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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 01:22 PM
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There is also that Yamaha Raider which is a 1900 CC displacement.
A buddy of mine has one of these and is quite happy with it. It's more expensive than them VTX as I understand it.
Are other good Cruisers out there with big engine displacement but hands down the VTX is the best value you get. For me personally this bike is a keeper.
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https://www.cycleworld.com/2005-honda-vtx1800f-spec-2


$14,299 msrp.. when New... 2005 "F" type II...
and in 2005.. you could get a New in the Crate 2002 1800C..
for $10k.. out the door.. anywhere. "Bargain"


https://www.cycleworld.com/2010/11/0...est-used-bikes


fall of 2001,, a 2002 1800C was $12,499.... No discount.



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I’d go with a used 1800. Just bought a 2006 1800c2 with 5K on the odometer. Like it.
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Ever consider going outside the traditional "Metric Cruiser"?

Than new Indian Chief "Dark Horse" is one sexy bike! In the right price range too!



Their Scouts are pretty foxy too. Not quite a "big block", but they're still said to go like hell!

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Ever consider going outside the traditional "Metric Cruiser"?

Than new Indian Chief "Dark Horse" is one sexy bike! In the right price range too!



Their Scouts are pretty foxy too. Not quite a "big block", but they're still said to go like hell!


there are a few VTX owners.. that have Indians....

down here the few Indians running around... leak.. engine and fork oil..
not a lot of oil .. but still !!
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there are a few VTX owners.. that have Indians....

down here the few Indians running around... leak.. engine and fork oil..
not a lot of oil .. but still !!
I wasn't aware of the leaking issues. But I have been considering them. I really wish they were still making the victorys because they were more my style.
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I wasn't aware of the leaking issues. But I have been considering them. I really wish they were still making the victorys because they were more my style.

in 2004,, I was looking for a new bike.... wife stopped riding with me.. no longer needed a Goldwing

came down to

Victory Hammer
Honda VTX1800F......

the Hammer was delayed going into production by 9 months..

I was not waiting
I only had to wait 2 months for the New "F" to go into production..
reason I say .. I have one of the First "F" made..
assembled in Ohio.. I lived in Ohio..
rear fender production issues caused a 30 day delay in production.


knowing a dealership owner helps..



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I worked at a Honda dealership.. for years.

YOU WERE LUCKY...

trade-ins... fix or hide everything wrong..TODAY.
possible problems next month is the new owners issue.


reputation.. is the result of the discount on new bikes... not service.
$100. per hour.. mechanic is lucky to get $20...

my opinion.


I do not trust a new bike.. I go over everything short of pulling an engine.
used.. not me. unless I get it for a "Project"


yes... I did re-torque the steering head bearings.. at 36 miles.... and they were loose.
the ride home from the dealer was 32 miles...


new.. are safe.. but not correct... nothing like the service manual calls for.

I guess I was very fortunate when I found mine at the dealer. They've been around for a long time, but the bike only had 525 miles on her, so I figured there couldn't have been TOO much damage done, since the bike was already 7 years old. Averaged about 80 miles each year!!! She just turned over 9,000 now, so I've still got more miles left in her than I've probably got in myself!!!
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I wasn't aware of the leaking issues. But I have been considering them. I really wish they were still making the victorys because they were more my style.
Avoid the Scout. I wish I hadn’t bought mine. It looks great and is fast but the tank is shallow and I’ve had a lot of issues with it. If you have to get a Victory though you can still find them at Indian dealerships now and again. They are not all sold out just yet.
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The young 'uns aren't interested in cruisers.... They want the rockets or the ADV types.... or those little Grom things....

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