Saved myself some embarrassment - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Go Back   Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum > Victory Motorcycles > Victory Cross Country and Cross Roads

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
Premium Member
CrossRoader's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Palm Desert and Vancouver BC
Posts: 56
Default Saved myself some embarrassment

I have had my new CR about a month and noticed a tapping sound from the front of engine which was quite loud and disturbing. The tapping only came on when the bike was in motion and could be heard at moderate speeds until it was drowned out by the wind/pipes noise at high speeds.

I am particularly sensitive about engine noises as the main reason I got rid of my Triumph Thunderbird was that it had a consistent rattle or tapping from the cam chain which was not resolved despite two cam chain tensioner replacements and a complete cam rebuild.

I was talking to the dealer about some confusion about the Victory 3 year warranty offered on new bikes (total confusion with the dealer and Victory contradicting each other on several issues) and mentioned it to the Sales Manager. I got the standard response "All bikes including Victories make strange noises - don't worry about it.
Anyway the tapping was really bugging me so I decided I wasn't satisfied with the dealers response and planned to ride in on Friday and have them road test the bike.

This afternoon I took the bike out to try to narrow down the potential areas that the noise was coming from. I was riding along with my head down near the tank listening and feeling around with my left hand when I discovered ............the mysterious tapping sound was caused by my leather key fob slapping against the %&*@$$%! cheese wedge! I removed the key fob and low and behold the tapping disappeared.

I am very glad I didn't ride 90 miles to the dealer and make an idiot of myself by complaining about my unacceptably noisy new CR.

Now I have to solve the issue of a naked key. It somehow looks easier to loose without a fob
2013 Cross Roads Classic
2007 Honda VTX R
CrossRoader is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
NJ8BALL's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 931

Been there. But didn't do that. I was freaking out one day till I figured it out

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Free App
'09 Kingpin 8-Ball...Sanded chrome exhaust, Stage 1 slipons, VFCIII, Lloyds IAV, Stonny's 27" sissybar, Edge bags with ghost brackets,Kuryakyn black ISO grips,
Photo equip: Canon 60D, Canon 55-250is, Canon 18-55, Canon 70-200f4,Tamron SP10-24
NJ8BALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
Bob C350
Senior Member
Bob C350's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 275

LOL.. I got me a nice new key chain 6-8 months after I got my XC. It was a little bigger than the dealer tag.

The damn thing would just touch my leg and scare the crap out of me. I thought for sure some big bug was getting me.
2010 Cross Country Midnight Cherry
Touring trunk, Heated seat and grips, Vic closeouts for cold weather, Ebay fork lowers, All the low cost mods
Bob C350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
Lifetime Premium
BThomas's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 475

Originally Posted by Bob C350 View Post
LOL.. I got me a nice new key chain 6-8 months after I got my XC. It was a little bigger than the dealer tag.

The damn thing would just touch my leg and scare the crap out of me. I thought for sure some big bug was getting me.
LOL! That's comedy!

Sent from my iPhone using App
2012 Cross Country--trunk at times, stereo/amp upgrade, Madstad Windshield bracket, old-man style heated seat/grips, RPW Exhaust/Lloydz ATS and filter, PCV/AT, Cycleops Cheese, side covers and primary insert, soft lowers, a bit of chrome...
BThomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SE PA
Posts: 299

I did the same thing, only it was when I added the lower lock kit to my XCT. That key rattled with the other key and fob on the key ring. I solved it by getting a split ring so while the key is in the ignition it is naked and I keep the other half with the other keys and fob in the trunk. When I stop I stick my helmet in the trunk, join the two rings and stick them in my pocket. It worked for me and solved the noise. For about 100 miles I thought I had done something bad to the bike. My last bike had a cam tensioner fail and it sounded the exact same way.
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour, Sunset Red.
Parts added to make her louder, faster and more mine.
ChuglyXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #6
Senior Member
ALStensby's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Posts: 637

ha ha! I don't like things on my keys since they can hit body parts and rub the finish off. I just removed my key all together using an RFID system.
ALStensby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
sixshooter_45's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 526
Wink Maxpedition Key Keeper!

I use the Maxpedition Key Keeper and have never lost a key, they are built well and you can have several rings with different keys such as one for the ignition and others for house key, compartment locks etc.

On my main key I use a larger square paracord and a nice looking, larger than the smaller looking, skulls with a rose held in it's teeth, looks cool to me anyways!
Cross Country Tour, 2013

Blue Thunder Garage!

Color: Boardwalk Blue; list of accessories.
sixshooter_45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Honda Africa Twin Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Victory Charger Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum
BMW Scrambler Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum