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Hello from the White Mountains of AZ

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by AZ'MountainMan, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. AZ'MountainMan

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    Hey all,

    Just picked up a 2016 XCT, 12,500~ miles. - currently the 2nd bike of my fleet. Other bike is a 2014 Yamaha Stryker that I will soon be putting under the knife and turning it into a bobber.

    The XCT came with a CFR exhaust, and LEDs, but otherwise stock. It'll be getting air and a tune (Maximus, @NOEMTZ is the guy to go to I hear), maybe a cam. Its purpose is mainly for 2-up'ing with the wife, in an effort to bring back something for us to share in our marriage (life tends to overwhelm people, get in the way, and we forget to put effort into our relationships and marriage).

    Some meathook apes, 12" windvest, mod'ing the seat, and blacking out as much of the chrome as possible is on my short list.

    Cheers,
     
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    Very nice! And yes Noe is the man.
     
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    Welcome from Chandler, AZ! Upload a pic when you get a chance (think you need 5 posts first).

    been some great weather here lately. Hope you get some good riding in before the cold/snow.
     
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    Let me know when you are ready.
     
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    Welcome from another AZ rider. Maybe try to get us AZ riders together sometime.
     
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    Welcome from a neighbor in NM. This is a solid platform for both humor and knowledge. We need pics...:3dflags-usanm1-15mini:
     
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    Welcome from Peoria AZ.... And pics or it never happend!
     
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    You get an A on your homework, only suggestion is to get 1 for each cylinder. Welcome from Ohio, is lots of great info, funny antidotes and smart asse$ round here, we take turns with each role
     
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    Lol, Cam(s).... yes.
    Sorry for the lack of response - busy weekend with the kids and Christmas lights.
    Appreciate the welcomes.

    I'll get pics posted as soon as I get chance.
     
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    Taylor 10.4 Spark plug cables (ordered), spark plugs, oil change (T5 15w40) and oil filter picked up yesterday as well.
    Gonna be ordering the Lloydz filter here shortly, and hold onto it till I have the money set aside for maximus tuning as well.
     
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    @AZ'MountainMan ...SORRY, forgot to say WELCOME, I'd warn you about others on here, BUT best to see for yourself, more fun that way.:cool018:
     
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    Quick photo I snapped while changing the oil...

    Stupid me, thought I read it took 5 qts... so I put in 5 qts. Oil was coming out the dipstick whole when level. Had to remove 24 oz of oil to get it to read at the full line. Odd, considering I let it drain till nothing was coming out of the oil filter connection or the drain plug. Only took 4.25 qts. Ima check it again level in the morning with the oil fully cold... see where it's at. I ran it for just a few mins after changing the oil originally, with the 5 qts in it, the valvetrain was almost non-existant lol. Once I drained it to 'full', some of the valve/lifter noise cam back :(. Still sounds way better than before, I think it was long overdue for a change.

    Spark plugs tomorrow, as I can smell gas when I have the garage door closed and its running.

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    looks good! Yes, most of the 106 run 4.25 to 4.5 qts to fill when changing oil. Mine takes 4.5qts on the nose. Every time. Makes it easy since i get the OEM kit that comes with that exact amount.
     
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    My 15 xct takes 4.25 to 4.33 depending which oil filter I use due to them being different lengths ( btw the Wix or Napa gold are great ) That’s a great looking bike @AZ’MountainMan & if your bikes natural habitats climbing & descending varying grades 2 up and loaded than an UDP ( under drive pulley ) from conquest customs may be something to consider. If you spend over 50% of the time above 70mph the factory gearing is fine, I must recommend an intake upgrade with a Maximus tune no matter what ( because the bike will run much cooler, cleaner, more efficiently & a lot smoother ) cams are encouraged esp on big xct’s that are ridden 2 up & fully loaded. I thought mine ran pretty good bone stock but touring steep, curvy roads loaded down I felt was spending way to much time shifting from 2nd to 4th gears and way to often, after the upgrades I am able to just roll the throttle and go baby go. The main trick is ( no matter what set up you have ) is to know your machines power curve and then keep the RPM’s in the meat of the power, these Vics love to be ridden
     

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