Nope , No Harley for me.... nope

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  1. 40caliber

    40caliber Active Member

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    So I had to just look. I swung by the harley dealer on the way to my moms.. I always liked the Fat Bob so i stopped to look. It didn't work for me because of my short legs. Knee resting against the aircleaner. feet stretched out . I tried a Dyna. It fit better...
    me: "how much are these? "
    Salesman ; " $18,000"

    Me (thinking) - I paid that for a new CCT! that dyna is naked!
    shaking my head I drive away... well there is always used.

    I drive to my moms and she happens to have company. Nice guy that drives an HD ultra classic.
    He tells me he bought it used with one year on it. They gave him a 3 year warranty.
    The bike is now 4 years old.
    1. replaced air shocks twice.
    2. Had the engine rebuilt.

    It has 30,000 miles on it!! WTH!!!???

    OK, I'm done back to Victory....that was enough of an experiment
     
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  2. CBBCROSSCOUNTRY

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    I'm right there too.
    Our Vic's are still the best
    equipment in there classes
    on the road.
    Ride em till the wheels fall off.
    Hopefully by then there will be
    something better.
     
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  3. rodhotter

    rodhotter Well-Known Member

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    when i rode in with my 06 sportster the local HD dealer was all smiles as they rolled a new 13 dyna out for me. just a bigger sportster + not as good as my upgraded bike. finally found a 13 hammer at a HD dealer fairly close with 5xx on it, one ride + i was sold, got a good deal as well, there is no comparison IMO
     
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  4. Fox Fader

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    There is no comparison.
    Their's has 63 gaskets, ours has 8.
    Their engine was designed for carbs, ours for fuel injection.
    Their's has an inboard stator that 1 quart of oil flows through it. Our's is outboard and all 5 qts flow through it.
    Their belt takes about 5 hours to change, our's takes 2.
    Their dealers carry engines in stock, our's don't have to carry engines.
    They have many companies making aftermarket oil pumps for their engine, no AM pumps necessary for our's.
    They use a chain from primary to secondary, our's uses gears.
    They have to use 2 oil pans to change their oil, we only need one.
    I won't even get started on the valvetrain.
    I could go on, but you get the point.
     
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  5. HenryT

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    You guys are nuts Harley IS the bike to have, there is no doubt there. Its real simple open your mind and ride with the thoroughbreds, sad to say but Victory will soon be forgoten. No troll own both brands but have a clue
     
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  6. tejas240

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    And why is Harley the bike to have?
     
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    And yes I have had a few harleys
     
  8. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    Because of all the t-shirts available. You don't even have to ride your $30K steed. Keep it in the garage. You genuinely qualify to wear the shirts.
     
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  9. tejas240

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    I stand corrected, thanks 1stvictory:dankk2:, lol
     
  10. jedi-mcfly

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    Forsaken : Yes, but not forgotten!
     
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  11. PDXLaserGazer

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    I haven't really said much because I don't like getting on one side or another when it comes to brands. I can say Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been around a long time, have a great dealer network, have thousands or tens of thousands of techs and mechanics, have parts and accessories out the ass. Most of the guys I've ridden with on Harleys were businessmen, bankers, lawyers, a couple judges and a mayor, electricians, journeymen... hard-working guys and most of them did ride to work occasionally, a couple evenings and 1 day a weekend. But I can say they did ride. Maybe 1 or 2 out of a hundred were spotless week to week. The rest were covered in bugs and mud, hair and blood a couple times. I know most of them bought the HD because they wanted an HD. Most of them were making decent money and could afford buying HD as a brand. I gave them crap and they gave me crap but we had good rides, albeit short (less than 100 miles) due to time constraints.

    When I was in the market last, I started looking at HD on craigslist, dealerships around and cycletrader. The reason was the style, more the style than the name. I had mostly been on big touring bikes my entire riding career and wanted smaller but bigger than that tiny Virago. I spent weeks looking, but I didn't just look at HD. I looked at Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, etc. I wanted a bagger but I could not decide. I looked and I sat on so many bikes. Then a co-worker asked me if I'd ever heard of Victory and I said "nope". Went to the website, and thought they looked different but you can't tell what a bike is like looking at photos so went down to the dealership on a Saturday in April 2013. Fact of the matter, when I sat on the Cross Country, I was at home. I don't think I had ever felt so sure about a bike, brand, style as I did that moment. If it had been a HD or Honda or anything else - I wouldn't have cared what brand it was - I would have felt the same way. I wasn't sure of the color, seemed a little brighter than I would have picked normally.

    Left the dealership and I still wasn't sure. Got on a plane next morning, got to my hotel, checked in and realized that I couldn't think of anything but that bright green monster with a fat ass. Called the dealership, made sure it was still there and had them hold it for me.

    Today, I have had that bike for 4 years and I smile every time I see her.

    Side-note: I picked it up on the ex-wife's birthday which is also today. I think she got a new purse that day.
     
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  12. Bobbyd85

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    One of my coworkers has a 2016 Street Glide, at 30,000 miles the engine grenaded. 6 weeks and $7,000 later he had his bike back. He told me he paid out of pocket, no warranty work or insurance coverage. Not sure why, maybe HD warranty has a mileage exemption?

    Anyway, bike looked brand new and is 4 years newer than my XC.

    My Grandpa bought a brand new 2017 Road Glide Ultra and it spent the first 4 months of it's life in and out of the HD mechanic shop. Non-stop issues. I think they are worked out for now, but he missed a lot of riding because of it.
     
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  13. md2420

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    You've clearly been watching the Arizona Victory YouTube videos. :dance:
     
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    We've all seen the commercials... we get it, HD riders are the coolest and the best and such badasses they can pick up other men's women in the trailer park yadda yadda. You can have your thorough bred and I will keep my Shire. I feel like I have had this discussion.... yep, Our fat ass XC Suffolk horses! Thorough breds are cute and a dime a dozen. I had one named Barney when I was a teenager. Like a Harley, he broke down and had to quit barrel racing and showing. Just put him in the pasture to graze and ride him around in the country.

    Please click the thread link to learn about our Victory horses lmao

    Is there a lawyer in the house? Class Action Lawsuit for devaluation?
     
  15. rwilly

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    If HD sucked as bad as you guys say, then why would they still be in business over 100 years?
    They make nice bikes, have great dealer network, unparalleled amount of aftermarket parts, have exactly what a lot of people are looking for.
    Maybe you have a problem with that, I don't know why.

    Talking trash about another brand is not going to make ours look better.

    Seems like every other new thread on here is about how HD sucks.

    Get over it, the bike you chose was not accepted by the masses.

    Pathetic.
     
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