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Hi all,
I am new to Victory and it is my first EFI so Im a bit in the dark.
I just got a 2004 Kingpin with 33K miles on it. The bike is in amazing condition and seems to be well taken care of. And It seems to be pretty stock overall.

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1) Idle seems a bit low (where can I adjust it?)
2) untill it is nice and warm I seem to have trouble finding Neutral (is this just me?)
3) It seems a bit underpowered (what can I do that will add power but keep reliability, it seems to not want to go above 80-90 mph)

All of your thoughts and advice would be most appriciated.

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1) Idle seems a bit low (where can I adjust it?)
Clean throttle bodies.
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2) untill it is nice and warm I seem to have trouble finding Neutral (is this just me?)
When was the oil changed? If you did not change it after buying the bike, change it.
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3) It seems a bit underpowered (what can I do that will add power but keep reliability, it seems to not want to go above 80-90 mph)
Clean throttle bodies.

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Crossroads,
That's all great advice. Thanks!
Think I might talke it to the dealer for the cleaning and oil change this time. The guy I baught it from also told me to only us amsoil 20-50 (I think) and not the dealer stuff.

Have you guys heard this before?

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Crossroads,
That's all great advice. Thanks!
Think I might talke it to the dealer for the cleaning and oil change this time. The guy I baught it from also told me to only us amsoil 20-50 (I think) and not the dealer stuff.

Have you guys heard this before?
Yes, amsoil is a popular oil choice for some Victory owners. Oil is such a heated topic, that we have a forum section dedicated to oil and lube alone. There (Oil & Lube Forum) you can find more on oil, including everybody's opinion, theory, facts, fiction, and more on lubrication.

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So in my head what I am about to say makes sense. I would like confirmation though.

I feel as though teh more I ride the bike the better it is both warming up (speed), idling, and running overall.

Could riding it clean out the throttle body or at least help it run better? (assuming ti was sitting)

Also, when I am on the throttle and then come off somtimes I will hear a pop from the exhaust. what is that?

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I'm certainly not an expert, but if it was sitting for a while it's probably not all in your head. It's really not that good for any motor to be stored for long periods of time, gas will gunk up injectors and lines, used oil will break down and drop suspended contaminants, gunk up oil passages and allow moisture to build up on internal surfaces....

Running it will help clean up the engine internals, knock some carbon deposits lose, etc. Definitely change the oil if you haven't already and I'd add SeaFoam to the fuel to help clean out any gunk. You can also get aerosol Seafoam and fog the engine and I think the regular stuff can be used as an oil additive to help clean out deposits.

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Oh and I forgot to even comment on the "pop from the exhaust", it seems pretty normal for these motors.... and here's the disclaimer... so long as it's not all the time or is a big backfire. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's a side effect of how lean the bikes run stock.

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Have you run a couple tanks of gas thru it.?? Did it set for a long time?
This meth gas will #uck up a a fuel system quick.

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I'm certainly not an expert, but if it was sitting for a while it's probably not all in your head. It's really not that good for any motor to be stored for long periods of time, gas will gunk up injectors and lines, used oil will break down and drop suspended contaminants, gunk up oil passages and allow moisture to build up on internal surfaces....

Running it will help clean up the engine internals, knock some carbon deposits lose, etc. Definitely change the oil if you haven't already and I'd add SeaFoam to the fuel to help clean out any gunk. You can also get aerosol Seafoam and fog the engine and I think the regular stuff can be used as an oil additive to help clean out deposits.
Seafoam is quality stuff for sure. Fixed my 250 after being in storage for 3 years. Every fillup put about 4 oz in each tank and when it was all gone running like a charm.


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thanks guys. I will have to look into that Sea Foam stuff.
The bike is only on its second tank. Im getting ab out 125-130 mile to each tank. How bg is the tank? I thougt it was 5gallons but Im unsure.

I really am loving this bike but I also want to make sure everything is in running order.

Thanks all Im sure Ill have more questions along the way.

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