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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-22-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Default 1999 V92c recall fix potential

I bought this bike about a week ago. Called my local dealer to run my VIN and see what, if any, recalls have been performed on the bike. One of the service managers pulled up the info on the bike. No recall work has been done to it. It requires the transmission fix, fuel fix, lug/axle fix and fuel filter fix. I wouldn't be concerned if most of this stuff wasn't safety issues, but almost all of it is. I guess I should have done my homework before purchasing the bike, which would have involved contacting the dealer and waiting to see what Victory said about doing the work. However, I love this bike, and I was told by one of the service managers that he wasn't sure if Victory will still cover the recalls because the bike is so old. So I guess it comes down to a professional dilemma for me. If you built the bike, it's your responsibility to make it right for safety's sake, no matter how old it is. If I bought this bike brand new in 99, rode it for 1500 miles, then died of some horrible disease and left it to my son. It was in storage for 8 years. He pulled it out and started riding it and the transmission issue sent him thru a fence and paralyzed him. The only liable party is the manufacturer.
I hope that they cover what should be covered. Otherwise, get these bikes off the street somehow before someone gets killed.
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I bought this bike about a week ago. Called my local dealer to run my VIN and see what, if any, recalls have been performed on the bike. One of the service managers pulled up the info on the bike. No recall work has been done to it. It requires the transmission fix, fuel fix, lug/axle fix and fuel filter fix. I wouldn't be concerned if most of this stuff wasn't safety issues, but almost all of it is. I guess I should have done my homework before purchasing the bike, which would have involved contacting the dealer and waiting to see what Victory said about doing the work. However, I love this bike, and I was told by one of the service managers that he wasn't sure if Victory will still cover the recalls because the bike is so old. So I guess it comes down to a professional dilemma for me. If you built the bike, it's your responsibility to make it right for safety's sake, no matter how old it is. If I bought this bike brand new in 99, rode it for 1500 miles, then died of some horrible disease and left it to my son. It was in storage for 8 years. He pulled it out and started riding it and the transmission issue sent him thru a fence and paralyzed him. The only liable party is the manufacturer.
I hope that they cover what should be covered. Otherwise, get these bikes off the street somehow before someone gets killed.
Hey go on line a search national recall. http://unsafemotorcycles.com/recalls.html
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Unfortunately your a little screwed. The tranny alone is a couple of thousand.

Not saying don't trust your dealer but have KevinX run the VIN just to make sure.

Where are you located?
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Problem is....Many of these recall are timing out as allowed by the NHTSA. After this many years they have to assume that the bikes are gone, or the work was done. You might ask your dealer to contact Vic to see if they will give you a goodwill extension
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Everything we expect the manufacturer to do for us adds to the cost and therefore price of bikes. Do you want lifetime everything for free? No problem. Prepare to pay somewhere close to a million for your next set of wheels (I used the million as figure of speech). I'm sure you're frustrated about it, but economically it doesn't make sense for the dealer to do free recalls for life.

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I'm located in the Denver, CO area. I use the G-Force Victory dealer in Lakewood.
I understand there can be issues with bikes, or any vehicle for that matter. Especially with their debut models, but that's what good engineers and road testing is for. If this tranny issue would have happened to every single bike Victory produced from 98 to 2000, they wouldn't even be around any more.
The only thing I'm really desperate to get fixed is the transmission. Everything else is workable by myself. A biker friend of mine told me they number the amount of bikes that are affected, and until they reach those numbers, they can still get fixes in. Which makes sense due to the fact that every recall site I've been to lists number of bikes affected. But I have to agree that they have to put a time limit on it too.
The G-Force dealer is checking with Victory. Said they would get back to me tomorrow. (12/23/10)
Thanks for the great replies guys. Sorry if I seem frustrated. It's my own fault for not doing more research. Anyone know any bike tranny shops that could restructure a transmission like this and make it safe? The bike only has 4700 miles on it.
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The ONLY recall that applies to your trans is for a torque absorbing rear sprocket. However that only applies if the bike had been upgraded to the 01 transmission those many years ago. There is no recall that fix's your transmission at all. At one time Vic offered a special deal on the 03 tranny upgrade kit; where they rebated half of the parts price. That unfortunatly was only for a very short window
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So the G-Force service department got back to me today. They claim that the only recall on my bike, per VIN, is a front and rear sprocket inspection and fix, if needed. They also say that other than recall service, their service department won't touch the V92C's. Kinda sad. It seems to be the "son-in-the-cellar" for Victory. Don't talk, speak, or ask about it and hopefully everyone will forget it's there.
Anyway, they will do the work to the sprockets and I hope they aren't just not telling me about a tranny recall because they don't want to deal with it. I guess if I end up over the handlebars, going thru a billboard face first, we'll know.
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Maybe try another dealer. If a dealer told me what they said about not touching my bike I wouldn't give them my business.
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