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Does anyone know the difference between the hydraulic clutch kits for the Vegas and the XC?
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Does anyone know the difference between the hydraulic clutch kits for the Vegas and the XC?
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Officially, per Victory, there is no hydraulic kit for the XC. They only list the steel-framed bikes as being compatible. Having said that, I installed one on mine



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you should always say what year bike you have.
In your case you might not have the mounting holes in the primary to mount the slave cylinder.
There is only one hydraulic clutch will fit any late model bike getting the right hose length is the secret.
The hydraulic clutch does not pull any easier the cable it just doesn't break on you

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Ok I understand but I'm looking on eBay n there is a kit listed for the Vegas at 350 and then one for the XCT at 399. Just seems like $50 is a lot for a few inches of line. My tour is a 2012.
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The hydraulic clutch does not pull any easier the cable it just doesn't break on you
I beg to differ; my clutch now pulls easier, and is more smooth, than the cable. It is also more predictable than the cable.

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The listed part number in both auctions I can see are the same: 2876299-266 -- which is the same as the unit I bought. Looks like someone is just selling them cheaper. Just make sure you get all the parts:
- Clutch lever and mount
- Slave cylinder
- Hose
- Crush washers for both ends of the hose
- Banjo bolts for both ends
- bleeder valve for slave end

I think the biggest difference is the hose/cable length. On the XC/XCT, I ran the hose down the left side of the tank, not the right side like the OEM cable...



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I beg to differ; my clutch now pulls easier, and is more smooth, than the cable. It is also more predictable than the cable.

Dan:
The listed part number in both auctions I can see are the same: 2876299-266 -- which is the same as the unit I bought. Looks like someone is just selling them cheaper. Just make sure you get all the parts:
- Clutch lever and mount
- Slave cylinder
- Hose
- Crush washers for both ends of the hose
- Banjo bolts for both ends
- bleeder valve for slave end

I think the biggest difference is the hose/cable length. On the XC/XCT, I ran the hose down the left side of the tank, not the right side like the OEM cable...
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I beg to differ; my clutch now pulls easier, and is more smooth, than the cable. It is also more predictable than the cable.

Dan:
The listed part number in both auctions I can see are the same: 2876299-266 -- which is the same as the unit I bought. Looks like someone is just selling them cheaper. Just make sure you get all the parts:
- Clutch lever and mount
- Slave cylinder
- Hose
- Crush washers for both ends of the hose
- Banjo bolts for both ends
- bleeder valve for slave end

I think the biggest difference is the hose/cable length. On the XC/XCT, I ran the hose down the left side of the tank, not the right side like the OEM cable...
Let me preface this by saying that pretty much every bike I've owned in recent memory has had a hydraulic clutch. Why expensive bikes like Vic and Harley don't see fit to add this is nuts. I am aware Harley FINALLY started to add it this year on the premium touring bikes and Vic offered it on the Vision. In fact, the Vision is my reference for the Vic's functionality.

My one and only gripe about it is that it engages FAR out in the lever travel and unlike the cable, can't be adjusted, right?

Short of finding a sportier lever for smaller hands, I don't know there's much that can be done. I suppose, like everything else, one could get used to it after awhile, but I'd prefer a little adjustability.




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Let me preface this by saying that pretty much every bike I've owned in recent memory has had a hydraulic clutch. Why expensive bikes like Vic and Harley don't see fit to add this is nuts. I am aware Harley FINALLY started to add it this year on the premium touring bikes and Vic offered it on the Vision. In fact, the Vision is my reference for the Vic's functionality.

My one and only gripe about it is that it engages FAR out in the lever travel and unlike the cable, can't be adjusted, right?

Short of finding a sportier lever for smaller hands, I don't know there's much that can be done. I suppose, like everything else, one could get used to it after awhile, but I'd prefer a little adjustability.
My 2007 Harley had the Hydraulic clutch, granted it was the Screamin Eagle Dyna, but none the less it had the hyd clutch. As far as I know all of the Screamin Eagle line since 2007 has had the same set up. First year for the 110 cube engine, and hyd clutch. The only problem I had with the clutch was it vapor locked (the 110 CI engine was notorious for high heat issues).

The last time I inquired about the clutch adjustment there was no way to adjust it, BUT I think they did have an Easy pull lever kit on the market. The clutch would no dis-engage unless the lever was fully pulled (and for some reason I tend to keep my pinky finger behind the lever) and did not re-engage until the lever was almost fully released.

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My one and only gripe about it is that it engages FAR out in the lever travel and unlike the cable, can't be adjusted, right?

Short of finding a sportier lever for smaller hands, I don't know there's much that can be done. I suppose, like everything else, one could get used to it after awhile, but I'd prefer a little adjustability.
I'm with you on this one. I was all set to get the hydraulic kit. Liked the symmetry with the brake reservoir as well as the elimination of the snapping cable issue. Then I got my friction zone dialed in by loosening the cable a little ways beyond spec. Don't think I 'd be willing to give up that adjustability now that I've discovered it.

It's beyond me why they don't have the reach adjustment dial on the hydraulic clutch lever like they do on the brake lever. Seems that would be an easy fix...

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There is no adjustments, but it also engages sooner than the cable

[EDIT] I have 14 years total on my Goldwing and Cavalcade; they had no adjustments for the clutch either. I'm used to it.
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