POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Makes me proud to own my Sportsman 800. Was the first and only brand new ATV I've ever bought, and now more than ever I'm glad I did. 8-)

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Re: POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:51 pm

I've owned several of their snowmobiles over the years. I really want their motorcycle.
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Re: POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:58 pm

Me too! I almost bought a Victory Hammer back in '05 ... but I ended up buying that Harley Night Train instead, because it was $5,500 cheaper.

I've ridden a few Victorys. Just like their ATV's, they're miles ahead of anything else out there. Having grown up on Jap stuff, it feels spindly & cheap compared to Victory. All their machines come stock with braided steel brake lines - something I wish ALL manufacturers would do. I normally do that upgrade on all my bikes and cars. A brake line with ZERO give improves braking feel astronomically. 8-) I also like the fact that their engines are bigger and more powerful than Harley. Harley seems to have become more of a status-symbol these days than a good buy. With Victory you can't lose. Better bang for the buck, IMHO.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:37 pm

SMITTY wrote:Me too! I almost bought a Victory Hammer back in '05 ... but I ended up buying that Harley Night Train instead, because it was $5,500 cheaper.

I've ridden a few Victorys. Just like their ATV's, they're miles ahead of anything else out there. Having grown up on Jap stuff, it feels spindly & cheap compared to Victory. All their machines come stock with braided steel brake lines - something I wish ALL manufacturers would do. I normally do that upgrade on all my bikes and cars. A brake line with ZERO give improves braking feel astronomically. 8-) I also like the fact that their engines are bigger and more powerful than Harley. Harley seems to have become more of a status-symbol these days than a good buy. With Victory you can't lose. Better bang for the buck, IMHO.


I take it you sold the Night Train and did you loose money on the sale ?
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Re: POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:47 pm

I traded it for a Yamaha XV1900 Roadliner. Blasphemy ... I know. :lol: I got a ton of *censored* from my buddies too .... until they saw it and rode with me. ;) Was a win-win for me. I actually made money on the deal, even after paying for shipping over 1,000 miles north!

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Re: POLARIS: An American company serving AMERICA

PostBy: echos67 On: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:29 pm

As long as your happy that's what matters because its your ride brotha :) !

I will keep my Harley though :D
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