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« on: May 18, 2012, 06:18:00 PM »
I use a silicone greese only one the exposed ends. The cables are lubed when they are made and don't need lubing.
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:18:43 PM »
I see that 2007 Kingpin came with Dunlop Elite II on the front and a D417 on the rear. I think the Elite II are bias ply the Elite III you can get raidal or bias ply. but I would say your tire mix is the cause of your problem. Switch out one of your tires to the same save the othe and your next set match it up. But do note if you go to radials you won't like bias plys on your bike.
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:00:52 PM »
thanks so much for all the comments. let me just say this. i dont feel unsafe on my kingpin it just feels a little squirrily at slow speeds. another thing that struck me as odd was the fact that the oem tires call for a radial on front and bias ply on rear. i've been riding alot the last few days and getting more used to the bike. over 30mph this bike rides like a dream!
Problem solved. You are never to mix radial tires with bias ply. Stock Dunlops are both bias ply.
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:45:22 AM »
What year is your Kingpin and how many miles does it have? This is what I would look at. Stearing head bearings, wheel bearings, bent wheel, wheel balance (try dyna beads), rear wheel alinement, swing arm bearings, drive belt to tight, front forks (are they working properly) and rear shock.
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:25:51 PM »
I'm sure the 2 recalls have been done. But call a Victory dealer give them the vin number to make sure they were done. 1 was the retainer clip for the fuel pump the 2nd was replacing the rear axle.
« on: March 11, 2012, 09:57:12 AM »
Sounds like you covered it pretty well Bird. What do you think of putting about a teaspoon of oil through the spark plug hole on top of the pistons. To help lube up the dry cylinder walls.
« on: October 02, 2011, 12:33:44 PM »
I went to good will and bought a queen size blanket for the bike. Park with the wheels on 2x4's
Put kill switch to off. If you don't low voltage is always going to ecm
Our motors are big enough that if you don't use stable they will start just fine in spring.
Never start the bike in winter did I say never
plug in battery tender
WHEN SPRING COMES AND YOUR READY TO RIDE TURN BIKE ON AND THEN SHUT OFF. do not start. NOW TURN BIKE ON AND THEN START BIKE. fuel can leak out of the pump and you want to prim it good for the first start in the spring.
I'm lucky that I can ride year round. This may be a dumb question. Why put your tires on 2x4 blocks?
« on: September 29, 2011, 07:33:13 PM »
I have Progressive $289 a year. Geico was to high.
« on: September 04, 2011, 05:46:17 PM »
I took a quick ride to Yosemite the other day here are some pics.
These pics are from Glacier point and Washburn point. 9-1-2011
Vernal falls and Nevada falls
Vernal falls 317 feet
Nevada falls 594 feet
Yosemite falls 2425 feet
Another small fall I didn;t get the name
Someone on top
« on: September 03, 2011, 07:35:17 AM »
Agreed trying to get more than 4 or 5 bike moving as a unit. Well it's like hearding cats.
« on: August 04, 2011, 08:12:07 PM »
Sounds like a good time to clean your throttle body. While the gas tank is off the bike dump out the fuel.
« on: July 29, 2011, 08:35:52 AM »
I have a Sears Die Hard. If I remember right it was $100.00 good warrantee if it gos out in the first 6 months. After that time the warrantee isn't very good. It's been in the bike for a year and a half and still going strong.
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:29:32 PM »
Well at 5000 miles It shouldn't be any thing in the motor. If it was a bearing there would be a lot of excessive vibration. And the noise wouldn't go away. Is this noise when your parked or riding? To me it sounds like the noise you describe is a heat shield or baffle in the exhaust. Take a dowel or broom handle and push in differant spots to see if it goes away. If you still think it is the motor take it to a reliable mechanic. Better to pay and get it fixed or know if this noise is normal. Mine doesn't make any of the sounds you describe. It make some machine noise from the valve train and a popping from the fuel injection. Wait for Diamond birds or Half Crazys input they are both pretty sharp on these bikes. Good luck
« on: June 16, 2011, 12:24:57 PM »
You should post that phone number. I would like to call and ask what if i'm on a cross country ride and my bike breaks down and taken to a dealer that won't work on warrantee bikes. I want to know whos ass I'm going to stick my boot up. And if everyone on this board calls in just maybe something could happen. Also if the person you talk to dosen't make you happy ask to talk to his or her boss. Keep working your way up the ladder. I don't think CEOs are in touch to the people that make there pay checks possible.
« on: June 14, 2011, 06:14:12 PM »
When I bought my bike I got the dealer to throw in the extended warrantee. Shortly after they quit being a Victory dealer. I have taken my bike two times to have warrantee work done once was 100 miles away to have a cluch cable replaced. The other was here in town to find out what was wrong. They replaced the rectafier. Both times the work was done with no questions asked. I just gave them a copy of my warrantee. I know that when dealers do warrantee work that they don't get there normal hourly rate and parts are sent to them at no charge. So maybe thats why they don't want to work on your bike. ( Not a big enough profit margin) Give the dealer that you bought your bike from a call and ask them what is going on. They made the big profit off you and want you to come back to buy another so they my go to bat for you.