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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I rented a Victory Cross Country for 24hrs and picked it up today at 4pm. Bike has about 4500 miles on it and after about an hour of riding it the clutch is slipping so bad to the point that I'm having trouble going up hills. I've been riding Harleys and also have a Yamaha FJR and do my all my own service. So far I'm lovin this Cross Country and seriously considering a XCT. I'm assuming that to adjust the clutch the bike has to be cool. If I show up at dealer tomorrow I dont have time to wait for it to cool I wanna ride it. Can someone give me the procedure to adjust the clutch on this 2010 XC ?
Thanks for the help guys. Want to get my wife out on it tomorrow. She wont ride anything but a Harley but said she would go for a ride on this. Suspension is SO MUCH superior than my Harley
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Before adjusting clutch (I am sure procedure here in forums) check the oil level for an overfill.

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Why don't you just bring it back to where you rented it from and get another bike? Or have them fix it?
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Checked oil and level seems fine. Only have it for 24hrs and when I rude it back in morning engine will be hot and don't wanna stand around there for an hour waiting for it to get cold. It's the only XC they have. Have adjusted clutches on plenty of different bikes before but would like to know proper procedure. Can't find it on forum or google either.
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Thanks so much. I'll give it a try in the morning
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Well I've a 2013 and the clutch lever is suppose to have .5mm - 1.5mm, (.02" - .059"), gap at the pivot end of the clutch lever before engagement. This ensures proper clutch engagement.

It's adjusted by loosening the jam nut and then by adjusting the cable just below the lock nut, (long hex), this is located on the right side and is vertical just prior to going into a 90 bend and attaching to the clutch's lower mounting point.

After adjusting cable to get the proper clutch lever play, re-tighten clutch jam nut.

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Well I adjusted the clutch this morning and went for a ride. Planned on riding it all day as the rental was due back at dealer by 4pm. I got about 5mi from house and clutch started slipping real bad. Tried a little more adjustment to no avail. Figured I limp back to dealer but bike wouldn't even climb a slight incline. Long story short dealer came a picked up bike. I got a ride home and stopped by dealer later in day to get my 24hr rental fee back and he told me the clutch was FRIED. He said it must have been done by guy who had it before me. He went to Iowa and back. He said clutch was slipping a bit when it was returned so they adjusted it , rode it for 10-15 mi then cleaned it up and rented it to me. I was bummed because I really wanted the wife to check it out. At least I rode it for a couple hours free and would like to do the whole thing over with a perfectly working bike. Thanks for your help guys. I'll be lurking around here to see what else i can learn before I maybe purchase a XCT
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How unfortunate that your extended test ride has left you with a less than satisfied experience. That clutch issue is certainly not the norm on the X bikes. Give it another shot.

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