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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-29-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default compensator-real answers-kevin?

was just about to call my dealer when i read bearcat319's post
about his compensator probs.victory will fix mine but to be aware
of more slop in 5th.now i read this other post about clunkier shifting
1-2 and 3-4.my clutch is not that bad but dont know if it will
get louder.thinking about leaving it alone/ no matter what i do it will be
wrong.i have not heard much of anything from people who had it done,
but all sorts ofstories from vic about how things will be worse if we
change the compensator.any installers want to give real world
advice here? hopefully this will be all ill be asking before i either
do it or leave it alone and hope it doesnt get louder. the 12's
are much quieter in all aspects .--irv

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Irv,
I suggest you and Bearcat give Kevinx a jingle (via PM) and see if he'll sent instructions and troubleshooting. If he sends it to you it will come in handy should you decide to take your XR in and it will give something to Bearcat to show his shop what they did wrong.

Or you could just take the XR in, let them bungle it, and join me and Bearcat in the non-functional Crimson XR club!

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We have done at least a dozen of these compensator updates, and the only thing I have heard back; is how happy people are. Could you please provide me a link to the threads mentioned. I generally just scan the forums when I get a second, and seem to have missed them

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Hey Kevin you got here quick! Irv's story is in the big compensator thread and he hasn't actually tried the install yet. His parts came in but now he's concerned about the post below (from the new members section):

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=11626


Hey while I've got your attention if you get a chance can you see if you have a clutch lever in stock for a 2011 XR? Mine was slighly damaged in a wreck and my dealer (Trish at Tri-City in Utah) is trying to get one sooner than the backorder will allow (13 Jul).

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Hey Kevin you got here quick! Irv's story is in the big compensator thread and he hasn't actually tried the install yet. His parts came in but now he's concerned about the post below (from the new members section):

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=11626


Hey while I've got your attention if you get a chance can you see if you have a clutch lever in stock for a 2011 XR? Mine was slighly damaged in a wreck and my dealer (Trish at Tri-City in Utah) is trying to get one sooner than the backorder will allow (13 Jul).
I'm waiting on a lever myself

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Hopefully not for the same reason...

I found some on eBay but the seller is in Norway. Too bad I can't trust it because he supposedly has 10 of them. If I find a cache of them somewere in the US I'll let you know where to find one.







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Okay....now I'm caught up.
First off; thier was one part on back order, and was just released last week. The delivery time reflected that. Not sure what the hold up was, but precision machine, and tempered springs are backed up all over the world. The tsunami inJapan has had some weird consequences across the globe. Many Japanese manufacturers are throwing huge money to get parts made for them.

Next......someone screwed up big time in assembly. If the trans worked when it was brought in. It should be working just fine now

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man, ammo, i dont know what i'd do w/o you. thanks for all your
help.kevin, im sorry i laid all this stuff on you. so most of this
stuff victory is telling us might be bs? my service guy is also part
owner and has been working on vics since they came out. he only
relayed what bob[i think] in vic service told him. even told me to
keep my parts in case i wanted to reinstall.well might as well call rich and get the parts.im beginning to really like the cr,even the trans.
great shifting two up ride is great, handles well, plenty of power.
just not in love with the burnt rump roast smell from my right
upper leg in the hot weather.vtx before was liquid cooled.
and yes the o2 sensors are unhooked as per you.--irv

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Yes .... Ammo thanks for all the help and positive words! I agree Kevinx that the shop mechanics screwed up while fixing the compensator problem. The bike was fine when I dropped it off in May. Anyways.. at the end of the day the dealer has successfully pissed me off and I have asked for a new ride! The dealer owner agreed and now I wait for a new bike in a crate to arrive. Probably not the crimson red but hopefully a bike that I can drive. Ammo .. I am glad you are ok after your crash and I hope the clutch comes in soon.
Good luck to you irv in whatever you decide to do. Glad you are enjoying the bike.

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How do you determine if your 2011 cross roads/country needs the compensator replaced?
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