I've been looking at buying a V92TC. A few negative things I've read about them are running out of gas due to a faulty gauge, some transmission problems, odd error codes, etc. Is there a certain year these bugs were worked out? Thanks.
+1 on everything MH1 posted.
If your looking for a cost affordable fun ass, good riding Vic Bagger the TC is it! Unless your looking at a kingpin but differnt styles for differnt folks. I LOVE my TC.
-Running out of gas due to faulty gauge. Nope, it is more accurate that almost any of the cross bikes BUT it does flux a bit depending on when you look at it. Straight and level that thing is rock solid accurate. Almost down to the 2/10 IMHO.
-Tranny issue?Nope. Nothing out of ordinary with occasional tranny problem as with all mechanical parts. 03 had new tranny with the freedom and I have not really heard that many folks with 02's havin issues to be honest.
-Error code? Random. Many more NOT having issues.
03-05 pretty much the same minus cosmetics but if memory serves me correctly the 06 was the new mono shock that gave a much better ride. Other than that, 03-06 are almost all equal.
Now you didnt mention the positives!
-Pick up a couple quick HP with the Ness big sucker airfilter. Once installed you LIVE at 3K and above because the bike tells you too! Easy install, affordable and DIY.
-Stage 1 ECU flash with Level 1 Exhaust. Find a TC with the level 1's and most likely you have the stage 1 flash already. Easy identifier is exhaust tipe width of the pack itself. 1 looks like a pea shooter, the other a golf ball.
-Want to get frisky with it? Cams and controller, exhaust and intake. Thats it. That V92 will rock it!
Even with out the cams and controller, the TC keeps you grinning ear to ear!!!!
I have a stage 1 flash, level 1 exhaust with Ness big sucker. I get 35mpg all day long unless I live above 85. Slap on an OD front pulley and live on the highway, don't and perfect for the local everyday PLUS 1000 miles IBA ride when you feelin froggy. No problem. You do get some buffeting under the sheild but you can modify a set of HD fork lowers to resolve 80% of that and their chrome so look sweet.
My ONLY ride complaint on the TC is laying it low at higher speeds feels a little uneasy so I just slip off the seat a little like the sport bikes and perfect. Fat front tire gives nice ride. They are Tubed but I have only had 1 slow leak in 20K+. Bags do NOT seal well but comes with that design and nothing that a little DIY work can fix most of. Change the fork oil every 15 and watch your tire pressures while keeping the mono adjusted correctly for solo or 2up and I don't think you can beat this ride.
Might be why I can't sell mine... LOL
Dollar for Dollar unless you find a SWEET well priced Kingpin running around and like that style, the TC is one of the best overlooked Vic baggers out there for bang for the buck. Why do you think MaVic came back with the XC LE??? heheeheh Leather is cool but I like my hard bags so will stay with the TC...
Good luck on your search and if you got specific questions post'em...