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Ok...I am EXTREMELY new to motorcycles, especially a high end cruiser such as Vics. So I have some extremely noob questions, hopefully I'm in the right place. To get an idea of how new I am at this, refer to this thread: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...?t=9215&page=2, refer to post 13. If elementary questions annoy you, move on and don't waste your time here. Trust me, I've administered forums where noobs show up knowing nothing and I know it can be annoying. But you gotta start somewhere right? That being said...here goes:

1. Filling gas. Is there a way to fill your tank without little tiny spatters of gas shooting out all over your tank?

2. Noises. I very recently purchased a brand new 2012 Vegas 8Ball, as recent as the 26th. Seems like everyday I notice a new noise on my bike. Sometimes when it's cold and I'm warming it up, sometimes going down the road. For instance, when warming up there seems to be an occasional "chirp" (for lack of a better description) coming from the exhaust. So I would like to know what things to listen for...what is normal, what is not.

3. Deceleration and Acceleration: Difficult to explain, but bear with me. Ok..so say I'm in second gear, maybe third. Cruising down the road obviously at a slower speed, I fully let off the throttle for a sec for whatever reason and NOT disengaging the clutch. Now I want to speed back up, so staying in the current gear I apply the throttle and hear a something that sounds like gears engaging...sort of a clunk. Not stupid loud, but it's there. Normal??

4. When I first got the bike, let it warmed up, then when I put in gear (1st) it was a loud shift. Like it was letting me know "Ya...I'm ready buddy". This morning and this afternoon, just a regular small click into first after warm up. The rest of the ride though it gave the noise I was used to going into 1st. Normal??Disregard, I found the answer to this one

That's pretty much it for now. I do have more questions but will save them for later. I need to learn this shit, and don't want to be overly paranoid...but what can I say, I absolutely love this bike and want it operating tip top. If something is wrong I want to deal with it yesterday.

I'm pretty mechanical so don't be afraid to talk in mech talk. I've worked on cars, construction, software programming, and other various vocational aspects where you have to "figure it out" my whole life. So I'm good with tech jargon. Bring it on.

For those that took the time to read and help me out...a big thanks to you. I'm sure the knowledge around here is invaluable and I'm sure there will be someone that doesn't mind putting up with elementary, inane questions.

Thanks so much for your time.

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1. YES. But a McCuff or keep a paper towel in your free hand to control splatter.

2. You are going to hear noises as with all engines. Take a ride under the hood of your car and you'll see what I mean. Discuss any noises that increase as you ride with your dealer when you go in for your 500 mile service.

3. It's probably a combination of luggin and the neutral finder. DOn't worry unless it gets louder and try not to cruise under 2700 RPM (shift at 3300 RPM - you should drop about 600 RPM per gear).

4. Clunking - Yes, you are swinging a lot of weight. Gear noise (loud humming) NO - if you hear it and it doesn't go away you may have an compensator issue (no sweat there's a fix).

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perfect ammo. Thanks so much!

I'll keep an ear on things. So far though it sounds like normal stuff going on, engine, tranny breaking in etc.

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Push the nossle of the filler to the left and you won't have any little splatters. And your exhaust might have a loose clamp right where slip on meets header so you might wanna check it out and the rest of the noises are pretty much normal. Like Ammo said if they get Lauder mention it to the service guys during your first check up or don't even wait just ride it in and let them have a listen.

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Push the nossle of the filler to the left and you won't have any little splatters. And your exhaust might have a loose clamp right where slip on meets header so you might wanna check it out and the rest of the noises are pretty much normal. Like Ammo said if they get Lauder mention it to the service guys during your first check up or don't even wait just ride it in and let them have a listen.
Thanks a lot Bad. I didn't really have any time to check or go over much since I purchased the bike. Bought it Monday night and have been working all week. So this weekend we are going to spend some quality time together. I plan on going over every nut and bolt to make sure everything is nice and tight. The chirp I occasionally hear does sound like a loose clamp though now that you mention it.

Great replies, and they are VERY appreciated!

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Ok...I am EXTREMELY new to motorcycles, especially a high end cruiser such as Vics. So I have some extremely noob questions, hopefully I'm in the right place. To get an idea of how new I am at this, refer to this thread: https://www.victoryforums.com/showthr...?t=9215&page=2, refer to post 13. If elementary questions annoy you, move on and don't waste your time here. Trust me, I've administered forums where noobs show up knowing nothing and I know it can be annoying. But you gotta start somewhere right? That being said...here goes:

1. Filling gas. Is there a way to fill your tank without little tiny spatters of gas shooting out all over your tank?

Yes, stand on opposite side of the kickstand and fill with nozzle point to left/back side of the tank.

2. Noises. I very recently purchased a brand new 2012 Vegas 8Ball, as recent as the 26th. Seems like everyday I notice a new noise on my bike. Sometimes when it's cold and I'm warming it up, sometimes going down the road. For instance, when warming up there seems to be an occasional "chirp" (for lack of a better description) coming from the exhaust. So I would like to know what things to listen for...what is normal, what is not.

Check your exhaust connections.

3. Deceleration and Acceleration: Difficult to explain, but bear with me. Ok..so say I'm in second gear, maybe third. Cruising down the road obviously at a slower speed, I fully let off the throttle for a sec for whatever reason and NOT disengaging the clutch. Now I want to speed back up, so staying in the current gear I apply the throttle and hear a something that sounds like gears engaging...sort of a clunk. Not stupid loud, but it's there. Normal??

It's backlash in the transmission. It's normal.

4. When I first got the bike, let it warmed up, then when I put in gear (1st) it was a loud shift. Like it was letting me know "Ya...I'm ready buddy". This morning and this afternoon, just a regular small click into first after warm up. The rest of the ride though it gave the noise I was used to going into 1st. Normal??Disregard, I found the answer to this one

It's normal also.

That's pretty much it for now. I do have more questions but will save them for later. I need to learn this shit, and don't want to be overly paranoid...but what can I say, I absolutely love this bike and want it operating tip top. If something is wrong I want to deal with it yesterday.

I'm pretty mechanical so don't be afraid to talk in mech talk. I've worked on cars, construction, software programming, and other various vocational aspects where you have to "figure it out" my whole life. So I'm good with tech jargon. Bring it on.

For those that took the time to read and help me out...a big thanks to you. I'm sure the knowledge around here is invaluable and I'm sure there will be someone that doesn't mind putting up with elementary, inane questions.

Thanks so much for your time.

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Awesome Plowtown! These are exactly the answers I'm looking for.

All of you, I really appreciate you answering these questions. I know they're uber basic, and I think it's great you all are taking time to school me, budda knows I need it.

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Junk,
When you get a chance please add your details (I.e. location, model/year) to your profile (user cp). This gives people a way to see what you ride so if they have hints/tips/similar issues they can chime in. Your location helps because it may get you some riding buddies and will make it easier for people to find you help (let you know where you can get something fixed).

I'm a little baffled; I can honestly say I've never seen the word "uber" with a reference to "budda". Also I pretty much forgot German so I can't respond to your statement in German but I would add a little: knowledge is power but unlike power you can't have too much.

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Junk, what is your riding skill? I just got a V92TC and I found it to be huge! And my last bike was a goldwing!

Just curious how many miles/hours/years you have in the saddle.

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Ok...I am EXTREMELY new to motorcycles, especially a high end cruiser such as Vics. So I have some extremely noob questions, hopefully I'm in the right place.
It would help by telling us what you ride and where you ride it.




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