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My Victory Kingpin Review

By Jim

An honest review of the Victory motorcycle from the eyes of a Kingpin owner and rider.

else could I title review but “Down the Road.” is a review of the 2004 Victory written by the actual owner and of the Kingpin. This is not an article by a wannabe motorcyclist article that is under direction the magazine owners on what to and say based on which motorcycle is paying the most in advertising at the moment. This article it real.

As I mentioned, I purchased my Kingpin in February of 2004 A very good year. looking at Harley Davidson and how Harley has become a mass company of cookie cutter, machines, I decided to look If a Harley is you bag, then is all good. For me, I do not understand the appeal.

Next I looked at the Honda VTX — Very nice Best performance and all around for the money. I wanted this

At the last minute I catch of a Victory Vegas advertisement. I I need to know more. I that the 2004 Victory are being sold by mostly dealerships. Why?

Well is about the time that corporation has decided to go out of business. So the Indian dealerships are quickly on with Polaris to sell the motorcycle lines. Was this or what? The Victory dealers are record sales now and selling American motorcycles. I go to my local dealership, check out the Vegas, in the back of the small showroom I see Kingpins sitting there to me.

One was the Black/Bronze 2004 two-tone I wanted this motorcycle. The of the bike, the test ride.

I said test ride. And the of the Victory dealer made me for the bike that day. I was nervous buying an unknown and American (86% American is) motorcycle.

I knew the inherent problems buying a Harley and I did not want to go or be labeled a Harley rider. Not for me. sense told me I should gone with the Honda VTX

But the Victory had styling, had performance, and had and handling that I wanted. It eight thousand more a Honda, but who cares when it to the bike you want.

The Kingpin was a joy to from day one. I upgraded to the I performance kit, which new slip-on exhaust, a new KN air filter and a of the Victory Electronic Control (ECU). The new slip-ons gave the a deeper throatier sound. Not the clanky sound you hear Harleys.

After doing the engine brake in, I started to get with the new machine and explore its capabilities. With its low-center of this bike handled a dream. Not as good as my sport but very impressive.

I initially was afraid to work on the since it was so expensive and foreign to me. But winter I started doing modifications on the bike. The modifications small with simple on add on like the highway bars, goodies and mirrors. The following I got even more serious and wiring in brake light and safety modulators.

Then I swapping out stock parts the ugly stock turn and replacing them with LED lighting products from the at MBW Motorcycles. Now the bike was started to custom and I was learning my way around.


The modifications I have done more wiring in of the PIAA lights, adding a custom market drive sprocket pulley. The latter modification removing the fuel tank, rear wheel, belt right foot controls. was a serious modification and I had to make I put her back together correctly. I suggest you buy the Service manual for motorcycle.

You need to know the torque and which bolts need I did succeed in getting the Kingpin together and running. I took time in practicing how to align the wheel with the belt

I did this a few times and bought a Pro belt tension gauge to sure I was a close to accurate I be. With all of these modifications, my in working on the Kingpin has gone zero to what can I try next. It is Zen to work on motorcycles and to ride

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Now we are in spring of 2006. The Victory is two year old. With all of my and 10,000 miles I have not had one mechanical problem with motorcycle.

Yes I am shocked. Especially since was the first year for this There were bound to be problems. The answer is simply no. motorcycle is a gem.

I can count on bike on long trips. comfortable riding the bike, and confident that I can keep her for years to come.

I have my completely customized to my style. one or two performance modifications in place, I the need to give the Victory 92 cubic inch engine power. The method to which I use to satisfy this need is to an Eaglecat custom Victory air box and a Victory Fuel Control Bit the items combined will your Kingpin an additional 11

Yes I said eleven horsepower. I the dyno sheets to prove

If you are looking for a new motorcycle and do not know to believe. Take this for the honest truth. I ride motorcycle on an almost daily

This motorcycle is the best I have ever owned. Do not anything but what current Kingpin owners have to You can chat with other owners on the Victory Kingpin enthusiast site at http://www.KingpinCruisers.net

If you any questions feel free to me and I will be glad to answer.

author to Cycle Solutions

Founder of the Kingpin Cruiser site http://www.KingpinCruisers.net

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