So I was screwing around with the bike the other day, just poking around, checking things out, getting intimately familiar with the machine while the tins are at the painter. I remembered that one of the lower wind deflectors seemed kind of loose. Not that it doesn’t stay where I put it, but it juggles around a bit. So I started checking out the lower pin that holds the flap in and found the e-clip that keeps the pin in place was gone. So I hunted around the garage, not finding an e-clip of the right size, I settled on a neoprene O-ring that fit tight. Out of pure curiosity I checked out the other side… the e-clip fell off into my hand in two pieces.
I thought to myself… “What is this poor quality Chinese crap doing on this magnificent machine!” But it’s not a vital part, so whatever… I went and got another O-ring.
Just for fun I went and looked up the clip on the parts fiche… Victory charges $1.33 each for the e-clips, and there is 3 of them on the bike. Guess where the third one is……………………….
It holds a pin in the linkage from the rear brake pedal to the master cylinder!!!! DAMN!!!
I will be replacing that e-clip before the bike goes back on the road.
2013 Cross Country Tour: Custom paint, stage 1 exhaust, Lloydz Hi-Flow air filter, cams (HOH-VM1-DR), timing gear (HOH-PTS), Power Commander V, Auto Tune module, Gustafson flip shield, OEM passenger backrest with Cycle Ops luggage rack, Vic HID, heel shifter, Rockford amp, Infinity speakers all around.
2011 Cross Country: Burnt and Traded