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Have owned many new MC's of different brands and have never seen a routine compresson test ordered on intial service. Has anyone ever had leaky rings etc on their brand new Vic?

If it's running fine and not smoking or leaking oil from the cylinder heads what is behind the logic?
 

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Never hurts to do compression check, it doesn't take that long plus it gives you an idea of a starting point for future checks. Are they including it in the price or charging you extra?

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a compression tester kit is like $15 at Harbor Freight. Takes about 30 seconds to pop a spark plug. Not really a big deal.
 

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The logic is sound-establish a base line and check periodically during routine maintenance-if it starts going up you have carbon build up & time to run some BG44K through the system. If it's dropping and can be brought up with a squirt of oil in the cylinder your rings are going-if the squirt of oil doesn't change anything your valves are the culprit for the low number. It's a good number to know -kind of like your blood pressure. I've always documented the compression on my bikes and know most Vic dealers do not do very simple procedure as called out in the service manual.
 

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It is Victory dealer BS, not all Victory dealers do it.

Neither the owners manual or the service manual call for a compression check on the engine at the 500 mile service.

As for this it creates a base line that is total BS as well because Victory already knows what the range is for these engines. You are either within the compression range or you are out of it.

In short there is no reason to be running a compression check on a Victory engine with only 500 miles on it.
 

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Victory1, I don't know what service manuals your lookin' at but every Vic manual I've had since 1999 call for compression check/inspections at 500-10,000-20,000- etc ( it's right in between drive belt & engine oil). How else are you going to know if you are within specs? I agree most dealers blow it off. I want to know to know what's going on inside my engine-if you don't want to know that's fine with me & most dealers too.
 

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Really?

Really?

Have owned many new MC's of different brands and have never seen a routine compresson test ordered on intial service. Has anyone ever had leaky rings etc on their brand new Vic?

If it's running fine and not smoking or leaking oil from the cylinder heads what is behind the logic?
Who did the test? Why was the test done?
 

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If you are doing your own service and decide to do a compression check, you will know the results. If you go to a Vic dealer and just ask for a 500 mile service, you will not get a compression check, it is simply not a part of the standard 500 miles service.
 

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If you are doing your own service and decide to do a compression check, you will know the results. If you go to a Vic dealer and just ask for a 500 mile service, you will not get a compression check, it is simply not a part of the standard 500 miles service.
It is part of the 500 mile service, just most dealerships will not do it or they are not educated enough on what they are selling to do the compression check.
 

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Based on your answer and the one by ByteN2it, I just checked my e-copy of the 2013 Vision owners manual. It is not listed at any service interval. It is just not on the list at all. I do not have a service manual to check that. The only thing listed between drive belt inspection and engine oil and filter replacement is drive belt adjustment at 500 miles and then at tire change intervals.
 

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A compression test is listed in my Vegas service manual at 500 miles, and every 10k after that.

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For crying out loud! The question shouldn't be why. The question is why not.

Peeps acting like it's bad mojo or something. It's a compression test - info - data - knowledge. Since when is that cause for alarm?

Oh, oh yeah. Pop forgot for a minute that this has become one of those civilizations that doesn't' t let the effort to determine facts muddy up a good argument.
 

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For crying out loud! The question shouldn't be why. The question is why not.

Peeps acting like it's bad mojo or something. It's a compression test - info - data - knowledge. Since when is that cause for alarm?

Oh, oh yeah. Pop forgot for a minute that this has become one of those civilizations that doesn't' t let the effort to determine facts muddy up a good argument.
Well, I was gonna say something more-or-less to this effect, but I tend to wander around the point a bit before driving it home. Pop, of course, goes for the jugular and saves you all the time trying to decipher my subtext on this one.

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Compression test is alright. What you really want checked out is the air quality inside your tires. The air has to be fresh, and preferably with a scent of roses. If the air's not fresh, do not release into the atmosphere, but have your local dealer safely dispose of it, per DOT, EPA and local agencies environmental standards and specifications. :ltr:
 

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Victory1, I don't know what service manuals your lookin' at but every Vic manual I've had since 1999 call for compression check/inspections at 500-10,000-20,000- etc ( it's right in between drive belt & engine oil). How else are you going to know if you are within specs? I agree most dealers blow it off. I want to know to know what's going on inside my engine-if you don't want to know that's fine with me & most dealers too.
Thank you for clearing this up.

Looks like you have a good and thorough dealer their Semper Vee.
 
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