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Hiya guys. New to Victory and I'm burning with questions. I'll try to ask only ones I didn't see answers too, but hopefully they are "easy" for you long-term riders and techies.

What is gearing on the XC? Anyone have a listing of each one? This is surprisingly hard to find.

Does the XC have a helmet lock?

Is there...something special about the way the oil cooler works on these compared to say HDs? I'm hearing some buzz but can't quite figure this out.

Temperature gauge. Yah or nah? Is it possible to even install one that's not a dipstick?
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Hiya guys. New to Victory and I'm burning with questions. I'll try to ask only ones I didn't see answers too, but hopefully they are "easy" for you long-term riders and techies.

What is gearing on the XC? Anyone have a listing of each one? This is surprisingly hard to find.
It's in the Owners Manual. You can download it from Victory
Does the XC have a helmet lock?
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Is there...something special about the way the oil cooler works on these compared to say HDs? I'm hearing some buzz but can't quite figure this out.
Prolly the cowling
Temperature gauge. Yah or nah? Is it possible to even install one that's not a dipstick?
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Hiya guys. New to Victory and I'm burning with questions. I'll try to ask only ones I didn't see answers too, but hopefully they are "easy" for you long-term riders and techies.

What is gearing on the XC? Anyone have a listing of each one? This is surprisingly hard to find. Dunno, but it is tall. As noted it is in the OM, but why worry, it is what it is.

Does the XC have a helmet lock? No

Is there...something special about the way the oil cooler works on these compared to say HDs? I'm hearing some buzz but can't quite figure this out. It isn't a HD, for better and worse. Oil cooler works well. The sound you are hearing could be several things from a loose type buzz, fuel pump, valve chatter that quiets with use, to who knows. Learn to shift the transmission and it is quiet. Fuel it from the left with the nozzle pointing to the right, it can roll. Top it off and go, no mess or frustration although it can be ungainly.

Temperature gauge. Yah or nah? Is it possible to even install one that's not a dipstick?
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Thanks for answering my other questions. Sorry for the confusion, but by buzz I meant I've heard people taking about HD oil coolers and wanted to know what, if any, the differences in operation were. I've heard HDs dont circulate oil into the head just crank?
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The Harley's just run the oil thru the cooler and back into the reservoir. Where the Victory uses a high pressure pump (around 70 psi at speed), and circulates the oil like the water cooled motor circulates the coolant.

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if oil temp was a factor "all" bikes would come with a temp gage.
Some days you have to use common cents. If its over a 100 stay out of stop and go.

Don't know of any bike that comes with helment lock but there easy to add.

Harley oil cooler has a therostat in it and only works when bike gets hot. Harley all so shuts down rear cylinder at stop lights to keep rider cool.
Just like Vic the oil comes out of motor threw oil cooler and back into motor. Vic works the hole time the motor is running

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Hiya guys. New to Victory and I'm burning with questions. I'll try to ask only ones I didn't see answers too, but hopefully they are "easy" for you long-term riders and techies.

What is gearing on the XC? Anyone have a listing of each one? This is surprisingly hard to find.

Does the XC have a helmet lock?

Is there...something special about the way the oil cooler works on these compared to say HDs? I'm hearing some buzz but can't quite figure this out.

Temperature gauge. Yah or nah? Is it possible to even install one that's not a dipstick?
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The Harley's just run the oil thru the cooler and back into the reservoir. Where the Victory uses a high pressure pump (around 70 psi at speed), and circulates the oil like the water cooled motor circulates the coolant.
Hmm, so basically faster flow whereas a Harleyhas a thermo to regulate it.
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Hmm, so basically faster flow whereas a Harleyhas a thermo to regulate it.
To my knowledge, there's no thermostat. Just the oil cooler and the lines that run in and out.


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Don't know of any bike that comes with helment lock but there easy to add.
Who steals helmets? Hell, in a helmet free state you're unlikely to see anyone who even bothers wearing them. And I don't know why someone would want a stinky old bucket of someone elses that may or may not fit anyway.

I always throw mine between the handlebars. Far as I know, no one has ever bothered it. Though there was the time I rode my Jap cruiser to the Harley flat track races and it appears one fellow there may have mistaken my hanging helmet as a urinal?

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