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Just wondering if anyone from the forums ride their Victory very aggressive. I used to ride a sport bike and I find myself riding my hammer very aggressive and at high speeds in the highway pushing it. Anyone ever messed up their engine because of this? I know cruiser bikes can't handle the abuse like crotch rockets or am I wrong?
 

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I think you'd be hard-pressed to mess up this Vic engine based on what I've read about reliability. One of the fellows here has many mods and big horsepower that is not only used for drag races, but it's a daily driver as well.
 

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These motors can take a lot of aggressive use as long as they are well maintained regularly serviced. That being said, things can and do go wrong if abused by doing stupid crap like cold revving and speed shifting without the clutch, etc.

It's kinda like convincing your girl to try that thing you want to do. if you just go for it right out of the gate, your in for a nasty ride. But, if you treat her nice, get her all warmed up you'll be surprised what she's capable of.
 

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Nice to hear these bikes can handle the abuse. I open her up on the highway when it's clear :)
 

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Nice to hear these bikes can handle the abuse. I open her up on the highway when it's clear :)
I pound on mine , raised pegs and all and I still drag them on the ground , routinely hit 110MPH , burn outs , front wheel off the ground at times , etc... Always maintained and always fully warmed up .thumb up I came from a 2008 ZX-10R , and I LOVE my Hammer .
 

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Hopefully you ex sport bike guys have figured out by now that shorts and flip flops aren't typical cruiser gear!
 

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I have a 2005 Hammer (100 CI), which I bought used, and I ride her like I stole her. I currently have over 40k miles with just regular maintenance. I've had an R6 in the past, and also currently ride a Buell 1125cr (Rotax engine, not Sporty). The Hammer likes to cruise at 3.5K RPM, but seems to take well to high revs from time to time, and crotch rockets are more rev happy. Just make sure you do all the regular maintenance, and you'll be fine. I've pegged my speedo on the Hammer a few times and the Freedom 100/106 engines can take a lot of abuse. One thing about aggressive riding, don't expect too much MPG. I get about 30-35 +/- MPG and usually about 100 miles before my gas light comes on.
 

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Hopefully you ex sport bike guys have figured out by now that shorts and flip flops aren't typical cruiser gear!

Lol really? Me and my buddies ride with gear. Even when it's like 95 and humid out. It's funny you're saying that because it's always the cruiser or Harley guys that ride with No helmet, no jacket, in shorts with flip flops. I don't preach about gear anymore, you ride however you choose to ride. "To each his own" thumb up
 

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I pound on mine , raised pegs and all and I still drag them on the ground , routinely hit 110MPH , burn outs , front wheel off the ground at times , etc... Always maintained and always fully warmed up .thumb up I came from a 2008 ZX-10R , and I LOVE my Hammer .
any pics of your raised pegs:cool:
 

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HC...are those your racing sneakers. . . . :ltr:
You should see my Joe Rocket Racing Sandals...

In all seriousness, I advocate full gear. My downfall is gloves. I HATE WEARING GLOVES.

As far as the Chuck Taylors, I have a handicap that makes it very difficult to shift with heavy boots on. I have limited strength and range of motion in my left ankle. If you look at the first picture (leaned over on the Dragon) closely, you can see how misshapen and deformed my left leg is below the knee.
 

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You should see my Joe Rocket Racing Sandals...

In all seriousness, I advocate full gear. My downfall is gloves. I HATE WEARING GLOVES.

As far as the Chuck Taylors, I have a handicap that makes in very difficult to shift with heavy boots on. I have limited strength and range of motion in my left ankle. If you look at the first picture (leaned over on the Dragon) closely, you can see how misshapen and deformed my left leg is below the knee.
Wow...now I feel like a real a s s ...busting on a guy with a handicap.

My sincere apologies.

I'm not sure it it will work for your needs, but I'm using a Pingle electric shifter on my NOS Warrior and really like it.

I like it so much I may but it on my XC. Hold it wide open and push the button.
 

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I'd hate to be the guy that got my ass handed to me by a bagger! LOL


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But on the topic. I get the impression you can pretty much dog these bikes as hard as you can with one caveat: let the sucker warm up first unless you wanna do a top end rebuild soon. Which pretty much applies to anything with pistons.


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But on the topic. I get the impression you can pretty much dog these bikes as hard as you can with one caveat: let the sucker warm up first unless you wanna do a top end rebuild soon. Which pretty much applies to anything with pistons.


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I would also add that the stock Dunlops are crap for traction. I've had my rear tire slip 3 times (in the last 800 miles) on dry pavement in corners while not pushing it particularly hard.
 

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I'm liking this....thumb up thanks for the feedback guys.

Half_Crazy,

I scraped my pegs on turns aswell. Nice vids. What happen to the guy on the drag bike? Another one bites the dust...lol
 

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I would also add that the stock Dunlops are crap for traction. I've had my rear tire slip 3 times (in the last 800 miles) on dry pavement in corners while not pushing it particularly hard.

Not reassuring as I've gone from a wobbly metzeler loaded High-Ball to a hard-ball with lops.


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