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New bike home, new questions too. '08 VV

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  1. MoparSteve

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    Where does one have Victory keys cut. They gave me 4 keys at the "everything" dealership and only one fits my Vision.
    Next question would be how do you keep the floorboards in the up position. Mine keep falling down and it hinders movement when backing the bike up when seated on it.
    Lastly, OK, I is extremely cold 3deg F. When the bike starts up it makes a loud ticking noise then goes away after about a minute. Sounds like a sticky lifter like the old time pushrod days.
    Thoughts???? 2008 Vision Street.
     
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    You have to pull the flood board pin. Slid it out holding board in place.
    now lift slowly. There is a small ball bearing under it a long with a spring.
    No spring or bearing pull other side and go to hardware store they will have what you need.

    Take keys to a real locksmith. Hardware store are not real.

    Your crazy to start bike when its that cold. Yes lifters will knock.

    Rule of thrum when below 35 degrees and your not going to ride for a hour or more let bike sit. Condensation will form in motor when you start in cold weather
     
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    Had to start it to get into the trailer. It nor I will be out until 40+ temps are here.
     
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    Thanks for all the other info!
     
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    If they have trouble matching the key, mine (06 Hammer, but I would bet they're the same) was cut on a KW14 blank. It's a very common motor sports key used by Kawasaki, Ducati, Suzuki and many more.
     
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    More great info
     
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    Almost any key shop, not the small arrangement at a big box store, will carry blanks for Kawasaki. The KW14 or KW15 blanks will work out fine when cut by a real key shop. My everyday key is cut on a KW15 blank but before this one I had one made on a KW14 blank that also worked great.
    These bikes have something like hydraulic lifters built into the rockers. They can bleed down if the bike is parked long enough and in extreme cold it could take a bit before you get much oil circulating to bring them back up.
     
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    Recommend that you go to lloydz web site and read in the tech tips on how he starts a cold Vic
     
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    I agree to taking the key/blank to a REAL Locksmith for a cut and they (may) be able to re cut the keys that don't work , get a KW14/15 blank just in case. The ticking will happen after setting for a longer period and starting in cold weather (3 deg, DAMN) :22yikes:.
    Tech Tips | LLOYD'Z Motorworkz
     
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    Looks like all the tech tips have been removed from the link :cry:
     
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    If you want the tips, view this. It is rich in information for any modern Vic except an Octane.
     
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    Well shite, they changed the website so that part may still come online later. The part that relates to this thread is the starting of a cold bike (technique), I believe it is mentioned in the Vic Shop Video OldMan47 put up.
     
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    Watched this a pile of times before even considering my Vic.
     
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