Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Rambling on V-Star/Road Star a Bit - With an HD Question
I recently went from my 2010 V-Star 950 Tourer to a 2012 Road Star Silverado (1700) leftover and couldn't be happier. Please note that the 950 was stellar: no real repairs for my full 26,000 miles, except a clunking sound in the fork which was resolved when a local shop changed to heavier oil. (The Yamaha dealer, sadly, had no clue how to fix it; apparently, it was a design defect.)
Anyway, like many of us, I contemplated getting an HD before I bought each bike. In the end, I felt the bang for the buck was considerably lacking in the HDs to comparable V-Star models, and the more expensive HDs were too much for my wallet. Further, I think the Victory has a much better, more modern and evolved look, and I've heard nothing but great things about the Victory's ride and power. Frankly, HD better watch their a__ as Victory is becoming a much more serious competitor--and rapidly.
Finally, here's my question: I've known several HD owners who never complain about their bikes' reliability. But many others state readily that repairs for HDs are frequent and quite expensive. Can anyone shed a light on this?
Last edited by DavidY; 11-15-2013 at 11:03 AM.
Reason: Some incorrect info