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Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 4 Hours ago  
I found a listing for a 2006 Victory Vegas 8 ball with 8000 KM for $5500. Anyone know anything about these bikes?
 
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Re:Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 4 Hours ago  
My experience with that particular model is that when you shift to 1st, it sounds like you dropped a cog in the mixer from about 3 feet up with everything spinning.

Have not heard of any reliability issues with post 2002 bikes, but I only know the one owner, who's bike I rode around the reservation for about 5 miles in Oklahoma. The 8 ball is not my preferred style of bike, and affects my opinion on the bike overall. Power was good, brakes were good.
 
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Re:Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 3 Hours ago  
 
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Re:Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 2 Hours ago  
BikerRon wrote:
https://www.google.com/search?q=2006+victory+8+ball+reviews&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari

Thanks, read some of those already. Just wondered if anyone here have any personal experience of them.
 
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Re:Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 2 Hours ago  
jd750ace wrote:
My experience with that particular model is that when you shift to 1st, it sounds like you dropped a cog in the mixer from about 3 feet up with everything spinning.

Have not heard of any reliability issues with post 2002 bikes, but I only know the one owner, who's bike I rode around the reservation for about 5 miles in Oklahoma. The 8 ball is not my preferred style of bike, and affects my opinion on the bike overall. Power was good, brakes were good.


Not planning to get rid of my Roadie, just thinking about getting a second bike to rip around with. And Victory Vegas is one of my options.
 
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Re:Anyone know anything about Victory bikes? 6 Days, 1 Hour ago  
I had a 2005 Touring Cruise for about 2 years. Same drive train as the bike you are looking at. I never could get past the excessive drive train lash. I even took it to the dealer who told me it was normal and I should just "ride around it", meaning being ultra smooth with on-off throttle transitions. What gets me is the Vic and the Road Star have the same drive live configuration ( no primary chain, direct gear drive and final belt drive) but the Yamaha does not have the nasty lash like the Vic does. Never really liked the looks of it either. Other that those issues, it's a great bike. Never failed me, stout motor, would run circles around my Road Star. Worst thing that ever happened to it was 1 broke spoke in the front wheel. My concern with it was, with all that slop in the driveline, seems like it would only be a matter of time until something catastrophic would occur because of it. I'm not into catastrophic, so I sold it and got the Road Star, which I'm soooo happy with. That's my 2 cents. Oh, and BTW, I bought my 2005 Vic for $4000.00 American, and that was over 6 years ago. I realize the price difference in Canada, but still, that seems a bit high. Given that Victory is tits-up now, even more so.


 
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