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by kingpinman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Honda or Harley?
Replies: 154
Views: 103470

Always a day late and dollar short............
by kingpinman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Honda or Harley?
Replies: 154
Views: 103470

To the original poster......... don't buy a 750 or 1100/1200 cc bike. You'll always be wishing you'd bought something bigger. Go with the Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda or Victory. Look at the 1300 cc bikes or bigger, cuz you'll wish, on down the line, that you had bought a bigger bike. I bought a 1100 Aero,...
by kingpinman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Motorcycle Seat Heights
Replies: 27
Views: 50780

Seat Height

Just as an added comment on the new '08 lineup from Victory:

'08 Victory Vision Premium Tour: 26.5"

'08 Victory Vegas Low: 25.2"

These are both new for 2008. Go take a demo ride!
by kingpinman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wichita, Kansas
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Victory's

Cdillion23,
How do you post pics to this forum??? Notice you have a great pic of a 750 Honda. I had an 1100 Aero a few years ago, one nice bike!
by kingpinman
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wichita, Kansas
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Try it, you'll like it

Blues2cruise,

Go to your local Victory dealership, take the demo ride. Not only will you get a freebie t-shirt, but you'll be HOOKED! Dare you ride one?????
by kingpinman
Sat May 31, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wichita, Kansas
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Hello from Wichita, Kansas

According to protocol, I'm supposed to post to this thread first, to tell everyone a little about me......... so, here goes the boring stuff. I'm 58 years old, been riding bikes since I was 14. Mostly in the younger days, rode dirt bikes in and around the Wichita area. Graduated to a street/dirt typ...
by kingpinman
Sat May 31, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 24463

Threads

Who wants to be taken seriously? Didn't realize these forums had "Protocol", didn't see anything listed when I joined it, but find it refreshing that there is something that resembles organization. Also didn't realize I posted on "old threads"........ just found a couple that sounded interesting and...
by kingpinman
Fri May 30, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: Vegas Jackpot/M109R/Softail Deuce
Replies: 4
Views: 10147

bikes to purchase

I'm prejudiced....... I own a Victory Kingpin. So, I'm heavily for a Victory anything. I've owned my KP since '06, and haven't had one single problem with it, love the ride, the feel, comfort, and POWER. The Freedom 100 Cu. In. coupled with the true 6-speed OD tranny is fantastic for crusinin'. Take...
by kingpinman
Thu May 29, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 24463

Sparing

Hey Gummiente, or gummy bear.......... I don't have a frickin' girlfriend, I've been happily married for over 36 years. I was hoping we could keep this on the lighter side, but evidently, the truth about HD's seem to prick your good sense about being hospitable. Be nice or don't be. Victory's are a ...
by kingpinman
Thu May 29, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: ARE HARLEYS WHAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?
Replies: 132
Views: 78016

HD Bashing

Geez fella's, give a guy a break! Sorry to those I offended, and those of you who are diehard HD fans. I have owned several bikes in my 58+ years of being on this wonderful Earth, Honda's mostly, and couple of Suzuki's, a Yamahopper, and my first new crusier, an '06 Victory Kingpin Deluxe. Bought it...
by kingpinman
Thu May 29, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: 2008 Harley's have arrived!
Replies: 19
Views: 15883

Heat Related

I totally agree, a biker that allows his machine to idle for 10 minutes without moving is NUTS. But, I think what they are trying to get across in the article is that it doesn't take high outside heat, nor bright sunshine to get the engine in the heat mode. Sitting in shade on a cool day will do it ...
by kingpinman
Thu May 29, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: ARE HARLEYS WHAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?
Replies: 132
Views: 78016

HD Rant

No HD bashing, merely stating what I felt riding on my Bro's '08 HD Ultra-Classic Electra Glide. Lots of vibration. But, on the good side, it was a comfortable seating position, short handlebar reach which is good, and seat height is good (better since he lowered it an inch), although not as low as ...
by kingpinman
Wed May 28, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: ARE HARLEYS WHAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?
Replies: 132
Views: 78016

HD's

Not really dissing HD's, merely stating facts. My brother bought a new Ultra-Classic Electra-glide, '08 model, and I rode my first and last Harley when he offered me a ride. Never felt more vibration in a bike than that $28K plus bike...... and I personally think I could get a better vibrator for mu...
by kingpinman
Wed May 28, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Motorcycle Reviews
Topic: ARE HARLEYS WHAT THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE?
Replies: 132
Views: 78016

HD's

If you've ever wanted an HD, especially the new 96 incher, just have them fire the thing up and grab hold of the handlebar. If that shaking and vibrating is what you want to live and ride with, GO FOR IT! Otherwise, ride and feel no vibration (or very little) on an American made Victory, or any of t...
by kingpinman
Wed May 28, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Metric vs. American,
Replies: 70
Views: 24463

Comparisons

With HD you get the built-in vibration. All others, no vibration. Worth it? With HD you get less HP, less Torque. All others, more HP, more Torque. Worth it? Some Foreign bikes (Honda at least) are assembled right here in the U.S. of A. And they have modern engines, with OHC's and multiple valves pe...
by kingpinman
Wed May 28, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: 2008 Harley's have arrived!
Replies: 19
Views: 15883

'08 HD

Might check out this site on HD models overheating with the new EFI: http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/hd2007HD_heat_00.htm and if you want a really sweet touring ride, check out this site: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=5767&Page or: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos...
by kingpinman
Wed May 28, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: New Motorcycle Models and Rumor Mill
Topic: Water cooled harley's?
Replies: 16
Views: 15799

Water-cooled HD's

Might check out this site on overheating of HD models:
http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/hd2007HD_heat_00.htm