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So I just picked up a 2000 victory v92 that was built by old 97 choppers. Its a nice bike but it needs some love so I plan on working on it this winter and getting it tip top buy ive never owned a victory so Im sure there will be several questions. Biggest thing is 3rd and 4th gear are out so not sure if it will be easier and cheaper to rebuild the trans or replace it. Other than that it just needs paint work and a little wiring clean up but it runs great and sounds amazing. Pics to come later
 

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So I just picked up a 2000 victory v92 that was built by old 97 choppers. Its a nice bike but it needs some love so I plan on working on it this winter and getting it tip top buy ive never owned a victory so Im sure there will be several questions. Biggest thing is 3rd and 4th gear are out so not sure if it will be easier and cheaper to rebuild the trans or replace it. Other than that it just needs paint work and a little wiring clean up but it runs great and sounds amazing. Pics to come later
Looking forward to some pix...
 

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Welcome jcorkin hope you will enjoy this forum as much as we do, cool a project bike tread, I like reading that.

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If you're capable if pulling and stripping the motor yourself and splitting the cases, get all the gears and shift forks off
[email protected] if it's a keeper.
Throw some rings and bearings in while it's down.
A used bottom end is a gamble.
 

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So I just picked up a 2000 victory v92 that was built by old 97 choppers. Its a nice bike but it needs some love so I plan on working on it this winter and getting it tip top buy ive never owned a victory so Im sure there will be several questions. Biggest thing is 3rd and 4th gear are out so not sure if it will be easier and cheaper to rebuild the trans or replace it. Other than that it just needs paint work and a little wiring clean up but it runs great and sounds amazing. Pics to come later
Here's a vid you might want to watch. Its a good start to your Victory education.

btw: looking forward to the pics
 

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I'm looking forward to the pics and the progress on this bike! Good luck and keep us posted! :)
 

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Is there a check list for what all is needed to swap in a freedom motor? This motor runs perfect and only has 16k miles on it and supposedly has top end work done to it. The po said that he could adjust the shifter and make 3rd of 4th gear work but he couldn't make them both work at the same time, I think he is full of it buy anybody ever heard of such an issue?
 

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Is there a check list for what all is needed to swap in a freedom motor? This motor runs perfect and only has 16k miles on it and supposedly has top end work done to it. The po said that he could adjust the shifter and make 3rd of 4th gear work but he couldn't make them both work at the same time, I think he is full of it buy anybody ever heard of such an issue?
Are you handy enough on the tools to remove and strip down the motor?
Could be maybe a bent shift fork inside the box?
How important is this project and how much money are you prepared to pour into it?
Answer those questions as well as if you're capable of doing the work yourself or paying a professional if you have someone you trust.
You won't know which direction you're heading till you can answer some if these questions.
We can tell you what it could or couldn't or may be but you won't know for sure till you go in there.
If it was mine I'd wanna keep it original as in future say another ten or twenty years what's gonna be worth more?
An original early Vic or a Bitsa?
It's up to you and what you're capable of doing /spending?

Nice electric orange colour by the way!
 

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Thanks, the color is actually GoMango but most call it go man go. I painted one of my custom 70cc 3 wheelers that color, that's the fender to it in the pic I posted earlier. Anyways I am pretty good with a wrench and not too afraid to tear into something. I would prefer to keep it original but will go with something different and better if I must. Ive actually built several 3 wheelers, as in atc's, and had one put in a magazine after the build. So any of the 2001 and up 92 motors will work and have the upgraded trans correct?
 

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Thanks, the color is actually GoMango but most call it go man go. I painted one of my custom 70cc 3 wheelers that color, that's the fender to it in the pic I posted earlier. Anyways I am pretty good with a wrench and not too afraid to tear into something. I would prefer to keep it original but will go with something different and better if I must. Ive actually built several 3 wheelers, as in atc's, and had one put in a magazine after the build. So any of the 2001 and up 92 motors will work and have the upgraded trans correct?
Handy with the spraygun too I see!
Mate I'm no expert here you better off asking @kevinx or someone about the specifics.
[email protected] is the man for the factory parts though.
GoMango is a Chrysler High Impact colour I think, aptly named 70s acid trip colours:devil
Well with the colour change and other mods I anticipate you're gonna make then the bikes gonna be far more than say a concourse original, more of a Victory Kustom.
In that respect you've got a blank canvas to do what you will and get creative.
Definitely following this thread.
 

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from the looks of the bike its not stock. All read has a non factory paint job and aftermarket fenders
 

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Yup like i said it was built by old 97 choppers out of va at some point. They did a pretty good job with it but there are plenty of things I dont care for. I plan to smooth out things and polish others in addition to the paint. Performance wise it seems plenty healthy and sounds great so I dont think i need to do anything to it there. The injection system was all just rebuilt in the last 300 miles. I have next to nothing in it right now so I dont mind replacing the motor if I have to but I dont mind getting greasy and like saving a buck when I can.
 

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I think the bike has too much already changed on it to want to put it back to oem, there would be a lot I would have to buy like the front rim, rear fender, exhaust, tail light, handle bars and riser, shifter controls, etc. I almost think I would have more into it that way then just doing it custom.
 

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Also if you look in the pics I think the heads are off of a 99 and the rest of the motor is a 2000, the heads appear to be of a different finish. The po said that the heads were done by old 97 choppers as well and arent stock anymore.
 
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