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Default Return of the Vegas!

Dont get too excited!
Polaris aint seen their sins.

My Vegas is due home today!
I just rang and they are detailing it prior to sending the workshop gopher on a special 60 mile trip south to deliver my freshly repaired bike back to me.
Kev the mechanic did metion when he fitted aall the new internal shift mechanisms insude the primary that because my clutch is so friggin heavy with the Barnett spring and pressure plate, that while he had the clutch out for access he popped the cover to check the clutch internals.
Says theres wear on the billet Barnett cover plate which may have been caused by my brutal dragstrip launches.
As we are still waiting on a new primary cover to arrive from the US and the old one is only cosmetically marked, and Im a good loyal Victory owner theyre giving me my bike back to ride till the new primary arrives.
Kev said for me to assess the clutch operation myself and when I bring it back for the new primary he can take action on the clutch if I want him to.
I still have the stock green spring and cover plate here and as the Barnett is ridiculously heavy Im thinking Ill get him to put the clutch back to stock when that time comes.
Ive got a few weeks riding to make up my mind as well as report back on the rest of the repairs.
Im blessed with a great dealership up at Brisbane Victory Indian.
Aussie dealerships are set up different to yours over there in that they are soley Victory Indian...naturally with an Indian bias after the change, which rattled them as much as it rattled us.
Anyway Ill report back on my Vegas with pix of the new paint job etc hopefully later today my time.

Right now but I gotta fire up the grinder and knock my welds back then go over any pinholes again with the MIG.
Was up late last night welding the megaphones to the primary pipes.
Rough!...yeah thats me...
They wont leak
Yesterday I picked up a metre of perforated 2" pipe from an exhaust shop at Tweed Heads, he quoted me $20 against other shops $50 and when I rode the XS over there yesterday it turns out I know Bob as hes a member of our bike club!
Small world hey...
So yesterday I cut the perforated tube to size then stuffed fibreglass into the empty megaphone cans then with a little difficulty forced the 2" tubing down through the guts of it and loctited the 3 allen bolts per can down tight.
Trial fitted for a sound check N
and happy with the note I dragged the Mig over, disconnected the battery and tacked the megaphones to the header pipes before unbolting the pipes to fully weld them.
Ok soon as I send this off its back to the grind and weld then fitup and ride...
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Congrats MbX, so happy to hear all went well, can't wait to see the revipainted Vegas of yours.....

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Hey MBX, great nooz about your Vic, but inquiring minds would like know what is that light coloured car in the background?

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Hey MBX, great nooz about your Vic, but inquiring minds would like know what is that light coloured car in the background?
Mopar of course...1966 AP6 Valiant, 225 slant 6 , torqueflite.
Hey they just dropped the Vegas off but forgot the keys!!!
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Look for the keys in the letter box or under the orange dayglow flower pot.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
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Look for the keys in the letter box or under the orange dayglow flower pot.
Good one @RICZ

Remember that crazy bulldog that hit your bike MbX ?

Or the guy testriding that beast of a bike didn't wanna give them keys back

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Apprentice brought it down in the van....

But forgot the keys....

Gonna express post em to me....

After hes gone I finish welding the XS650exhaust then ring Victory and say Dont post the keys cos I'm gonna ride up and get em.....no patience see.

Wait 2 months so not waiting another bloody day..or more at the mercy of Oz Post...

Rode the 650 up in the heat got the keys ride home in the heat plus lots of traffic...

530pm arrive home and tell Ali to get over here..

Its now 1110pm and we just got back from a big ride including a Thai feed....Man that Victory is something else! Juzt blows me away cruising effortlessy at speeds that leave the Yammy breathless...a walk in the park..

Crack the throttle and we are in Hyperspace drive...nothing comes close....

Gonna put the XS650 on the market tomoz....cant go back..😈
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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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awesome man...enjoy and ride safe!!

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I thought your were making megaphone pipes not baby ones
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If youre wondering why I put my good news in 'tech and performance'
You may have missed this part...

Kev the mechanic did metion when he fitted aall the new internal shift mechanisms insude the primary that because my clutch is so friggin heavy with the Barnett spring and pressure plate, that while he had the clutch out for access he popped the cover to check the clutch internals.
Says theres wear on the billet Barnett cover plate which may have been caused by my brutal dragstrip launches.
As we are still waiting on a new primary cover to arrive from the US and the old one is only cosmetically marked, and Im a good loyal Victory owner theyre giving me my bike back to ride till the new primary arrives.
Kev said for me to assess the clutch operation myself and when I bring it back for the new primary he can take action on the clutch if I want him to.
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Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

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