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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-26-2014, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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I was checking out the 2014 XC 106 at my local dealer and they were telling me I would get mid 40's for MPG, is there any truth to that?

Also, I was curious if anyone has some serious miles on their Victory? I see some issues mentioned in this forum, but curious on the dependability or are there issues that commonly come up.

Lastly, how is the maintenance on these bikes? I see the air filter is under the tank, however the oil filter and plug are handy. Are these bikes owner friendly for maintenance?

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In a word... VERY owner friendly

Don't sweat the air filter. Vic designed the tank for user removability. I've done it twice. No sweat at all.

Oil change is so easy it'll make you feel guilty.

On mileage I believe yes you'll get pretty darn good mpg's from what I've seen on my Hard-Ball. Great range of nearly 200 miles on a tank.


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yes you should get med 40's for mileage but you will not see that un till and 2500 miles cause of break in.
The guys here that have minor problems is about 2% of all the Vic on the road. If you read there post there pretty minor problems.
If you read the Vic hand book they have you change out perfectly good parts at ridicules mileage. Like the belt they say at 1500 thousand when the greater majority of us have way more then that on them and there are some with 80 thousand on there belts. They tell you to change fork oil the same and air filter. Vic wants you to go back to the dealer and spend your money when its not needed.
Vic dealers loose a lot of money cause most of us change our own oil and we do not buy Vic's oil filter we go to auto parts store and buy a Wix.
All in all 90% of us would buy another Vic. I think in a few months the new Vic will be out and you'll see some changes in there gages and FI

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I AVERAGE 43MPG and don't run lean AT ALL and this is fairly common for almost all bikes with the 106 engine




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I'm getting 33-38mpg in mine, I'm getting assurances from everyone that 40+ is common on the CCTs but I've had others saying the mid 30s I'm getting is good in itself. I'm really not sure what to think about the mileage question, I'm still pondering it. As for other issues so far I've only had one, I've got that little oil leak on the back cylinder. Haven't been able to see where its coming from yet. Other than that I love the CCT and so does the little woman!

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My XR gets about 43 MPG around town and will beat 50 MPG on a long ride! I once hit 53 MPG on a long leisurely 50 -60 mph side road ride. Bottom line....mid 40's is easily achieved......

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Mileage ranges from 40 city to 50 highway. I'm 77 and do all my own maintenance and have yet to find a hard to access fastener.
These things are so dependable an extended warranty is a waste of money.

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I'm interested in the fuel eco myself I just purchased my 2014 xc two weeks ago and I filled up twice and I've gotten about 160-170mi to the tank. The funny thing is, when I fill up, it reads 240ish for range? I have the Tri-ovals with air filter and map. I hope this will improve. I'm still the break in period less then 500mi.
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I'm interested in the fuel eco myself I just purchased my 2014 xc two weeks ago and I filled up twice and I've gotten about 160-170mi to the tank. The funny thing is, when I fill up, it reads 240ish for range? I have the Tri-ovals with air filter and map. I hope this will improve. I'm still the break in period less then 500mi.
It takes 3,000+ miles to break-in these Vics, so be patient. I have gone 240 miles and then some and still had a half gallon or a lot more left to go.

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43ish here on MPG. If you are handy at all, you will not have to visit your dealer for maintenance (except tire changes). The oil change takes literally 10 minutes. The tank is easy to remove. There are several good YouTube videos out there that will show you some tips and tricks. It's the best ride I have ever had on a bike. I'm not crazy about the tranny. That needs some refinement.

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