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Been looking through the forum and hear mention of 5000mile (8000ks) interval,
also on the Youtube clip where they talk with the Highway Patrol the 5000 mile interval is mentioned by the Victory rep..
Ive downoaded the Victory Owners Manual and it says oil and filter change every 2500 miles (4000ks)

http://cdn.polarisindustries.com/polaris/common/parts-manuals/9922433r01.pdf
 

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Been looking through the forum and hear mention of 5000mile (8000ks) interval,
also on the Youtube clip where they talk with the Highway Patrol the 5000 mile interval is mentioned by the Victory rep..
Ive downoaded the Victory Owners Manual and it says oil and filter change every 2500 miles (4000ks)

http://cdn.polarisindustries.com/polaris/common/parts-manuals/9922433r01.pdf
The interval used to be 2500 miles until they put a neutral finder in the gear boxes in 2011. Apparently, the pre-2011 bikes started having issues getting neutral at around 2500 miles as the oil started to degrade. No longer an issue. I change my 2011 XR's oil every 5k miles whether it needs it or not. Runs fine for me.
 

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ok thanks

that clears that up 5000 miles (8,000ks) it is!
changed my oil when I bought the bike a month ago at 14,400ks, because its history was unknown, couldn't get a filter at the time so just put 5 quarts of EPON 20-50 oil in, now a month later Ive covered 4000ks more (2500miles), not having any issues but I got a new filter from Victory in Brisbane($21Aus) and 5 qts Victory oil ($75 Aus.), thought the interval was 4000k so changed 'em.
8000k (5000mile) is more like it
 

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Here is the manual for your bike showing the 2500 miles service schedule
http://cdn.polarisindustries.com/polaris/common/parts-manuals/9922429r01.pdf

The website is kind of confusing since it only lists one (Kingpin) of the two bikes it covers (Kingpin and Vegas). Technically it covers four bike since it also has the Kingpin and Vegas 8-Ball listed on the front cover as well.

Here is what the website looks like:

Here is what IMO it SHOULD say:

I don't think that it's too far of a stretch to think someone with a Hammer S would download the Hammer manual even though Hammer S isn't listed on the website link :rolleyes:
 

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The interval used to be 2500 miles until they put a neutral finder in the gear boxes in 2011. Apparently, the pre-2011 bikes started having issues getting neutral at around 2500 miles as the oil started to degrade. No longer an issue. I change my 2011 XR's oil every 5k miles whether it needs it or not. Runs fine for me.
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That statement is correct. Victory models up to 2010 get oil changes every 2,500 miles; models 2011 and newer get oil changes every 5,000 miles.
 

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that clears that up 5000 miles (8,000ks) it is!
changed my oil when I bought the bike a month ago at 14,400ks, because its history was unknown, couldn't get a filter at the time so just put 5 quarts of EPON 20-50 oil in, now a month later Ive covered 4000ks more (2500miles), not having any issues but I got a new filter from Victory in Brisbane($21Aus) and 5 qts Victory oil ($75 Aus.), thought the interval was 4000k so changed 'em.
8000k (5000mile) is more like it
You put in 5 quarts??????????????
Think your a 1/2 quart "over" full Buddy
 

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I'm surprised he isn't puking oil out the vent tube ...
 

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thanks

just let some oil out..and actually when I put the first lot of oil in without changing filter it was over the mark and I drained it off to the mark so it was ok onthe trip home.
The change Ive just done wouldve been half a quart (1pint?) over.
Its ok now, wasnt pumping out the breather.
I see specs give oil cap, at 5 quarts but change at 4.5 quarts with filter, I guess the oil cooler and lines and engine internals must retain half a quart.
 

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Just my opinion but a lot of others seem to share it but Victory decided to err on the side of caution when it came to oil change intervals in the first 11-12 years or so. Not sure if it was a clerical error or a CYA action but changing oil every 3k-3.5k miles would be just fine for just about any pre-2011 Vic. One exception is there are some bikes that have clutches that start acting up around 2500 which cause a change in shifting. Makes it harder to shift and find neutral. If yours is one of those; you might want to go ahead and change the oil at 2500 miles.

A lot of the long-time Vic riders don't use the Vic oil and filter because there are some very good less expensive alternatives like Rotella oil and Napa filters.

Here is a list of filters that are supposed to fit. I'm just doing a copy and paste from another thread on this forum.

Here's a list plagiarized from another forum.

Some numbers for you. This list comes from other sites, but all that I have tried have fit...

These Oil Filters have 20 x 1.5mm threads, 14 psi by-pass valve, anti-drain back valve, 2.3" O.D. gasket 2.5" to 3.5" long. If you have the room, the longer filters are recommended.

Motorcycle Filters.
•AC Delco PF2135
•AMSOil SMF103
•Carquest 85358
•AC Delco PF2135
•FRAM PH6017A
•Honda 15410-MCJ-000
•K&N KN-204. Metric nut on end for easy removal.
•NAPA Gold 1358
•Purolator ML16817. Imported, not made by Purolator.
•STP SMO 17
•WIX 51358

Recommended filters.
All have superior filtering.

About 2.5 inches long.
•Purolator Pure One PL14612.
•Mobil M1-108. Made by Champion.
•Bosch 3300. Made by Champion.
•Wal-Mart SuperTech ST6607. Made by Champion.

About 3.25 inches long.
•Purolator Pure One PL14610.
•Mobil 1 M1-110. Made by Champion.
•Bosch 3323. Made By Champion.
•WalMart SuperTech ST7317. Made by Champion.

Automobile Filters, about 2.5 inches long.
•AC Delco PF1237
•Baldwin B1400
•Firestone TF2876
•Hastings LF113
•NAPA Gold 1365
•Purolator L14612
•STP S-02876
•WalMart SuperTech ST6607
•WIX 51365

Automobile Filters, about 3.25 inches long.
•AC Delco PF-2057
•Auto Pro 2356
•Autopride CF240AP
•Baldwin B1402
•Carquest 85356
•Carquest Red B4620
•Casite CF240
•Castrol 7317
•Champion Labs Ph2867
•Defense Filters Dl7317
•Deutsch D-370
•Federated Filters LF240F

Automobile Filters, about 3.25 inches long.
•Fram Double Guard DG7317
•Fram PH7317
•Fram Tough Guard TG7317
•Fram Xtra Guard XG7317
•Group 7 V4610
•Group 7 V4620
•Hastings LF240
•Mighty M4612
•Motorcraft Long Life FL-821
•Napa FIL1356
•Napa Gold 1356
•Parts Plus PH2867
•Pennzoil PZ-109
•Penske 7317
•Powerflo SL14610
•Powerflo SL14620
•Pro Gauge PGO-4620
•Pro Tec 164
•Promotive PH4610
•Pronto PO3593A
•Purolator L14610
•Service Champ OF-4622
•Shell SH48
•Shell SH529
•STP S-02867.
•Valvoline VO50
•Warner PH2867
•Wix 51356
 

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I have problems with neutral on my 05 Kingpin after about 1500 miles on Vic oil for some reason, but can go 5000 on Rotella..
I change oil on both bikes at 5000 intervals. The Kingpin shifts quieter than the Cr. the Cr finds neautral better at a stop most of the time. I find it easier to find neutral on the Kingpin while rolling. Sometimes it's hard to find neautral on either transmission, but that is usually towards the end of the oil life.
I used to change th KP's oil at 2500 miles, but find it's a waste of money.
 

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ok thanks for the info, thats quite an impressive list of filters!...a lot wouldn't be available in OZ, we dont have Walmart, Wix, and lots of other stuff Ive never heard of.
Ill see how it goes, was still shifting into neutral ok when I changed it at 2500 miles (4000 kilometers) my speedos in ks but my brain works in both being old school also got old cars in miles.
Funny though your American gallons are different.
Every Jap bike Ive owned was difficult to find neutral on anyway and virtually impossible when stopped, and I find synching the revs on changes helps.
Also I rarely sit at traffic lights in neutral as theres a growing number of car drivers txting or facebooking while driving and I like to be in first with clutch in just in case one looks like barrelling me up the arse.
Vic oil is expensive here at $75 for 5 quarts (4.75 litres) but compared with how much dollars in Premium 98 petrol I put though it in 5000 miles then its SFA
 

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What? No Walmart? However do you get through a day?

Just kidding of course. I'm sure you have lots of mom and pop shops to buy pretty much everything Wally World has just like we used before Walmart put them out of business.

Do you have Rotella oil there?
 

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No Rotella oil , never heard of it before .
 

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Penrite

after a bit more research, and as a long time user of Penrite Oils (Aussie Oils for our conditions) Ive found this is JASO MA
Will give it a go next oil change.
 

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