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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Now that the weather is getting hot here in the northwest I've noticed that my 2016 seems to be running quite a bit hotter than my 2012 did. I've done nothing to her mechanically other than install the Witch Doctors muscle car exhaust.

I did see that someone on the Facebook Victory Owners page recommended that the O2 sensor be unplugged, the black wire removed from it and than it reinstalled. He said that would let in more fuel and cause the bike to run cooler. I really don't know that much about the bike. Is he correct? What else can I do to cool her down?

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Now that the weather is getting hot here in the northwest I've noticed that my 2016 seems to be running quite a bit hotter than my 2012 did. I've done nothing to her mechanically other than install the Witch Doctors muscle car exhaust.

I did see that someone on the Facebook Victory Owners page recommended that the O2 sensor be unplugged, the black wire removed from it and than it reinstalled. He said that would let in more fuel and cause the bike to run cooler. I really don't know that much about the bike. Is he correct? What else can I do to cool her down?
well on my 2013 i removed theo 2 sensors , had it dynoed, put a PCV on it and had 1" gas tank Spacers put on. My bike definitely runs cooler
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Keep in mind your sitting on a oven. So we're getting into the hotter months now. So stay out of stop and go traffic. Take your lowers off. Now you'll have a new look to your bike for a few months. Now come fall put them back on and have a new look. Not that hard of a job.
Unhooking the 02's will lower the temp but not enough to give you that comfortable feeling. It still will be hot.
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Unplug the O2's on a 16+ and you get to look at the engine light too.
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You can go to a different oil viscosity too or even synthetic.

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That might only change it at best 10 degrees. Your on a oven and its not going to get cooler till you get off it
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Could find some straight race gas and see if that cools you down. $$$$$$ MPG.


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If it is an XCT....remove Hard Lowers for Summer.

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I've removed my lowers in favor of forged bars and I AIN'T GOIN' BACK!



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Av Gas. But you have to get it by the can as no road tax is paid. It is 110 low lead by name. It will run a bit cooler, but ECM is set to monitor eng/oil temp and run certain setting for emissions. Until you by pas or fiddle with the PCM/ECM it freakin hot.

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