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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2018, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Picking up a new 2016 Hammer S from a local dealer later this week. It was the only bike on his showroom floor. I'm 65 years old, been riding motorcycles since I was a teenager, and looking forward to my new ride. I'm trading in a Suzuki S83 and I also ride a 2015 Yamaha FZ-09. I live in central Florida.
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Welcome from the Pacific Northwet. I started riding before you were born! 1952 to be exact. I've had a lot of bikes since then and I'm here to tell you that you are going to absolutely love that Hammer. Even tho I'm an old fart, I do all my own work on my XR cuz Ma Vic made 'em so easy to service. Lots of advice here for the asking. Enjoy the bike and this forum.
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Welcome to the forum from Elmvale ON canada....

Ditto on Ricz lots of help here and great info!!!

Ride safe and enjoy

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Welcome from Southern Oregon. Have fun on the new ride.

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Gday mate!
Welcome from DownUnder...Oz
VICTORY--We Ride!!

You are gonna lurve it

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
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" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
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RPW Slash pipes
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Welcome to the victory forum, ride safe

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Thanks folks for the welcome.
When it comes to owning a Victory I feel like the person that arrived late to the party. Back in 92 I purchased a new Suzuki VS1400 Intruder, and felt like I was ahead of the crowd in reference to metric cruisers scene. And just last year I picked up the same bike (actually a 2005 S83 but the same bike actually) just to get back to owning a cruiser. I really like that bike so I'm somewhat sad knowing she will be gone by Saturday when I pick up my Victory Hammer. Hoping that the Hammer will be a quick remedy.
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Thanks folks for the welcome.
When it comes to owning a Victory I feel like the person that arrived late to the party. Back in 92 I purchased a new Suzuki VS1400 Intruder, and felt like I was ahead of the crowd in reference to metric cruisers scene. And just last year I picked up the same bike (actually a 2005 S83 but the same bike actually) just to get back to owning a cruiser. I really like that bike so I'm somewhat sad knowing she will be gone by Saturday when I pick up my Victory Hammer. Hoping that the Hammer will be a quick remedy.
Your Intruder will soon become a distant memory when you throw a leg over your Hammer.
Just remember Don't Lug It..,...Rev It! (warm it up but)

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Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
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Assuming your Hammer has no miles, she's gonna be tight - it takes about 3K miles to break in these engines. Vary the revs - don't hop on a hwy. and hold a constant speed. Don't ride under 2500 rpm and shoot up to 4K every so often. Give it a full minute warm up and go easy at first.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
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Spacecoast
great for you. Ask for owners book it will give you good info

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