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I am going to look at a 2000 V92SE in a couple of hours. Haven't ridden in about 20 years, but I went last weekend and took the state motorcycle safety coarse so I could get my license again. When I left GA and went to AL they did not require a license for a Motorcycle. When I came back to GA I sold my bike and then I never got around to getting it back. Turned 51 yesterday so I figured it's time.

Anyone got any suggestions on things to look out for on that Bike. I really like the look of the Victorys. If I like this Bike them in a few years I will move up to something newer.
 

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Anyone got any suggestions on things to look out for on that Bike.
Make sure it's been properly maintained.

I really like the look of the Victorys. If I like this Bike them in a few years I will move up to something newer.
You might not like it, as the early Victory models were very rough around the edges when compared to the more evolved, current models.

How much is this bike? Maybe consider an early model Vegas or Kingpin before you pull the trigger.
 

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Make sure it's been properly maintained.



You might not like it, as the early Victory models were very rough around the edges when compared to the more evolved, current models.

How much is this bike? Maybe consider an early model Vegas or Kingpin before you pull the trigger.
The owner is asking $3500 and it has 10K miles. From the reading I have done so far, it looks like there is not much aftermarket for these bikes. I have also seen several recalls on these bikes. I will need to ask about that.


I saw a really nice 2011 Kingpin with only 800 miles but they want $13k. That is what got me looking to try an earlier model and see what I thought of the brand.
 

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The owner is asking $3500 and it has 10K miles. From the reading I have done so far, it looks like there is not much aftermarket for these bikes. I have also seen several recalls on these bikes. I will need to ask about that.
That's correct - aftermarket will be pretty much limited to what you can make in your own garage. :eek:

I saw a really nice 2011 Kingpin with only 800 miles but they want $13k. That is what got me looking to try an earlier model and see what I thought of the brand.
Maybe look somewhere in the middle of those two extremes - look at 2003-2008 Vegas and/or 2004-2008 Kingpin. thumb up

Here are some examples:
2004 Kingpin $5,500 - http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2004-VICTORY-KINGPIN-105626522
2004 Kingpin $4,800 - http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2004-Victory-Kingpin-104680120
2007 Kingpin $8,000 - http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2007-Victory-Kingpin-103204991
2008 Kingpin $7,300 - http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2008-Victory-Kingpin-105660488
 

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Nicely done CR.
 

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The bike is in pretty decent shape. It has the original tires they look ok, but I would have to change those. The owner said he would go $3000.00, so It seems interesting but I am going to have to think about it.

Thanks for your input.
 

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Make sure the transmission has had the recall work done to it or you could be looking at expensive boat anchor if it goes out.

The fix at this point is to buy a new Freedom engine. Price for that is around $4k+ plus labor.

I personally wouldn't buy one of the very early models but would love to have one if I had bought it new and kept up with all the recalls or if the person can prove all the recalls had been done.

CR gave you some good advice above. I picked up a lowish mile 04 Kingpin this Summer that is just a total kick in the pants to ride. Now those engines are practically bullet proof and have proven their reliability with many people having over 150k miles on them now and running strong. I got an amazing deal on that one ($5k) and just lucked into it one day while perusing Craigs List. It could easily go for $6500 right now.

You can check out all of Craigs List in all locations with this link: http://www.adhuntr.com/
 

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For $3,000 grand you get a nice bike. Change tires, brakes and oil and ride. Worst case is you don't like it and you trade it in or sell it. I doubt at that price you will lose any money.

I had ridden for 30 years bought a Vrod for $8,000 didn't like it sold it for $11,300. Bought an 06 Jackpot now looking at a new Victory. Natural progression when it comes to motorcycles.

Have fun, be safe.
 
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