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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-22-2018, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all. Just traded in my Kawasaki Z1000 for a 2014 XC. Pretty excited. I have a goldwing as well but I'm going to sell that. The Z was a blast but eventually i was going to get popped for doing wheelies. Plus all my friends have cruisers. My first bike was a suzuki boulevard C90. This XC is flat gray and black. My favorite color scheme on them. Kenwood deck, aftermarket pipes (no idea what kind I'll post about that later I'd like to figure out what they are) has 21" front wheel and fender, matching rear wheel. O2s unplugged. The thing is LOUD and looks damn good. Only gotten to take her out once so far yesterday on a rare 70 degree February day in Connecticut lol.
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Enjoy that new ride. Push it to it's limit...It can handle it if you can.

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You will have questions and we have answers, so proceed with 'em. Vics are a very entertaining bike and so easy to service. They handle extremely well in the twisties if you put the right air in; 38-40 front / 40-42 rear and 25+ in the rear shock. Don't hesitate to grab 4500+ rpm shifts and ride above 2500 rpm. I hope you got the owners manual and you will read it. That's important, because there are some things a bout Vics that are different, like checking the oil level. I hope you will enjoy yours at least as much as I have been enjoying mine. Oh, and welcome from the Pacific Northwet.
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Yup, Everything Ric said. Have a good time with it. There is a reason it has those sporty inverted forks.

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I can't seem to post anything new or comment on other posts. Not sure why.
Anyway one question I had. Has anyone had a clutch chatter? Here's a scenario I can duplicate this clutch chatter every time. Take off in first pull in the clutch like you are ready to shift to second but then you have to slow down instead, release the clutch smoothly and as soon as it starts to grab there's an audible rattle, chattering from the clutch that is also felt as a vibration. Once the clutch is fully engaged its gone. I posted this on a facebook site and got a bunch of people telling me I'm not riding right, I don't need that info lol I have many thousands of miles on bikes, typically I rev match when downshifting and rarely downshift to first while going more than 5mph but this was a parking lot thing that caused me to feel the issue so I duplicated it since it was so strange to me. One person said torque compensator and that my belt was too loose, belt is good and adjusted and it has fresh oil.
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After another post or two you should be good to go. Its a safeguard against the bad guys.
What bike?
What year?
How many miles?
Oil level?
What oil?
I run my belt a tad loose, so we know that's not the problem. My bike doesn't have that compensator, so I can't address that.

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After another post or two you should be good to go. Its a safeguard against the bad guys.
What bike?
What year?
How many miles?
Oil level?
What oil?
I run my belt a tad loose, so we know that's not the problem. My bike doesn't have that compensator, so I can't address that.
its a 2014 XC 9500 miles. Don't know what oil I just bought it from mom's it was serviced there. The oil looks fresh and clean level right at the top.
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The oil looks fresh and clean level right at the top.
How do you check your oil level?

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I ran it, shut it off. Pulled the dipstick while the bike was upright
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Best to check oil just as you return home from a long hard ride. Then its up to operating temp. Yup, bike's gotta be upright.

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