So first up yes I checked both battery cables and the positive was the only one that wasn't up to snuff.
I picked the bike up from the dealership yesterday, I actually had a buddy of mine who rides an early 90's BMW GS1000 take it over and pick it up. He's doing everything he can to convince himself that dumping his old dirt bike that never leaves the pavement and buying a Victory would be a bad idea...but I digress.
The codes found were an O2 sensor short which occurred one time and an IAC (Intake Air Control) that had faulted four times. Both errors were historical and neither were in fault when I brought it in. According to the service manager he's not too worried about the O2 fault and figures it's a side effect of the IAC fault. He said that they've never replaced an O2 sensor but the IAC has had some issues. At any rate, he said it "could" have been from washing the bike but he doubts it. If it does it again they'll stick a new IAC in it (which they don't have in stock) and we'll be done with it.
When one of the mechanics brought the bike around front I noticed a blaring red light on the dash as he went by, so much for getting out of the parking lot. We went back inside and the IAC is now on order and I'm back on the bike with the damn red light blasting in my face, a piece of electrical tape might be in order prior to next week when the part comes in.
Now to head off the comments regarding the O2 sensors: They are connected, they will stay connected and I will not screw with the emissions system or mechanical side of this bike thinking that I can outsmart the engineers who designed it. It's got more than enough power and I'm more into reliability than hot rodding another engine. (See below)
The bike pictured below is what's left of my 1988 Electra Glide after 155,000 miles and three engines. My brother and I stripped the Glide in 2008 and used what ever parts we could to build this old school chopper. Originally I wanted a girder front end but I got out voted by my brother. On the other hand I did get my foot clutch put on it but I out voted myself after about two years and went back to a hand clutch.
The motor I built in 2002 for the Glide which was a sleeper. It's 89cu (you don't need a monster motor to make power) with 10.2:1 compression, a .560 lift cam pushing roller rockers (max EVO stock spring lift is .475), open reverse megaphone 2:1 Thunder Header, dry Barnett Clutch driven by a 3" open belt and dual main jet S&S Super E carb. The bike weighs in at 460 pounds and dyno's out at 115 HP. By the way it was designed and built to run on 97+ Octane leaded fuel simply because where I was living in AZ almost every gas station sold AV Gas because of all the hot rod boats.
When it was in my Glide it would pull the front wheel off the ground on a first gear roll on if my wife was on the back, she didn't like that by the way. Installed in the chopper it is absolutely obnoxious and a little scary to ride if you get into it. I've set the rev limiter back down to 5,600 rpm simply to save the motor since we just finished doing another overhaul on it last summer.
So there's the chopper for those of you who wanted to see it. By the way it's for sale and the ask is $7,000. And this is why I won't screw with the Victory, I just want to ride.
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Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
2017 Cross Country
Stage 1 & Tri-Ovals