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Not gonna lie, I'm interested.


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I wonder if Lloydz will test them out in my bike for the heat factor :ltr:
 

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Strange,
That Victory would go off on a tangent with S&S,
Specially considering the connection to Lloydz HOH.
More $$$$ in Polaris pocket I guess.
"dealer installation required"
That'll bump the price right up,
it'll be interesting to hear the full story on this.
Not on Facebook so screen resolution ain't the best on that ad but I'm sure I'll see a better picture down the line.
 

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The surprise for me is that it's taken Victory so long to offer something like this. H-D has a factory 117" kit now so I'd guess there's a lot more 'factory' 106" hop up kits on the way.

I have no idea what the behind the scenes story is but at some point, the Lloyds/S&S exclusive is/was due to be renegotiated.
 

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yeah and local HD dealer contacted me yesterday re a 24 hour test ride on Street Glide Special or Road Glide Special, SGS is the less ugly of the two. and Ill go into the draw for a trip to USA to ride Route66.
MAD if I don't take the SGS for a short trip.
 

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Don't forget S&S built the Gunner drag race bike motor.
So why not more parts to make money off Vic bikes
 

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Strange,
That Victory would go off on a tangent with S&S,
Specially considering the connection to Lloydz HOH.
More $$$$ in Polaris pocket I guess.
"dealer installation required"
That'll bump the price right up,
it'll be interesting to hear the full story on this.
Not on Facebook so screen resolution ain't the best on that ad but I'm sure I'll see a better picture down the line.
Well, to add to the discussion, Lloyd's is a boutique shop, really, and is mostly known by the crazy few (like us on boards), not the general motorcyclist/Victory rider. S&S is a large, well-established company, and even casual riders will probably have heard the name.
 
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I don't suppose any of you remember when you could go to a dealer and get an S&S 106 Stroker kit installed in your 100" Victory motorcycle?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9beUcAVJqs

You would not get the results you will get from the same package at Lloydz. Just like HD's Screamin' Eagle stuff... the aftermarket will beat it every time.

The dealers have a hard time with correcting belt chirp... do you REALLY want them splitting your cases?
 

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The dealers have a hard time with correcting belt chirp... do you REALLY want them splitting your cases?
FUUUUUUCK NOOOOOO !!!!!!:crzy:
 

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Oh... just thinking...
Lots of people advocate Victory offering performance stuff from dealers as packages.

The problems are:
Most dealers don't have a dyno. Any engine buider type guy will tell ya, it's all about tuning. How do factory kits get tuned? A download. Not optimal.

It will be installed by the techs at a dealership. These guys are likely a far cry from an engine builder.

Well, to add to the discussion, Lloyd's is a boutique shop, really, and is mostly known by the crazy few
Not a word I would use to describe Lloydz.
 

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Ah come on. The Dealer tech's are the Highly skilled / Factory trained / most helpful people on the Planet! Okay - so not to ruffles some people's feathers - Yes, there are some very good people at Dealers!!! However, it appears that the bad ones highly out number the good ones! Most Dealers don't pay squat so they get what they pay for! However, they charge these people out at the same rate as a Properly trained Tech who is worth his weight in Gold!
 

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Ah come on. The Dealer tech's are the Highly skilled / Factory trained / most helpful people on the Planet! Okay - so not to ruffles some people's feathers - Yes, there are some very good people at Dealers!!! However, it appears that the bad ones highly out number the good ones! Most Dealers don't pay squat so they get what they pay for! However, they charge these people out at the same rate as a Properly trained Tech who is worth his weight in Gold!
This is coming true with trades in general. How many people graduating from high school this year aspire to be a plumber, electrician, steamfitter, carpenter, or mechanic? Most people coming into trades now are doing it because they are not 'college material' and can't get a better career going. They get into a trade out of necessity, not out of desire.
 

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Not a word I would use to describe Lloydz.
How would you describe Lloydz, Crazy? I'd say S&S's brand name is stronger and its industry reach is wider. In terms of an engine builder, I'd say S&S is the leader in the market - if the American V-Twin market is predominantly HD, and S&S is the leader, or at the top, Lloydz, who specializes in Victory - clearly much smaller than HD - would be a boutique. Or at least that's my view. I'm happy to be dissuaded.
 

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How would you describe Lloydz, Crazy? I'd say S&S's brand name is stronger and its industry reach is wider. In terms of an engine builder, I'd say S&S is the leader in the market - if the American V-Twin market is predominantly HD, and S&S is the leader, or at the top, Lloydz, who specializes in Victory - clearly much smaller than HD - would be a boutique. Or at least that's my view. I'm happy to be dissuaded.
Granted, S&S is the recognized name in V-twin engines, and I guess you could categorize Lloyds as a boutique using this definition: "a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele", but having been to Lloydz numerous times the term 'boutique' didn't enter my mind. Man-toy, motor porno shop, maybe....
 

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the term 'boutique' didn't enter my mind. Man-toy, motor porno shop, maybe....
My perception exactly, definition be damned. 'Boutique' instantly makes me think of floral bouquets or a nail salon. Or something. :)
 
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