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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Default Cost of getting lifters done VS doing them yourself

Have any of you guys replaced a set of lifters in just one of your piston heads ? How big of a job is this ?
Or have you had this done at a dealer or shop . What was the cost ?
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I called RF cycles in north jersey and got two prices for the job . $1000 bucks if they do it and $360 if I by the parts and do it myself .
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What are the part names and numbers?

https://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemp...6-all-options#
The service guy only named 5 or 6 parts , we didn’t talk part numbers. But he did say that the stock air box will need to be cut out and replaced with a after market unit at about $150 .
Thanks for the site and the cut sheet .

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Just my 2 cents, but, I would advise caution against just replacing parts without an accurate diagnosis of the exact cause of the problem Ö

Take it to Lloydz, Kevin X, or The Vic Shop.. get an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and repair/replacement... save money, worry, time..


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Cutting the stock airbox out and replacing with an estimated $150 replacement?? This sent a RED FLAG. I don't think they can find any after market airbox for $150 (maybe used S&S)


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Cutting the stock airbox out and replacing with an estimated $150 replacement?? This sent a RED FLAG. I don't think they can find any after market airbox for $150 (maybe used S&S)


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Have to ask what makes you think lifters are bad. Vic's have tickie lifters till they fill up with oil.
Tell us.
If you have sticky lifters and plenty of power I wouldn't think you have bad ones.
Try some seafoam in your oil to free them up read the instruction.
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Just my 2 cents, but, I would advise caution against just replacing parts without an accurate diagnosis of the exact cause of the problem Ö

Take it to Lloydz, Kevin X, or The Vic Shop.. get an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and repair/replacement... save money, worry, time..


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Cutting the stock airbox out and replacing with an estimated $150 replacement?? This sent a RED FLAG. I don't think they can find any after market airbox for $150 (maybe used S&S)
Iím using caution , but I would like solve this problem before it turns into something bigger .
Lloydís shop is 2hr away from my house . But I did call them and the service guy said that they only do bike tunes and add-on performance parts that are not motorcycle repair shop . And recommended a shop much closer to my home in North Jersey called Rolling Fast Cycles.
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Have to ask what makes you think lifters are bad. Vic's have tickie lifters till they fill up with oil.
Tell us.
If you have sticky lifters and plenty of power I wouldn't think you have bad ones.
Try some seafoam in your oil to free them up read the instruction.
At this point itís just my best guess. This is why I just join the forum to get other opinions and to get through this problem.
Itís very very hard to identify problems that are just sounds ,what one person says is bad the another one says is normal .
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As has been said, the Victory engines make some noise. Having someone from a reputable shop that knows Victory's and can give an honest assessment is a very good idea.

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