Exploding Clutch Saga Over??? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 132
Default Exploding Clutch Saga Over???

After having my CCT sit at the dealership since 6/10 I finally have her back and Ma Victory picked up the tab for an entirely new clutch. According to the dealer when all said and done it will cost about $2,100 to replace everything. The dealership also changed the oil after replacing the clutch, rode it for a few miles and replaced the oil and filter a second time saving me from doing it.

Since picking the bike up Friday I've ridden just over 320 miles and the first thing I noticed is my shifts are a little smoother and the clutch feels better. So I'm wondering if what I thought might just be getting use to the bike was really the clutch failing??

At this point everyone from me, the dealership and Ma Victory are still scratching their heads regarding what happened. All the parts have been sent to Victory and the dealership took over 20 pictures that were requested. Will there be a recall? I doubt it, but the exploding clutch is now known about and hopefully they'll go back to the parts manufacture and investigate their process.

I'm back in the saddle again and a very happy fella
Vtwin1602 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 07:59 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

Great news Brother , glad your back , and happy .

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 132
Default

After what happened, I'm still a little nervous every time I pull the clutch in. But that will pass...
Vtwin1602 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Weeds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 728
Garage
Default

..........

2013 XCT, Red,
Tri Ovals, S1 Package, Accel 8.8 Wires,Yellow.
Wheel @ +4, Kuryakyn Shift/Brake Pegs, o2s Disabled.
Utopia Backrest. KewlMetal Heal Shifter with Kuryakyn pegs ..
Lubrication Provided By Amsoil..

Even duct tape can't fix stupid....but it will muffle the sound
Weeds is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Super Moderator
 
vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 4,900
Default

Now hopefully you can just enjoy the ride.

2015 Cross Country (bought new 7/11/15)
2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (bought new 4/26/17)
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
1/4 turn throttle ring
Tank riser
VM-1 DR cams
Timing wheel +4
Lloydz high-flow air cleaner
Bassani baffled OEM mufflers
PC-V 118hp 116tq
If it's not broke, make it better
vindex1963 is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
BP6666VR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: World Citizen = A peaceful and peacemaking individual, both in daily life and contacts with others
Posts: 5,950
Default

Great man, happy for you .... Did the dealer told you to change oil before 5000 mile because of the new clutch ?

Maybe oil analysis would be an option for you at 2500 miles ?

Happy riding my friend

JACKPOT 2013 orange MADNESS :-) *HOH-VM1-DR*TachoMeter*PowCom-5*AutoTune*ATS*TorTube & (IAC) & nitro*Swept exhaust*LYNDALL & EBC brakes Front & Rear*Stainless Beads*Fwd Contr 4" *2 x Bad Boy Air Horn*Seven Color Lizard*NGK plugs*Blue Spark Plug Wir*Victory Oil*KN Oil filter*Oil Analysis*Clutch Cover*Kickst Repl Rubb*Invisble-A-Key*L.E.D. Batt. Gauge*Pulsating Brake Light*VictoryHID*Lice Bracket OVAL*BoltKit-Chrome*

Cross Country Tour 2014 [B]
BP6666VR is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 10:10 AM
Member
 
RLinNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: MA
Posts: 68
Default

Even I am a little timid now what with all the clutch related issues I am reading about here on these forums.

Great news that the dealer took care of you. Ride on!!!

2015 GI Olive Drab Green High Ball

Lloydz Torque Tubes
Lloydz Advanced Timing Wheel
Lloydz VFC III
Conquest Customs Octanes
RLinNH is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
 
visionjohnny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 12,947
Default

Vtwin1602

great your up and going with money in your pocket.
I was thinking oil filters are cheap so why not change it at say 500 or 750 miles as a precaution.
Happy miles to you

2008 Vision
Mpls, MN.

Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
visionjohnny is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,824
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vtwin1602 View Post
After what happened, I'm still a little nervous every time I pull the clutch in. But that will pass...
Can't blame you but like you said; it'll pass and you will regain confidence in your bike. The vast majority never have any issue with the clutch other than at some point with normal wear and tear; the plates need to be changed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by visionjohnny View Post
Vtwin1602

great your up and going with money in your pocket.
I was thinking oil filters are cheap so why not change it at say 500 or 750 miles as a precaution.
Happy miles to you
You're right enough about oil being cheap enough if you go with something other than Vic oil or Amsoil but why not just change the filter at that point then go ahead and change the oil and filter at the regularly scheduled interval at 5k miles so it will be back on track? It's easy to keep track of 5k mile increments like 5, 10, 15, etc.
BBob is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 132
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BP6666VR View Post
Great man, happy for you .... Did the dealer told you to change oil before 5000 mile because of the new clutch ?

Maybe oil analysis would be an option for you at 2500 miles ?

Happy riding my friend
They didn't come right out and say I should change the oil before the regular interval, but I'm going to put about 2k on the bike and do it just as a safe guard. One of the mechanics at work is rigging up a filter to drain the oil over so I can see if there was any noticeable metal fragments.
Vtwin1602 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome