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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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So I’m new to the Victory world, just bought a 2017 Cross Country. So far I have put about six hundred miles on it and love it so far. The only problem I have had is a few days ago the check engine light came on and has stayed on. I checked the screen for the error code but it is not displaying one. I already checked the battery cables after reading that they can cause some weird electrical issues if they are loose. I’m trying to avoid having to take it somewhere to have it hooked to a scan tool because the closest place is over an hour away from me. Just looking for ideas of things to check if someone could point me in ge right direction.
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So I’m new to the Victory world, just bought a 2017 Cross Country. So far I have put about six hundred miles on it and love it so far. The only problem I have had is a few days ago the check engine light came on and has stayed on. I checked the screen for the error code but it is not displaying one. I already checked the battery cables after reading that they can cause some weird electrical issues if they are loose. I’m trying to avoid having to take it somewhere to have it hooked to a scan tool because the closest place is over an hour away from me. Just looking for ideas of things to check if someone could point me in ge right direction.
Did you remove one or both O2 sensors? These bikes require a special dummy resistor that goes into the O2 lead to fool the bike into thinking they are still plugged in.

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If the light is on dealer should check it for free under warranty.
read over how to check oil. Vic's are not like other bikes.

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If the light is on dealer should check it for free under warranty.
read over how to check oil. Vic's are not like other bikes.
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No I haven’t unplugged either O2 sensor. And I should have put in the original post that the bike is new to me and has 18,600 miles on it, 600 of which I have put on it since I bought it, so I’m not sure if it’s still under warranty or not. Just haven’t checked yet. Thanks for the info, I have owned several bikes and been riding for years but his is my first Vicctory
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Check all your wiring something somewhere is probably unplugged or loose. O2 sensors are an easy first thing to check if you feel the bike is running fine.

Does the bike have an add-on fuel controller under left side cover? They are pretty popular. Again loose connections etc.
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Get the service manual. when the engine light is on you can press the Mode Switch on the left side handlebar until you see the code. If the bike is turned off the code is gone but stored in the memory for the scan tool to see later.

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Add fuel stabilizer and run 93 or higher.i had the same issue and started using locus fuel stabilizer and depending on were I get my gas,I still get the light but it goes out after about 30 miles.the Sensor's on this bike are very sensitive.
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Last week my Vegas was hard to start.
Got her to run on the third attempt.
Engine light came on then went out...
Held 1300rpm for a minute and then settled into an idle, went for a ride and once gettind up it in third a slight hesitation....
Went home and disconnected both battery leads and thoroughly cleaned and 120 sand papered all connections before reitting and tightening.
Now shes sweet again!

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The light has come on a couple of times on my 010 Jackpot. Stays on for a few minutes, then goes out. Only done it twice in the last week. Don't know how to read codes, but assume it's a "Time to change oil" warning.

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