Victory Kingpin Owner`s manual

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2010 Owner’s Manual
Vegas®
Vegas 8-Ball®
Kingpin®
Kingpin 8-Ball®
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Copyright© 2009 Polaris Sales Inc.
All material in this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant improvements in the design
and quality of production components, some minor discrepancies may result between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this
publication. Depictions and/or procedures in this publication are intended for reference use only. No liability can be accepted for omissions or
inaccuracies. Polaris Industries reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice and without incurring obligation to make the
same or similar changes to previously manufactured vehicles. Any reprinting, reuse or redistribution of the material in this document is
expressly prohibited.
Features of VICTORY Motorcycles are covered by U.S. Patents: 6,976,691; 6,407,663; D489670; D482311; D482304; D481980; D481973;
D474142. Refer also to the patent label on the motorcycle.
POLARIS, POLARIS THE WAY OUT, FREEDOM, VEGAS, VEGAS 8-BALL, KINGPIN, KINGPIN 8-BALL, VICTORY and VICTORY
MOTORCYCLES are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries Inc. DUNLOP is a registered trademark of Dunlop Tire Corporation.
Printed in U.S.A.
P/N 9922429
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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Component Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Instruments, Features and Controls . . . . . . .32
Pre-Ride Inspections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Identification Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Maintenance Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
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Introduction
Thank you for choosing a VICTORY motorcycle, and welcome to our world-wide family of Polaris owners. At
Polaris, we’re passionate about producing an exciting line of utility and recreational products for our customers:
• Snowmobiles
• All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
• RANGER utility vehicles
• VICTORY motorcycles
For the safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle, be sure to follow the instructions and recommendations in this
owner’s manual. If your owner’s manual is misplaced or damaged, please purchase a replacement from your VICTORY dealer. This manual should be considered part of the motorcycle and should remain with the motorcycle when
ownership changes.
All references in this manual to RIGHT, LEFT, FRONT or REAR are from the operator’s perspective when seated in
a normal riding position. If you have questions about the operation or maintenance of your motorcycle after you've
read this manual, please see your VICTORY dealer. To locate the nearest authorized VICTORY dealer, call 1-800POLARIS or visit www.polarisindustries.com.
VICTORY motorcycles comply with all federal, state and local safety and emission regulations for the area of
intended sale.
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Safety
About the Owner's Manual
WARNING
Failure to follow recommended precautions and procedures could result in severe injury or death. Always heed all safety
precautions and follow all operation, inspection and maintenance procedures outlined in this manual.
Please read your VICTORY owner’s manual. This manual contains information essential to safe riding and proper
maintenance of the motorcycle. Anyone who rides the motorcycle (operators and passengers) must read the owner's
manual before riding.
Read and understand the information found in the safety section, and bring the manual with you when you ride. Following the safety precautions and procedures will add to your riding enjoyment and ensure a safe ride.
Understand and follow all inspection and maintenance procedures outlined in this manual. Following these procedures will ensure that your motorcycle remains in safe operating condition at all times.
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Safety Terms and Signal Words
Safety
The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your safety and the
safety of others is involved when these words and symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before
reading the manual.
The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates a situation that may result in property damage.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
WARNING
Improper use of this motorcycle can result in serious injury or death to you, your passenger and others. To minimize the risk of
injury, read and understand the information contained in this section before operating the motorcycle. This section contains safety
information specific to the VICTORY motorcycle, as well as information about general motorcycle safety. Anyone who rides the
motorcycle (operators and passengers) must follow these safety precautions.
Motorcycling has inherent risks. You can minimize those risks, but you can't eliminate them completely. Even if
you're an experienced motorcycle operator or passenger, read all of the information in this safety section before operating the motorcycle.
• Your ability to safely operate the motorcycle depends on your judgment and your use of safe riding habits. Take a
rider education course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or another qualified instructor. The course will help
you develop or refresh your expertise in safe riding habits through instruction and riding. For information on
Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider education courses in your area, call 1-800-446-9227 or visit their web site at
www.msf-usa.org.
• Read and understand all information in this owner's manual. It contains safety information specific to individual
components and operations.
• Pay close attention to the motorcycle maintenance requirements in this manual. For additional information or assistance with technical services specified in the manual or required by mechanical circumstances, see the VICTORY
Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Safe Riding Practices
Safety
Design characteristics affect how you should ride the VICTORY motorcycle.
• The motorcycle is designed for on-road use with one rider and one passenger. See page 14.
• Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (see the specifications section beginning on page 150 or the certification label on the steering head). Riding off-road, riding with more than one passenger, or carrying weight exceeding the maximum weight rating can make handling difficult, which could cause loss of control.
• Some VICTORY motorcycles are equipped with saddlebags, a windshield, and a passenger backrest as standard
equipment. To maintain stability, be prepared to reduce the operating speed of motorcycles equipped with these
items.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Follow these general safe riding practices:
• Before each ride, perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 45. Failure to do so may result in damage to the motorcycle or an accident.
• Follow all break-in procedures during the first 500 miles (800 km) of operation. See page 59. Failure to do so can
result in serious engine damage.
• Until you're thoroughly familiar with the motorcycle and all of its controls, practice riding where there is little or no
traffic. Practice riding at a moderate speed on various road surfaces and in different weather conditions.
• Know your skills and limits, and ride within them.
• Allow only licensed, experienced operators to ride your motorcycle, and then only after they have become familiar
with its controls and operation. Make sure all riders read and understand this owner’s manual before riding.
• Do not ride when you're fatigued or under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs or
any other drugs.
• If your motorcycle operates abnormally, correct the problem immediately. See the VICTORY Service Manual or
your authorized VICTORY dealer. Continued operation could aggravate the initial problem, increase the cost of
repairs and threaten your safety.
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Safe Riding Practices
Safety
• Ride defensively, as if you are invisible to other motorists, even in broad daylight. A motorist's failure to see or recognize a motorcycle is the leading cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents. Ride where you're clearly visible to
other motorists, and observe their behavior carefully.
• Be especially cautious at intersections, as these are the most likely places for an accident.
• To prevent loss of control, keep your hands on the handlebars and your feet on the footrests.
• Do not move or operate the motorcycle with the steering locked (with accessory lock), as the severely restricted
steering could result in loss of control.
• Obey the speed limit and adjust your speed and riding technique based on road, weather and traffic conditions. As
you travel faster, the influence of all other conditions increases, which can affect the motorcycle's stability and
increase the possibility of losing control.
• Reduce speed when:
- the road has potholes or is otherwise rough or uneven.
- the road contains sand, dirt, gravel or other loose substances.
- the road is wet, icy or oily.
- the road contains painted surfaces, manhole covers, metal grating, railway crossings or other slippery surfaces.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
• Reduce speed when:
- the weather is windy, rainy or otherwise causing slippery or rapidly changing conditions.
- traffic is heavy, congested, not allowing sufficient space between vehicles or otherwise not flowing smoothly.
- you are being passed in either direction by a large vehicle that produces a wind blast in its wake.
• To maximize braking effectiveness, use the front and rear brakes together. Improper braking may cause loss of control or may not slow the vehicle in time to avoid a collision. Be aware of the following important braking facts and
practices:
- The rear brake provides 40% of the motorcycle's stopping power, at most. Use the front and rear brakes
together.
- To avoid skidding, apply the brakes gradually when the road is wet or rough, or contains loose or other slippery substances.
- If possible, avoid applying the brakes while making a turn. Motorcycle tires have less traction during turns, so
braking will increase the possibility of skidding. Bring the motorcycle to the upright position before applying
the brakes.
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Safe Riding Practices
Safety
• When approaching a curve, choose a speed and lean angle that allows you to pass through the curve in your own
lane without applying the brakes. Excessive speed, improper lean angle or braking in a curve can cause loss of control.
• Ground clearance is reduced when the motorcycle leans. Do not allow components to contact the road surface
when leaning the motorcycle in a curve, as this could cause loss of control.
• Retract the sidestand fully before riding. If the sidestand is not fully retracted, it could contact the road surface and
cause loss of control.
• Do not tow a trailer. Towing a trailer can make the motorcycle hard to handle, which could cause loss of control.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Carrying a Passenger
Do not carry a passenger unless the motorcycle is equipped with passenger seat and passenger footrests.
To carry a passenger safely:
• Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for your motorcycle.
• Direct the passenger to hold onto you or the seat strap with both hands and to keep both feet on the passenger footrests. Do not carry a passenger who cannot place both feet firmly on the passenger footrests. A passenger who is
not holding on properly, or who cannot reach the passenger footrests, can shift their body erratically, which can
make the motorcycle hard to handle and cause loss of control.
• If necessary, adjust the rear shock preload. See page 90. Improper preload adjustment can make your motorcycle
hard to handle and can cause loss of control.
• Before riding, be sure your passenger knows safe riding procedures. Discuss any safety information unfamiliar to
your passenger. A passenger who is unaware of safe riding procedures may distract you or make movements that
make the motorcycle hard to handle.
• Adjust your riding style to compensate for the differences in handling, acceleration and braking caused by the additional weight of the passenger. Failure to do so can cause loss of control.
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Safe Riding Practices
Safety
Protective Apparel
Wear protective apparel to decrease the risk of injury and increase riding comfort.
• Always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds established safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label. Laws in some areas require that you wear an approved
helmet. Head injuries are the leading cause of fatalities in accidents involving motorcycles. Statistics prove that an
approved helmet is the most effective protection in preventing or reducing head injuries.
• Wear eye protection to protect eyes from wind or airborne particles and objects. Laws in some areas require that
you wear eye protection. VICTORY recommends that you wear approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE. Make sure protective eyewear is kept clean.
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Safety
Safe Riding Practices
Protective Apparel
• All riders should wear bright or light-colored and/or reflective clothing to improve visibility to other motorists. A
motorist's failure to see or recognize a motorcycle is the leading cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents.
• Wear gloves, a jacket, heavy boots and long pants to prevent or reduce injury from abrasions, lacerations or burns
should the motorcycle fall. Wear boots with low heels, as high heels can catch on pedals or footrests. The combination of boots and pants should completely cover legs, ankles and feet, protecting skin from engine and exhaust system heat.
• Do not wear loose, flowing clothing or long boot laces, as they can catch on handlebars, levers or footrests, or they
can become entangled in the wheels, causing loss of control and serious injury.
Modifications
Modifying the motorcycle by removing any equipment or by adding equipment not approved by VICTORY may void
your warranty. Such modifications may make the motorcycle unsafe to ride and could result in severe injury to operator or passengers, as well as damage to the motorcycle. Some modifications may not be legal in your area of operation. If in doubt, contact your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Safety
WARNING! Exceeding the gross vehicle weight rating of your motorcycle can reduce stability and handling and could cause loss
of control. NEVER exceed the GVWR of your motorcycle.
The maximum load capacity of your motorcycle is the maximum weight you may add to your motorcycle without
exceeding the GVWR. This capacity is determined by calculating the difference between your motorcycle’s GVWR
and wet weight.
Refer to the specification section of this manual or the Manufacturing Information/VIN label on the motorcycle frame
for model-specific information. Refer to the “Safety and Information Labels” section in this manual for location on
the motorcycle.
When determining the weight you will be adding to your motorcycle, and to ensure you do not exceed the maximum
load capacity, include the following:
• operator body weight
• passenger body weight
• weight of all riders’ apparel and items in or on apparel
• weight of any accessories and their contents
• weight of any additional cargo on the motorcycle
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Safety
Carrying Cargo
Use the following guidelines when attaching cargo or accessories to the motorcycle. Where applicable, these guidelines also refer to the contents of any accessories.
• Keep cargo and accessory weight to a minimum, and keep items as close to the motorcycle as possible to minimize
a change in the motorcycle's center of gravity. Changing the center of gravity can cause loss of stability and handling and result in loss of control.
• Distribute weight evenly on both sides of the motorcycle. Maintain even weight distribution by checking accessories and cargo to make sure they're securely attached to the motorcycle before riding and whenever you take a
break from riding. Uneven weight distribution, or accessories or cargo that shift suddenly while you're riding can
make the motorcycle hard to handle and result in loss of control.
• Do not attach large or heavy cargo such as sleeping bags, duffel bags or tents to the handlebars, front fork area or
front fender. Cargo or accessories placed in these areas can cause instability (due to improper weight distribution or
aerodynamic changes) and can cause loss of control. Such items can also block air flow to the engine and cause
overheating that can damage the engine.
• Do not exceed the maximum cargo weight limit of any accessory (see accessory instructions and labels). Do not
attach cargo to an accessory not designed for that purpose. Either circumstance could result in an accessory failure
that could cause loss of control.
• Do not attach anything to the highway bar except highway footrests.
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Carrying Cargo
Safety
Saddlebags
When operating a motorcycle with original equipment or accessory saddlebags:
• Never ride at speeds exceeding 80 mph (120 km/h). Depending on load and weather conditions, the maximum safe
operating speed may be less. Saddlebags, combined with the lifting or buffeting effects of wind, can make the
motorcycle unstable and cause loss of control.
• Distribute weight evenly in each of the saddlebags.
• Do not exceed the maximum cargo capacity of the saddlebags.
• Do not exceed the GVWR for your motorcycle.
Parking the Motorcycle
When leaving the motorcycle unattended, turn the engine off and remove the ignition key. See page 69.
Park the motorcycle where people are not likely to touch the hot engine or exhaust system or place combustible materials near these hot areas. Do not park near a flammable source such as a kerosene heater or an open flame, where hot
components could ignite combustible materials.
Park the motorcycle on a firm, level surface. Sloped or soft surfaces may not support the motorcycle. If you must park
on a slope or soft surface, follow the precautions outlined on page 69.
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Safety
Transporting the Motorcycle
When transporting the motorcycle:
• Use a truck or trailer. Do not tow the motorcycle with
another vehicle, as towing will impair the motorcycle's
steering and handling.
• Restrain the motorcycle in an upright position. If the
motorcycle leans, gasoline may leak from the fuel tank
and result in a fire hazard or damage to the finish.
• Place the transmission in neutral.
• Do not place restraints on the handlebars. Loosen the
front turn signal mounts and slide them upward. Place
tiedown straps around the fork tubes above the lower
triple clamp. Secure the rear of the motorcycle with
tiedowns around both sides of the swingarm, being
careful to avoid the brake line, exhaust and drive belt.
• Reposition the turn signals before operating the motorcycle.
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Loosen screw. Slide
turn signal upward.
Kingpin
Vegas
Restrain with 2 straps
on each side of the
motorcycle.
Accessory Selection and Installation
Safety
Because VICTORY cannot test and make specific recommendations concerning every accessory or combination of
accessories sold, the operator is responsible for determining that the motorcycle can be safely operated with any
accessories or additional weight. Use the following guidelines when choosing and installing accessories:
• Do not install accessories that impair the stability, handling or operation of the motorcycle. Before installing an
accessory, be sure that it does not:
- Reduce ground clearance when the motorcycle is either leaning or upright.
- Limit suspension or steering travel or your ability to operate controls.
- Displace you from your normal riding position.
- Obscure lights or reflectors.
• Do not install bulky or large accessories that can cause instability (due to the lifting or buffeting effects of wind)
and loss of control.
• Do not install electrical accessories that exceed the capacity of the electrical system. Never install higher wattage
light bulbs than those supplied as original equipment. An electrical failure could result and cause hazardous loss of
engine power or lights, or damage to the electrical system.
• Always install accessories designed and approved by VICTORY specifically for your model, especially a windshield, backrest or luggage rack. An improperly designed or installed windshield, backrest or luggage rack can
reduce stability, causing loss of control. Follow the instructions for proper installation and use.
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Safety
Fuel and Exhaust Safety
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions.
• Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline.
• Always turn off the engine before refueling.
• Always refuel outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
• Open the fuel cap slowly. Do not overfill the tank. Do not fill the tank neck.
• Do not smoke or allow open flames or sparks in or near the area where refueling is performed or where gasoline is stored.
Gasoline and gasoline vapors are poisonous and can cause severe injury.
• Do not swallow gasoline, inhale gasoline vapors, or spill gasoline. If you swallow gasoline, inhale more than a few breaths of
gasoline vapor, or get gasoline in your eyes, see a physician immediately.
• If gasoline spills on your skin or clothing, immediately wash it off with soap and water and change clothing.
• If gasoline spills on the any part of the motorcycle, immediately rinse it off with water.
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause loss of consciousness or death in a short time.
• Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area.
• Never inhale exhaust gases.
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Safety Maintenance
Safety
WARNING
Failure to perform safety maintenance as recommended can result in difficult handling and loss of control, which could result in
serious injury or death. Always perform the safety maintenance procedures as recommended. Perform maintenance and repairs
promptly as outlined in the VICTORY service manual, or see your authorized VICTORY dealer for service.
• Before each ride, perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 45.
• Perform maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
• Always maintain proper tire pressure, tread condition and wheel and tire balance. Inspect tires regularly and
replace worn or damaged tires promptly. Use only approved replacement tires.
• Always ensure proper steering head bearing adjustment. Regularly inspect the rear shock absorber and the front
forks for fluid leaks or damage. Make any necessary repairs promptly.
• Clean the motorcycle thoroughly to reveal items in need of repair. See page 125.
• Make sure all legally required equipment is properly installed and in good condition, including the license plate.
• Fasteners must meet original specifications for quality, finish and type to ensure safety. Use only genuine VICTORY replacement parts, and ensure that all fasteners are tightened to the proper torque.
Electromagnetic Interference
This vehicle complies with European directive 97/24/EC Chapter 8 requirements, which is equivalent to Canadian
ICES-002.
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Safety
Safety and Information Labels
Warning Label
Engine Identification Number
(stamped on right rear crankcase half)
Patent Notice
Manufacturing
Information
Label (VIN)
General Representation
Tire Warning
Label
(if applicable)
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Emission Control,
Noise Information
Label
Tire Warning
Label
(if applicable)
Safety
Safety and Information Labels
Fuse and Relay Label
(under side cover, on side of fuse box cover)
Fuse Box Removal Instruction Label
(on base of fuse box)
General Representation
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Safety
Reporting Safety Defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could result in a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Polaris Industries
in writing.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or Polaris Industries.
To contact NHTSA, or obtain other information about motor vehicle safety, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline
toll free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), visit the NHTSA web site at www.safercar.gov, or write to:
ADMINISTRATOR, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building
Washington, DC 20590
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Component Identification
Handlebar Area
Speedometer
Mirror
Front Brake Fluid
Reservoir
Throttle
Control
Grip
Clutch
Lever
Front Brake
Lever
Right
Handlebar
Switches
Left
Handlebar
Switches
Fuel Cap
Indicator Light
Panel
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Component Identification
Left Side View
Air
Filter
Spark
Plugs
Ignition Switch
Battery
(under side cover)
Left Side
Cover
Headlamp
Front
Turn
Signal
Taillight
Rear Turn
Signal
Horn
Front
Fork
Front
Brake
Caliper
Rear Axle
Adjuster
(1 each side)
Oil Filter
Gear Shift Lever
Operator's
Foot Rest
General Representation
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Passenger's
Foot Rest
Sidestand
Oil Drain Plug
(under engine)
Rear Brake
Caliper
Evaporative
Emissions Canister
(California Models)
Component Identification
Right Side View
Under Right Side Cover:
Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir
Diagnostic Connector
Fuses
Rear Shock Access
Passenger Seat
& Seat Strap
Front Turn
Signal
Front
Fork
Exhaust
Mufflers
Drive Belt
(under guard)
General Representation
Passenger's
Foot Rest
Engine Oil Fill
Cap/Dipstick
Drive Sprocket
(under cover)
Rear
Brake
Pedal
Operator's Foot Rest
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Component Identification
Vehicle Identification Number
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped into the front of the steering head and also appears on the certification label. Record the number in the space provided on page 155. You will need this identification number to title,
register, license or insure the motorcycle, or to order replacement parts.
Chassis:
A = VEGAS 8-BALL
B = HAMMER 8-BALL
C = KINGPIN
G = VEGAS
H = HAMMER
P = KINGPIN 8-BALL
S = VISION
X = VEGAS JACKPOT
Type:
B = Standard
C = Custom
D = Deluxe
S = Sport
Series:
C = Canada
D = Domestic (49 State)
L = California
U = United Kingdom
Serial Number
*5VPHB26D0A3000000*
Plant Code
SAE-assigned
World Manufacturing
Identifier
Engine Size
1 = 1507cc
2 = 1634cc
3 = 1731cc
Engine HP
6 = 78-94
7 = 95-115
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Model Year
A = 2010
Check Digit
Engine Identification Number
Component Identification
The engine identification number is a combination of the
engine model and serial numbers. The first 8 digits are the
engine model number and the last 5 digits are the serial number.
The engine identification number is stamped into the right
crankcase half behind the rear cylinder. Record the number in
the space provided on page 155. You will need this identification number to title, register, license or insure the motorcycle,
or to order replacement parts.
Ignition Key Number
The ignition key identification number is stamped into the
shaft of each key. Record the number in the space provided
on page 155. With the ignition key number and proof of ownership, an authorized VICTORY dealer can assist you in
obtaining a replacement key.
Engine Identification
Number
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Ignition Switch
The ignition key operates the ignition switch and parking lights. The ignition switch provides electrical power to the
ignition, the lighting system and all electrical switches and buttons. Before starting the engine, read the instructions
for starting the engine. See page 62.
Off Position
In the OFF position, all electrical circuits are inactive and
the ignition key can be removed. Turn the ignition switch to
the OFF position and remove the ignition key when leaving
the motorcycle unattended.
Park
On
Off
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Ignition Switch
Instruments, Features and Controls
On Position
In the ON position, all electrical circuits are energized and the ignition key cannot be removed. The headlamp, taillight, and instrument lights illuminate. The engine stop/run switch must be in the RUN position to start the engine or
activate the emergency flashers, turn signals and other electrical features. See page 40.
Park Position (P)
In the PARK position, the taillight, indicator lights, and license plate light illuminate. The emergency flashers can be
activated, and the ignition key can be removed. You must push the ignition key into the switch while selecting the
PARK position.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Instrument Cluster
Speedometer
The speedometer displays vehicle speed in either miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h).
Tachometer (Accessory)
The tachometer displays engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). A red line on the gauge indicates maximum
safe engine speed. The tachometer also contains the overdrive indicator lamp.
WARNING! Excessive engine speed could cause engine damage or failure, which could result in loss of control and serious injury
or death. Do not operate the engine over 5600 RPM.
Tachometer
Speedometer
Odometer/Trip Odometer
Odometer/Trip
Odometer Toggle
Trip Odometer Reset
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Odometer/Trip Odometer Toggle
Trip Odometer Reset
Overdrive
Indicator Lamp
Instrument Cluster
Instruments, Features and Controls
Odometer
The odometer displays total distance traveled.
Trip Odometer
The trip odometer displays total distance traveled since the trip odometer was reset. To toggle the display between
odometer and trip odometer, the ignition switch must be in the ON position. Press the reset button. The display
changes to TRIP.
To reset the trip odometer, the ignition switch must be in the ON position with the display in trip odometer mode.
Press and hold the reset button until the display resets to zero.
Overdrive Indicator Lamp
If an accessory tachometer is installed, the overdrive lamp illuminates when overdrive (sixth gear) is selected.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Indicator Lights
Neutral Indicator
The neutral indicator illuminates when the
transmission is in neutral and the ignition key is
ON.
Neutral
Headlamp
High Beam
Check
Engine
Headlamp High Beam Indicator
The headlamp high beam indicator illuminates
when the headlamp switch is set to high beam.
See page 38.
Check Engine Indicator
The check engine indicator will illuminate any
time the ignition switch is in the ON position
and the engine control module sensors report
abnormal sensor or engine operation. The check
engine indicator will continue to illuminate as
long as the fault condition exists. It also illuminates momentarily when the ignition switch is in
the ON position and the engine is not running.
This demonstrates that the indicator is functioning properly.
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Low Oil
Pressure
Turn
Signal
Low
Fuel
NOTICE: If the check engine indicator illuminates while the
engine is running, a serious engine problem may
exist. Contact an authorized VICTORY dealer as
soon as possible.
Indicator Lights
Low Oil Pressure Indicator
The low oil pressure indicator illuminates when
engine oil pressure drops below safe operating
pressure. If this indicator illuminates while the
engine is running, turn the engine off immediately and check the oil level. Add oil if necessary. If the oil level is correct and the indicator
remains illuminated after the engine is restarted,
turn the engine off immediately.
The low oil pressure indicator also illuminates
when the ignition switch is in the ON position
and the engine is not running. This demonstrates
that the indicator is functioning properly.
Instruments, Features and Controls
Turn Signal Indicator
The turn signal indicator flashes when the left,
right, or both turn signals (hazard) are active.
If a turn signal bulb has failed, or if there is a
short circuit in the turn signal system, the turn
signal indicator flashes at more than twice the
normal rate. See page 39 for operation procedures.
Low Fuel Indicator
The low fuel indicator illuminates when approximately 0.8 gallons (3 l) of fuel remains in the
fuel tank.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Left Handlebar Controls
Emergency Flasher Switch
The emergency flasher switch activates and cancels the emergency flashers. When the emergency flashers are active, all of the turn signals
flash. Press the top of the switch to activate the
emergency flashers. Press the bottom of the
switch to cancel the flashers.
High Beam/Low Beam Light Switch
The headlight high/low beam switch toggles the
headlight between high beam, low beam, and
momentary passing beam. To activate the high
beam, press the upper portion of the switch; to
activate the low beam, press the lower portion of
the switch. To activate the momentary passing
beam, press and hold the lower portion of the
switch.
Horn Button
To sound the horn, press the horn button.
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Clutch
Lever
Turn Signal
Switch
High/Low
Light Switch
Horn
Button
Flasher
Switch
Left Handlebar Controls
Clutch Lever
To disengage the clutch, pull the lever toward the handlebar. To engage the clutch, gradually release the lever.
For smooth clutch operation, pull the lever quickly and
release it gradually.
Tip: The motorcycle is equipped with a clutch interlock switch
that prevents the engine from starting when the transmission is in gear and the clutch is engaged. See page 62.
Instruments, Features and Controls
Turn Signal Switch
Move the switch to the left to activate the left
turn signals. Move the switch to the right to activate the right turn signals. A signal will deactivate automatically when speed or distance reach
predetermined levels. To cancel a signal manually, move the switch to the center position and
push it inward.
Momentary Feature: Move the turn signal
switch left or right and hold it in that position
for at least one second. The momentary feature
will activate and the signal will then cancel
when the switch is released.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Right Handlebar Controls
Engine Stop/Run Switch
The engine stop/run switch completes or interrupts the ignition, starter and fuel pump circuits.
To complete the circuits, allowing the engine to
start and run, press the lower portion of the
engine stop/run switch (RUN position). To
interrupt the circuits, press the upper portion of
the switch (STOP position). The engine should
not start or run when the switch is in the STOP
position.
Use the engine stop/run switch to turn the
engine off under either normal or emergency
conditions.
Starter Button
The starter button works only when the engine
stop/run switch is in the RUN position and the
transmission is in neutral or the clutch is disengaged (lever pulled in toward handlebar.) To
engage the engine starter motor, press the right
side of the starter button.
For complete engine starting procedures, see
page 62.
Stop/Run
Switch
Starter Button
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Right Handlebar Controls
Instruments, Features and Controls
Throttle Control Grip
The throttle control grip controls engine speed. To increase
engine speed, twist the throttle control grip toward your
body; to decrease engine speed, twist the grip away from
your body. When you release the grip, it returns to the idle
speed position.
Throttle
Control Grip
Front Brake Lever
The front brake lever is located on the right handlebar grip.
To apply the front brake, pull the lever toward the handlebar.
See page 67 for braking procedures.
Front Brake
Lever
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Gear Shift Pedal
The gear shift pedal is located on the left side of the motorcycle. To shift to a lower gear, press down on the gear shift
pedal. To shift to a higher gear, lift up on the gear shift
pedal.
For proper gear shifting procedure, see pages 64-66.
Gear Shift
Pedal
Rear Brake Pedal
The rear brake pedal is on the right side of the motorcycle.
To engage the rear brake, press down on the rear brake
pedal. See page 67 for braking procedures.
Rear Brake
Pedal
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Fuel Cap
Use the ignition key to open and close the fuel cap.
See page 61 for fueling procedures.
Prime the fuel pump if the tank is completely empty.
See page 61.
Instruments, Features and Controls
Key Slot
Cover
Open the fuel cap
1. Lift the key slot cover on the fuel cap and insert
the key.
2. Turn the key clockwise while pushing downward
lightly. The latch will release and allow you to
open the cap.
Close the fuel cap
1. Insert the key into the cap.
2. Turn the key clockwise and press downward on
the cap.
3. While maintaining downward pressure on the
cap, turn the key counterclockwise to engage the
latch.
4. Remove the key and close the key slot cover.
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Instruments, Features and Controls
Side Covers
Grommets
Tip: Remove the left side cover to access the battery. Remove the
right side cover to access the fuses and the rear brake fluid
reservoir.
1. Pull outward at each corner of the side cover to disengage the darts.
2. Remove the side cover from the motorcycle.
3. To reinstall the side cover, make sure each rubber
grommet is properly located. Align each dart with the
appropriate grommet and press inward firmly to
secure.
Sidestand
The sidestand is located on the left side of the vehicle.
WARNING! An improperly retracted sidestand could contact the ground during operation and cause loss of control resulting in
serious injury or death. Always make sure the sidestand is fully retracted before operating the motorcycle.
1. While the motorcycle is in the upright position, push the sidestand downward until it is fully extended.
2. Slowly lean the motorcycle to the left until the full weight of the motorcycle rests safely on the sidestand.
3. To retract the sidestand, bring the motorcycle to the upright position. Swing the sidestand upward to its fully
retracted position.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
To keep your motorcycle in safe operating condition, always perform the recommended pre-ride inspections before
each ride. This is especially important before making a long trip and when removing the motorcycle from storage.
WARNING
Failure to perform the recommended pre-ride inspections could result in component failure while riding, which could result in
serious injury or death. Always perform the pre-ride inspections before each ride. When inspection reveals the need for
adjustment, replacement or repair, perform the service promptly.
You must be familiar with all instruments and controls to perform the pre-ride inspections.
Tip: During the pre-ride inspections you may use products that are potentially hazardous, such as oil or brake fluid. When using
any of these products, always follow the instructions and warnings on the product packaging.
When inspections reveal the need for adjustment, replacement or repair:
• refer to the maintenance section of this manual
• refer to the VICTORY Service Manual
• or see your authorized VICTORY dealer
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Electrical Components
Move the ignition switch to the ON position before performing the electrical inspections outlined on this page. Return
the ignition switch to the OFF position after completing these inspections. If inspection of any electrical item reveals
component failure, repair or replace the component before operating the motorcycle.
Electrical Item
Inspection Procedure
Headlamp
Verify that the headlamp illuminates. Switch to high beam. Verify that the high beam indicator comes
on and that lamp brightness increases.
Taillight/Brake Light
Verify that the taillight and license plate light illuminate. Verify that taillight brightness increases when
the front brake lever is applied and also when the rear brake pedal is applied.
Turn Signals
Move the turn signal switch to the left. Verify that front and rear left turn signals flash, as well as the
corresponding light on the indicator panel. Push the switch inward to cancel the signal. Verify that
the signals and the indicator light stop flashing. Repeat the procedure for the right turn signals.
Emergency Flashers
Slide the emergency flasher switch to the left. Verify that all four turn signals flash, as well as the
light on the indicator panel. Slide the switch to the right. Verify that all signals and indicators stop
flashing.
Horn
Press the horn button. Verify that the horn sounds loudly.
Low Oil Pressure Indicator Start the engine. Verify that the low oil pressure indicator goes off.
Neutral Indicator
Place the transmission in neutral. Verify that the neutral indicator comes on.
Engine Stop/Run Switch
Start the engine. Move the stop/run switch to the STOP position. Verify that the engine stops.
Attempt to restart the engine to verify that the engine WILL NOT start.
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Engine Oil Level
Pre-Ride Inspections
The oil fill cap/dipstick is located on the right side of the vehicle. We recommend the use of only VICTORY brand Semi-Synthetic 20W-40 Motor
Oil or an equivalent oil designed for use with wet clutches (such as those
with a JASO MA rating).
NOTICE: Operating the engine with too much or too little oil can cause serious
engine damage or engine seizure, which could result in loss of control
and serious injury or death. Do not operate the motorcycle with the oil
level above the FULL mark or below the ADD mark.
Tip: The engine must be at normal operating temperature when checking the oil
level.
Oil Fill
Cap/Dipstick
{
1. Place the transmission in neutral. Start the engine and allow it to idle
for several minutes.
2. Stop the engine and wait 3-5 minutes before checking the oil level.
3. On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully
upright position.
4. Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe it clean. Reinstall the dipstick
and turn the cap clockwise until it seats.
5. Remove the dipstick and view the oil level. Add or remove oil as
needed to bring the level into safe operating range (between the FULL
and ADD marks) on the dipstick.
6. Repeat steps 1 and 2 each time you adjust the oil level.
Safe Range
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Fuel Level
1. On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
2. Start the engine. The low fuel indicator light will stay on if the fuel tank level is less than .80 gallons (3 l).
3. Add fuel as needed.
Fuel Hose, Rail and Connections
Inspect the fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Inspect the hose connection at the fuel tank and at the fuel rail for dampness or stains from leaking or dried fuel.
Evaporative Emission Control System (California Models)
Inspect all evaporative emission control system hoses and
connections. Make sure all connections are tight. Inspect
the evaporative canister to make sure it has not been damaged. The canister is located on the left side of the motorcycle behind the sidestand.
Evaporative
Canister
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Tire Pressure
Pre-Ride Inspections
Check tire pressure before riding, when the tires are cold. This will provide the most accurate reading, as riding
warms the tires and increases tire air pressure. Adjust tire pressure as needed based on the total weight of your
intended load. Refer to the tire pressure table on page 110.
Tire Condition
Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface and tread base. If inspection reveals cuts, punctures, cracks or other
wear or damage, replace the tire before riding.
Tire Tread Depth
Wear bars (raised areas at the base of the tread) are easily visible tread depth indicators. When the road contact surface has worn to the top of the wear bars, replace the tire. See page 111.
Cargo Restraints
Inspect all cargo restraints when carrying cargo. Make sure all restraints are tightly secure to prevent cargo from shifting.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Front Brake Lever
Pull the front brake lever toward the handlebar and release it. It
should move freely and smoothly, and it should return to its rest
position quickly when released. You should feel a firm resistance
in the lever within the first 3/4 inch (19 mm) of lever travel.
If the lever fails to perform as stated, service the brake lever before
riding. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Lever Reach
Adjuster
Brake Lever Reach Adjustment
Lever reach (distance to the hand grip) is adjustable.
1. Pull and hold the lever away from the grip.
2. To increase reach distance, turn the adjuster to align a lower
number to the indicator mark on the lever.
3. To decrease reach distance, turn the adjuster to align a higher
number to the indicator mark on the lever.
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Resistance at
3/4 inch (19 mm)
Front Brake Fluid Level
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
Position the handlebars so that the fluid reservoir is level.
2. View the fluid level through the sight glass. The fluid should be
clear. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
3. The fluid level should be at or above the top of the sight glass.
Add fluid as needed. See page 105.
Pre-Ride Inspections
Minimum
Level
Rear Brake Pedal
Press and release the rear brake pedal. It should move freely and
smoothly, and it should return to its rest position quickly when released.
You should feel a firm resistance in the pedal within the first 3/8 inch (8
mm) of pedal travel. If the brake pedal fails to perform as stated or travels
too far before beginning to engage the brake, see the VICTORY Service
Manual, or contact an authorized VICTORY dealer for service.
Resistance
at
3/8 inch
(8 mm)
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Rear Brake Pedal
Brake Pedal Gap
With the brake pedal in the relaxed position, and with the master cylinder piston positioned against the internal stop,
measure the distance between the brake pedal stop and the foot peg mount. The gap should be 2-5 mm. Make adjustments as needed.
1. Hold the clevis to prevent it from bending. Loosen the brake linkage rod lock nut.
2. Turn the linkage rod in or out as necessary.
3. Hold the clevis and tighten the lock nut securely against the clevis.
4. Verify that the gap is 2-5 mm.
5. Verify that the rear wheel rotates freely through the full freeplay range of pedal without dragging or binding. If
drag is present with the pedal released, refer to the VICTORY Service Manual or contact an authorized Victory
dealer.
Brake Pedal
Stop
Foot Peg Mount
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Clevis
Lock Nut
Rear Brake Fluid Level
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
3. View the brake fluid through the reservoir. The fluid should be
clear. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
4. The fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum
marks on the reservoir. Add fluid as needed. See page 106.
Brake Lines
1. Inspect all brake hoses and connections for dampness or stains
from leaking or dried fluid.
2. Tighten any leaking connections and replace components as
necessary.
Pre-Ride Inspections
Maximum
Mark
Minimum
Mark
Brake Pads
Inspect front and rear brake pad thickness. Replace brake pads when wear lines are no longer visible, or when pad
thickness reaches 1.5 mm. See page 108.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Throttle
1. Rotate the throttle control grip. It should rotate smoothly
from the rest position to the completely open position. It
should return to the rest position quickly when released.
2. Remove the right side access cover. Inspect throttle
cables for frayed ends.
3. Service the throttle system if throttle operation is not
smooth, if throttle grip does not return properly, or if
cable ends are frayed. See the VICTORY Service Manual
or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Access
Cover
Throttle
Cable Ends
Throttle Freeplay
Throttle freeplay is the amount of throttle control grip movement from the rest
position to the point of cable resistance. Measure this distance. Freeplay
should be 2-4 mm. Adjust throttle freeplay as needed. See page 99.
2-4 mm
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Mechanical Clutch
1. Squeeze the clutch lever toward the handlebar and
release it. It should move freely and smoothly, and it
should return to the rest position quickly when
released. If the lever fails to perform as stated, service
the clutch lever before riding.
2. Freeplay (gap) is the amount of lever movement from
the rest position to the point of cable resistance. Clutch
lever freeplay should be 0.5-1.5 mm. Measure the gap
between the clutch lever and the lever housing. Adjust
clutch lever freeplay if necessary. See page 100.
Tip: The starter interlock switch is dependent on the clutch lever
freeplay being set correctly to ensure activation of the clutch
safety switch.
0.5-1.5 mm
Freeplay
Lever
Housing
Clutch
Lever
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Level
Check the hydraulic clutch fluid level.
1. Position the motorcycle on level ground with the front
wheel straight forward. Do not use the sidestand. Position the handlebars so that the clutch fluid reservoir is
level.
2. View the fluid level through the sight glass. The fluid
should be clear. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
3. The fluid level should be at or above the top of the sight
glass. Add fluid as needed. See page 103.
Minimum Level
Lever
Housing
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Clutch Fluid
Sight Glass
Clutch
Lever
Front Suspension
Pre-Ride Inspections
Inspect the front forks for oil leaks or damage, and verify smooth suspension operation. See page 93.
Steering
On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Turn the handlebars from stop to
stop. The action should be smooth but not loose. Make sure wires, hoses and control cables do not interfere with
smooth steering.
Rear Suspension
Proper rear suspension adjustment is essential for a safe and comfortable ride. Check rear shock absorber movement
and preload to ensure the correct amount of suspension travel and ground clearance. See page 88.
WARNING! Inadequate ground clearance could result in components contacting the ground, causing loss of control resulting in
serious injury or death. Always ensure ground clearance is at specification.
Drive Belt
1. Check drive belt tension. See page 78. The drive belt should fit tightly.
Tip: The drive belt system must be cool, clean and dry to accurately measure belt tension (deflection). Do not measure belt tension
when the belt or drive system is wet, or when it is hot (such as immediately after riding).
2. Inspect drive belt condition. If you discover cracks, broken teeth or frayed edges, replace the drive belt before
riding. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Pre-Ride Inspections
Sidestand
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright
position.
2. Move the sidestand upward to the stored position and
downward to the fully extended position several times. It
should move smoothly and quietly. Make sure the return
spring holds the sidestand tightly in place when the
Wear Limit Line
sidestand is in the stored position.
Front of Motorcycle
3. Replace a bent sidestand immediately. Do not try to
straighten a bent sidestand. The sidestand will be
weakened, and may not be able to support the motorcycle.
4. Inspect the sidestand pivot bolt for looseness or wear. Tighten or replace a loose or worn bolt.
5. Inspect the sidestand rubber pad. Make sure the pad is firmly attached to the sidestand. Check the wear indicator
on the leading edge of the pad. Replace the pad when it’s worn beyond the wear limit line.
Fasteners
1. Inspect the entire motorcycle chassis and engine for loose, damaged or missing fasteners. Tighten loose fasteners
to the proper torque.
Tip: Refer to the specifications section of this manual or to the VICTORY Service Manual for torque values.
2. Always replace stripped, damaged or broken fasteners before riding. Use genuine VICTORY fasteners of equal
size and strength.
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Engine Break-in Period
Operation
The operation section describes how to operate your VICTORY motorcycle to ensure the best performance and longevity of the engine and other components.
• Engine Break-in Period
• Fueling and Fill Height
• Starting the Engine
• Shifting Gears
• Accelerating
• Braking
• Stopping the Engine
• Parking
For safe operation and riding, see the safety section beginning on page 6.
During the first 500 miles (800 km), critical engine parts require special wear-in procedures so they seat and mate
properly. Read, understand and use the following rules for operating the motorcycle during the first 500 miles (800
km).
NOTICE: Do not put unnecessary load on the engine during the first 500 miles (800 km). Avoid prolonged full throttle operation or
any condition that creates excessive engine heat.
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Operation
Engine Break-in Period
NOTICE: If engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, consult the maintenance section of the Owner's
Manual, the VICTORY Service Manual, or an authorized VICTORY dealer immediately.
Failure to perform the initial maintenance as recommended could result in less than desirable engine performance in
the future. Perform the initial maintenance as recommended.
Odometer Reading
Miles
Kilometers
Instructions
0-90
0-145
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above 1/3 throttle. Vary the
engine speed frequently. Do not operate for extended periods of time at any one throttle position.
90-300
145-483
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above 1/2 throttle. Vary the
engine speed frequently. Do not operate for extended periods of time at any one throttle position.
300-500
483-800
Do not operate for extended periods of time at throttle positions above 3/4 throttle.
At 500
800
Perform the initial maintenance as described in the maintenance section of the owner's manual.
This critical maintenance should be performed by an authorized VICTORY dealer. Initial maintenance includes servicing all adjustments, tightening all fasteners and changing engine oil.
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Engine Break-in Period
Operation
Fueling and Fill Height
Always heed the fuel warnings on page 22. Always refuel on level ground with the sidestand down. Use only the recommended fuel. See page 154. Fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel filler insert.
WARNING! Overflows or spilled gasoline could contact a hot engine or exhaust system and cause a fire, which could result in
serious injury or death. Do not allow gasoline to contact hot components. Fuel expands in the fuel tank. Do not overfill. To prevent
leaks, make sure the fuel filler cap is properly seated and locked.
NOTICE: Fuel can damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. If gasoline spills on the any part of the motorcycle, immediately
rinse it off with water.
Priming the Fuel System
If the motorcycle runs out of fuel, prime the fuel system before attempting to restart the engine.
1. Fill the fuel tank.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
3. Move the engine stop/run switch from the STOP position to the RUN position.
4. Allow the fuel pump to run until it stops (about 3 seconds).
5. Move the engine stop/run switch to the STOP position.
6. Wait 3 seconds to allow the engine control module to reset.
7. Repeat steps 3-6 four to five times.
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Operation
Engine Break-in Period
Starting the Engine
The starter interlock system allows the engine to be started only when the transmission is in neutral, or when the
transmission is in gear with the clutch disengaged (clutch lever pulled in).
Tip: If the motorcycle runs out of fuel, prime the system before attempting to restart the engine. See page 61.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 45.
Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position.
Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position.
Engage the front brake and place the sidestand in the stored (up) position.
If the neutral indicator is not illuminated, shift the transmission to neutral. See page 64.
Move the engine stop/run switch to the RUN position. You should hear the fuel pump run momentarily as it
pressurizes the fuel system.
Engine Break-in Period
Operation
Starting the Engine
CAUTION! Do not rev the engine or put the transmission in gear immediately after starting the engine. Allow the engine to idle for
about one minute after a cold start, or 30 seconds after a warm start, to allow the oil to reach all areas requiring lubrication before
the engine is put under load.
7. Leaving the throttle closed, press and hold the starter button to start the engine. Release the button promptly when
the engine starts. If the engine does not start within 10 seconds, release the starter button. Wait five seconds, then
try again.
Tip: Hold the starter button for as short a time as possible to minimize battery drain. Do not hold the starter button for more than 10
seconds at one time.
8. If either the check engine indicator or the low oil pressure indicator does not go out after the engine starts, stop
the engine. Refer to either the check engine indicator information on page 36 or the low oil pressure indicator
information on page 37.
Tilt Sensor
The tilt sensor (if equipped) stops the engine if the motorcycle tips beyond 45 degrees to one side. If this occurs, the
check engine light will also illuminate.To restart the engine, cycle the ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10
seconds, then restart the engine.
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Operation
Shifting Gears
WARNING! Forced shifting (with clutch engaged) could cause damage to the engine, transmission and drive train. Such damage
could cause loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always pull the clutch lever fully toward the handlebars to
disengage the clutch before shifting gears.
On six-speed models, the sixth gear is overdrive. Five-speed
models will not have overdrive. Neutral is located between first
and second gear.
Tip: The transmission is in neutral if you can move the motorcycle forward or rearward freely without disengaging the clutch. If the ignition switch is on, the neutral indicator illuminates when the
transmission is in neutral.
1. Start the engine. See page 62.
2. With the engine at idle speed, pull the front brake lever
toward the handlebar.
3. Pull the clutch lever toward the handlebar.
4. Push the shift pedal downward until you feel it stop in first
gear.
Toe Shift Pedal: Shift to a higher gear by lifting the front of the pedal
with your toe. To shift to a lower gear, depress the pedal with your toe.
Heel/Toe Shift Pedal: Shift to a higher gear by lifting the front peg of
the pedal with your toe, or depress the rear peg of the pedal with your
heel. To shift to a lower gear, depress the front pedal with your toe.
3
Neutral
4
5 O/D
Overdrive
(6th Gear)
2
N
1
3
4
5 O/D
Toe Shift
2
N
1
Heel/Toe Shift
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Shifting Gears
Operation
5. Release the brake lever.
6. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle (rolling the throttle control grip rearward) with
a smooth motion. As the clutch begins to engage, the motorcycle will move forward.
7. To shift to a higher gear, accelerate smoothly and easily to the recommended shift point. See page 66.
8. With a quick motion, simultaneously close the throttle completely and disengage the clutch. Move the shift pedal
until you feel it stop at the next gear.
9. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle.
Tip: Within the recommended speed ranges, you can downshift to slow the motorcycle or to increase power. See page 66. You
may want to downshift when climbing a hill or passing. Downshifting also helps to decrease speed when combined with closing the throttle.
10. To shift to a lower gear (downshift), simultaneously pull the clutch lever toward the handlebar and close the
throttle. Move the shift pedal downward until you feel it stop at the next gear. Simultaneously release the clutch
lever while opening the throttle.
WARNING! Downshifting improperly could cause loss of traction and loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death.
• Reduce speed before downshifting. Always downshift within the recommended shift points.
• Use extreme caution when downshifting on wet, slippery or other low traction surfaces. Release the clutch lever very gradually
in these conditions.
• Avoid downshifting in a curve. Downshift before entering the curve.
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Operation
Shifting Gears
Recommended Shift Points
Upshifting (Accelerating)
Gear Change
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
5 to O/D (if equipped)
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Recommended Speed
18 mph (29 km/h)
30 mph (48 km/h)
40 mph (64 km/h)
50 mph (80 km/h)
60 mph (97 km/h)
Downshifting (Decelerating)
Gear Change
O/D to 5 (if equipped)
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2
2 to 1
Recommended Speed
50 mph (80 km/h)
35 mph (56 km/h)
25 mph (40 km/h)
15 mph (24 km/h)
10 mph (16 km/h)
Accelerating
Operation
Accelerate by opening the throttle (rolling the throttle control grip rearward). The more quickly you open the throttle,
the more quickly the motorcycle accelerates. For even acceleration, open the throttle with a smooth, continuous
motion. When you reach the recommended speed for upshifting, shift up one gear. See page 64.
WARNING! Accelerating abruptly could cause your body to shift rearward suddenly, which could result in loss of control.
Accelerating abruptly could also cause loss of control on low traction surfaces. Loss of control could result in serious injury or
death. Always accelerate gradually, especially on wet, slippery or other low traction surfaces.
Braking
Always allow sufficient stopping distance so that brakes can be applied gradually.
Tip: Applying slightly more front brake than rear brake generally provides the best braking performance.
1. To slow the motorcycle with the brakes, close the throttle and apply the front and rear brakes evenly and gradually.
2. As the motorcycle slows, disengage the clutch, or downshift each time vehicle speed reaches a downshift point.
WARNING! Braking improperly could result in loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Avoid braking abruptly.
Always apply the brakes gradually, especially on wet, slippery or other low traction surfaces. Avoid braking in a curve or turn. Bring
the motorcycle to the upright position before applying the brakes.
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Operation
Stopping the Engine
Before stopping the engine, bring the motorcycle to a complete stop. Shift to neutral or disengage the clutch.
WARNING! Stopping the engine with the transmission in gear while the motorcycle is moving could cause loss of rear wheel
traction or engine and transmission damage, which could cause loss of control and serious injury or death. Always stop the engine
after the motorcycle is fully stopped and the transmission is in neutral. If the engine stops unexpectedly while the motorcycle is
moving, guide the motorcycle to a safe location off the road and away from traffic.
1. When fully stopped, shift into neutral.
2. Move the engine stop/run switch to the STOP position.
3. Move the ignition switch to the OFF position. Remove the ignition key.
Tip: Idle air control (IAC) noise is a normal engine management calibration process that occurs each time the engine stop/run
switch is put into the STOP position or when the key is turned off.
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Parking the Motorcycle
Operation
Choose a firm level surface to park the motorcycle.
1. When fully stopped, shift into neutral.
2. Stop the engine.
3. Fully extend the sidestand.
4. Turn the handlebars to the left and lean the motorcycle to the left until the sidestand firmly supports the
motorcycle.
5. Remove the ignition key.
Parking on a Slope
If parking on a slope is unavoidable, position the front of the motorcycle toward the top of the slope. Place the transmission in gear and position the motorcycle so that it is stable when it rests on the sidestand.
Parking on a Soft Surface
If parking on a soft surface is unavoidable, place a sidestand footrest under the foot of the sidestand to provide a firm
surface. The sidestand footrest must be strong enough and large enough to support the motorcycle's weight without
sinking into the parking surface.
Asphalt becomes soft in hot weather. A sidestand can sink into soft asphalt and the motorcycle may fall. When parking on asphalt in hot weather, use a sidestand footrest.
CAUTION! Hot engine and exhaust components can cause burns to skin and can ignite a fire if exposed to flammable materials.
Always park the motorcycle clear of flammable materials and where people are not likely to contact hot components.
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Maintenance
Proper maintenance assures the highest level of safety, durability and dependability for your motorcycle.
• Have your VICTORY dealer perform the initial maintenance procedures when the motorcycle’s odometer registers
500 miles (800 km).
• Review the safety-related maintenance information on page 23.
• Perform the recommended periodic maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
Initial Maintenance
Performing initial maintenance will help ensure optimum engine performance for the entire service life of the engine.
Your dealer will change engine oil, inspect all fluids and serviceable components, ensure that all fasteners are tightened and make other adjustments as needed.
Major Maintenance
For major repair information, refer to the VICTORY Service Manual. Major repairs typically require technical skills
and specially designed tools. Emission system service requires special tools and training and should be performed by
your dealer.
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Periodic Maintenance
Maintenance
Always position the motorcycle on a firm level surface before performing service. Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and
replace parts as necessary. When inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine VICTORY parts
available from your VICTORY dealer. Record service and maintenance information in the Maintenance Record
beginning on page 156.
Perform maintenance at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72. Perform the
procedures more frequently if normal use of the motorcycle includes:
• high speed operation for extended periods
• low speed operation for extended periods
• operation in dusty or otherwise adverse conditions
Before beginning any maintenance procedure, read the instructions for the entire procedure. During some procedures
you may use potentially hazardous products such as oil or brake fluid. Always follow the instructions and warnings
on the product packaging.
WARNING! Improperly installed or adjusted components can make the motorcycle unstable or hard to handle. Improperly installed
electrical components can cause engine or electrical system failure. In either event, damage or serious injury could result. If you do
not have the time, tools and expertise necessary to complete a procedure properly, please see your dealer for service.
Road Tests
Before returning the motorcycle to regular use after performing service, road test it in a safe environment. Pay special
attention to the proper fit and operation of all serviced components. Make any corrections or additional adjustments
necessary to ensure safe vehicle performance.
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Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Table
47500 (76000)
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50000 (80000)
45000 (72000)
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42500 (68000)
37500 (60000)
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40000 (64000)
35000 (56000)
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32500 (52000)
27500 (44000)
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30000 (48000)
25000 (40000)
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22500 (36000)
17500 (28000)
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20000 (32000)
15000 (24000)
12500 (20000)
10000 (16000)
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2500 (4000)
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500 (800)
7500 (12000)
Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers)
5000 (8000)
See table key below
***Air Filter
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Battery
116
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105, 106
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Brake Pads
108
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**Clutch Fluid (Hydraulic)
103
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Clutch Lever
104
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Clutch Cable (Mechanical)
102
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Crankcase Ventilation System
95
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Drive Belt
78
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R
R
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R
R
R
R
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R
R
R
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R
R
*Engine Oil Filter
75
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R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Component
**Brake Fluid
Page
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Table Key
I Inspect (tighten, clean, adjust, replace if necessary)
L Lubricate with proper lubricant
R Replace/Rebuild
P Perform
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* Replace at specified interval, or annually
** Replace at specified interval, or every 2 years
*** Replace every 5000 mi. (8000 km) if operating in dusty conditions
Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Table
Engine Compression
114
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Evaporative Emission Control
System (California models)
95
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Exhaust System
114
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Fasteners
58
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50, 107
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93, 94
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Front Brake Lever
**Front Fork Oil
Front Forks/Front Axle
Fuel Filter
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Fuel System
95
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Gear Shift Pedal
109
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Headlamp
120
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Table Key
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L Lubricate with proper lubricant
R Replace/Rebuild
P Perform
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50000 (80000)
47500 (76000)
45000 (72000)
42500 (68000)
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40000 (64000)
37500 (60000)
35000 (56000)
32500 (52000)
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30000 (48000)
27500 (44000)
25000 (40000)
22500 (36000)
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20000 (32000)
17500 (28000)
15000 (24000)
12500 (20000)
10000 (16000)
7500 (12000)
5000 (8000)
Page
2500 (4000)
Component
Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers)
500 (800)
See table key below
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* Replace at specified interval, or annually
** Replace at specified interval, or every 2 years
*** Replace every 5000 mi. (8000 km) if operating in dusty conditions
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Maintenance
Periodic Maintenance Table
Rear Wheel Alignment
85
Rear Shock Absorber
88
Rear Brake Pedal
51
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Road Test
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Sidestand
124
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Spark Plugs
112
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Steering Head Bearings
94
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Swing Arm and Rear Axle
92
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50000 (80000)
47500 (76000)
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45000 (72000)
42500 (68000)
40000 (64000)
37500 (60000)
35000 (56000)
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32500 (52000)
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30000 (48000)
27500 (44000)
25000 (40000)
22500 (36000)
20000 (32000)
17500 (28000)
15000 (24000)
12500 (20000)
10000 (16000)
7500 (12000)
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Sidestand Rubber Pad
Throttle System
5000 (8000)
Page
2500 (4000)
Component
Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers)
500 (800)
See table key below
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Tires
110
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Wheel Condition
109
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I Inspect (tighten, clean, adjust, replace if necessary)
L Lubricate with proper lubricant
R Replace/Rebuild
P Perform
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** Replace at specified interval, or every 2 years
*** Replace every 5000 mi. (8000 km) if operating in dusty conditions
Engine Oil and Filter Change
Maintenance
1. Start the engine and allow it to idle for several minutes. Stop the engine.
Tip: The engine must be at normal operating temperature before changing the oil.
CAUTION! Hot engine and exhaust components can cause burns to skin and can ignite a fire if exposed to flammable materials.
Always park the motorcycle clear of flammable materials and where people are not likely to contact hot components.
2. Position the motorcycle securely on the sidestand.
3. Place a drain pan under the drain plug and oil filter.
4. Remove the drain plug and seal. Use the universal tool (under the left side cover) or a good quality 6-mm
hexagonal socket.
5. Allow the oil to drain completely.
6. Using an oil filter wrench, slowly loosen the filter. Allow the oil in the filter to drain before removing the filter.
7. Reinstall the drain plug with a new seal.
Torque: 15 ft-lbs (20 Nm)
8. Clean the oil filter mounting plate and threads.
9. Make sure the new oil filter gasket is properly seated in the oil filter.
10. Apply a thin film of clean engine oil to the gasket. Screw the new filter on until the gasket contacts the filter
mounting plate. Tighten the filter by hand an additional 3/4 turn.
(continued on next page)
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Maintenance
Engine Oil and Filter Change
11. Add about 8.75-9.0 pints (4.0-4.25 liters) of the recommended oil through the oil fill cap. See page 47.
12. Reinstall the oil fill cap.
NOTICE: After an oil change, the low oil pressure indicator remains illuminated longer than usual before going out. Revving the
engine while the low oil pressure indicator is illuminated can damage the engine.
13. Start the engine and allow it to idle for several minutes. Stop the engine.
14. Check for leaks around the drain plug and oil filter. Check the oil level and adjust if needed. See page 47.
15. Recycle used oil and oil filter appropriately.
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Air Filter
Replace the air filter element at the intervals recommended
in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
Replace the element any time it becomes extremely dirty or
contaminated.
Tip: Inspect the air filter often if riding in unusually wet or dusty
conditions.
1. Remove the air filter access cover and air filter element
using the universal tool (provided under the left side
cover) or a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
2. To remove debris from the element, use low-pressure
air and blow from the rear forward.
Maintenance
Element
Access
Cover
CAUTION! Wear face protection when using pressurized air.
3. Do not apply air filter oil to the paper element. Apply a
small amount of lubricant to the edge of the air filter
element frame.
4. Reinstall the element and access cover. Do not over-tighten the access cover screws.
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Condition
Replace the drive belt if it is cracked or has broken teeth or frayed edges. No matter its condition, the drive belt
should be replaced at periodic intervals. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
DO NOT attempt to check belt tension if the belt has been exposed to rain or washing within a 24 hour period or if the
belt is hot from riding. Allow the belt to cool down to ambient temperature before measuring belt tension. To obtain
the maximum drive belt service life possible, VICTORY recommends the replacement of both sprockets as a set if the
drive belt system has over 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of service at the time of damage or failure.
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
Checking drive belt tension involves using the belt tension gauge (P/N PV-43532).
Before beginning this procedure:
• Make sure the drive belt is dry and at room temperature.
• Make sure the rear suspension is properly adjusted. See page 88).
Base
Belt Tension Gauge
Small O-Ring
Plunger
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
Drive Belt Deflection with 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force
New drive systems (new belt/sprockets)
After 500 miles on drive system
VEGAS
5 mm +/- 0.5 mm
6 mm +/- 0.5 mm
KINGPIN
10 mm +/- 0.5 mm
12 mm +/- 0.5 mm
The following data is provided for use with a Sonic Tension Meter. Follow the instructions provided with the meter.
Required Data
Span
Belt width
Belt mass constant
Tension
48.3 Hz +/- 1
658.3 mm
28 mm
8.4
Drive Belt Wear Analysis
Internal tooth cracks (hairline):
OK to run, but monitor condition
External tooth cracks:
Replace belt
Missing teeth:
Replace belt
Chipping (not serious):
OK to run, but monitor condition
Fuzzy edge cord:
OK to run, but monitor condition
Hook wear:
Replace belt
Stone damage:
Replace belt if damage is on edge
Bevel wear (outboard edge only):
OK to run, but monitor condition
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
1. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is
off the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a
block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated.
Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls.
3. Position the small o-ring on the belt tension gauge
directly over the 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) mark on the plunger as
shown.
4. Place a tape measure or rule next to the drive belt as
shown.
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Rule
Drive Belt
Belt Tension Gauge
Drive Belt Tension Inspection
Maintenance
5. Place the base of the tension gauge bracket squarely against the lower strand of the drive belt halfway between
the front and rear drive sprockets. Use the tape measure or ruler and record the position of the base of the tension
gauge bracket. This position represents zero force.
6. Push the plunger upward until the small O-ring touches the tension gauge body. Make sure the tension gauge is
seated squarely against the drive belt, and record the position of the base of the tension gauge bracket.This
position represents 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force.
7. Calculate the difference between the zero force position and the 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force position you recorded.
Refer to the chart on page 79 for belt specifications.
8. Belt deflection must be measured and adjusted with the belt at the tightest spot. Measure deflection in 4 spots by
rotating the wheel 90 degrees in the forward direction between measurements. Adjust tension as necessary. See
page 82).
Important Belt Deflection Information
• Measure / adjust belt deflection at the tightest spot.
• Belt and sprockets must be clean, dry, and at room temperature for accurate deflection measurement.
• Lowering kits affect belt deflection specifications. Consult an authorized VICTORY dealer if a lowering kit is installed on your
motorcycle.
• When a new drive belt is installed, tension must be adjusted after 500 miles to ensure maximum belt service life.
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Tension Adjustment
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls.
1. Inspect wheel alignment before adjusting drive belt tension. See page 85.
2. Loosen the rear axle nut on the left end of the rear axle. On
screw-style adjusters, loosen the lock nut on both the left
and right axle adjusters.
3. Turn the axle adjusters clockwise (viewed from rear) an
equal amount if wheel is in alignment, or turn each
adjuster as needed to align the wheel and achieve proper
tension. Use an 8-mm hex tool on screw-style adjusters.
4. When alignment and belt tension is correct, tighten the
rear axle nut. Tighten the adjuster lock nut (screw-style
adjusters).
Axle Nut
Lock Nut
Screw-Style Adjuster
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
Nut-Style Adjuster
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Axle
Adjuster
Drive Belt Tension Adjustment
Maintenance
5. Recheck drive belt tension and wheel alignment.
6. Pump the rear brake pedal several times to reset brake pad distance.
7. Slowly rotate the rear wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel bearings, axle and brakes.
See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Maintenance
Drive Belt Cleaning
Cleaning the drive belt will maximize belt and sprocket life and minimize drive line noise. Clean the belt at every tire
change. Clean the belt more often if riding in dirty, dusty or high debris environments.
1. Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with a cup of warm water.
2. Use a soft nylon brush to clean the belt and sprocket teeth with the soapy water. Clean well in corner areas where
road debris and belt dust can collect.
3. Rinse the belt with clear water, then dry thoroughly.
Tip: Do not inspect or adjust drive belt tension when the belt is wet. Improper adjustment will result.
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Maintenance
Rear Wheel Alignment
WARNING! A skewed rear axle can damage the drive belt, causing belt failure and loss of control of the motorcycle.
1. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is off of the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a
block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
2. Place the transmission in neutral.
3. The axle adjusters or plates are stamped with marks that are used as a reference to ensure proper wheel alignment.
Inspect the position of the alignment marks on each side in relation to the mark stamped on the swingarm. The
marks should be in the same position on both left and right sides of the wheel.
Stamped Marks
Swingarm
Mark
Axle
Nut
Swingarm
Mark
Axle
Nut
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Maintenance
Rear Wheel Alignment
4. To adjust rear wheel alignment, loosen the rear axle nut about
1 1/2 turns.
Lock Nut
Axle
Adjuster
Screw
Tip: Turn the axle adjusters about 1/16 of a turn at a time and monitor
wheel alignment as you proceed.
5. On screw style adjusters: Use a 17-mm wrench to loosen the
lock nut, then use an 8-mm hexagonal wrench to turn the axle
adjuster screws. On nut style adjusters: Use a deep 14-mm
socket to turn the adjuster nut.
6. On both adjuster styles: Turn the screw or nut IN (clockwise)
to draw the axle back, or OUT (counterclockwise) to allow the
axle to move forward.
Screw-Style Adjuster
Tip: If adjuster screws or nuts are turned OUT (counterclockwise) push the
wheel and axle forward to be sure the ends of the adjuster screws or
the nuts are seated against the end of the swingarm before inspecting
alignment or belt tension.
7. Recheck rear wheel alignment after each adjustment. Readjust
if necessary until alignment is correct and drive belt tension is
correct. See page 78.
(continued on next page)
Nut-Style Adjuster
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Axle
Adjuster
Nut
Rear Wheel Alignment
Maintenance
8. When the wheel is aligned and drive belt tension is correct, tighten the adjuster lock nut (screw-style), then
tighten the axle nut.
Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
9.
10.
11.
12.
Recheck drive belt tension and alignment to be sure it is correct after tightening the axle.
If alignment is incorrect, repeat steps 4-8.
Pump the rear brake pedal several times to reset brake pad distance.
Carefully lower the motorcycle and safely support it on the sidestand.
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Inspection
This procedure involves using the shock absorber preload wrench PV-43507, a special spanner tool available from
your dealer. The tool is designed specifically for adjusting shock spring preload on your motorcycle. Preload should
be set with accurate load conditions before riding to ensure optimum handling, safety and ride quality.
Have an assistant help you complete the following procedure. Refer to the illustration on page 89.
1. Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 110.
2. Load the motorcycle with all cargo you intend to carry. With the motorcycle in the upright position, sit on the
operator's seat with your riding gear on. If you plan to carry a passenger, have the passenger (with riding gear) sit
on the passenger seat.
3. Compress the rear suspension a few times by pushing on the seat and slowly releasing. Make sure the suspension
moves freely without binding.
4. With as much of your weight on the seat as possible, have your assistant measure the distance from the floor to
the rearmost flat section of the right side frame cradle.
5. Record the measurement and compare to specification. If the measurement differs, adjust the preload.
Ride Height Specifications
VEGAS / VEGAS 8-BALL / KINGPIN 8-BALL
120 mm (4 3/4 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch)
KINGPIN
127 mm (5 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch)
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Inspection
Gear
Passenger
Operator
Upright position with weight
of operator, passenger, gear
General Representation
Measure here
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment
1. Rest the motorcycle on the sidestand. Remove the right
side cover. See page 44.
2. Remove the fuse box. See page 123. Make sure the rear
brake fluid reservoir cap is secure to prevent fluid loss.
3. Remove the three 10 mm bolts securing the fuse box
bracket to the chassis.
4. Remove the on-board diagnostics connector from the
fuse box bracket by squeezing the connector lock and
pulling the connector apart. Leave the terminated end
attached to the fuse box bracket.
5. Remove the wire harness dart from the fuse box
bracket by sliding the connector off the dart clip.
6. Carefully pull and rotate the fuse box bracket toward
the front of the motorcycle.
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10 mm Bolts
Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment
7. The upper spanner nut on the shock is the lock nut. The
lower spanner nut is the adjuster nut. Loosen the lock
nut by turning it counterclockwise (as viewed from the
top of shock) with the spanner wrench.
8. Spray a light lubricant on the adjuster nut where it
contacts the spring. DO NOT allow spray to contact the
drive belt.
9. Adjust shock preload by rotating the adjuster nut
clockwise (as viewed from the top of shock) to
INCREASE preload (firm) or counterclockwise to
DECREASE preload (softer).
10. Recheck the preload measurement after adjusting.
11. Tighten the lock nut securely against the adjuster nut.
12. Reinstall the fuse box bracket and tighten the bolts
securely.
13. Reinstall the fuse box and right side cover.
Lock Nut
(upper)
Adjuster
Nut
(lower)
Decrease
Preload
(softer)
Increase
Preload
(more firm)
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Maintenance
Rear Suspension
Swing Arm and Rear Axle Inspection
1. Sit in the operator's seat and slowly bounce the rear suspension a few times. Make sure the suspension moves
freely without binding.
2. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is off of the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a
block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls.
3. Grasp the rear tire and attempt to move the rear wheel side-to-side.
• If there is movement at the rear axle, inspect the wheel bearings and rear axle. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your
authorized VICTORY dealer.
• If there is movement at the front of the swing arm, inspect the swing arm pivot bushings/bearings and pivot shaft nut torque.
See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
4. With the transmission in neutral, slowly rotate the rear wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the
wheel bearings, rear axle, belt adjustment and wheel alignment. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your
authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Front Suspension
Front Fork Inspection
1. Place the motorcycle on the sidestand and inspect the front
forks. Make sure there is no fork oil present on the outer fork
tubes, around the fork seals or around the inner tubes.
2. Clean the fork tubes to remove bugs, tar or buildup which may
cause seal wear or leakage.
3. Inspect the outer surfaces of the inner fork tubes for scratches
or damage from foreign objects.
4. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright
position. Apply the front brake and push downward (hard) on
the handlebars several times. The front suspension should
operate smoothly and quietly.
5. Fork oil condition and level affects front suspension
performance and internal component wear. Replace fork oil at
the recommended intervals. Special tools are required to
perform this procedure. See the VICTORY Service Manual or
your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Maintenance
Inner Tube
Fork Seal
Outer Tube
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Maintenance
Front Suspension
Steering and Front Axle Inspection
1. Elevate the front of the motorcycle until the front wheel is off the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a
block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls.
2. Turn the handlebars from stop to stop. The action should be smooth but not loose. Make sure wires, hoses and
control cables do not interfere with smooth steering.
3. Position the front wheel straight ahead. Grasp the front forks near the front axle and attempt to move the wheel
front-to-back. If there is front-to-back movement at the steering head, the steering head bearings should be
inspected, lubricated and adjusted. Lubricate the steering head bearings at the recommended intervals even if
there is no front-to-back movement at the steering head. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized
VICTORY dealer.
4. Turn the handlebars fully to the right or left. Grasp the front tire and attempt to move the wheel side-to-side. If
there is movement at the front axle, inspect the wheel bearings and front axle. See the VICTORY Service Manual
or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
5. Slowly rotate the front wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel bearings, front axle and
brakes. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Fuel System
Maintenance
Fuel Hose Inspection
Inspect the fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Inspect hose connections at the fuel pump and at the fuel rail for dampness or stains that would indicate a fuel leak.
Crankcase Ventilation Hose Inspection
Remove the operator’s seat and fuel tank. Inspect the crankcase ventilation hose for cracks or damage. Inspect hose
connections at the air cleaner and at the crankcase for dampness or stains that would indicate a leak.
Evaporative Emission Control System (California Models)
Inspect all evaporative emission control system hoses and connections. Make sure all connections are tight. Inspect
the evaporative canister for damage.
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Maintenance
Fuel System
CAUTION! Always observe all fuel safety procedures when inspecting or servicing the fuel system. See page 22.
Fuel Filters
Fuel filter condition affects engine performance and fuel economy. The fuel filters are attached to the electric fuel
pump located inside the fuel tank. Replacement requires special tools. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your
authorized VICTORY dealer.
Fuel Tank Removal/Installation
Before beginning, be prepared to place the fuel tank in a secure location with a drain
pan positioned to catch any fuel that may leak or drip from disconnected hoses or fittings.
1. Remove the operator's seat.
2. Remove the fuel line access cover.
3. Remove the two front and one rear fuel tank mounting screws.
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Access
Cover
Maintenance
Fuel System
Fuel Tank Removal/Installation
4. With the engine and exhaust cool, wrap a clean shop towel
around the fuel line fitting at the fuel rail. Disconnect it from
the fuel rail by squeezing both release buttons
simultaneously. Gently slide the fitting from the fuel rail.
Fuel Line
Fitting
Release
Buttons
NOTICE: Fuel can damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Wipe up
spilled fuel immediately using a clean, dry, soft cloth.
5. Lift the fuel tank and unplug the fuel pump wire harness at
the rear of the tank. At the rear left side of the tank,
disconnect the tank vent hose (California models) and the
water drain hose.
6. Carefully remove the fuel tank. Be prepared to catch
dripping fuel in an appropriate container.
7. To reinstall the fuel tank, reverse the removal steps, routing
the fuel supply hose to the right of the breather hose.
8. Reinstall the fuel line fitting to the fuel rail by sliding the
quick-connect onto the rail connector until you hear it click.
9. Reinstall the fuel tank mounting screws.
Torque: 35 ft-lb. (47.5 Nm)
10. Reinstall the fuel line access cover. Reinstall the seat.
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Maintenance
Throttle System
Service the throttle system if throttle operation is not smooth, if throttle grip does not return properly, or if cable ends
are frayed. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Throttle Freeplay Adjustment
Throttle freeplay is the amount of throttle control grip movement
from the rest position to the point of cable resistance. Measure this
distance. Freeplay should be 2-4 mm. Adjust throttle freeplay as
needed.
1. Hold the adjuster nuts securely and loosen the lock nuts on both
cables. Turn the lock nuts away from the adjuster nuts as far as
possible.
2. Turn both adjuster nuts toward the lock nuts as far as possible for
maximum freeplay in both cables.
3. Turn the adjuster on the throttle opening cable (front cable) away
from the lock nut until throttle freeplay is 2-4 mm.
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Adjuster
Nut
Lock
Nut
Throttle System
Maintenance
Throttle Freeplay Adjustment
4. To adjust the closing cable (rear cable), move the throttle grip back and forth continuously while turning the
adjuster slowly outward just until freeplay is removed. Then turn the adjuster inward one full turn.
5. Turn the lock nuts on both cables until they are seated against the adjuster nuts. Hold each adjuster nut and tighten
each lock nut securely.
6. Measure throttle freeplay.
7. Start the engine with the transmission in neutral. Turn the handlebars fully to the left and to the right. Engine idle
speed should not change. If idle speed changes, inspect for a damaged cable, incorrect routing or incorrect
adjustments.
Throttle Cable Lubrication
Lubricate the cable ends at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
NOTICE: External casings are factory-lubricated. Additional lubrication could be detrimental to cable performance.
Verify proper routing and smooth movement. Inspect for damage to the external casing, and inspect exposed cable
wire for fraying, kinks or corrosion. Replace any damaged, sticky or sluggish cable.
1. Disconnect the cable at the throttle body.
2. Apply a light film of VICTORY All Purpose Grease or equivalent to the barrel end.
3. Reconnect the cable and adjust freeplay as needed.
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Maintenance
Clutch (Mechanical)
Mechanical Clutch Lever Freeplay
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. Hold the clutch cable and loosen the adjuster lock nut.
3. While holding the cable, turn the cable adjuster inward or outward
until clutch lever freeplay is 0.5-1.5 mm.
4. While holding the cable, tighten the adjuster lock nut securely.
5. Reinstall the right side cover.
6. Verify that the safety switch activates properly. The engine should
not start in gear with the clutch lever released.
Clutch
Cable
Lock Nut
Adjuster
Tip: The starter interlock switch is dependent on the clutch lever freeplay
being set correctly to ensure activation of the clutch safety switch.
0.5-1.5 mm
Freeplay
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Maintenance
Clutch (Mechanical)
Mechanical Clutch Lever Lubrication
1. Remove the right side cover. Loosen the clutch cable adjuster lock nut.
2. Turn the cable adjuster all the way inward to provide maximum lever freeplay.
3. Remove the clutch lever pivot nut and screw. Disconnect the clutch cable from the
clutch lever.
4. Remove any old grease and dirt from the lever and housing. Lubricate the clutch
lever and pivot screw with VICTORY Moly Assembly Grease or VICTORY All
Purpose grease.
5. Reconnect the clutch cable. Reinstall the lever, pivot screw and nut. Hold the
screw down and torque the nut to 40 in-lbs (5 Nm).
6. Adjust clutch lever freeplay. See page 100.
Pivot Screw
AP
Pivot
Nut
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Maintenance
Clutch (Mechanical)
Mechanical Clutch Cable Lubrication
Lubricate the cable ends at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
NOTICE: External casings are factory-lubricated. Additional lubrication could be detrimental to cable performance.
Verify proper routing and smooth movement. Inspect for damage to the external casing, and inspect exposed cable
wire for fraying, kinks or corrosion. Replace any damaged, sticky or sluggish cable.
1. Disconnect the cable at the clutch lever and at the primary cover.
2. Lubricate the ball and barrel ends with VICTORY All Purpose Grease or equivalent.
3. Reconnect the cable and adjust freeplay as needed.
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Clutch (Hydraulic)
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid
Check the hydraulic clutch fluid level. See page 56. The fluid level should be
at or above the top of the sight glass. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or
contaminated fluid.
Use DOT4 brake fluid in the hydraulic clutch reservoir. Use fluid only from a
sealed, clean container.
Do not operate the clutch while the reservoir cover is removed. Fluid could
overflow from the reservoir and cause air to enter the fluid system.
WARNING! Using the wrong fluid or allowing air or contaminants into the fluid system
can damage the system seals or result in a malfunction that could lead to serious injury
or death.
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Position
the handlebars so that the fluid reservoir is level.
2. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a
clean cloth.
3. Remove the reservoir cover and gasket.
4. Carefully add fluid to the recommended level.
5. Reinstall the reservoir gasket and cover.
Maintenance
Minimum
Level
Clutch Fluid Sight Glass
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Maintenance
Clutch (Hydraulic)
Hydraulic Clutch Lever Lubrication
1. Remove the clutch lever pivot nut and screw.
2. Remove any old grease and dirt from the lever and housing.
3. Lubricate the clutch lever and pivot screw with VICTORY Moly
Assembly Grease or VICTORY All Purpose grease.
4. Reinstall the lever, pivot screw and nut. Torque the pivot screw to 9
in-lbs (1 Nm). Torque the nut to 52 in-lbs (6 Nm).
AP
Pivot
Screw
Pivot
Nut
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Brake Systems
Maintenance
Front Brake Fluid
Check the front brake fluid level. See page 51. The fluid level should be at or above the top of the sight glass. Add
fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container.
Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed. Fluid could overflow from the reservoir and cause air
to enter the fluid system.
WARNING! Using the wrong fluid or allowing air or contaminants into the fluid system can damage the system seals or result in a
malfunction that could lead to serious injury or death.
1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Position the handlebars so that the fluid reservoir is level.
2. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a clean cloth.
NOTICE: Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Always clean spilled brake fluid immediately with water and
a mild detergent.
3. Remove the reservoir cover and gasket.
4. Carefully add fluid to the recommended level.
5. Reinstall the reservoir gasket and cover.
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Maintenance
Brake Systems
Rear Brake Fluid
Check the rear brake fluid level. See page 53. The fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum marks
on the reservoir. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid.
Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container.
Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed. Fluid could overflow from the reservoir and cause air
to enter the fluid system.
WARNING! Using the wrong fluid or allowing air or contaminants into the fluid system can damage the system seals or result in a
malfunction that could lead to serious injury or death.
1. Secure the motorcycle in a vertical position with an appropriate motorcycle lift.
2. Remove the right side cover.
3. Wipe the fluid container and the area around the reservoir cover with a clean cloth.
NOTICE: Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and plastic parts. Always clean spilled brake fluid immediately with water and
a mild detergent.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Remove the reservoir cover and gasket.
Carefully add fluid to the recommended level.
Reinstall the reservoir gasket and cover.
Reinstall the right side cover.
Maintenance
Brake Systems
Brake Lever Lubrication
Lubricate at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72.
1. Remove the right side mirror.
2. Remove the brake lever pivot nut (10 mm wrench or socket) and pin (4 mm hexagonal wrench).
Tip: Note the direction the plunger is installed (if removing). Proper direction is critical for brake function.
3. Remove any old grease and dirt from the lever and housing.
4. Lubricate the lever and pivot pin with VICTORY All
Purpose Grease or equivalent.
5. Reinstall the lever and pivot pin.
Large diameter end
toward lever
Torque: 52 in-lbs (6 Nm)
6. Reinstall the pivot nut.
Torque: 52 in-lbs (6 Nm)
7. Check front brake lever movement. See page 50.
8. Reinstall the right side mirror and adjust.
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Maintenance
Brake Systems
Brake Lines
Inspect all brake hoses and connections for dampness or stains from
leaking or dried fluid. Tighten any leaking connections and replace components as necessary. Torque fasteners to specification. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Brake Pads
Inspect front and rear brake pad thickness. Replace brake pads when
wear lines are no longer visible, or when pad thickness reaches 1.5 mm.
The shielded pad must be installed on the non-piston side of the caliper.
See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Brake Discs
Inspect brake discs for nicks, scratches, cracks or other damage. Inspect
the thickness of each brake disc at four or more locations around the
disc. Minimum thickness is stamped on the inner hub of the disc. If any
disc is worn to the minimum thickness at the thinnest point, or if a disc is
damaged, see your VICTORY dealer for replacement.
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Front Brake
Pad
Wear Lines
Rear Brake
Pad
Maintenance
Gear Shift Pedal
Do not remove and reposition the shift arm on the shift shaft
to adjust gear shift pedal height. A 90_+/-5_ angle between
the shift arm and the linkage rod is necessary to ensure correct
shift linkage operation.
1. Loosen the gear shift linkage rod lock nuts.
2. Turn the linkage rod inward or outward as necessary.
3. Tighten the linkage rod lock nuts.
4. Check the gear shift pedal height.
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Wheels
Inspect both wheels for cracks or damage and replace damaged wheels promptly. Do not operate the motorcycle if
wheels are damaged or cracked. See the VICTORY Service
Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Lock
Nut
Shift Linkage
Rod
Lock
Nut
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Maintenance
Tires
WARNING
Operating the motorcycle with improper tires or with improper or uneven tire pressure could cause loss of control or accident.
Always use the correct size and type of tires specified for your vehicle. Always maintain proper tire pressure as recommended in
the owner's manual and on safety labels.
Tire Pressure
Riding warms the tires and increases tire air pressure. For an accurate reading, check tire pressure before riding.
Adjust tire pressure as recommended for the total weight of your intended load (see table).
WARNING! Do not exceed the maximum recommended inflation pressure to seat the bead. Tire or rim failure may result.
Recommended Pressure
Location
Size
Brand
Type
Loads
up to 200 lbs (91 kg)
Loads up to maximum
load capacity
VEGAS / VEGAS 8-BALL
Front
90/90 2154H
Dunlop
Elite 3
36 psi (248 kPa)
38 psi (262 kPa)
Rear
180/55 B18 74H
Dunlop
D417
36 psi (248 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
KINGPIN / KINGPIN 8-BALL
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Front
130/70 B18 63H
Dunlop
491 Elite ll
32 psi (221 kPa)
36 psi (248 kPa)
Rear
180/55 B18 74H
Dunlop
D417
36 psi (248 kPa)
41 psi (283 kPa)
Tires
Maintenance
Tire Condition
Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface, and tread base for cuts, punctures, and cracking. Replace damaged
tires immediately. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Tire Tread Depth
Raised areas at the base of the tread, known as wear bars; act as easily visible tread
depth indicators. When the road contact surface has worn to the top of the wear bars,
replace the tire.
For more precise measurement, use a depth gauge or an accurate ruler to measure the
depth of the center tire tread. Replace the tire if the tread depth is less than 1/16 inch
(1.6 mm).
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Maintenance
Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Recommendations
Replace spark plugs at the intervals recommended in the periodic
maintenance table beginning on page 72. Always replace spark
plugs in pairs.
Spark Plug Specifications
Spark Plug Type
NGK DCPR6E
Spark Plug Gap
.031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Spark Plug Torque
10.8-14.5 ft-lbs (14.6-19.7 Nm)
Spark Plug Inspection
CAUTION! Wear face protection when using pressurized air.
1. Make sure the engine is at room temperature.
2. Disconnect the spark plug wires by pulling upward on the spark plug boots.
3. To prevent any debris from entering the engine through the spark plug hole, use pressurized air to clean the area
around each spark plug before removing it.
4. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head with a 5/8-inch spark plug socket.
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Spark Plugs
Spark Plug Inspection
Tip: Both spark plugs should have the same light or medium tan color deposits on
the insulator around the electrode tip. The spark plug electrode tip and bridge
should have sharp, square edges.
5. If spark plugs are in good condition and are not due for replacement,
clean them with a non-metallic stiff bristle brush, set the gap with a
spark plug gap tool, clean the mating surface on the cylinder head, and
install the spark plug with a spark plug socket. Reinstall both spark plug
wires.
Maintenance
Electrode Bridge
Electrode Tip
Insulator
Tip: Spark plugs with bright white or sooty black deposits or with damaged insulators
or electrodes can indicate engine problems. If these conditions exist, or if the
condition of one plug is markedly different from the other, see the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
.031-.035 inch
(0.8-0.9 mm)
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Maintenance
Engine Compression
Check engine compression periodically to document engine wear and condition. For engine compression check procedures and special tools required, see the VICTORY Service Manual or contact an authorized VICTORY dealer.
Exhaust System
Check the exhaust system for stains from leaking exhaust gasses. Replace damaged or leaking exhaust gaskets. See
the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Check all exhaust system fasteners.
1. Tighten exhaust header flange nuts.
#2
Torque: 12 ft-lbs (16 Nm)
2. Tighten muffler mounting screws.
Torque: 18 ft-lbs (24.5 Nm)
3. Tighten the support bracket nut.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Nm)
4. Tighten muffler clamps.
#1
#2
#3
#4
Torque: 31 ft-lbs (42 Nm)
#4
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#1
Seat Removal
Maintenance
WARNING! A loose seat could cause a sudden shift in riding position, causing loss of control. Always make sure the seats are
securely fastened before riding the motorcycle.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the side covers.
Remove the fuse box from the bracket.
Remove the two screws (left and right) securing the seat to the frame.
Lift the rear of the seat and pull rearward and upward to remove it.
Seat Installation
1. Slide the seat tongue into the rubber mount at the rear of the fuel tank. Push down on the rear of the seat until the
screw holes align.
2. Ensure the front seat mount is engaged in the front rubber mount, then install the screws and tighten securely.
3. Reinstall the fuse box.
4. Reinstall the side covers.
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Maintenance
Battery
The motorcycle battery is a sealed, maintenance-free battery. Do not remove the battery cap strip for any reason.
Keep the battery connections clean and tight at all times.
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns can result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote:
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call physician
immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
Batteries may produce explosive gases.
• Keep sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. away.
• Ventilate when charging or using in an enclosed space.
• Always shield eyes when working near batteries
• KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
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Battery
Maintenance
Battery Removal
1. Remove the seat and left side cover.
2. Remove battery cover retaining nuts, and remove the cover.
WARNING! Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death.
When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the
negative (black) cable last.
3. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cables (black cables with ends exposed) first.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) cables (cable ends are covered with a red boot).
5. Slide the battery straight out.
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Maintenance
Battery
Battery Charging
1. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the posts and cable connectors
with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film
of dielectric grease to the posts and cable connectors.
2. Following the charger manufacturer's instructions, use an accessory battery charger or a charger designed for use
with 12-volt batteries. The charger should have a maximum charging rate of 1.8 amps. Charge the battery for
approximately 10 hours at a rate of 1.8 amps. If you use a taper or trickle charger, it will take longer to charge the
battery.
3. After charging the battery, allow the battery to sit 1-2 hours before checking the state of charge with a DC volt
meter. The charge should be a minimum of 12.5 DC volts. Repeat the charging cycle if the charge is less than
12.5 DC volts. Replace the battery if it fails to reach 12.5 volts after the second charge.
Tip: An accessory maintenance charger is available through your authorized VICTORY dealer.
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Battery
Maintenance
Battery Installation
1. Before installing the battery, make sure it's fully charged and clean.
2. Slide the battery into position in the battery tray with the positive (+) terminal to the rear of the motorcycle.
NOTICE: Connecting the battery cables to the wrong terminals can severely damage the electrical system.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect the positive (+) battery cables, tighten securely and install the red boot.
Connect the negative (-) cables and tighten securely. Be sure cables have adequate side cover clearance.
Reinstall the battery cover.
Reinstall the left side cover.
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Maintenance
Headlight Aim Inspection
Bullet Headlights: The top edge of the high beam must be 3 inches (7.6
cm) below the height of the headlight housing parting line and centered
straight ahead at 25 feet (7.6 m).
Round Headlights: The top edge of the low beam must be at the same
height as the center of the headlight lens and centered straight ahead at
25 feet (7.6 m).
1. Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 110.
2. Verify that rear suspension ride height (preload) is at specification.
Include rider, passenger (if applicable) and cargo when setting
preload. See page 88.
3. Position the motorcycle on a level surface with the headlight 25 feet
(7.6 m) from a wall.
4. With the operator and passenger (if applicable) on board, bring the
motorcycle to the fully upright position.
5. Move the ignition switch to the ON position and switch the
headlamp to high beam. Observe the headlight aim on the wall.
6. Make any necessary adjustments to headlight aim.
Bullet Headlight High Beam
25 ft. (7.6 m)
3 in. (7.6 cm)
Height of headlamp
housing parting line
Round Headlight Low Beam
25 ft. (7.6 m)
Height of center
of headlamp lens
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Maintenance
Headlight Aim Adjustment
1. To adjust the headlamp vertically, hold the headlamp firmly while loosening the adjustment bolt. Adjust the headlamp and hold it firmly in
position while tightening the bolt.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Nm)
2. To adjust the headlamp horizontally, loosen the horizontal adjustment
nut. Adjust the headlamp and hold it firmly in position while tightening
the nut.
Torque: 28 ft-lbs (38 Nm)
Vertical
Adjustment
Bolt
3. Verify proper headlight aim. Readjust if necessary.
Horizontal
Adjustment
Nut
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Maintenance
Headlight Lamp Replacement
High Intensity Discharge Lamps
High intensity discharge lamps should be handled only by a trained technician wearing the appropriate protective
gear. See the VICTORY Service Manual or an authorized VICTORY dealer.
Halogen Lamps (8-Ball Models)
Tip: Avoid touching a halogen lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that will shorten the
life of the lamp. If a lamp is touched, clean it thoroughly with denatured alcohol.
1. Unplug the wiring harness from the back of the headlight (lift the tab). Be sure to pull on the connector, not on the
wiring.
2. Remove the spent lamp. Apply dielectric grease to the socket and install a new lamp.
3. Reinstall the wiring harness.
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Maintenance
Fuse Replacement
1. Remove the right side cover.
2. Lift the release tab and slide the fuse box rearward to remove
it from the bracket. Release the tabs on each side of the fuse
box cover and remove the cover.
3. Remove the damaged fuse and seat the new fuse firmly in its
place.
4. Reinstall the fuse box cover with the double cutout toward
the front of the motorcycle.
5. Reinstall the fuse box and the side cover.
NOTICE: Use fuses with the recommended amperage to avoid damage
to the electrical system.
Release Tab
Fuse Recommendations
Fuse Application
Engine / ECM
Fuel Pump
Headlamp / Brake Lamp
Tail Lamp, Flashers, Indicator Lamp, Horn
Ignition / Gauges
Accessory Fuse (for emergency use)
(motorcycle will operate without fuse)
Fuse Size
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
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Maintenance
Sidestand Lubrication
1. Secure the motorcycle in a fully upright position using an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel
placed securely under the frame. Move the sidestand upward to its stored position.
CAUTION! Wear face protection. The sidestand return spring is under tension and can injure your eyes and face when released.
2. Hold the nut and remove the sidestand pivot bolt and sidestand return spring.
3. Wipe any old grease and dirt from the sidestand, frame and pivot bolt.
Lubricate the sidestand, the pivot bolt and the ends of the spring with
VICTORY All Purpose Grease or equivalent.
4. Reinstall the sidestand spring and place the sidestand on the mounting
boss with the stand in the stored (up) position.
5. Install the pivot bolt and tighten it while holding the nut.
Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47 Nm)
6. Verify that the sidestand moves freely through its pivot range.
Universal Tool
The universal tool is located in a holder under the left side cover. The universal tool is a combination 6 mm hexagonal wrench with a Phillips
screwdriver tip. It can be used to service the following items (if equipped):
• Oil drain plug
• Air filter
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• Headlight lamp
• Accessory fasteners
• Indicator/turn signal lamps
• Handlebar Adjustments
• Passenger Seat
Pure VICTORY Products
Cleaning
This section provides tips on the very best way to clean, polish and preserve every surface of your beautiful new VICTORY Motorcycle. We recommend the use of our new Pure VICTORY cleaning and polishing products and accessories, which have been specially designed to offer the best care possible for your VICTORY motorcycle.
In addition to the products recommended in this section for cleaning and polishing, Pure VICTORY Polishes also has
specialty products for:
• removing scratches, scuffs and swirls
• enhancing black and silver engines
• cleaning engines, tires and wheels
• removing brake dust
After cleaning the motorcycle, inspect for damage to the painted surfaces. Repair chips or scratches promptly by
applying VICTORY touch-up paint to prevent corrosion. For more information, or for answers to your cleaning and
detailing questions, see your VICTORY dealer or write to the Pure VICTORY Polishes Staff at:
victorymailbag@polarisind.com
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Cleaning
Washing the Motorcycle
Before Washing
1. Make sure exhaust pipes are cool. Cover each pipe opening with a plastic bag secured with a strong rubber band.
2. Check that the spark plugs, spark plug wire caps, oil fill cap and fuel caps are properly seated.
3. Rinse off as much dirt and mud as possible with water running at low pressure. Use as little water as possible
when washing near the air cleaner or the exhaust pipe openings. Dry these components thoroughly before using
the motorcycle.
4. Clean the front fork tubes thoroughly to reduce fork seal wear and leakage.
5. After washing, remove the rubber bands and plastic bags from the exhaust pipes. Start the engine and let it idle
for a few minutes. Make sure the brakes are functioning properly before riding.
NOTICE: Do not use pressurized water to wash the motorcycle. Water may seep in and deteriorate wheel bearings, brake caliper
assemblies, brake master cylinders, electrical connectors, steering head bearings, and transmission seals. Do not
direct any water stream at air intakes, exhaust outlets or electrical connectors.
NOTICE: Electrical components may be damaged by water. Do not allow water to contact electrical components or connectors.
NOTICE: Do not use glass cleaners, water or soil repellents, and petroleum or alcohol based cleaners on the windshield, as
these products can damage the windshield.
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Washing the Motorcycle
Cleaning
There are two totally different styles of motorcycle washing and there is a Pure VICTORY Polish product for each
style.
Standard “Bucket Wash”
This is the conventional way to wash your motorcycle. We recommend the use of Pure VICTORY Bike Wash Concentrate, a concentrated gentle product formulated to clean without diminishing the life of any durable polish. This
product does not contain alkalis, acids or abrasives and is formulated to perform as a wetting agent to soften bugs,
road grime and soil, and to prevent abrasion from your wash mitt or cloth. This product also decreases drying time
without spotting or streaking.
1. Add 1 ounce (about 2 capfuls) to 1 gallon of water.
2. Apply to a cool motorcycle with a wool or microfiber wash mitt.
Tip: For best results, work one side of the motorcycle at a time, working from top to bottom.
3. Rinse thoroughly with an open hose, no pressure needed. Create a sheeting action to eliminate spotting.
4. Use a Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or Plush Microfiber Towel to dry virtually spot-free.
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Cleaning
Washing the Motorcycle
Spray-Rinse-and-Ride Wash
This is the new way to clean your VICTORY quickly and easily, then resume riding. Pure VICTORY Spray Rinse and
Ride bike wash is safe and will not harm any surface that water won’t harm.
If you clean your bike frequently, you may mix this product 50/50 with water. Spray the product on surfaces cool to
the touch. DO NOT spray on a hot motorcycle. When applied, this product softens dirt, soil, bugs and road grime.
1. Spray windshields, body panels, saddle bags, trunks, engines, tires, wheels, pipes and chrome. Consistent and
complete coverage of the motorcycle is important for best results.
Tip: Use a cloth or wash mitt on stubborn areas.
2. DO NOT allow the product to dry on your motorcycle. Blast rinse with a garden hose equipped with a pressure
nozzle. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, then use a gentle rinse to create sheeting action of the water to lessen the
possibility of spotting.
Tip: Use a Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or Plush Microfiber Towel to dry virtually spot-free.
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Quick Clean-Ups
Cleaning
For quick clean-ups between washings, or when water is not available, use Pure VICTORY Spray & Wipe Instant
Detailer, a complete spray-and-wipe product designed to clean and polish all surfaces. It works quickly and easily and
is silicone-free so it leaves no oily nor white residue. It provides protection from UV rays, acid rain, and dirt. It will
remove bugs, road tar, and road grime from your windshield, paint and chrome. This product is safe for all surfaces,
including pin striping, custom paint or murals. It’s safe for Plexiglas, Lexan, Acrylic or factory-coated windscreens.
It’s non-streaking, and it provides polish protection and a water-repellent shine.
1. Spray on all surfaces, including the windshield, paint, chrome, wheels and leather to clean, polish and protect.
2. Wipe dry with Pure VICTORY Plush Microfiber Towel. DO NOT use a T-shirt.
3. Spray on and wipe off to easily remove bugs, dust and water spots. For heavily soiled surfaces, use product more
liberally.
Tip: Use this product on the windshield to repel water and enhance rain visibility.
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Polishing the Motorcycle
Polished Aluminum Care
When a VICTORY is new, the polished aluminum wheels, hand levers and shifter shine like chrome. Ultraviolet
(UV) rays and oxidation will cause polished aluminum to grow dull, however, if it’s not properly polished and protected.
Pure VICTORY Awesome Metal Polish will clean, polish and protect these aluminum surfaces. This metal polish will
restore that factory chrome-like shine and leave a protective coating that resists future oxidation for several months.
Pure VICTORY Awesome Metal Polish provides instant results you must see to believe!
1. Shake the polish container well before using.
2. Apply the product with a terry cotton or microfiber cloth or pad.
3. Rub gently until the black begins to come to the surface or until shine begins to show through the haze.
4. Allow the product to haze.
5. Remove the haze with a terry cotton or microfiber cloth and buff to a long-lasting chrome-like shine.
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Cleaning
There are now two totally different styles of polishing or protecting your paint and chrome.
Standard Method of Polishing Paint and Chrome
Pure VICTORY Windshield, Paint and Chrome Polish is a unique formula designed to produce a glass-like shine on
painted or clear-coated finishes and chrome surfaces. Use it on chrome-plated accessories to prevent surface rust and
create a glass-like shine.
• Use it on chrome-plated accessories to prevent surface rust and create a glass-like shine.
• This product creates a high reflective index point, giving a deep, shiny finish without silicone.
• Use it to polish and fill light scratches on Plexiglas, Lexan, Acrylic and factory-coated windshields.
• It repels water from windshields and keeps bugs from sticking.
• Windshield, Paint and Chrome Polish provides long-lasting protection from oxidation, corrosion, UV rays and
heat.
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Polishing the Motorcycle
Standard Method of Polishing Paint and Chrome
1. Shake the container well before using.
2. Apply with Pure VICTORY 100% Microfiber Wax Applicator in a circular motion or straight line to a clean
surface. It can be applied in direct sunlight.
3. Rub the product until it is almost clear, then allow to dry to a haze before removal. The entire motorcycle can be
treated before removing polish.
4. Use a Pure VICTORY Polishes Plush Microfiber Towel to wipe it off easily and dust-free.
5. For best results on a windshield, apply to a clean windshield. Once applied, rain water beads and blows off,
enhancing rain visibility. The glass-like finish keeps bugs from sticking and permits their easy removal.
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Cleaning
Premium Polishing for Long-Lasting Protection
This newer style of polishing paint and chrome utilizes the latest in high-quality polymer technology that provides the
longest-lasting protection available in the polish industry today. Pure VICTORY Liquid Spray Wax for Windshields,
Paint & Chrome is formulated for polishing after washing and can be sprayed on wet or dry surfaces. Liquid Spray
Wax quickly produces a durable, high-gloss shine with minimal effort. It contains NO ABRASIVES and is clear coatsafe. It contains NO PETROLIUM DISTILLATES or SILICONES.
1. Shake container well before use.
2. Begin by washing and rinsing the motorcycle.
3. Spray Liquid Spray Wax on a wet or dry bike, one section at a time. (For best results, the bike’s surface should be
cool.)
4. Wipe dry one section at a time with Pure VICTORY Microfiber Chamois or microfiber towel.
5. When finished drying, buff the entire motorcycle with a clean, dry Pure VICTORY Microfiber Polishing Towel
for a clean and luxurious shine.
Tip: Liquid Spray Wax can also be applied to clean and dry clear coats, windshields and chrome. Apply to one section at a time
and wipe dry. When finished, use a second towel to buff to a luxurious, long-lasting shine.
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Cleaning
Leather, Rubber and Vinyl Care
WARNING
Never use a non-recommended protectant on seats, footrests, hand grips or tires. Slippery seats, footrests or hand grips can
cause loss of control. Slippery tires can cause loss of traction and loss of control. Both situations could result in serious injury or
death.
For the finest leather care, use Pure VICTORY Leather, Vinyl & Rubber Conditioner, a unique, pleasantly scented
formula of premium-quality polymers designed to restore luster and softness to vinyl, leather and rubber without making them slippery.
This product is a true conditioner, not a coating. It does not close the pores of the surfaces but penetrates, nourishes
and softens the material. It protects against ultra violet (UV) rays and cracking, repels water and prolongs the life and
like-new appearance of the materials. Applied to rubber, this product creates a water-repellent, like-new appearance.
Regular use increases soil resistance.
1. Apply the product on a clean dry surface using a soft cloth.
2. Rub the product into the material. Repeat the treatment if the surface is extremely dry.
3. Wipe dry with a second cloth to remove excess product. Buff lightly with the second towel for additional luster.
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Storage
If you will not operate the motorcycle for several months, such as during the winter, store the motorcycle to prevent
damage to the fuel system and the battery and to protect components from corrosion or deterioration. During storage
you might use products that are potentially hazardous; such as fuel stabilizer. When using any of these products, follow the instructions and warnings on the product packaging.
This section includes instructions for preparing the motorcycle for storage, maintaining it during storage and removing it from storage.
Storage Area Preparation
Choose a dry, well-ventilated storage location, inside a garage or other structure if possible. The location should have
a firm, flat surface and allow enough space for the motorcycle.
To best preserve tire condition:
• The storage area should have a relatively constant and moderate temperature.
• The storage surface should be free of oil and gasoline.
• The motorcycle should not be near a radiator or other heat source, or any type of electric motor.
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Storage
Clean and Protect the Motorcycle
To prepare the motorcycle for storage, begin by cleaning it as outlined beginning on. Wax painted surfaces and polish
chromed and other metal surfaces. Apply protectant to exposed rubber, vinyl, and plastic parts.
Do not apply rubber protectant to the tire tread surfaces.
Fuel Stabilizer
Using a mixture of fuel and the recommended amount of VICTORY Premium Carbon Clean Plus or other gasoline
stabilizer, fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel filler insert.
Ride the motorcycle or start and run the engine for 15 minutes in a well ventilated area to pass the stabilized fuel
through entire fuel-injection system.
Engine Protection
Change the engine oil. See page 75. Carbon deposits and combustion acids, normally suspended in the engine oil
when in service, settle on internal engine components during storage. Settled deposits can cause engine damage or
internal corrosion.
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Tire Inflation
Storage
Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 110. Check and adjust tire pressure as needed during the storage
period.
Battery Care
1. Remove the battery. See page 117.
2. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the posts and cable connectors
with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film
of dielectric grease to the posts and cable connectors.
3. Clean the outside of the battery with a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
4. Store the battery in a dry area with a temperature of 32° to 90°F (0° to 32° C).
5. While in storage, fully charge the battery monthly. If the motorcycle will not be used for a period of six weeks or
longer, a maintenance charger should be connected to the battery. See page 118. A fused maintenance charger
connection is provided under the left side cover. The connector is designed for use with the VICTORY
maintenance charger.
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Storage
Motorcycle Covers
Park the motorcycle in its storage location.
Cover it with a genuine VICTORY motorcycle cover, or a cover made from a durable, breathable material designed
for storage. Covering the motorcycle helps protect it from dust and other airborne materials. The cover must be of a
breathable material to prevent moisture from building up on the motorcycle which can cause oxidation of metal surfaces.
Protection from Rodents
Mice and other rodents are often the worst enemy of a stored motorcycle. If the motorcycle will be stored in an area
where mice are a concern (particularly in rural areas, barns, sheds, etc.) be sure to take extra measures to deter their
infestation. This may include placing a screen mesh over any intake or exhaust openings (just be sure to remember to
remove them when you take the motorcycle from storage).
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Removal From Storage
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Storage
Remove the cover and unlock the front forks (if locked).
Verify that tire pressure is at specification.
Install the battery and perform an electrical inspection.
Change the oil and filter before starting the engine. See page 75, beginning with step 3.
Inspect the storage area for signs of fluid leaks. Identify and perform service to any leaking components.
NOTICE: During storage, temperature and humidity changes can cause condensation to form in the crankcase and mix with
engine oil. Running the engine with oil that contains condensation can cause engine damage.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Install new spark plugs if necessary.
Wash and polish the motorcycle. Wax, polish, or apply protectant to appropriate components.
Perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 45.
Perform a road test. See page 71.
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Warranties
Motorcycle Noise Regulation
Tampering with noise control systems is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof:
• The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement, of any device or element
of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it
is in use, or
• The use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are:
• Removal or puncturing of the muffler, baffles, header pipes or any other component which conducts exhaust gases.
• Removal or puncturing of any part of the intake system.
• Lack of proper maintenance.
• Replacing any moving part of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.
This product should be checked for repair or replacement if the motorcycle noise has increased significantly through use. Otherwise, the owner
may become subject to penalties under state and local ordinances.
Noise Emission Warranty
VICTORY Motorcycle Division warrants that this exhaust system, at the time of sale, meets all applicable U.S. EPA Federal noise standards.
This warranty extends to the first person who buys this exhaust system for purposes other than resale, and to all subsequent buyers.
Warranty claims should be directed to an authorized VICTORY dealer or VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., P.O. Box 47700,
Hamel, MN 55340-9960
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Emissions Control System Warranty
Warranties
VICTORY MOTORCYCLES, Polaris Sales Inc. - Emission Control System Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The California Air Resources Board and VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. (hereinafter VICTORY) are pleased to explain the
emission control system warranty on your 2010 or later VICTORY motorcycle. In California, new motor vehicles must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the state's stringent anti-smog standards. VICTORY must warrant the emission control system on your motorcycle for the
periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your motorcycle.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter and engine computer.
Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, VICTORY will repair your motorcycle at no cost to you, including diagnosis, parts and labor.
Manufacturer's Warranty Coverage
Class III motorcycles (280 cc and larger): for a period of use of five (5) years or 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles), whichever first occurs.
If an emission-related part on your motorcycle is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by VICTORY. This is your emission control
system DEFECTS WARRANTY.
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Emissions Control System Warranty
Owner's Warranty Responsibilities
As the motorcycle owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. VICTORY recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your motorcycle, but VICTORY cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
You are responsible for presenting your motorcycle to a VICTORY dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
As the motorcycle owner, you should be aware that VICTORY may deny your warranty coverage if your motorcycle or part has failed due to
abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales
Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, Minnesota 55340-9960, or the California Air Resources Board, P.O. Box 8001, 9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte,
CA 91734-8001.
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. - Limited Warranty on Emission Control System
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., (hereinafter VICTORY) warrants that each new 2010 and later VICTORY Motorcycle that
includes as standard equipment a headlight, taillight and stoplight, and is street legal:
A. is designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of initial retail purchases with all applicable regulations of the United
States environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board; and
B. is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause such motorcycle to fail to conform with applicable regulations of the
United States Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board for a period of use, depending on the engine
displacement, of 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is less than 170 cubic centimeters; of 18,000
kilometers (11,185 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is equal or greater than 170 cubic centimeters but less than 280
cubic centimeters; or of 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles), if the motorcycle's engine displacement is 280 cubic centimeters or greater;
or 5 (five) years from the date of initial retail delivery, whichever occurs first.
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Emissions Control System Warranty
Warranties
I. Coverage
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized VICTORY motorcycle dealer located within the United
States of America in compliance with the Clean Air Act and applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and
the California Air Resources Board. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of VICTORY.
In the State of California only, emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the state's Emission Warranty Parts List. These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts; intake manifold; fuel tank; fuel injection system; spark advance mechanism; crankcase breather;
air cutoff valves; fuel tank cap for evaporative emission controlled vehicles; oil filler cap; pressure control valve; fuel/vapor separator; canister;
igniters; breaker governors; ignition coils; ignition wires; ignition points; condensers, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first scheduled replacement; and hoses, clamps, fittings and tubing used directly in these parts. Since emission related parts may vary from model to
model, certain models may not contain all of these parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
In the State of California only, Emission Control System emergency repairs, as provided for in the California Administrative Code, may be performed by other than an authorized VICTORY dealer. An emergency situation occurs when an authorized VICTORY dealers is not reasonably
available, a part is not available within 30 days, or a repair is not complete within 30 days. Any replacement part can be used in an emergency
repair. VICTORY will reimburse the owner for expenses, including diagnosis, not to exceed VICTORY's suggested retail price for all warranted
parts replaced and labor charges based on VICTORY's recommended time allowance for the warranty repair and the geographically appropriate
hourly labor rate. The owner may be required to keep receipts and failed parts in order to receive compensation.
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Warranties
Emissions Control System Warranty
II. Limitations
This Emission Control System warranty shall not cover any of the following:
A. Repair or replacement required as a result of:
(1) accident
(2) misuse
(3) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed
(4) use of replacement parts or accessories not conforming to VICTORY specifications which adversely affect performance and/or
(5) use in competitive racing or related events.
B. Inspections, replacement of parts, and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance
C. Any motorcycle on which the odometer mileage has been changed so that actual mileage cannot be readily determined.
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Emissions Control System Warranty
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III. Limited Liability
A. The liability of VICTORY under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material or
workmanship by an authorized VICTORY motorcycle dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty
does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the motorcycle or transportation of the motorcycle to or from the VICTORY dealer.
VICTORY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSES, LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE
THE VICTORY MOTORCYCLE FOR ANY PURPOSE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
B. NO EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY VICTORY EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET
FORTH HEREIN. ANY EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS LIMITED TO THE EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WARRANTY TERMS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW
LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
C. No dealer is authorized to modify this VICTORY Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
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Emissions Control System Warranty
IV. Legal Rights
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.
V. This Warranty Is In Addition To The VICTORY Limited Motorcycle Warranty
VI. Additional Information
Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. However,
VICTORY is not liable for these parts. The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance. Such maintenance may be
performed at a service establishment or by any individual. The warranty period begins on the date the motorcycle is delivered to an ultimate
purchaser.
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc.
P.O. Box 47700
Hamel, MN 55340-9960
ATTN: Warranty Department
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VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy
Warranties
Limited Warranty
VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, Minnesota 55340-9960, gives a ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on all components of the VICTORY Motorcycle against defects in material or workmanship. This warranty covers the parts and labor
charges for repair or replacement of defective parts which are covered by this warranty. This warranty begins on the date of purchase. This warranty is transferable to another consumer during the warranty period through a VICTORY Motorcycle dealer.
Registration
At the time of sale, the Warranty Registration Form must be completed by your dealer and submitted to VICTORY Motorcycle Division,
Polaris Sales Inc. within ten days. Upon receipt of this registration, VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. will record the registration for warranty. No verification of registration will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty
entitlement. If you have not signed the original registration and received the "customer copy", please contact your dealer immediately. NO
WARRANTY COVERAGE WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS YOUR VICTORY MOTORCYCLE IS REGISTERED WITH VICTORY
MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS SALES INC.
Initial dealer preparation and set-up of your VICTORY Motorcycle is very important in ensuring trouble-free operation. Purchasing a motorcycle in the crate or without proper dealer set-up will void your warranty coverage.
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VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy
Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
The warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover accidental damage,
normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any VICTORY Motorcycle that has been altered structurally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, used for racing, or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured, or for any
damages which occur during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts. In addition, this warranty does
not cover physical damage to paint or finish, stress cracks, tearing or puncturing of upholstery material, corrosion, or defects in parts, components or VICTORY Motorcycle due to fire, explosions or any other cause beyond VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. control.
This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with the VICTORY Motorcycle.
The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. exclusive option, repair or
replacement of any defective materials, or components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY
REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF
POLARIS SALES INC. SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT,
NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages or implied warranties, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
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Warranty Coverage And Exclusions:
Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS SALES INC. FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOT STATED
IN THIS WARRANTY OTHER THAN EMISSIONS AND EXCISE WARRANTIES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you if inconsistent with controlling state law.
How To Obtain Warranty Service
If your VICTORY Motorcycle requires warranty service, you must take it to a VICTORY Motorcycle Servicing Dealer. When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form to the dealer. (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND
FROM THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY). VICTORY Motorcycles division of Polaris Sales Inc. suggests that you use your original selling dealer; however, you may use any VICTORY Motorcycle Servicing Dealer to perform warranty service.
Please work with your dealer to resolve any warranty issues. Should your dealer require any additional assistance they will contact the appropriate person at VICTORY Motorcycles division of Polaris Sales Inc.
This warranty also gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
If any of the above terms are void because of state or federal law, all other warranty terms will remain in effect.
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Specifications
Model Year 2010
Dimensions
Overall Length
Overall Width
Overall Height
Seat Height
Wheelbase
Ground Clearance
Rake/Trail
Weight
Dry Weight
Wet Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Maximum Load Capacity (riders, cargo,
accessories)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Capacities
Engine Oil
Fuel
Fuel Reserve
VEGAS
KINGPIN
96.3 in (244.6 cm)
38 in. (97 cm)
50.75 in. (129 cm)
25.2 in. (64 cm)
66.5 in. (169 cm)
5.8 in. (14.8 cm)
33.1° / 5.28 in. (13.4 cm)
99.1 in. (251.9 cm)
38 in. (97 cm)
50.75 in. (129 cm)
26.5 in. (67.3 cm) KINGPIN
25.2 in. (64 cm) KINGPIN 8-BALL
65.6 in. (167 cm)
5.8 in. (14.8 cm)
32.8° / 5.43 in. (13.8 cm)
645 lbs. (293 kg) VEGAS
638 lbs. (290 kg) VEGAS 8-BALL
674 lbs. (306 kg) VEGAS
667 lbs. (303 kg) VEGAS 8-BALL
1151 lbs. (522 kg)
480 lbs. (218 kg)
666 lbs. (303 kg) KINGPIN
660 lbs. (314 kg) KINGPIN 8-BALL
696 lbs. (316 kg) KINGPIN
690 lbs. (314 kg) KINGPIN 8-BALL
1234 lbs. (560 kg)
476 lbs. (216 kg)
402 lbs. (182 kg)
749 lbs. (340 kg)
420 lbs. (190 kg)
814 lbs. (369 kg)
5 qts. (4.75 l)
Approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil change
4.5 gal. (17 l)
.8 gal. (3 l)
5 qts. (4.75 l)
Approximately 9 pts. (4.25 l) at oil change
4.5 gal. (17 l)
.8 gal. (3 l)
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
Model Year 2010
Engine
Engine Type
Configuration
Displacement
Cooling System / Oiling System
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Bore and Stroke
Fuel System / Throttle Body Bore
Exhaust System
Lubrication System
Spark Plug / Gap
Chassis
Front Suspension Type / Travel
Rear Suspension Type/Travel
Swingarm
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
VEGAS
KINGPIN
Freedom® 100/6 V-Twin
Freedom® 100/5 V-Twin (8-BALL)
4 Stroke 50° Traverse V-Twin
100 cu. in. (1639 cc)
Air & Oil
8.7:1
4 Valves Per Cylinder
Hydraulic Lifters & Cam Chain Adjusters
101 x 102 mm
Electronic Fuel Injection / 45 mm
Dual-Staggered
Wet Sump
NGK DCPR6E / .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Freedom® 100/6 V-Twin
Freedom® 100/5 V-Twin (8-BALL)
4 Stroke 50° Traverse V-Twin
100 cu. in. (1639 cc)
Air & Oil
8.7:1
4 Valves Per Cylinder
Hydraulic Lifters & Cam Chain Adjusters
101 x 102 mm
Electronic Fuel Injection / 45 mm
Dual-Staggered
Wet Sump
NGK DCPR6E / .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm)
Telescopic Fork / 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Single Monotube Gas / Preload Adjustable
3.0 in. (7.5 cm)
Inverted Telescopic Fork / 5.1 in. (13 cm)
Single Monotube Gas / Preload Adjustable
3.9 in. (10 cm) KINGPIN
3.0 in. (7.5 cm) KINGPIN 8-BALL
Forged & Cast Aluminum
with Rising Rate Linkage
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
4 Piston Caliper
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
2 Piston Caliper
Forged & Cast Aluminum
with Rising Rate Linkage
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
4 Piston Caliper
Single 300 x 5 mm Floating Rotor
2 Piston Caliper
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
Model Year 2010
Drive System
Final Drive Type
Transmission Type
Primary Drive
Primary Reduction Ratio
Gear Shift Pattern
Internal Gear Ratios
1st Gear
2nd Gear
3rd Gear
4th Gear
5th Gear
6th Gear (Overdrive)
Final Drive Ratio
Clutch Type
VEGAS
KINGPIN
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh
5 Speed Constant Mesh (8-BALL)
Gear Drive With Torque Compensator
1.5:1
1 Down / 5 Up
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh
5 Speed Constant Mesh (8-BALL)
Gear Drive With Torque Compensator
1.5:1
1 Down / 5 Up
3.15:1
2.03:1
1.53:1
1.24:1
1:1
.84:1
2.12:1
Wet Multi-Plate / Diaphragm Spring
3.15:1
2.03:1
1.53:1
1.24:1
1:1
.84:1
2.12:1
Wet Multi-Plate / Diaphragm Spring
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
Model Year 2010
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type / Size
Rear Wheel Type / Size
Front Tire Type / Size
Rear Tire Type / Size
Electrical
Alternator
Battery
Fuse, Engine / ECM
Fuse, Fuel Pump
Fuse, Headlight / Brake Light Lamps
Fuse, Tail Light Lamps / Flashers / Indicator
Lamps / Horn
Fuse, Ignition / Gauges
Fuse, Accessory
Bulb, Headlight (International)
Bulb, Taillight
Bulb, Turn Signal
Bulb, Indicator
VEGAS
KINGPIN
Cast 18 x 3.5 or Billet 21 x 2.15
Cast 18 x 5.5 or Billet 18 x 5.0
Dunlop Elite 3 / 90/90 2154H
Dunlop D417 / 180/55 B18 74H
Cast 18 x 3.5 or Billet 18 x 3.0
Cast 18 x 5.5 or Billet 18 x 5.0
Dunlop 491 Elite ll / 130/70 B18 63H
Dunlop D417 / 180/55 B18 74H
38 Amp Max Output
12 Volts 18 Amp Hour
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
38 Amp Max Output
12 Volts 18 Amp Hour
15 amp
10 amp
20 amp
15 amp
15 amp
15 amp
High H11 / Low H11
Non-Serviceable LED
R10W
2.3 Watt Wedge Base
15 amp
15 amp
High H11 / Low H11
Non-Serviceable LED
R10W
2.3 Watt Wedge Base
Tip: Dimensions and specifications may vary with features, options and accessories.
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Specifications
Fuel Specifications
For best performance, use only unleaded gasoline with a 91 pump octane minimum (R+M/2 Method).
DO NOT USE E85 GASOLINE OR GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL.
Using E85 gasoline or gasoline/methanol blends can result in poor starting and driveability, and may damage critical
fuel system components.
Gasoline containing up to 15% Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) can be used.
Gasoline containing up to 10% Ethanol can be used.
Gasoline that has been reformulated or oxygenated can be used.
Engine Oil Specifications
Polaris recommends the use of VICTORY Brand Synthetic Blend 20W-40 Motor Oil or an equivalent oil designed for
use with wet clutches (such as those with a JASO MA rating).
Service Manual Availability
See your dealer to purchase a VICTORY Service Manual for your motorcycle.
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Identification Numbers
Record important identification numbers below. Refer to pages 30-31 for locations.
Vehicle Identification Number: _________________________________________________________
(Located on right side of steering head)
Engine Identification Number: __________________________________________________________
(Located on crankcase to right of oil filter)
Ignition Key Number: _________________________________________________________________
(Stamped on shaft of key)
Model Number: ______________________________________________________________________
(Located on left side of steering head)
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Maintenance Record
SERVICE PERFORMED
156
COMMENTS
MILES
(KM)
DATE
PERFORMED
BY
Maintenance Record
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
MILES
(KM)
DATE
PERFORMED
BY
157
Maintenance Record
SERVICE PERFORMED
158
COMMENTS
MILES
(KM)
DATE
PERFORMED
BY
Index
A
B
C
About the Owner's Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Accelerating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Accessory Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Accessory Selection and Installation . . . . 21
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Aluminum Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Apparel, Protective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Axle Inspection, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Axle Inspection, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Brake Fluid Level, Rear Brake. . . . . . . . . 53
Brake Fluid Maintenance, Front. . . . . . . 105
Brake Fluid Maintenance, Rear . . . . . . . 106
Brake Lever Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Brake Lever Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Brake Lever, Front Brake. . . . . . . . . . 41, 50
Brake Line Inspections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Brake Line Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake Pad Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Brake Pad Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake Pedal Gap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Brake Pedal Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . 51-52
Brake Pedal, Rear Brake . . . . . . . 42, 51-52
Brake Systems Maintenance . . . . . 105-108
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Break-in Period, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 59-63
Carrying Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Caution Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chrome Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131-132
Cleaning Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Clutch Cable Lubrication (Mechanical) 102
Clutch Fluid (Hydraulic) . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Clutch Fluid Level (Hydraulic) . . . . . . . . 56
Clutch Inspection (Mechanical). . . . . . . . 55
Clutch Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Clutch Lever Freeplay (Mechanical) . . . 100
Clutch Lever Lubrication (Hydraulic) . . 104
Clutch Lever Lubrication (Mechanical) 101
Clutch Maintenance (Hydraulic) . . 103-104
Clutch Maintenance (Mechanical). 100-102
Crankcase Ventilation Hose Inspection . . 95
C
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Drive Belt Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Drive Belt Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Drive Belt Tension Adjustment . . . . . 82-83
Drive Belt Tension Inspection . . . . . . 78-81
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-119
Battery Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Connecting Cables Properly . . . . . . 117
Electrolyte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Emergency Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . 116
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Brake Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Brake Fluid Level, Front. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cargo Loading Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Cargo Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Carrying a Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
D
159
Index
E
F
G
Electrical Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Electrical Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Electromagnetic Interference. . . . . . . . . . 23
Emissions Control System Warranty. . . 141
Engine Break-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-63
Engine Compression Inspection . . . . . . 114
Engine Identification Number . . . . . . . . . 31
Engine Identification Record. . . . . . . . . 155
Engine Oil Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-76
Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Engine Stopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Equipment Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Evaporative Emission Control System 48, 95
Exhaust Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Exhaust System Inspection . . . . . . . . . . 114
Fluid Level, Front Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Fluid Level, Hydraulic Clutch. . . . . . . . . 56
Fluid Level, Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Fork Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Front Axle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Front Brake Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 50
Front Fork Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Fuel Cap Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Fuel Fill Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Fuel Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Fuel Hose Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Fuel Hose, Rail and Connections . . . . . . 48
Fuel Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fuel Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fuel Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Fuel System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . 95-97
Fuel System, Priming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Fuel Tank Removal/Installation . . . . . 96-97
Fuse Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Gasoline Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Gear Shift Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Gear Shift Pedal Adjustment . . . . . . . . . 109
Gear Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . 17
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
F
Fastener Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Fluid
Clutch (Hydraulic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Front Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Rear Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
160
H
Handlebar Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Handlebar Controls, Left . . . . . . . . . . 38-39
Handlebar Controls, Right . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Headlight Aim Adjustment. . . . . . . . . . . 121
Headlight Aim Inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Headlight Lamp Replacement . . . . . . . . 122
Helmet Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
I
Identification Number, Engine . . . . . . . . . 31
Identification Number, Vehicle . . . . . . . . 30
Identification Numbers Record . . . . . . . 155
Ignition Key Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Ignition Key Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
Index
I
M
P
Indicator Lights
Check Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Low Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Information Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
Inspection, Pre-Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-58
Instrument Cluster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35
Maintenance Record. . . . . . . . . . . . 156-158
Maintenance Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-74
Maintenance Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-74
Maintenance, Initial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Maintenance, Periodic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Maintenance, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Motorcycle Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Motorcycle Safety Foundation . . . . . . . . . . 8
K
Noise Control System Tampering . . . . . 140
Noise Emission Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Notice Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Painted Finish, Polishing . . . . . . . . 131-132
Parking on a Slope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Parking on a Soft Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Parking the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 69
Passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Polished Aluminum Care. . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Polishing
Leather, Rubber and Vinyl. . . . . . . 134
Paint and Chrome. . . . . . . . . . 131-132
Polished Aluminum . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Premium Long-Lasting Protection. 133
Polishing the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . 130-133
Preload Adjustment, Rear Shock . . . . 90-91
Preload Inspection, Rear Shock . . . . . 88-89
Priming the Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Protectant
Leather, Rubber and Vinyl. . . . . . . 134
Protective Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Pure VICTORY Products . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Key Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
L
Labels, Safety & Information . . . . . . . 24-25
Leather Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
N
O
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Oil and Filter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-76
Oil Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Overdrive Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Index
R
S
S
Rear Axle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Rear Brake Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 51-52
Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Ride Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 90-91
Ride Height Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . 88-89
Riding Apparel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Riding Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Riding with a Passenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Road Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Rubber Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Running out of Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Seat Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Service Manual Availability . . . . . . . . . 154
Shift Pedal Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Shift Point Recommendations. . . . . . . . . 66
Shifting Gears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-66
Shock
Ride Height Adjustment . . . . . . . 90-91
Ride Height Inspection . . . . . . . . 88-89
Spring Preload Adjustment . . . . . 90-91
Spring Preload Inspection . . . . . . 88-89
Side Cover Removal & Installation . . . . 44
Side View Components, Left . . . . . . . . . 28
Side View Components, Right . . . . . . . . 29
Sidestand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sidestand Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Sidestand Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Signal Words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Spark Plug Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . 112-113
Spark Plug Recommendations . . . . . . . 112
Spark Plug Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112-113
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-154
Engine Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Spring Preload Adjustment. . . . . . . . . 90-91
Spring Preload Inspection. . . . . . . . . . 88-89
Stabilizer, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63
Steering Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 94
Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Storage
Area Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Battery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Clean and Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Engine Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Fuel Stabilizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Motorcycle Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Removal From . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Rodent Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Tire Inflation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Suspension Inspection, Front . . . . . . . . . . 57
S
Saddlebags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Safe Riding Apparel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Safe Riding Practices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-16
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Safety Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
Safety Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
162
Index
S
T
V
Suspension Inspection, Rear . . . . . . . . 57, 89
Suspension Maintenance, Front . . . . . 93-94
Suspension Maintenance, Rear . . . . . . 88-92
Swing Arm Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Switches
Emergency Flasher Switch . . . . . . . . 38
Engine Stop/Run Switch . . . . . . . . . . 40
High Beam/Low Beam Switch . . . . . 38
Horn Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33
Starter Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Throttle Cable Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Throttle Control Grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Throttle Freeplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Throttle Freeplay Adjustment . . . . . . 98-99
Throttle Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Throttle Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Throttle System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Throttle System Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . 98
Tilt Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Tires
Tire Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 111
Tire Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 110
Tire Tread Depth . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 111
Tool, Universal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Transporting the Motorcycle . . . . . . . . . . 20
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Turn Signal Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . 30, 155
VIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
VIN Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Vinyl Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
W
Warning Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147-149
Washing the Motorcycle . . . . . . . 126-129
Before Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Quick Clean-Ups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Spray-Rinse-and-Ride Wash . . . . . 128
Standard "Bucket Wash" . . . . . . . . 127
Wheel Alignment, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . 85-87
Wheel Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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