victory motorcycles

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by daryle105, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. ArmyMedic

    ArmyMedic Flyin' Elvis, UT Chapter

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    My new Vision: Gypsy Rose

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    Man I'm loving riding this bike. Really looking forward to taking trips with the wife and daddy-daughter trips. This is the first bike I've owned that my wife was as nearly excited to get as I was. That's saying something.
  2. The Dirty One

    The Dirty One Been here awhile

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    Sweet bike! At first,I could've taken or left the vision.then,the cct came out and I said yep,that's what I'm waiting on! Demoed a couple and held off.now I'm finding the vision more and more appealing but haven't rode one yet.Maybe ill get the chance at daytona.
  3. ArmyMedic

    ArmyMedic Flyin' Elvis, UT Chapter

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    Yes, my mind was initially set on the CCT before being swayed away by the Vision. The Vision rode better for me though the idea of 41 gallons of storage was esp appealing. In the end, the cool styling of the Vision and the spot on handling and comfort won out. I REALLY like the adjustable windscreen. I'd rather not look through a screen if I can help it.
  4. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    Nice pic ArmyMedic. *envy* :D
  5. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    My local dealer just called. They are doing their Victory test rides this weekend. Going to try out the Vision. :clap
  6. ArmyMedic

    ArmyMedic Flyin' Elvis, UT Chapter

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    Bring your checkbook. You won't want to leave the bike at the dealer. Happened to me. Of course, I couldn't be happier. I love my Vision.
  7. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    I haven't actually broken out the tape measure, but I reckon it wouldn't be too hard to shoehorn the motor out of my wife's Victory into my Roadking.
  8. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    mr dakez
    don't take offence
    but why don't you like victory bikes
    i've asked before no answer
    i thought you would support a north american bike
    manufacturer
    you support hd
    we have no real local bike maker in oz
    wish we did
    i know some of the styling is out there
    but each to his/her own

    looking foreward to your answer

    cheers

    ps not for old pete, lol
  9. Quedok

    Quedok Been here awhile

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    I was curious about the Victory motorcycle and decided to check them out. Right now I own a BMW that I have had since new in 1996 and I will keep it. I am looking for another bike just for fun and thought a Harley Fat Bob might work. Although it's a nice bike, the Victory seems to be a better bike in my opinion.
    I got to ride a Hammer and a Vegas 8 Ball. The Vegas 8 Ball really feels good to me. Good handling, nice power and very comfortable. I could see myself on one of these. Price is very attractive as well.
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    He doesn't have a toilet at home so he just comes by ADV and shits in various bike brand threads.
  11. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    In defense of DAKEZ, the Vision is a love it or hate it kind of bike. And most folks I talk to about it, HATE the looks and haven't ridden it.
  12. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Dakez is a Harley dealer, it's no surprise he bags on Victory.

    He'll be along shortly to refute this :deal
  13. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Damn that is a big bike. Massively underwhelmed. Very clunky tranny and just felt huge. I really wanted to like it too! Can't see spending $20,000 on one though.
  14. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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  15. opium89

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  16. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    hmmmm, for some strange reason that has not become a popular swap. I wonder why? maybe your on to something!
  17. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    I've been a Harley rider for 34 years now, I picked up a great deal on a 2004 Kingpin. I rode it and loved it. More so the motor. I had to decide between the two bikes when my wife took the Victory for a spin and fell in love with it, so I let her have it. At the end of the day the Road King suited me better and I prefer the old school styling of it.

    The Harley motor is old technology revamped. I read an article once where the Harley engineers had designed a new motor, on paper it sounded like they got it pretty right except Willie G told them that the pushrods were on the wrong angle and Harley's are recognized by they're pushrods. He sent them back to the drawing board and they came up with the twin cam design to get the pushrod angle 'right' which was a compromise on their original design. The twin cam motor is O.K. but the motor in the Victory just creams it. My mate and I had to do a food run one night. He has 2011 103" streetglide, I took the wife's Victory with the 96" 5 speed. He tried to race me, the 103 TW runs good, but over a 10 klm race I had gained nearly 2 klm's on him. Smoking Harley riders would be a favorite pastime of Victory owners.

    What got me interested in Victory's in the first place was being a long term Harley rider, as a daily commuter not a Sunday putter. I had the occasional love/hate scenario's with the motors and always wondered as you do, about a better mouse trap. When the Victory's were first released I read up on the engine design and thought it sounded like the ticket. I sat on a Victory sports cruiser on a trip to the U.S. and although a little clumsy in it's design the seating position fitted me like it was tailor made. Unfortunately they were not available in Australia. Over 34 years I've owned sportsters, flatheads, knuckleheads, panheads, shovelheads, evo's and twincams and I cannot say a bad word about the Victory's. Now I just need to find a wrecked Victory with a good motor and a good Roadking with a blown motor and build a better mousetrap.
  18. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    So, tell me about the pushrod angle of the twincam harley engine compared to the pushrod angle of the victory motor. Did Victory use the right angle? :ear
  19. crash n bern

    crash n bern Long timer

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    Ask Willie G, he'd know more about that. They should of done what Kawaski did and just put fake pushrod tubes in. Although they didn't know which side to put them on so they put them on both just to be safe.
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