Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Soggy forks and the rest....
Dunno what Im getting into with this friggin XS650
(Well I do really $$$ it's just an expression of I shoulda known better, but suffering Victory withdrawal and thought another bike would fix me) grrrrrr thats my excuse!!!
this is the RANT section right??
bloody hell....try to help someone by getting thier bike running for em to sell.
End up with it myself...Soggy forks just part of it...
Fair enough to say I been spoilt by riding my Vegas last 4 years....jump on a lesser bike thats 37 years and full of defects blaH BLAH BLAH....Filthy oil, mag drain plugs covered in metal;
just dropped oil pickup strainer its broken (common really) dunno how long unfiltered crap been circulating.
Already into it ten hour running back and forth . plugs, fuel, tools, jump leads, battery, kicking, cranking, finding dodgy stuff (sump bungs done of by a gorilla on steroids and speed I reckon)
musta been 120 ft lbs plus!!! 18" breaker bar to crack em...
Fords had stuff all in em at least they have drain screws...refilled with correct amount of 10W synthetic fork oil plus 10 mls Moreys each leg...Still spongy as all faRK will bottom out easy and to ride around the carpark or block bike feels super heavy and a bit twisted (Yeah I am spoilt I know but this thing is woeful bordering on dangerous...
What am I getting into here....a friggin money and time pitt
OK thats my rantt...I could go on but will spare you the pain.
Ordered fork seals but deep down know it need new fork springs (Progressive + gold valves+ maybe bushes)
need to order sump pickup strainer from Mikes XS a great USA site for stuff XS650.
My main problem is I love these bikes but Ive been spoilt and this thing needs a shitload of time and money to go through it all properly....jeeze I aint even compression tested it yet, shoulda done that while it was warm and had oil in it.....
Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Both tuned by [email protected]