on mine. I run an Dunlop Elite III on the front, and I have a D407 on the back(it is a Harley tire).I used to run the Dunlop 417 on the back and the Elite II on the front(those were the stock tires). Stock tires didn't handle as well.

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If you don't buy that Kingpin, I WILL! I'm VERY SERIOUS!
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Good price and a great motor. Back bakes are easy to do and that was about how long they lasted on mine. Oil changes on that motor need to be done every 2500 miles. Pretty much a bulletproof drive train.
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Every 2500?
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Every 2500?
That is Vic's recommendation. The oil gets dirty and the shifting gets harder. So the interval is sooner on the older bikes. Now with the newer bikes it is recommended at 5000 miles ,right?Apparently this was due to the oil getting dirty sooner on the older models. And if I remember correctly, that is due to the open loop bikes pcv system. It is routed differently.Also, on the '11's and up, with neutral finder, it's suppose to be a non-issue.

Personally, I go closer to 4-4500 miles on my oil. I quit using Vic oil and my shifting is easier than with Vic oil as it gets dirty.

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2500 is correct.

I think they went to the longer interval on the 2010 models on up. Not quite sure about that.

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i love mine! new tires make all the difference. the back tire probably has corners from highway ridding.
i picked up the cheapest one i've seen in texas for $6500 and she wasen't in the best of shape. cheapest 100in. kp seen was $5900 and had dents and didn't look well cared for at all.

which vtx? i've ridden 1800's and they handled horribly at anything in town. surprisingly never ridden a 1300, i hear they are a load better than the 18 tho.

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