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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-16-2010, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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do you start by taking head light out and then run wire under tank ,what need to be drilled... any body do this to there crosscountry..
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The instructions that come with the cable are excellent. Recommend that you read all the way through before you start so you don't come across any surprises along the way. Make sure when putting the gas tank back on that you hear the distinctive "click" when reconnecting the gas line too. Unfortunately I say this from experience. After installing my cable, and riding along with a bunch of my Harley friends, the fuel line came loose. Since I was in the back of the group, I hit my horn to alert them of my plight, but that freakin' "Meep-Meep" is totally useless against the rumble of loud pipes. Regardless, I had my bike torn down and reconnected the line (ensuring it CLICKED) and put everything back together before they even noticed me missing...

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that freakin' "Meep-Meep" is totally useless against the rumble of loud pipes.
The "Meep-Meep" is hilarious!

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Does the tank actually have to be removed in order to run this cable or can you lift the tank enough to route the cable? I assume it's the fuel supply line you're disconnecting / reconnecting to accomodate the tank removal but I could be wrong.

I don't have a XC (yet) and will pick-up the service manual when I buy the bike. I'm just trying to learn all I can before I make my purchase and the iPod hookup will be one of the things I add immediately.

Are the instructions for the installation of the iPod cables available on-line anywhere?

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Yes, to do it properly you need to remove the tank. But truthfully, it's the easiest bike tank I've ever taken off. You don't have to worry about draining the tank or plugging lines. Just remove side panels, two seat screws, seat, two tank screws, raise the rear, disconnect gas and electrical plugs, and slide the tank back and off- easy as that. The instructions really are good, and I wished I'd kept them so I could scan them to you, but I never think that far ahead... And I couldn't located instructions online, sorry.

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Yes, to do it properly you need to remove the tank. But truthfully, it's the easiest bike tank I've ever taken off. You don't have to worry about draining the tank or plugging lines. Just remove side panels, two seat screws, seat, two tank screws, raise the rear, disconnect gas and electrical plugs, and slide the tank back and off- easy as that. The instructions really are good, and I wished I'd kept them so I could scan them to you, but I never think that far ahead... And I couldn't located instructions online, sorry.
thank you i was was in germany last year and went to austria to ski i will go back next year . i have a friend from austria to visit...
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When I bought my bike, I had the dealer install the Ipod cable, while they were assembling the motorcycle. Mine came out of the crate, so it was easier to have them do it. They did it no charge, I just had to buy the Ipod cables. It is a great add on. I also have recently purchased the flip windshield and lowers, what a difference in the sound of the stereo, not to mention a lot less wind buffeting at high speeds.
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Does the tank actually have to be removed in order to run this cable or can you lift the tank enough to route the cable? I assume it's the fuel supply line you're disconnecting / reconnecting to accomodate the tank removal but I could be wrong.

I don't have a XC (yet) and will pick-up the service manual when I buy the bike. I'm just trying to learn all I can before I make my purchase and the iPod hookup will be one of the things I add immediately.

Are the instructions for the installation of the iPod cables available on-line anywhere?
Good luck on getting a Victory service manual from Victory. I have been waiting for 7 weeks now on mine, and 5 weeks on my IPod cable.
I am starting to think it may be my dealer or Victory is the slowest maker I have ever dealt with. It wasn't being the colder months and my XC is sitting I would have traded it back to them for a ST 1300.

This is due to their accessory prices and not being able to get things when ya need them.
At this rate if something serious went wrong It would take the entire summer to get my bike fixed.

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thank you i was was in germany last year and went to austria to ski i will go back next year . i have a friend from austria to visit...
yes thanks for the help it was real easy ...
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Great, just in time to put it away for ski season!

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