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Engine, Clutch or Bad Gas?


I hardly ever ride my bike so it sits up a lot.  I started to notice a funny sound that the bike makes after shifting gears.  Sounds like a rusty part or something clanking, howling.  However, the Victory shop told me it was bad gas that has set up in the tank.  An ethanol problem.  Does that sound right?  My engine runs strong but I'm wondering if I got bad gas in it.


Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.


  

2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball
Lloydz 116 Bigbore Kit
Lloydz Ported/Polished Heads
Lloydz Power Commander
LLoydz Complete NOS/Kit 30 Shot
Lloydz Adjustable Timing System
Lloydz Performance Cams
Lloydz Idle Air Valve
Lloydz Performance Cluth
Barnett Billet Clutch Plate
Lloydz Adjustable Intake System
Lloydz Quarter Turn Throttle
Vision Intake
Ness Big Honkers
HMD 21" Torque
HMD 16" Torque (coming soon)
HMD 3" Slam Kit
HMD Speaker Mods for Mirrors
HMD Alligator Seat (faux, real soon)
HMD Case Cover
HMD Handle Covers
HMD Tricked Headlight
HMD Vision Rake Kit
HMD 2-3" Slam Kit
Arlen Ness Bag Inserts
Arlen Ness Tear Drop Mirrors
Rockford 300X4/300x1 Amps
Rockford 2 6.5"/ 2 5.25" front speakers
Rockford 8" Subwoofer
Blue tooth setup
Tinted Front Windows
Blacked Out (Murdered) All Chrome
Black Lights LEDs
142.67/147.02 hp/trq straight motor
171.27/173.65 hp/trq NOS

Forgot to tell you guys it's a 11 Vision 8 Ball

2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball
Lloydz 116 Bigbore Kit
Lloydz Ported/Polished Heads
Lloydz Power Commander
LLoydz Complete NOS/Kit 30 Shot
Lloydz Adjustable Timing System
Lloydz Performance Cams
Lloydz Idle Air Valve
Lloydz Performance Cluth
Barnett Billet Clutch Plate
Lloydz Adjustable Intake System
Lloydz Quarter Turn Throttle
Vision Intake
Ness Big Honkers
HMD 21" Torque
HMD 16" Torque (coming soon)
HMD 3" Slam Kit
HMD Speaker Mods for Mirrors
HMD Alligator Seat (faux, real soon)
HMD Case Cover
HMD Handle Covers
HMD Tricked Headlight
HMD Vision Rake Kit
HMD 2-3" Slam Kit
Arlen Ness Bag Inserts
Arlen Ness Tear Drop Mirrors
Rockford 300X4/300x1 Amps
Rockford 2 6.5"/ 2 5.25" front speakers
Rockford 8" Subwoofer
Blue tooth setup
Tinted Front Windows
Blacked Out (Murdered) All Chrome
Black Lights LEDs
142.67/147.02 hp/trq straight motor
171.27/173.65 hp/trq NOS

I dont see how bad gas can cause a funny noise when you are shifting ... i could be wrong but thats my $.02

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steve@victorycustomparts.com

So here's what my Victory dealer told me that serviced my bike last week.  I had tassles that hung from the levers and the clip that was holding the tassles to the levers was preventing the clutch lever from touching the grip thus not fully engaging the clutch and causing some glaze build up on the clutch pads.  They said make sure that I run the bike for 3 minutes with clutch lever engaged to get the clutch plates hot and lubed before taking off.  Run it like a scalded pig and that noise should go away.


I will let you guys know what I find out.  

2011 Victory Vision 8-Ball
Lloydz 116 Bigbore Kit
Lloydz Ported/Polished Heads
Lloydz Power Commander
LLoydz Complete NOS/Kit 30 Shot
Lloydz Adjustable Timing System
Lloydz Performance Cams
Lloydz Idle Air Valve
Lloydz Performance Cluth
Barnett Billet Clutch Plate
Lloydz Adjustable Intake System
Lloydz Quarter Turn Throttle
Vision Intake
Ness Big Honkers
HMD 21" Torque
HMD 16" Torque (coming soon)
HMD 3" Slam Kit
HMD Speaker Mods for Mirrors
HMD Alligator Seat (faux, real soon)
HMD Case Cover
HMD Handle Covers
HMD Tricked Headlight
HMD Vision Rake Kit
HMD 2-3" Slam Kit
Arlen Ness Bag Inserts
Arlen Ness Tear Drop Mirrors
Rockford 300X4/300x1 Amps
Rockford 2 6.5"/ 2 5.25" front speakers
Rockford 8" Subwoofer
Blue tooth setup
Tinted Front Windows
Blacked Out (Murdered) All Chrome
Black Lights LEDs
142.67/147.02 hp/trq straight motor
171.27/173.65 hp/trq NOS

Make sure to use gas stabil for extended parked times. Stale gas does really nasty stuff to Victory engines. Check out his write up in the tech section of www.vision-riders.com. Also important for other engines you have that sit like chainsaws, weedwhackers and lawnmowers. Also you can buy old gas at any station. How often does your local station change the filters on their pumps or are they just bypassing the clogged filters?


 

Freedom thru Victory

yes if you let your bike sit a lot add Gas Stable or Sea Foam.

Sorry but get rid of the tassle thing  

link for stations with Ethanol free gas. I've been using 93 octane ethanol free since September last year. What a difference. My saws, ATV and mower really like it. Can't feela difference in the performance on the bike, but I'm sure the seals and pump are not getting degraded like with Ethaol.

Last update on February 16 2013, 3:02 pm by KROWBAR.
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If it's a chirping sound or the sound of metal on metal like a dry rear wheel bearing, it's your drive belt. Needs adjustment.

Best regards,



Jim


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