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.