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Wink 2013 XCT vibration discovered.

I didn't know I had a vibration that was so bad.

I have a 2013 XCT 26,000 miles and I have a heavy rear brake foot. I needed to replace my rear brake rotor as it was loose to the point I could hear it rattle on acceleration. I could lightly ride the brake It would stop so I knew that was my rattle. In fact you could grab it and feel the slack in it. I know me heavy foot and all heating that rotor up so many times finally got the rotor where it couldn't return to its original contracted home SO ......I replaced the rotor with a like new rotor tight as new. Wow it is so smooth now. I can't believe I have had a big vibration and didn't know it until now. The rattle is gone and its smooth as glass. The gradually increasing loosening of rotor and vibration change must have just snuck up on me..

So if you have a vibration and you can not find it check your rotor and see if it is tight.

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I think you know the cure for that problem without anyone telling you, eh OH?
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We all have car mentally when it comes to breaking. Foot on brake.
For motorcycle we have to learn to program ourselves to use front brake first then rear. Rear brake by it self will put you into a skid and crash.
Front brake first

It's too bad Vic didn't put the link brake on CC like they did with the vision. Cheap ass Vic

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We all have car mentally when it comes to breaking. Foot on brake.
For motorcycle we have to learn to program ourselves to use front brake first then rear. Rear brake by it self will put you into a skid and crash.
Front brake first

It's too bad Vic didn't put the link brake on CC like they did with the vision. Cheap ass Vic
One of the reasons I chose a Victory was because it had front only, rear only brakes. Linked brakes suck when going downhill on gravel. To me, the rear brake is reserved only for trail braking in a curve, hill holding and coming to the last few feet of a stop. Depending on your rear brake can be a fatal mistake.

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We don't ALL have a car mentality when it comes to braking. Some of us ride on two wheels a lot more than driving on four, and some of us were riding before we ever drove.

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I was riding LONG before I drove. I have always used my rear brake till I am slow enough to put my feet on the pavement. The front brake is my "oh shit" brake... For when some dummy decides that he needs to turn... IMMEDIATELY! It happens all the time



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Thanks for the heads up.
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I was riding LONG before I drove. I have always used my rear brake till I am slow enough to put my feet on the pavement. The front brake is my "oh shit" brake... For when some dummy decides that he needs to turn... IMMEDIATELY! It happens all the time
Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, go directly to a rider course and learn how to use your bike's brakes PROPERLY. At least go on Youtube and watch Capt. Crash and Ride Like A Pro videos. You sir, are a go down waiting to happen, if it hasn't happened already.
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We all have car mentally when it comes to breaking. Foot on brake.
For motorcycle we have to learn to program ourselves to use front brake first then rear. Rear brake by it self will put you into a skid and crash.
Front brake first
If you use your rear brake by itself and you "skid and crash", I promise you the problem you're experiencing is taking place a little further north of the brake pedal.

There are times when you'll use only the rear brake. To say that you have to use the front brake first is irresponsible and plainly wrong in some instances. As a blanket statement, this was dangerous advice.

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The basic safety course teaches you to use both brakes together. The Sport bike riders course teaches you to use the front brake properly. The Experienced riders course (for cruisers) teaches you to slow to a stop using the rear brake, using the front AND rear brake together when braking at excessive speeds. They also (in the last 5 years) have integrated the "trailing brake" into the course. I think that throws people off as to when the rear brake is necessary. If you think somebody is going to crash because they use their rear brake properly for a stop light, then maybe you need to rethink your own riding habits.

I have taken all 3 of those safety courses and I have 2 coaching courses under my belt.



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