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I made a terrible mistake.

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I test rode 09 Victory Vision. It was on a lark, just for fun, I had my DL 1000 in for tires, and they had a backlog, and Steve threw me the keys and told me to have lunch.

I've been riding for 20+ years, I've had sport bikes, and as I aged and my knees got stiffer and my belly bigger, nakeds/standards, and finally my v-strom (with my burgman 650 as a backup/traffic sucks bike).

I've never liked cruisers, forward controls always turned me off (did a couple of thousand miles on a shadow and another couple on an intruder).

But this... it was like some sort of dark sorcery. I was comfortable. Like sitting in my office chair comfortable. Everything just fit. I'm 6'3" and 280lbs, nothing ever just fits. But this did. And aside from neutral being elusive, it was smooth. I've never ridden a bike that would creep along at idle without feathering the clutch.

And now I can't stop thinking about it.
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I've had a '78 KZ750, Suzuki Bandit 650, a '10 VTX 1800 (monster torque), '14 Cross Country Tour which I stupidly traded for a Slingshot, a '10 Street Glide, and a '16 Vegas 8 Ball, and now I'm back on 2 wheels with a '14 Vision I bought yesterday with 5000 original miles on it. I can't believe how much I missed the smoothness of riding a Vic.
It's not a white one is it?
 

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Yeah man you really really messed up big time!
Never ride a Victory or you'll want it!
Now you have it's just too late.
You'll beg borrow or steal money to satisfy that craving deep down in your soul.
Like a junkie hanging out for a fix you will do anything to get back on a Victory...
I hear the devil is doing a good deal for souls at the moment:devilish:
 
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Does it have an extra antenna or hole in the right rear saddle bag lid? Curious if it's my old one. Would be odd if it still only has 5k on it as that's what it had when I "traded" it in.
No, not the one you're mentioning. It's white with black trim, not the silver. I'm thinking on having the black wrapped in blue chrome.
 

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No, not the one you're mentioning. It's white with black trim, not the silver. I'm thinking on having the black wrapped in blue chrome.
I had drilled a hole in the right rear saddle bag lid to add an aftermarket antenna thinking it would help the radio reception, it was also white with black pinstripes. Bought new with 17 miles on it and at 5000 miles it locked up with a missed recall issue. I ended up with a new 2015 with 27 miles on it. The locked up 2014 was supposed to be sent back to Iowa but the new engine they were trying to get magically showed up to the dealer and they put it back together and sold it. This all happened between January and March 2017. I have never seen it again or know where it went but someone got a nice used bike with a brand new crate engine for a really decent price. This picture is the day we bought it.
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Hey Eyroy! I dunno, could be. How'd it get traded down to central Texas and in a dealership that moves merchandise pretty quickly 5 years later would be a mystery. Doesn't matter, I've already thrown a bunch of miles on it. Gonna change the oil and check the belt, my safety brain says to buy new tires and a belt this winter. It's not going to be the mileage, but the years on them if they are the original.
The custom thing I convinced my wife would look really good is to put abalone inlays in between the pinstripes, paint the black portions white, and pearl the whole thing. Need help shaking that money tree for some more leaves to do that, however. :LOL:
 
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