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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 02:11 PM
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Uncoupling the fuel hose from below is how I broke the nipple on the bottom of the tank. Raise the tank - best to have some helping - and disconnect from the fuel nipple at the pump assembly in the tank. Should you break that nipple, I have a cheap and easy repair that makes it stronger than new.

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Originally Posted by rgaryb View Post
I just bought a 2014 Vic XCT w less than 900 miles on it. The owner couldn't ride soon after purch & had in garage on trickle charge & said he started it up regularly.

I had it shipped to CA from NC, arrived yesterday. Started right up and idles very nicely. Took it out for a short ride & felt it's running quite rough, I assume, as I've never ridden one but I'd have to think a bike like this would run a heck of a lot smoother.

I didn't see any mention of a [manual] choke and assume that would be too-old school for such a modern bike but if it had one, feels like warm bike w choke on. Starts good, idles good, take for ride....not so good. Not too surprising after virtually sitting for years.

I plan to bring it in for fluids change, etc, as guessing good idea after so long even tho hardly driven. If a pro thinks unnecessary I'd love to hear back. That, & new fuel filter. Any guesses as to roughness? Jets clogged? Tank was virtually empty so has new gas....any thoughts?

I won't be able to bring it in for about a month due to being out of state.
what to you mean by rough? was it stumbling ? throttle not responsive? the engine is a stressed member in the frame thats solid mounted so you always feel it running. its fully fuel injected so there is no choke, id definitely change all the fluids including brake, give a good hard look over at everything, tires, belt, all cables.

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Default 2014 Cross Country in storage for years

Congratulations on your new machine! Best wishes for many smile filled miles.

If I am reading you correctly, you are going to have the service work done at a shop. If so, they can completely inspect the beast for you. The shop manual for my 15 Gunner shows a service at 500 miles and then again at 5k miles. Did the former owner let you know if the 500 mile service had been done?

I would change all the fluids less the fork oil. The shop manual for my 15 Gunner calls for fork oil replacement at 15K or 2 years, but I would ride her for a while. H-D has extended the service intervals for their front forks, I believe, due to better seals and fork fluid. Back in the day, 2 years was the conventional wisdom.

I like checking the plugs, checking the battery connections and the Seafoam TX. Seafoam works miracles and the chances are that your pump can handle one application. I am not familiar with the XC air intake, but, if it is such that a critter could get into it, you should probably take a look.

I should ask if the exhaust and intake are stock. If the intake has been modified to breathe better, and no changes have been made to the air/fuel mixture, she could run poorly - and hot.

Whatever needs to be done to get her in shape, it will all be worth while.
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