Just purchased a 2004 Victory Vegas. I was really considering a Harley after being away from riding seriously for about 12 years, but came across this victory for an incredible price. I do not regret it and so far love the bike. Everything I have read indicates I made the right decision. Nothing against Harley at all (I love their style), but Victory is American made and a beautiful and reliable bike. Looking forward to getting tech tips and just general discussion about the bike here. I am a former mechanic (worked for Benz) and still do all my own mechanical work. I am looking forward to digging into this bike with a few mods (always looking for suggestions) and want to paint it as I am not a fan of the orange/silver. I will post pics after the pipes go on it (planning on some Octanes).