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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2013 Victory Vegas 8Ball. Just installed Hacker Ripper exhaust, along with their Anger Management Fuel Control Module.

I've ridden the bike 3 times since then, and have burned a hole in 2 different pair of jeans. This does not seem like normal behavior to me. I've written to Hacker Exhaust multiple times, and they are unable to offer much insight as to what might be happening, other than the normal "we've sold thousands of these and this has never happened". I'm not trying to blame the exhaust, I just want to figure out what's happening. I called my local Victory dealership, and was told that they wouldn't be able to do much since it's not Victory exhaust.

Any ideas on what could be causing this? I'm assuming the bike is running too hot, so I'm worried about causing damage. I watched closely last time, and noticed that my boot cut jeans would get blown back a bit while riding and was resting on the pipe. I don't think it was for very long though. I've worn these jeans for the last 3 years, first on my 07 Victory Vegas 8 Ball with upgraded exhaust, and this one with stock exhaust, and nothing like this has happened.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 05:28 PM
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Are you sure my wife didn't iron those jeans?

Lets see a pic of the perpetrator pipes and I suggest that if you like them and your fav jeans, why not put spacers on your foot peg that would move you foot a little to the right and solve your problem.
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where are you resting your leg? What no heat shields?

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Here are pics of the offending hardware (unfortunately it isn't an ironing mishap). the pipe has a heat shield. As I said, I'm more worried that the bike is getting damaged than I am about my jeans. although 1 pair of jeans per ride would be an expensive habit indeed.
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Randy,

All I had to do was google. Your forward exhaust should be below peg level as seen in this vid.

http://shelf3d.com/qVH6QCKv9hQ#Victory Vegas Hacker exhaust taken with HTC One X

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Not sure if that's an older model or different version of the pipes, but they definitely don't go below the pegs. they only fit one way.
see more here.
http://www.hackercustomexhaust.com/products/victory.php
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Not sure if that's an older model or different version of the pipes, but they definitely don't go below the pegs. they only fit one way.
see more here.
http://www.hackercustomexhaust.com/products/victory.php
LOL! Here ya go then!

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My RPW Big Slash is routed similarly and I have yet to burn a pair of jeans. I'm not familiar with that fuel controller or how it is setup but maybe the bike, or even just that cylinder, is running super lean...if so, that is not a good situation. Have you disconnected the O2 sensors? Have a chat with the manufacturer about it and/or try to get it on a dyno to see where you're at.

In the meantime, how about a pair of those super, super skinny and very stylish, paint on type jeans!

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Just a guess but wondering if use the rear brake may be touching the pants leg on the exhaust try looking at your postion when braking .. That Brake pedal looks way too close to the exhaust ..

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