Chirping Cross Country Tour
I had my 5000 mile service completed before going to the Sturgis motorcycle rally. About 300 miles into the trip the belt started making lots of noise when cold. After a while, it was making noise all the time. I cleaned the belt, adjusted the alignment and tension, and used the dry lubricant. Nothing worked for very long. The noise kept coming back and seemed to be getting worse. By the time I arrived in Sturgis it was really loud and I went the Victory display in downtown to talk to someone. Apparently they knew about this issue with their big bikes having this problem, but nothing else. I had to go 30 miles to Rapid City to the Victory dealer and have it looked at. No mechanics or technicians in Sturgis, really? The Rapid City dealer adjusted the belt and the noise was not any better. The warrantee person at Rapid City talked to Victory and they agreed to replace the belt and pulley in an attempt to resolve the issue. According to one of the engineers at Victory, it is a problem with the drive system that they are painfully aware of. They are currently testing various belt and pulley configurations. Unfortunately, they had no belts or pulley in stock. No spare parts for Victory in Sturgis, really? My bike is now at the Victory dealer back here in San Diego getting the work done. I can tell you one thing, I am not putting soap, lubricant, wax or anything on my belt any more. This is Victory's problem, not mine. I will go back and get that belt and pulley changed again and again until this problem is fixed. For 23k dollars, people should be looking because the bike is awesome, not because it sounds like I am dragging a mouse to death.