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Hey everyone new guy to the forums and to Victory. Had a few questions/concerns I was hoping someone here could shed light on the topic.

I recently came across a gentlemen who has been looking to trade his 1999 V92C for my 1998 1200S for his wife, which is great because I'm looking to step up to a cruiser. With the little research i've been doing about this bike, I'm a little hesitant about getting this bike due to all the recalls I've been reading about. Transmission/Alternator/Electrical. And I was hoping someone could shine some light on whether this bike is worth the possible headaches. I've called my local Victory dealer and they said they would run the VIN and see what work has been done to fix any of the recalls, which I plan on doing once I talk to the gentlemen.

All the information that I hold so far is that the bike did have the speedo replaced at 3k. But other than that I have no clue. The now owner isn't the original owner and he said that he's only put 1k miles or so on the new speedo. With it being as old as it is only having "4k" on it concerns me and my only assumption is that the bike has not had any of the recalls taken care of. But my biggest concern I have is the transmission, I really don't want to be out riding and it locking up. I really hate to mess the bike up or get thrown off or loose control.

So if any of you could ease my mind on the subject or throw some knowledge on what to look for also once I go physically look at the bike, it would be greatly appreciated. Now I know there is always lemons floating around with productions but does the bad out weigh the good with this particular model? Also I fully understand that this bike is 13 years old and there are going to be problems that occur.

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In a nutshell: The 99-01's were great bikes once all the issues were sorted out. Some bikes had more issue than others.

JUST BECAUSE ALL THE "RECALLS" ARE DONE DOES NOT MEAN ALL PROBLEMS ARE FIXED! Including the transmission problems. There was never a transmission recall - just an "update" which was never required to be logged with Victory.

A speed sensor reading the back of the front drive sprocket will indicate an upgraded transmission. A voltage regulator with rounded edges will indicate an upgraded charging system. Milages are never correct, so forget about trying to figure out what milage is on the bike.

I once upgraded the trans and charging system of a 2000C. This must've been in '04. The bike ran well and was sold a year or so later and the next owner proceeded to put about 60,000 miles on it without any major problems. I got the bike back when the second owner brought it to me to add power. This second owner was raving about how great the bike was!
On the flip side: got a call from a guy that spent $5000 on a pristine 2000C. "very low milage" and in great condition he said. He added some more stuff to it and starting riding it. Added about 1000 miles and the original trans started to slip out of gear as well as other typical issues. Guy was pissed and now can't sell the bike for $2000 as he was faced with a $3000-$4000 repair bill.

Great bikes, find a good mechanic that can set it up right the first time, or walk away and get a 2002+ Vic Cruiser which were damn near bulletproof.
 

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I wouldnt trade a 1200S for that old of a Vic.Those HDs are a hot little bike and almost too much for a woman starting out.Plus the HD is worth more than the Vic.
 

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I wouldnt trade a 1200S for that old of a Vic.Those HDs are a hot little bike and almost too much for a woman starting out.Plus the HD is worth more than the Vic.
I disagree, I have a 99 V92C, I love it. It would be way better that the sportster. Harley prices are dropping. The value would be almost the same or the Vic may be worth more. It is a 98!!! Now saying that there is a huge height difference in the 2. The V92C is going to be taller.
 

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I disagree, I have a 99 V92C, I love it. It would be way better that the sportster. Harley prices are dropping. The value would be almost the same or the Vic may be worth more. It is a 98!!! Now saying that there is a huge height difference in the 2. The V92C is going to be taller.
The 1200S is one of the hottest factory Sportsters every produced and if someone that knows what the bike is they are worth a Grand more than the average Sporty the same year.The older V92C are not worth near as much.Granted HD prices have been dropping on the newer ones but the special bikes and older ones like Shovelheads and Panheads are still up and hanging there.BTW I only gave $5200 for my 04 TC.My buddy had a 1998 1200S and got that much out of it.
 

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Thanks for the input . Also thanks Mrbill65 for the picture. Ill be sure to check for it when I go look at the bike.

Also I would go with a newer bike but funds are a little tight this year and i'm trying to find a way to fit a bike on my budget. Work has been a little slow this year.

And I did a KBB on both bike's and the Sporty was $3,500 private party and the Vic was $3,250 private party.
 
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