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I just got a 2014 vegas 8 ball last week, Absolutely love the bike. I'm new to riding so I'm taking it easy for a while. I mainly want to make my bike not look like everyone else's. I'd like a louder set of pipes also but I work 3rd shift and don't want to annoy my neighbors when I leave and come home. I live in the Nashville TN area and I work as a fabricator for Nissan.
 

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Agree with Judge….WHAM when you shift it into first. Was part of team helping at the demo rides at the local Vic dealer. Almost every person I lead after the demo ride that wasn't familiar to the Vics would come up to me and ask about the transmission noise. Told them that was normal, but the tranny was bullet proof. Ride Safe!
 

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Mine seems to actually gets louder as it warms up.

You will hear a lot about "preloading" the shift peg.

Meh.. I do that- I would not state that it's any kind of major difference maker with the possible exception of 1>>2. When you load it up pre-shift, you can tell you are up against that wall where it would slip into neutral if you were still. Hold that pressure, shift and it does seem to help smooth and hush it down some. But that's been about it. Otherwise it does not seem to make an undeniable noticeable difference. I still do it anyway out of force of habit.
 

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Mine seems to actually gets louder as it warms up.

You will hear a lot about "preloading" the shift peg.

Meh.. I do that- I would not state that it's any kind of major difference maker with the possible exception of 1>>2. When you load it up pre-shift, you can tell you are up against that wall where it would slip into neutral if you were still. Hold that pressure, shift and it does seem to help smooth and hush it down some. But that's been about it. Otherwise it does not seem to make an undeniable noticeable difference. I still do it anyway out of force of habit.
Ok at least I know the noise it's making shifting is normal. What do you guys/gals do to protect the fuel tank and rear fender from scratches? I'm getting scratches on both sides of my tank from my jeans and on top of my rear fender from my backpack. I was thinking about trying that 3m clear bra stuff after I work out the damage. Nothing worse than messed up paint on a week old bike! Lol
 
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