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My name is Alex, I have a Titanium Suede XC 2014 year. 7500MI
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Fayetteville, AR

Recently my wife and I had a close call on the bike.
This is probably frowned upon but I wanted to sell the bike as she's all shaken up. I figured where better and who better to sell it to than people that actually respect bikes and build quality of Victory Motorcycles.

(if this isnt allowed please let me know)

I wish I had known about this forum sooner as I had bet I could have benefited from it greatly!
 

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It's not even broke in!

How many cat pelts you want for it?

What got y'all so shaken?
 

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I know! and it is gorgeous!

I want 10K doll hairs.

We were waiting on a light to turn at one of the huge intersections before getting out of town 3 Sundays ago. A college girl, texting, driving with her knee ran the light, and crossed us on OUR RIGHT SIDE. Crossing 4 lanes and almost taking us out....my wife tapped me on the shoulder very calmly and asked that I take her home.

I haven't started it since and its no fun without her.
 

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Take a riding class, both of you---help enjoy it again.

Seriously, not being a jerk. If you can get your wife and yourself to take at least a beginners course, one or two days you could feel safer possibly. You have a large investment in the bike. Course is usually around $250 to $300. You ride their small bikes. It could help you decide if you want to give it another go or get rid of it. Just think if you go ahead and sell it, then in a few months you get the itch again to ride, it is going to cost much more for another bike. It might be worth the gamble for the course, it would be cheaper than a trip to Vegas(maybe). ................PS I think most who ride have had a close call before or more than one. I have been riding on the street since 1978, I have had a few close calls, but I still enjoy riding. Lots of good people to meet, lots of great places to see. ........At least go to a AMA class and sit in on a class, you may just be glad you did. Also think of this lots of people dream of getting a bike one day(they dream of it, never do it!). You followed through and got the bike. NOT trying to tick you off, just think about it. A little schooling can be a good thing.
 

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All due respect, I sincerely appreciate everyone opinions and input. I came to the Vicforums because of that, also this bike would do well in someones hands that loved it like the guys who bleed Victory blood.

Its not about the money or investment.
I have had someone hit me on a bike before and got up, got the Vic, and kept riding.
It is an entirely different feeling when Emily is on the back.
and maybe someone who thought they wouldnt be able to get a bike can get one that they truly enjoy like this one...

We are a relatively young couple and we like to still do things together; if I have to be a cager for a while then that's a sacrifice I can make and hopefully get another Vic down the road.
 

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All is understood, you two be safe and good luck with the sale.
 

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Sad when it get to the point where txting cagers are that prolific that we start giving up riding...
Sooner the txters can get hold of a driverless car the better, they wont have to put up with the major distraction of having to operate the motor vehicle.
I feel a lot safer in my 1980 Mercedes Benz cage than on my Vegas riding free.
But hell I love riding that much that Ill never give it up.
And my current woman would understand if I rode without her if she got cold feet.
Thats a hell of a situation you are in.
Rather you than me though.
Good Luck with the sale.
Its not a good time to be selling.

PS I cant see a pic of your bike?
 

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I've had a few "Close calls" in my 60 years of riding and why I'm still here to talk about it, I don't know, but I still have 4 bikes and ride at least once a day.

Reading your story reminds me of my closest call, when I ran out of gas exactly at the point where 2 freeways merge! The shoulder is 4 lanes away on both sides of me. Cars were slamming on their brakes, sliding sideways and I managed to walk that bike across 4 lanes of traffic going 70+ mph!! When I got to the shoulder, several cars stopped to see if I was o.k.. It didn't really hit me until later that it was a pure miracle that no one ran over me.

Remember, what happened to you could have happened in a car too. With today's car bodies made out of tin foil, it would have been very scary any way you look at it.:nerd
 

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Like you and the others I have had close calls and a crash. It made me a smarter rider. I do love riding but not in the city's. Maybe you should ride the bike and gain some knowledge and when your comfortable maybe take the wife for short little rides to wear she feels better about riding. Think about how many millions of us are riding there must be something to it. If you really want to get rid of the bike go trade it in on a boat or a convertible
 

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Or a tank...........
 
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