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Old 02-05-2010, 09:23 AM   #31
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I also have a Harley Dyna and replacement parts are plentiful and cheap. Hence my shock at replacing Victory parts.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:55 AM   #32
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victory needs to fire the ness's
fookin horrible styling
does victory offer a normal shocked swingarm chassis, or just softails?
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:43 AM   #33
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A friend who is a retired motor cop has a Victory Kingpin which he really likes.

I am also interested in Victory, but the local dealer is selling off their remaining Victory stock and will be concentrating on Triumphs and Enfields. This means that the nearest Victory servicing and repair facility is a dealer about 40 miles away.

I think that the dealer who is closing out Victory was having trouble selling the bikes. I'm not sure why. Harleys are very popular here and are all over the place, so cruiser-type bikes are not exactly rare.

I sincerely hope that another local dealer picks up the Victory line, so that I can seriously consider one when it's time to upgrade my current ride.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:23 PM   #34
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victory needs to fire the ness's
fookin horrible styling
does victory offer a normal shocked swingarm chassis, or just softails?
The Nesses may have influenced the current styling but they did not design it. The genius behind the design is Michael Song, Victory's lead industrial designer, did. He started work on it in 1999 and the Nesses weren't broght in until later. The current styling of the Victory line is hands down the best looking production cruiser on the road.

The Cross Country uses an air shock/coil spring rear suspension setup which can be stiffened or softened using a Schrader valve. Other Victory's rear suspension consists of a twin sided swing arm and an adjustable rear shock.

And in other news, I brought the XC home today ahead of the blizzard.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:36 PM   #35
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I laid my 2001 sport cruiser down in the rain last week and broke off the usual - turn signal, foot peg, and shifter. I went to our local salvage yard in the hopes that the clutch lever, at least, would be an easy replacement. Uh, no. The lever seems to be unique to this bike, and a replacement is $115!!!! Turn signal = $100!!! Shifter = $115!!!!!!!!

The shifter seems also to be unique to this bike.

Yeah, it sucks.
Wolf, go to: www.thevmc.com this stuff comes off these bikes by the bushel for the "customizers".

I'll bet you can find what you need for virtually nothing.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:37 PM   #36
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The Nesses may have influenced the current styling but they did not design it. The genius behind the design is Michael Song, Victory's lead industrial designer, did. He started work on it in 1999 and the Nesses weren't broght in until later. The current styling of the Victory line is hands down the best looking production cruiser on the road.

The Cross Country uses an air shock/coil spring rear suspension setup which can be stiffened or softened using a Schrader valve. Other Victory's rear suspension consists of a twin sided swing arm and an adjustable rear shock.

And in other news, I brought the XC home today ahead of the blizzard.
Congrats on the XC! Post a pic...
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:13 PM   #37
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:20 PM   #38
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Could you post a pic of the dash. Lit up if possible. I love the looks of the new Vics!!
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #39
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:08 PM   #40
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victory needs to fire the ness's
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does victory offer a normal shocked swingarm chassis, or just softails?
amen brother, never understood the appeal of Ness parts....or bikes for that matter. ew
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:34 PM   #41
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Stryker Did you get the stage 1 exhaust? they do sound sweet, without being to loud.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:45 PM   #42
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Stryker Did you get the stage 1 exhaust? they do sound sweet, without being to loud.
Not yet, I want to break in the engine before I do the stage I. I am also looking at having the pipes worked on by a guy in Colorado, they call them Atom Bombs and sound good but not obnoxious.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #43
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Very nice! Congrats again...
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:29 PM   #44
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victory needs to fire the ness's
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does victory offer a normal shocked swingarm chassis, or just softails?
What is a "normal" shocked swing-arm? Dual shocks?
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:02 PM   #45
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Any high mileage victory's out there? Ifso tell us about your problems. If any.
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