victory motorcycles

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

  1. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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  2. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    I find it ironic that you're leery about cam chains when the first TW88's did exactly what you're worried about, and at a mileage way lower than the metric bikes supposedly do. Fortunately for HD it was rather easy to change out.

    Nobody blames you for not buying into the V92's and the first gen engine. There was a tranny problem, well known. In 02 it was changed, to which they're still basing the current engine on, just more speeds and displacement.

    Finally, why are you buying a motorcycle based on what it will be worth 100,000 miles from now? FYI, 100,000 mi harley's are cheap. My dad is a connoisseur of high mileage HD's. He bought an 04 Ultra with 94K for $8000, and an 01 Heritage with 84K for $6000. Granted we completely rebuilt the 04 for about $3K that winter, but the Heritage is his daily rider and won't get anything. I don't see many high mileage Victorys on the used market, but I'd bet it's because they're just not for sale.
  3. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    Character is like most everything else, it differs person to person. I think Victory's DO have character, just different then HD. I'm a fan of both HD's and Victory's, and have a '02 Victory TCD with a Lloydz 104 big bore, and it has dynoed at 106/110, and 90,000+ miles on it. No one I ride with would say my bike doesn't have it's own character.
  4. ssgmiddleton

    ssgmiddleton Adventurer

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    I'm going in tomorrow to demo the Judge, my dealer has one in Suede Orange. Does anyone know about this paint. It has a claim that it changes with weather and what not and that no two will be the same. I prefer a black one but I'll take the orange since it's all they have. If the ride goes well I'll be bringing it home tomorrow.
  5. Mountain Cruiser

    Mountain Cruiser Banned

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    I enjoy reading your posts Toad. I'm looking forward to hearing that you are riding again.




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  6. jmlmjmjm

    jmlmjmjm Been here awhile

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    Have fun on the ride. I hope you enjoy it and purchase one!

    Regarding the paint......I've never heard that claim and I spend time on the major Victory enthusiast boards.

    ORT, good luck, hope it works for you.
  7. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    That's because it's matte paint. No waxing no polishing AFAIK. Maybe I'm wrong on that.
  8. c-zulu

    c-zulu Resident Dirt Burner

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    Nice photo Rollin..:D
  9. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    I found that photo of me on the internet. I was doing a search on the Dalton Highway.
    Contacted the person and they sent me the full size 12 meg picture.
    I didn't even know that anyone had taken a picture. Made my day!! A picture of me taking a picture.
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  10. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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  11. vnp514

    vnp514 Been here awhile

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    Harley

    :evil

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  12. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    Merry Christmas. :beer

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  13. Penmeister

    Penmeister Portabella

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    Anyone planning on heading to Lewiston, Idaho for the National Meet August1-4? :ricky
  14. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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  15. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    Did it follow you home? Is your wife going to let you keep it as long as you promise to feed it? :evil
  16. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    I really wanted to like the Judge but early in the test ride I came to the conclusion I am not a cruiser rider. The variety / extent of my riding and expectations of a bike are way beyond what a cruiser can offer unless you are a dead set legend like RTWDoug or Rollin...

    To be fair to Mr Victory the bike was never intended to be a goat track, long haul, dirt road or corner blaster.


    The paint and finish on the Victory bikes is frekkin awesome especially the more bling models and there is some really clever styling and engineering work that has been incorporated into the bikes.

    What is also super appealing of the Victory bikes is to me as a non-cruiser person is that unlike a certain other American brand you aren't expected to dress like a pirate and parade around with a lame sneer on yer face.
    :lol3


    Having said all that, I would still very much like to have a Victory in the fleet even if it is only for a few rides per year and the rest of the time to polish and look at. Unfortunately, a week or so after the test ride I unexpectedly bought another house so 2013 is looking like a second year in a row of no additional bikes for me.... [​IMG]
  17. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    Does something like the Cross Country (bagger or full tour model) fit that bill? I guess I need to get my arse on one for a long stretch of miles and see. I've got the adventure bikes I want--curious to see what I could do with a long haul bike.
  18. Scaredofthedirt

    Scaredofthedirt Been here awhile

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    Hi Dan,

    I guess the biggest issue for me with cruisers is that I still like to try and go around corners at speed. :clap

    I really dig the overall package that is my Ohlins suspended Scrambler but would like a cruiser something to round out the fleet. :evil

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    The Judge was pitched as the most sporty or standard bike within the Victory range.

    I'm curious to give these two a try

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  19. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black?

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    This is the list of rides I have done on a Victory. No problem touring on a Victory -

    2006 – My first IBA ride – (2004 Vegas)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    SS1000 – 1,094 miles in 21 hours and 30 minutes. Day one Milwaukee, WI to Georgetown, CO.<o:p></o:p>
    Ride continued with stops at Mt. Evens, Moab, UT, Capitol Reef N.P., Bryce Canyon N.P., Zion N.P. and Las Vegas.<o:p></o:p>
    Full trip - 11 days – 4,252 miles. <o:p></o:p>
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    2007 – The 1500 mile day and the ride to Tijuana - (2004 Vegas)<o:p></o:p>
    BBG1500 – 1,516 miles in 22 hours and 37 minutes. Day one.<o:p></o:p>
    Ride continued with stops in Utah, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Border Fields State Park, CA, Tijuana, Sequoia N.P., Yosemite N.P. crossed Hwy. 50 to the Badlands and then to Spirit Lake, IA for the Victory Rally.<o:p></o:p>
    Full trip - 16 days – 5,741 miles.
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    2008 – 48 States in less than 10 Days – (2004 Vegas). The first Victory to complete this ride.<o:p></o:p>
    48-10 – 8,199 miles in 9 days 14 hours and 22 minutes. <o:p></o:p>
    Full trip - 11 days – 8,758 miles. <o:p></o:p>
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    2009 – Group ride to HELL , MI and Back - (2006 Kingpin)<o:p></o:p>
    Lake Michigan 1000 – 1,040 miles in 20 hours and 38 minutes.<o:p></o:p>
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    2010 – 49 States in less than 10 Days – (2006 Kingpin). The first Victory to complete this ride.<o:p></o:p>
    First person to ride a Victory in all 50 States<o:p></o:p>
    49-10 – 8,818 miles in 9 days, 17 hours and 16 minutes. <o:p></o:p>
    SS5000 - 5000 miles in less than 5 days. Done during the 49-10.<o:p></o:p>
    Full trip -16 days - 11,907 miles. <o:p></o:p>
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    2011 – BBG1500 – SS2000Gold – SS1000 – (2010 Vision 8-Ball). SS2000 Gold - The first Victory to complete this ride.<o:p></o:p>
    With stops in Utah, Million Dollar Highway in CO, Durango, CO, Pikes Peak and Rollinsville, CO.<o:p></o:p>
    BBG1500 – 1,521 miles in 23 hours and 54 minutes. Done during the SS2000 Gold.<o:p></o:p>
    SS2000 Gold – 2,047 miles in 34 hours and 16 minutes.<o:p></o:p>
    SS1000 – 1,080 miles in 18 hours and 56 minutes. The ride home.<o:p></o:p>
    Full trip - 6 days – 3,870 miles.<o:p></o:p>
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    2012 – SS1000 – Ultimate Coast to Coast – (2010 Vision 8-Ball). The first Victory to complete this ride.<o:p></o:p>
    SS1000 – 1,034 miles - Completed on the way to Florida..<o:p></o:p>
    Ultimate Coast to Coast – Key West, FL to Prudhoe Bay, AK - 5,613 miles in 7 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes.<o:p></o:p>
    Full trip – 16 days – 11,197 miles.<o:p></o:p>
  20. MHaz01

    MHaz01 I Used To Be Faster

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    *Bows down to Rollin* :clap