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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-12-2018, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone! I'm the proud, new owner of a 2012 Victory Hammer 8 ball! I am ecstatic to say the least. I am absolutely blown away by this bike. I test drove a few different bikes 1st, a 2010 Dyna Glide and then a few others. This model just feels great to me. I am thinking I will need a windscreen or fairing of some sort, 70+ mph with no screen was beating me up a bit, lol. Anyways, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Greg. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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Hello everyone! I'm the proud, new owner of a 2012 Victory Hammer 8 ball! I am ecstatic to say the least. I am absolutely blown away by this bike. I test drove a few different bikes 1st, a 2010 Dyna Glide and then a few others. This model just feels great to me. I am thinking I will need a windscreen or fairing of some sort, 70+ mph with no screen was beating me up a bit, lol. Anyways, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Greg. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
I have a suggestion, reply to this post and then the forum will be unlocked. After that, I suggest you show us some pictures of your bike!

The first thing I did to my bike was put star washers on the battery terminals. Loose terminals cause all sorts of problems for Vics. From obvious issues to your wildest imagination.... the battery connections could be the culprit.

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Hey Greg,

Welcome to the forum from Elmvale ON Canada....you will get a wealth of information to help you with your new beast!!!

Gratz on the new ride, can't wait to see some pics!!

Ride Safe,

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Thanks doobliss! I'll have to post some pics up tomorrow. I took her for a few rides today and now she needs a good wash, lol!
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Thanks Rob, nice to meet you.
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Hello, welcome to the forum, awesome to have another member

Yes there are some realy small wind deflectors on the market for the hammer (steel frame) bikes, they work well ...

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Congratulations on the new bike....be safe and enjoy it. I have a new 2016 Hammer S and installed the Cobra/Vic Stage 1 system and a Mohawk windscreen. The system on my bike will fit yours and it's discounted at LeadersRPM. Check out the link.
https://www.victoryforums.com/35-vict...o-exhaust.html

I also found an amazing deal on a Corbin Smuggler seat, which has a trunk for the rear section. The Corbin is way better than the stock seat which I found uncomfortable after 30 or 40 minutes of riding.
https://www.victoryforums.com/35-vict...gler-seat.html

I almost purchased a new Hammer 8-ball, but the dealer was out of state and shipping would be involved. That killed that deal, but I got a decent deal on my Hammer S from a somewhat local dealership closing out their Victory inventory.

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Hi Greg
read the section in your owners book about checking oil. A 2x4 can be your friend

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Visionjohnny, thanks for the advice.
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Spacecoast, do you like the Mohawk screen? How effective is it at highway speeds? Thanks for the heads up on the deals, I'm definitely looking to accessorize!
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