Join Date: Sep 2010
Since most of the regulars here are taking the holidays off, I'll help you out. Firstly, you are going really like your choice as you made a very good one. Vic Cross bikes are super dependable, comfortable, handle well and are easy to maintain as they require very little attention. Here's my list of to-do's for you....
+ Read the manual, especially the parts about clutch cable adjustment and checking the oil level.
+ Check the clutch cable adjustment.
+ I did what IndyVic recommends; installed both an easy-pull and a Barnett cable and my clutch pull is like that of a 250. If you do that, make certain the lower end of the cable is in perfect alignment with the sheath. I had to shim the support using washers.
+ Most here use Rotella T-6 oil, myself included. Works a lot better for me than the Vic oil.
+ The 106 engine loves to rev, so don't think you are babying it by keeping the revs low. Grab shifts at well over 3K. Use lower gears in the twisties to keep revs over 3500 rpm's. Never ride 'er below 3K.
+ Decel popping can be minimized by minimizing throttle movement and preloading the shifter.
+ Never air up the rear shock with compressor air, only use a shock hand pump and psi according to the label in the case lid.
+ Air up tires to 38-40 front, 40-42 rear.
+ Case lids can be tightened by moving the fixed loop downward. If not enough travel, elongate the holes with a file. Note, in the right case, where the loop comes in contact with the latch and if there is a notch in the aluminum, bend or move the loop to relieve the pressure.
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