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Sorry but new to Victory rides and can't find a service manual for this 2001 V92C. I've been upgrading it since I got it last year and decided to change out spark plugs. Can I remove them without moving or removing the gas tank which sits right of top of them?

Also, been getting lots blue smoke coming out of stock exhaust at first ride. I have to keep choke on full for a long time before I can release it. I noticed the ride getting a little rough on 5th gear. Almost seems like blowback from the exhaust pipes. Also noticed wet spot on bottom exhaust. Bad? Fixable?
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Sorry but new to Victory rides and can't find a service manual for this 2001 V92C. I've been upgrading it since I got it last year and decided to change out spark plugs. Can I remove them without moving or removing the gas tank which sits right of top of them?

Also, been getting lots blue smoke coming out of stock exhaust at first ride. I have to keep choke on full for a long time before I can release it. I noticed the ride getting a little rough on 5th gear. Almost seems like blowback from the exhaust pipes. Also noticed wet spot on bottom exhaust. Bad? Fixable?
You can change them without taking the tank off, but it is not easy to. I don't know if you have ever had your tank off, in case you have not there is the quick disconect fuel ine at the rear, another return one under the tank, the vent hose, and the sending unit to undo, plus the bolts fron and rear.

Sounds like you need to clean your throttle bodies. Might make sure your battery is good too.

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Great! Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll find out how difficult it is to remove the tank.
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Ok, got the gas tank off the bike. Wow! Little tougher than I thought and had to drain the fuel out of the tank first. I should have ridden it for awhile until empty. Anyway, lesson learned!

I now have access to the throttle body and yes afer removal of the vertical stacks got to see the inside and boy is it dirty! Plan on doing some major heavy duty cleaning. Any advise here is appreciated.

Ok, for the embarrassing question--I now have access to the spark plugs and but this something I have not seen before. When I pulled the back plug, the rubber came off along with long rubber tube! WTFO--is this the spark plug boot? I quickly returned it back to its place NOT knowing what to expect. Some help--am I on the right track? Is the plug at the end of this tube?
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Yes plug boots are really long due to the overhead cam


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you can find help here
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EXCELLENT! Thank you all
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Thanks for the PDF parts manuals also. This helps tremendously

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Here's a couple more tips for ya-You don't have to completely remove the tank to inspect/change sparkplugs or do a compression test-just unbolt and lift the back of the tank a bit and prop it up to gain clearance & a swivel extension on a ratchet helps too. If you have a compressor blow out the plug well after you've loosened the plug and before you remove it-this will make sure no crap falls down into the cylinder. Put a generous coating of dielectric grease inside the boot-makes for easy install/removal in the future. I put a very thin coating of anti-seize on the plug threads, hand tighten, then torque to 12 ft/lbs. I use NGK DCPR7EIX iridium plugs in my '99, not because they're any better than copper but because they have a long life and extend maintenance intervals.
http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=9703
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I'm about to change my plugs too for the 1st time. I got a 2002 TCD last year so I'm pretty sure the set up is about the same as the 2001. Was a little leary about pulling the gas tank and it sounds like I might not have to for just changing plugs. But it also sounds like I should remove it sometime soon, just to get a good look at the TB which will probably need cleaning. Thanks for the tips here and the link to the parts manual.

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