First impressions of the bike is the valve noise is odd, sounds a little like a sewing machine on steroids, but that may have more to do with power curve and where I'm keeping the rpms.
I also understand its not a good idea to run the tank low, somewhere I read it can have an adverse effect on the fuel pump.
The motorcycle had 3700 miles on it when I got it, mileage on the 175 mile trip home was 43.9 according to digital readout.
~2012 Victory Vision
CR is correct on aftermarket exhaust resolving the sewing machine sound or you can drill the end of the baffle which will reduce a little heat IMHO as well as give a lil more power in the powerband w/o sacrifice of low end torque si ce the inner baffle is still intact. Not obmnoxious loud yet the sewing machine is gone.
The RPMs you run are fairly important to the Vic's. 2200-2500 should be lowest your dragging it into before downshift. You can get alot of chatter otherwise.
The fuel mpg avg is about 3-4 high on mine and heard about the same. However click down to the usage and it will help you learn the best use if 5th and 6th with this bike as well as what mph it like with gearing and terrain.
Octane. Not going to start an oil thread here but octane is based on engine mods and ambient temps as well as altitude. Not the owners manual. 91 is default you can't sue me rating. Use the lowest you get no ping and your engine will thank you down the road. If you don't have pinging during proper rpm/gear selection your fine. Not just my opininion but from KevinX and Lloyd. Take your time fueling holding tip of nozzle just inside tank neck. Tank will transfer to left slowly last 1/2 a gallon.
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
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