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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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2011 Victory Cross Country. I have about 3,500 miles on this oil change. Here in the last week the engine has started getting a little noisey. With some of my past machines the increased noise was an indicator to me that it was time for an oil change. Some machines would stay quite regardless of the miles, where others will only get to 3K before telling me it’s time for an oil change.

So yesterday I went to the local dealer to buy a Victory oil change kit. The last one cost me $60… OK. But this one cost me $80!!!! Not all that bad considering what you get. But dang, a $20 jump?

Which leads to my questions… For those of you who have the 2011 and up 106ci engine and are using Victory oil:

- Do you notice more noise as the oil gets old(er)?
- If so, how many miles before you start to hear it?
- How often are you changing the oil?

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For what it's worth, I do oil changes at 5,000 miles as recommended and each and every time oil comes out looking like it's only half way through its life. Of course, this is just my visual test. Noise wise, I did not notice changes in noise as the oil ages.

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So many times we hear things that are not there. One bike I had I swear I heard a noise from the rear wheel but never could find any thing wrong. By chance I was away from the bike for two weeks. When I did get back on the bike no more noise.
Kinda like you'll read guys say the bike shifts hard when it get close to oil change time. I think thats all in your mind.
If you didn't see the mileage would you have the same thoughts.
I went to Amsoil oil and a Wix filter and pay about $55 bucks for a change. I do think your dealer bent you over and I would save your reset and keep an eye on there prices and when it goes down I would ask them why.
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I bought my 09 Victory Vision Tour in February '10 new as a leftover. Primarily because it came with a 5 year factory warranty. Because the day was cold when I took the test ride the bike (transmission) was quiet. Since then I noticed as the ambient temperature allowed the machine to get to 225 or so degrees, I hear objectional gear noise. I think if I had test rode the Victory in the summer, I would not have bought it. I have heard the '12 model has corrected that issue.
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Can you define Objectionable? What's the dealer say? Try Kicker speakers and turn the radio up?

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Which leads to my questions… For those of you who have the 2011 and up 106ci engine and are using Victory oil:

- Do you notice more noise as the oil gets old(er)?
No.

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- How often are you changing the oil?
Every 5k miles per the manual.




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So many times we hear things that are not there.
I did the airbox insulative strip removal mod and when I first started the engine after it sat for a month or so over winter, a very loud ticking sound came from the airbox. The engine oil was just changed before I put it away. After it had run for a few minutes, it went away.




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I bought a Vic oil change kit like two weeks ago and it was $60.
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I did the airbox insulative strip removal mod and when I first started the engine after it sat for a month or so over winter, a very loud ticking sound came from the airbox. The engine oil was just changed before I put it away. After it had run for a few minutes, it went away.
Oil more then likely drained out of your cam chain adjuster is what the ticking you heard. Good for you it went away.

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Does the 5000 mile interval apply to all freedom motors?? as in my 2003 92" Vegas?
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