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I come from the land of cages so 30k miles for a car is nothing. How is that compared to a Victory Vegas with that many miles on it. Am I going to need anything soon?
 

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30k, IMHO, is nothing to concern yourself about. I have nearly that on my '11 and it rounds like a top. I put 25k on my old KP and it ran like ... Let's just say you had to WORK to keep its taillight in your focus. I have considered buying an old '03 Vegas with about 80k. Vic bikes are REALLY over engineered and unless it had a turbo on it, I would pick up a high mileage one, for the right price, in a heartbeat.

I was once told that you can take the bike miles and multiply by three, that gives equivalent car milage. That might be true for "other" bikes but I have not found that true for any Victory I ever road.

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My Kingpin had 28K when I bought it, it was a 2004 so about 3500 a year. I have put about 8K over the last year. I did have to replace the belt, at about 34K, from what I have read that is not the norm. Probably a good idea to figure that into your cost though, about $250 to $500, depending on if you do it yourself or pay someone. That is the only major expense so far, I will need to get tires soon.
 

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The 30k service is a bit more involved but not much. Belts are being changed at 60k even though the book say 32k or something.

A good going over the bike, check the steering head bearing for correct tension, change the fluid and seals in the forks, change oil in the engine, check wheel bearings and belt tension/adjustment, flush the brake lines, clean battery terminal connections, and that's about all I can think of at the moment but the service manual has the complete list.
 

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Heck, I have 23,000 miles on my 2012 Cross Country Tour...I think it's almost broke in... :)
 

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The dealer wants 9k for an 07 stock Vegas with 30k. I want to say I'll give 7k cash and call it a day. Fair?
Yeah. I'd offer him 7k and let him call you back later with a counter offer. If you are in a state that doesn't charge taxes for a private sale; you might want to consider finding one.

I don't know what this dealer put into this particular bike. Maybe nothing more than a good cleaning. I'd ask if the 30k service was done by his dealership. If it hasn't been done; I would negotiate it being done; including the fork oil at least but preferably the seals too. And take a very close look at the belt to make sure it isn't one of those few that need changing early.

The last thing you want to do is pay a premium price from a dealer then have to turn around and sink a bunch of cash into it.
 

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I would negotiate they 30k service in the deal for that much money. I wouldn't touch a bike that mileage for over 5k personally

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Yeah. I'd offer him 7k and let him call you back later with a counter offer. If you are in a state that doesn't charge taxes for a private sale; you might want to consider finding one.

I don't know what this dealer put into this particular bike. Maybe nothing more than a good cleaning. I'd ask if the 30k service was done by his dealership. If it hasn't been done; I would negotiate it being done; including the fork oil at least but preferably the seals too. And take a very close look at the belt to make sure it isn't one of those few that need changing early.

The last thing you want to do is pay a premium price from a dealer then have to turn around and sink a bunch of cash into it.
Dealer said a new rear tire and a cleaning. I'll offer him 7k and a 30k check up plus the fork oil and such. I'll let you guys know tomorrow. Thanks for the tips. Oh, I live in California. Land of the fucked, home if the taxed.

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I don't even think I would go 7k on it. You can get a brand new 2013 for $12,500 then take off the $500 rebate plus negotiate another $500 to a $100 off then you can get the new one for $11k to $11.5K and the dealer wants 2k less than that for a used bike with quite a few miles on it.
 

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9k sounds a little high for that kind of mileage. 7k sounds reasonable in-line as long as all the work is done that makes it ready to ride. The 30k service says to 'inspect' the belt, not necessarily replace it. You could work replacing it into the purchase deal if you're worried about it as long as you are bartering anyway.
 

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Ultimately, I would trade in my 05 Triumph Speedmaster with 6500 miles on it. Ideally, I would trade in my bike, get 5k from it, then pay 2k out of my pocket. I'll head down to the dealer once I leave work in four hours.
 

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Unless there is something special about the bike-- He is CRAZY! I am only asking $10,000 for my 2011 Kingpin with 4500 miles.
I found it on Cycle Trader.

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2007-Victory-Vegas-110802286

If you were me, what would you offer? Just to reiterate, salesman said brand new rear tire, premium package, and it's been checked for fluids and such. He mentioned the open looped fuel system. I guess the new ones are harder to mod than the older ones. He said the 07's were the fastest of the bikes due to compression and less EPA restrictions.
 
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