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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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I really, really want to like this bike, honestly. But every time I turn around, there's something pissing me off about the thing. I have never in my life had such a hard time removing and installing an exhaust ! This is the most over engineered mouse trap in the world !! There is no reason that it should take this much f'n work !!! I literally hate Victory right now. I imagine I will be over it in a few hours, but jeezus !! What a huge pain in the ass ! Then to add to it, the instructions from RPW just totally suck ass ! I mean please, at least have the sizes right on the paper work ! And don't get me started on the pics !!! Then to top it of... two exhaust studs were stripped when I removed the stock exhaust, and I need to replace them, before I can even start the thing. I really am just regretting buying this thing.

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With what I have going on with mine right now, I feel the same way.
Hopefully my issues will be resolved tomorrow when I trailer it to the shop, but we'll see. With only 700 miles, I should not have to trailer it in for repairs, but....

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I really, really want to like this bike, honestly. But every time I turn around, there's something pissing me off about the thing. I have never in my life had such a hard time removing and installing an exhaust ! This is the most over engineered mouse trap in the world !! There is no reason that it should take this much f'n work !!! I literally hate Victory right now. I imagine I will be over it in a few hours, but jeezus !! What a huge pain in the ass ! Then to add to it, the instructions from RPW just totally suck ass ! I mean please, at least have the sizes right on the paper work ! And don't get me started on the pics !!! Then to top it of... two exhaust studs were stripped when I removed the stock exhaust, and I need to replace them, before I can even start the thing. I really am just regretting buying this thing.
Victory does not own RPW and is not responsible for their products or its installation instructions.

What was so hard about removing the pipe? What about it is "over engineered?"




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Takes 10 minutes to get the stock pipes on the ground, and you don't even have to remove the mufflers from the head pipes. What's so hard about that??
Can't blame Vic on RPW's inability to write instructions, but I do feel for ya with the stripped studs. Then again they have been holding a hot exhaust in place for several years

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With what I have going on with mine right now, I feel the same way.
Hopefully my issues will be resolved tomorrow when I trailer it to the shop, but we'll see. With only 700 miles, I should not have to trailer it in for repairs, but....
What's wrong with yours? Let me guess, it's a problem with your fueling since you've added the non-Victory made PC-V?




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What's wrong with yours? Let me guess, it's a problem with your fueling since you've added the non-Victory made PC-V?
Thread here: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=11686

I wish I knew what was wrong, but I'm not even close to being a wrench turner so I have no idea.

The PC-V was recommended by the dealer and put on by them so I would think it would be fine.

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I've been just as upset when doing my own repairs and upgrades, but it's never made me feel buyers remorse. Wrenchers remorse may be more appropriate.

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Takes 10 minutes to get the stock pipes on the ground, and you don't even have to remove the mufflers from the head pipes. What's so hard about that??
Can't blame Vic on RPW's inability to write instructions, but I do feel for ya with the stripped studs. Then again they have been holding a hot exhaust in place for several years
No way bro. I loosened, wiggled, pulled, lubed, etc, for an hour and a half. If I had a saws-all, I'd have cut those bastards off. And, this bike was brand new two months ago. Has less than 2000 miles on it now.

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No way bro. I loosened, wiggled, pulled, lubed, etc, for an hour and a half. If I had a saws-all, I'd have cut those bastards off. And, this bike was brand new two months ago. Has less than 2000 miles on it now.
I don't think you're gonna win this argument...KevinX is a Victory dealer and he KNOWS his bikes. If he says 10 minutes...then it's 10 minutes for a Victory mechanic...now it might take me a little longer. LOL

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Exhaust tough to remove good, that means that you didn't have leaks. Striped studs, it sucks but it happens but normally only where they go through to exhaust. Without knowing your experiance or capabilities it is impossible to know what you tried or how many bikes you've tried to do the same on.

You definately can't blaim Victory for pipes they didn't make and blaiming them for crappy instructions they had no part in is absurd.

KevinX is the most well known Victory mechanic in the world so if he can do it in 10 minutes you'ld be doing very well to do it in twice that time.

I doubt anyone is trying to ding you, mock you or insult you and I understand you're pi$$ed but you have to understand that if you complain on a Victory forum you'll find few people that will support you and many that will tease you. I highly suggest redirecting that anger you've built up into an email to RPW. While you're annotating each of the discrepancies in their instructions try to keep your tact (or you'll never get a response) and you'll probably find yourself calming as you type. Whatever you do don't get on the bike until you're over your fit.

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