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So, a little about me first. I learned to ride on various dirt bikes. First road bike was a Kawasaki KZ 400, next was a Kawasaki KZ 900 Z1B. Life got in the way, sold the bike a, married, family , job....I'm sure many folks have been there. So 20mmmm years later, the itch returned. I wanted an American made bike. Everyone, and everything these days seems to be Harley. So looking for Harley's in my price range, there were not a lot available, realizing anything in my price range would need some work. Well then I find a 2003 Vic V92 classic with 13000 miles at half the price of a similar Harley. Bike was obviously well cared for, besides not being run, 13000 in 15 years. So I get's it, (Cool hand Luke reference). Thanks to the interwebs, I learned how to do some work. I cleaned the throttle body, replaced the plugs and wires, tires, and rear brake pads. Knock on wood, no problems with getting these parts. This is due to issues with finding a Victory trained mechanic. So far, I am loving the bike. This is the good thing about the web.
The bad, so far it seems folks are a tad "butt hurt" by Polaris. I can see why, but that is for other threads. Issues like that contaminate other forums, not just this one. As it stands, this is where I can get information ,from those who have done it, on fixing, and maintaining the motorcycle. Riding is something I am enjoying again. If I cant work on it myself, I risk losing, as I was told "three weeks" to have any work done by a factory authorized mechanic. Sites like this keep me from regretting my decision to purchase this bike. So just food for thought, when you want to vent about issues "you" have, Please try to keep them insightful and relevent. As Victory goes, I found a lot of good about the brand that, although it was discontinued, was still worth the "risk". If you have tips and tricks on how to keep them running, post away, I for one could really use them
 

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Opened a can of worms there! Well you know this already maybe. If it still has the original tires, even if they look great REPLACE them. Old rubbers are bad, the over population of the earth proves this(joking!). Seriously if you wonder how old they are look at the date on the side wall and replace them if they are over 5 years old. Run good oil of course! I can go on, but many will. Good luck with the new bike and enjoy the new ride! And welcome to the mad mad world of Victory.
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As far as "Butt Hurt" many if not most were Vic fans before they kicked us to the curb not after. Key word before. We promoted them, recomended them and were basically Vic cheerleaders, then.....

This is a forum, for all thoughts and ideas, Victory. The good, the bad and in between. You'll find TONS of help and information here, just ask and you'll recieve.

Welcome to the forum, hope you stick around for a while.
 

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If you have tips and tricks on how to keep them running, post away, I for one could really use them
Well, as long as you change the oil regularly and keep your tire pressure where it should be you will have many many years of faithful service out of this bike. They simply go forever. I know of one guy thats local to me who has over 150,000mi on his Cross country and has never had an issue and only ever changed his oil, break fluid, battery and belt.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I did change the tires...Went with Avon Cobras. Seemed to have fewer detractors than Dunlop. I also ment new offense by the "butt hurt" comment. SHould not drink and post...... You find in these forums, some folks just like to bash. I have not been here long enough to see if thats the case. Should have kept my mouth shut. Look forward to being here.:devil
 

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150,000mi on his Cross country and has never had an issue and only ever changed his oil, break fluid, battery and belt.
Not even the tires....wow! :ltr:
@jzelina We have a solid forum here...yes, there is some bitching & moaning and no one is happy that such great motorcycles are not made anymore and the future of the ones we own is a big ??? but this is still and awesome place for information and fun. Welcome
 

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Thanks for the responses. I did change the tires...Went with Avon Cobras. Seemed to have fewer detractors than Dunlop. I also ment new offense by the "butt hurt" comment. SHould not drink and post...... You find in these forums, some folks just like to bash. I have not been here long enough to see if thats the case. Should have kept my mouth shut. Look forward to being here.:devil
No offence taken at all just explaining why some are upset, I'm one of them. I love the bike, best V-Twin I've ever owned. Polaris sucks....

Cobra's are good, I ran them on my 2004 Vegas that I had before the Cross Country.
 

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Victorys not made anymore..
Can you change that?
No?
Can you accept it?
I have..
Soon as the rain pisses off I'm off for a Victory ride. :devil
 

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Wait! Polaris no longer makes Victory!?!



Just kidding. Sadly I know and I to am "butt hurt." However I'm still a big Victory supporter. Just today I was harassing my Harley riding buddies about getting a Victory.

One guy says but they don't even make them any more. I replied that's because they never needed service so it was hurting their return business. Unlike Harley who has a revolving door in the service department. They laughed, I laughed, fun was had by all.

Welcome back.
 
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