just an update to anyone interested in any of the parts....I am busy taking things off the bike, cleaning them and working on a parts/price list. it may be another day or so before I post the list.
Originally Posted by VN750Rider/Jerry
I replaced my Vulcan 750 with an '06 1200 Sportster. I love riding it, but it is not a long distance bike. And it is nowhere near as comfortable as the Vulcan 750. A Victory or large Harley would be too heavy for someone in my condition. The Vulcan 750 feels at least 200 pounds lighter than the Sportster, and is easy to toss around. Can't wait to get my new used one all put together and ready to ride. I'll probably keep the '02 as a parts bike.
that's cool. I understand.
the only problem my wife is having with long rides on her Victory, is we don't do enough of them.
Ruger, I am just beginning to get a little more time in with the Victory. I had a few health issues and a fourth grandchild so time had been limited. I also had plenty of projects to get caught up on around the house since retiring and now I actually have some free time. Problem is that most of my riding buddies are either still working or wandering around the country on two week rides that I am not quite ready to take on yet. There will come a time for that I am sure.
Good luck in your next machine choice. Let us know what you are looking at.
funny, my sister is retired and she said the same thing....she had not time.
my bad, I though all you needed was some nice weather to come your way and then you'd be hitting the highway.
no big deal, there is still plenty of time left in the season to get some miles on that Victory. it doesn't have to be huge trips, a couple of hours and a few miles is all you need.
my bike is out of commission......down and out. so, I have done just about no riding this season. I got to ride the ROCtane a few times. but nothing to write home about.
the wife and I took it out a few times, two up, just to see what it would be like. that was cool, but I felt bad. so I took her to a bar and she got to have a few beers, because she was the passenger. she was cool with that. lol
just a few weekends ago, we did take a long weekend and rode the whole weekend. I borrowed my buddy's Suzuki Boulevard S50 (800cc). the more I ride it, the more I like it.
what I want is a Victory Octane. what I will most likely end up getting is my buddy's Suzuki Boulevard S50, it's for sale.
if this was to happen, I would buy my buddy's S50, keep it for a season or two and then, either trade it in on a Octane or buy an Octane and just sell the Suzuki.
why the Suzuki? well, my buddy doesn't ride any more and just needs/wants to move the bike. it's way more affordable than any Octane I can find. so if I buy it from him, that helps him and it helps me. since I have no bike to ride right now.