Buying a second hand is like a box of chocolates, but I believe that buying a second hand Victory is a better sweetie than a second hand HarleyWish I would have kept my Harley,I hate this victory P.O.S.
Owned several makes and found how well one runs and lasts is how well one takes care of their ride .
My 13 year old Triumph was running rough, now it purrs like a lion. Pervious owners lack of skill and letting it sit unused under a cover had to be fixed, it's now fixed and I've learned a lot."I hate this 14-year-old motorcycle"
Translation: Owner not smart enough to get the bike operating correctly.
On the other hand, I have a 13-year-old Victory that runs and operates like a Swiss watch. How can that be? Easy, the owner is smarter than the bike.
Motorcycles are just nuts and bolts. If a man is getting his ass kicked by a collection of nuts and bolts, maybe he is the POS. Let that sink in...
Not everyone is mechanically inclined and if the owner is not it makes things more difficult. Gotta find someone competent to do the job, get the bike there, and when it's time to dance you gotta pay the band.My 13 year old Triumph was running rough, now it purrs like a lion. Pervious owners lack of skill and letting it sit unused under a cover had to be fixed, it's now fixed and I've learned a lot.
I commend you Kevinhatesvictory. Please ignore the others in this thread. They don't understand the time it takes to search out a forum, go through the process of signing up for said forum, and then in this case, using your 2 verification posts just to bash the brand without any mention of what your issue is. Hell, at this point I'm sure you've got people arguing if you even own a Victory.Wish I would have kept my Harley,I hate this victoryP.O.S.
I rode 3.5 hours for a piece of apple pie and then turned around and rode back home. Some people see that as nuts but I enjoyed every minute of the ride.Some of us see a 4 hour trip as a hardship, some of us see it as a little putt after lunch... Hell, I'll ride 4 hours for a warm donut or a good slice of pizza... Don't need much of an excuse to burn through a few tanks of fuel.
I was having this very conversation with the former Victory dealer here just last Saturday. He was talking about his new hire, a young mechanic, and how the hardest thing to teach someone is patience. I told him that I have been saying, "The best tool in every tool box is PATIENCE" since I was 16 years old and working at Mark's Cycle World in Lexington Park.The key to working on anything is patience and just out thinking the piece of machinery you're working on.
I remember standing in a bike shop looking at accessories and my friend was talking to the owner about a bike they were working on. My friend asked what they were using for parts in it and the owner said, "The only thing we use on these bikes is the Stage 3 package from Half Crazy Carb Works".Even the factories and aftermarket mfrs knew of me - very flattering. Patience paid off.