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Hi guys,
I do not own a Victory yet but sure would hope to in the near future. A fellow member TOMMYARMOUR recently traded off his Hammer....That was a beautiful bike and I would have gone out of my way to pick it up but of course I was too late to that dance as usual and missed out.
I really like the style of the Jackpot and Hammer and hope to put one in my garage one day soon.

A couple questions I have first is how is the durability of the Victory bikes? I put a lot of miles on a bike (10-12k per year) and don't really want to worry about having to rebuild it too soon.
Also are there any known issues with them that I should look for when shopping?
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Hiya and welcome from CT. If it's one thing Vic has going for them, it's engine durability. Many folks put on many miles with little or no issues.

I have almost 5000 on mine since May and I don't have any issues.
 

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I've worked on a few over the year but it was all maintenance or custom work. A friend of mine had one that had 40k+ miles on it with nothing but oil changes. It'd have more but that bike met with it's end in a collision.

People always laughed when I described Victory as "Harley style with Japanese reliability." But that's basically what they are in my head.
 

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People always laughed when I described Victory as "Harley style with Japanese reliability." But that's basically what they are in my head.
That's good to know, I will have a hard time walking away from my Honda as I've never had any issues with any of the Hondas I have owned but I can't quit drooling over the Victory bikes ever since the started building them.
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If you truly are Archaic , you might want to get one soon...:ltr:
 

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Ehhhh....I've got plenty of time, I will still be riding while I'm trying to shift with a kane,chewing on my dentures and adjusting my hip replacement.:D
 

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Ehhhh....I've got plenty of time, I will still be riding while I'm trying to shift with a kane,chewing on my dentures and adjusting my hip replacement.:D
You are to be commended... around these parts we call that ; Die-Hard !thumb up cheers
 

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I did the same thing, putting one off for a year or two. I kept waiting on price to drop on used models. Then the F6B came out which caught me off guard and I thought I had to have one of those.

Then debate, debate, anger, debate. Ultimately, the Victory was a happy medium. A little smaller engine than I wanted but very comfortable and stylish. I have no regrets.

Although they may have the worlds clunkiest transmission. You get used to it.
 

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That's not a clunk from your transmission..... Its an audible shift indicator!:ltr:
 

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Ha, well it goes nice with my cute little gear indicator on the gauge. First bike I've even owned with a gear indicator other than neutral light. How Victory spoils you.......

Built in digital tach was nice during break in too. Handy.
 
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