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Got my recall notice in the mail today:

Victory has determined that, on certain motorcycles, the throttle cable retention nuts for either the pull or push throttle cable may not have been tightened to the proper specification.

As to which those "certain" bikes are:

This Safety Recall affects some vehicles in ALL models of 2012-2013 Victory Motorcycles. Our records indicate that you have purchased a potentially affected vehicle.

I have two pics here. One is the back page of the notice, which has pictures of the four nuts in question: two for each throttle cable, on either side of a holding plate.

The other pic is of my '12 XCT. The inner cable (I don't know whether it's the "push" cable or the "pull" cable) on my bike does indeed have two nuts on it, one on each side of that bracket. The cable that's toward the outside of the bike, however, is held in place not by nuts, but by some sort of plastic or rubber sheath, with what appears to be a notch in it (to snap onto the bracket).

The recall notice makes no mention of this exception, that is, .... (wait for it) ... having only two nuts instead of four. It's certainly possible that the inner-cable's nuts need to be torqued properly, and so I'll schedule an appointment. On the other hand, I'm surprised that this design change regarding the outer cable doesn't seem to be mentioned. Anyone else looked at and counted your (throttle-cable) nuts lately?
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Got my recall in the mail today for my 12 cross roads. So will make an appointment and get it corrected. I'll have to ride 60 miles to the closest dealer so I hope I make it without any trouble. Ride Safe All...
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I also received the recall notice in the mail. Mentioned it to the dealer today when I took my bike in for service and they weren't even aware of the recall.

No issues with my throttle cables though and it only took a few minutes for the technician to check it out.
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I don't know. Take the cheese wedge off and maybe your other nuts are under there.

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There are two sets of nuts, you have one shown and the other one is up a little higher above the first set.

Mine were both tight but will take it in to have them double check the torque.
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Ok! Do the nuts tighten up when the engine backfires/coughs? ---bad joke.
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got my letter over the weekend, got to call the dealer....

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http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/mo...ls/01/victory/

Looks like only Bikes built between 3 January and 15 August 2012 are affected.

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I don't know. Take the cheese wedge off and maybe your other nuts are under there.
OK, I took the cheese wedge off, and took some more pics. Attached here is the clearest one.

There are two cables - as expected - involved in the throttle process. If I rotate the right grip, I can see both cables move: turning the grip from its idle position to its on-the-gas position, I can see slack taken up in both cables.

As I said above, the end of the fixed portion of inner cable, i.e., its sheath, is secured to a bracket by a nut on each side of the bracket. The cable on more on the outside of the bike is not secured by nuts, but instead has some sort of special-purpose end to its sheath, such that that outer cable's position is secured by this special end piece (which seems to be formed such that it snaps into place in a notch in the bracket. Take another look, please, via this post's picture.

My question to one and all is this: does anyone else have one of the throttle cables secured in this manner - a special piece on the end of the sheath - instead of the two-nuts method used on the other throttle cable?

I'm just curious, really; I have an appointment for this recall at a dealer, for two days from now. (By the way, I asked the service guy, when I called up today, whether he was aware of this recall, and he said that he was.) My bike was ordered from the factory in late January, this year, and shipped in a crate to a dealer (a different one than I'm going to), so my bike certainly seems to fit in the timeframe involved in the recall. I'm just wondering whether the service dept. is going to be surprised to see this non-nut mounting for one of the cables.
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OK, I took the cheese wedge off, and took some more pics. Attached here is the clearest one.

There are two cables - as expected - involved in the throttle process. If I rotate the right grip, I can see both cables move: turning the grip from its idle position to its on-the-gas position, I can see slack taken up in both cables.

As I said above, the end of the fixed portion of inner cable, i.e., its sheath, is secured to a bracket by a nut on each side of the bracket. The cable on more on the outside of the bike is not secured by nuts, but instead has some sort of special-purpose end to its sheath, such that that outer cable's position is secured by this special end piece (which seems to be formed such that it snaps into place in a notch in the bracket. Take another look, please, via this post's picture.



My question to one and all is this: does anyone else have one of the throttle cables secured in this manner - a special piece on the end of the sheath - instead of the two-nuts method used on the other throttle cable?

I'm just curious, really; I have an appointment for this recall at a dealer, for two days from now. (By the way, I asked the service guy, when I called up today, whether he was aware of this recall, and he said that he was.) My bike was ordered from the factory in late January, this year, and shipped in a crate to a dealer (a different one than I'm going to), so my bike certainly seems to fit in the timeframe involved in the recall. I'm just wondering whether the service dept. is going to be surprised to see this non-nut mounting for one of the cables.
I have the exact same setup as you. I already had the recall done and all was good, so Victory's picture is probably wrong and there is only 2 nuts. (I hope). When you go for your recall and they tell you that you are missing your nuts let me know.

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