VOG Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey Folks,

I purchased a new XC from Coastal Victory in South Carolina last month, and with the help of the Tim and his crew, was able to get it on a ship headed over here to Germany. Huge kudos to them for going above and beyond to accomplish this, especially with all the obstacles they had to surmount in the process, and having never done it before. I would've bought locally, but the few (only about 12) dealers in country can't sell bikes with stateside specifications, plus they didn't have the any XCs in country at all! So, being the impatient SOB I am, I contacted Coastal and told Tim my plight.
Now, myXC is due to arrive in port next week up in Bremerhaven, Germany. The plan is to pick it up, clear customs, then ride the approximately 600 kilometers (about 375 miles) back down here to Heidelberg. Which brings me to the topic of this post... What is the consensus on breaking-in a new Victory? I've read the manual, 1/3 throttle, 1/2 throttle, vary speeds, etc. I fully intend on staying on the back roads for at least the first 100 miles or so, but it'll be a mighty long day if I don't jump on the Autobahn after a while. I don't plan on cranking along at 100 mph (yet), but how fast is acceptable initially? Also, since they can't ship any tools with it, what's the minimum I should bring along for the journey, or anything else for that matter
Thanks for letting me ramble, but I certainly don't want to screw up my new toy, especially given the fact that I'll have a helluva time trying to get any warranty work done over here.

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,202 Posts
Ride it like ya stole it!! Seriously though, don't baby it too much and don't hold her wide open throttle for long periods and you'll be fine. You want to do some accelerating and de-accelerating to put pressure on the rings and get them seated in. Just vary your speed on that Autobahn and have fun.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top