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I have a XC 2013 which has the Big Shot & Big Horn (?) tuner and exhaust on it from the dealer. I drove the thing home and it's not tuned right...just feels/sounds/performs off.

The bike itself sounds quiet. I don't want a blaring roar, but the bike sounds way too much like a purring car to me. Is it possible to take some baffles out before I get this thing dynoed? Any recommendations or advice before I get it dynoed in general?

Generally am clueless about all of this and new to Victory
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Why not try to get the bike running "great" before you want to change anything on it?

How many Km do you have on the counter?

I still did not upgrade my 2013 bike as it takes time to read and learn about other mods / upgrades, so you do not make any mistakes or have to do it twice?

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for sure get a couple thousand miles on it first. You dyno tune when its not broken it can cause damage.
What you hear when ridding is not true sound get off bike and have a Buddy make a few passé's by you so you can hear what it sounds like.
You don't say where you live. Shame on you.
Your tune could be off write the Vic shop and maybe he can tell you if your tuner is not write

Never hear of Big Horn tuner and could not find it on the net. So what is it

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VJ, I think what he meant is that he had a Arlen ness big shot tuner installed along with a set of Arlen ness big Honker exhaust.
I know when I had my big honkers installed I could tell right away the difference....and now with over 6k after install..I can really tell.

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Yeah, takes time and miles to run in a new bike, particularly the Victory, once it loosens up a bit and you think youve finished all your performance mods , then I suggest a Power Commander V and a proper dyno tune to optimise and bring out the best in your Victory.
Once theyre breathing deep and with the correct timing advance you'll really relish the riding experience.
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I have a XC 2013 which has the Big Shot & Big Horn (?) tuner and exhaust on it from the dealer. I drove the thing home and it's not tuned right...just feels/sounds/performs off.

The bike itself sounds quiet. I don't want a blaring roar, but the bike sounds way too much like a purring car to me. Is it possible to take some baffles out before I get this thing dynoed? Any recommendations or advice before I get it dynoed in general?

Generally am clueless about all of this and new to Victory
Just my 2 cents here, If the bike is "off" make the bike right before doing any modifications. You need to figure out what is making her "off" before making further modifications. A littel more information on what you mean by "Off" would help. I would start withthe dealer to make the bike run correctly.

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Sorry, wrote in too big of a hurry.

I bought the bike "new" from the dealer with about 3,000 miles on Halloween last year, so yesterday was the first day of riding (42°). A bunch of accessories came preinstalled, including the Big Shot and Honker. I drove the bike home 50 miles last year (and this had been all I drove it) from the dealer, and while I enjoyed the ride, I could tell the bike was not right. The dealer basically said they plugged in the controller and they thought it was tuned right because they had done a few of them before....

Anywho, good motorsports shop up town with two great mechanics and they got a dyno machine in last summer, so taking up there this afternoon for a tune. Just wanted to hear a few comments from people before I go in.

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