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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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I have owned my bike for 4 days and have put 700 miles now. Never road a Vic before I purchased mine. Do all the Victory motors clatter ? Mine is really loud. Maybe its normal for the Victory motor. Thank for the info.


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Victory's are known for their noisy valve trains, it's probably normal but without hearing it I'm just guessing. Mine was really noticeable for the first 2000 miles, either it quieted down or I got used to it.


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Call it "character".....

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Call it "character".....
I Call it "Chatter"

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I have owned my bike for 4 days and have put 700 miles now. Never road a Vic before I purchased mine. Do all the Victory motors clatter ? Mine is really loud. Maybe its normal for the Victory motor. Thank for the info.


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If it is new (only 700 miles), it will sound like that. It will quiet down eventually as you get more miles on it. 3-5000 miles is around when they seem to be "broken in". The engine will be quieter and smoother and the tranny will shift smoother. At least this is how it's been with my XCT.

There are a couple or three other things that will have an immediate effect on engine "clatter" ...

1. The type and viscosity of the oil you use (oh no, not another oil discussion!)
2. Removal of the Catalytic convertors.
3. Lloydz timing wheel.

Regardless; however, these motors are solid mounted and are actually part of the frame. All engine sounds will reverberate through the bike thus it will always have a certain amount of "engine clatter" sound.

What you are now hearing is most likely normal .... it will probably be annoying for a while and will be most noticeable under acceleration and at certain rpms. Forget about it .... ride it ... and before long you will not hear those sounds anymore and in fact, many of them will go away.

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lol this is New_Kawi_Rider from Vulcanforums who just traded in his Voyager, ain't it?

Welcome to the club, man.

Yeah, Vics are a bit noisy, but not too bad. I image you can hear quite a lot on a vision with that nice air pocket the fairing creates, tho.

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what gear are you in when you hear this and what rpm

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lol this is New_Kawi_Rider from Vulcanforums who just traded in his Voyager, ain't it?

Welcome to the club, man.

Yeah, Vics are a bit noisy, but not too bad. I image you can hear quite a lot on a vision with that nice air pocket the fairing creates, tho.
Are you stocking me lol ? Yes I am glad to be rid of that thing. 16 months 24000 miles of misery !


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I here it at idle and sitting still when I bring the rpms up. I am sure its normal just never have road or been around Victory motorcycles.


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I here it at idle and sitting still when I bring the rpms up. I am sure its normal just never have road or been around Victory motorcycles.


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It's hard for us here to diagnose what we can't hear. I'd suggest you take it to the dealer and have them check it out.

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