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1. Fairing rattle over bumps , and its loud , when I tap my headlight with the end of my thumb , I can almost mimic the rattley squeak , only the headlight is tight .
2. ipod disconnect , F**king sucks !
3. While travelling on a dirt road today I hit some washboard , so I pulled in the clutch doing around 30 mph in second gear to coast through it and hear a clackity clickety clack clack , coming from my tranny like it was trapped between gears , I get this sound too when Im pulling away after start up and have to feather the clutch IE slow maneuvering through a parking area .
4. slow speed vibration , like I'm on milled pavement , turning left or right. (think its the tires but not 100% sure .
5. Rear brake SUCKS , plenty of meat on the pads but have to stand on the pedal , just to feel a bit of slow down .
6. Today while riding I was hearing a clear as a bell , whoop whoop whoop sound , seemed to be a rotational sound and sped up and slowed down in unison with the bikes speed .
I checked the belt and even 100 miles worth of heat build up the belt still had some deflection (not too tight) , and the belt looked fine .
7. When hitting small bumps in the roadway , I am getting a tinny clank coming from underneath , seems suspension related but cant really check it out as I'm on a road trip with the bike ...
There's a couple more bothersome issues but I'm getting tired now ... I'm so aggravated right now over these issues , some may be minor and some not so much , might be time to trade this thing in . P.S. I grinded my new tip into the pavement today too , real good , and didn't even care ... Whatever .

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Mags, have a couple beers and relax. You're a smart guy, you'll figure it out and fix what needs fixin!

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Sorry to here of your problems. Walk away and come back to it and hopefully then you can work on one problem at a time with less stress.I feel your pain. Their are many good people That are willing to help.

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1. Fairing rattle over bumps , and its loud , when I tap my headlight with the end of my thumb , I can almost mimic the rattley squeak , only the headlight is tight .
It's probably the plastic inner and outer fairing. I've long gotten used to it.
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2. ipod disconnect , F**king sucks !
Sorry, can't help you there.
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3. While travelling on a dirt road today I hit some washboard , so I pulled in the clutch doing around 30 mph in second gear to coast through it and hear a clackity clickety clack clack , coming from my tranny like it was trapped between gears , I get this sound too when Im pulling away after start up and have to feather the clutch IE slow maneuvering through a parking area .
I get the same kind of sound if I let my clutch out partially when I am decelerating. Don't sweat it; I've long gotten used to it.
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4. slow speed vibration , like I'm on milled pavement , turning left or right. (think its the tires but not 100% sure .
Probably tires.
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5. Rear brake SUCKS , plenty of meat on the pads but have to stand on the pedal , just to feel a bit of slow down .
I kind of agree with you. However, I always use the fronts to slow down from speed (much better braking power), then I switch to the rear as I come to a stop (makes handling when stopping much better). I've long gotten used to it.
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6. Today while riding I was hearing a clear as a bell , whoop whoop whoop sound , seemed to be a rotational sound and sped up and slowed down in unison with the bikes speed .
I checked the belt and even 100 miles worth of heat build up the belt still had some deflection (not too tight) , and the belt looked fine .
Probably belt tension. I have it too. I've long gotten used to it.
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7. When hitting small bumps in the roadway , I am getting a tinny clank coming from underneath , seems suspension related but cant really check it out as I'm on a road trip with the bike ...
**shrug**
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There's a couple more bothersome issues but I'm getting tired now ... I'm so aggravated right now over these issues , some may be minor and some not so much , might be time to trade this thing in .
Hope you don't ride a Harley. Talk about bells & whistles...
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P.S. I grinded my new tip into the pavement today too , real good , and didn't even care ... Whatever .
Nothing I can do for you on that one brother.



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Its because your not using semi synthetic victory oil


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Thank you broggy , I feel much better now . So some of these issues seem to be inherent , I guess . You get that thunking rattle in your fairing too ? Makes my bike sound like a shitbox ... Maybe I'm tired and aggravated , I will have the Ol'lady rub my back tonight ... Tomorrow is another day I guess . Then there's always Mom's pancakes to look forward to in the morning .... I'm on vacation this week too , I guess that's a good thing , as long as my bike doesn't fall apart in the street ...

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Yep. The fairing rattles. Haven't had a bike with a fairing that didn't. We're talking 16 years' experience on bikes with fairings



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Yep, it's falling apart. Tell ya what, I'll give ya 5 grand for it as I have a use for some of the parts. You can thank me later.

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The one thing I really miss on the Vic a center stand that picks the rear tire off the ground so you can work on it. My 1000 # Wing had one used it a lot. esp. to wash rear wheel. Not a fan of ride off stands to many bikes get knocked over with them. ( just bump them down they go). It's a pain to have to buy a table jack and front tire clamp and another jack to raise the back of the bike while on the table. I have had lots of bike with fairings both frame mount and handle bar mount most have been very good fairings. Some a little better than others. The problem with noises is the noise you hear may be coming from some were else and just sound like the fairing or lowers. Also the more you listen for a noise the louder it gets. I have a 2014 also and really like it, also had a 2012 liked it enough that I bought another XCT. I do have a few small changes I want to make, shorter windshield, PCV, Lloydz timing wheel and maybe a cam.

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I agree about the center stand. I really miss mine. Very helpful for cleaning either rim while still on the bike!

However, I bought THIS at Americade and I love it!



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