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    33BDE9A9-4028-4D99-A965-E2FD34EE6437.jpeg Good meeting you today Steve. Great looking Vegas. Thanks for the tour and for teaching me how to adjust my front brake. That was super helpful.


     
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    What's your cruising AFR 15 ?
     
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    Hey, carlealdrete!
    Yeah, thanx. Kinda a rare thing, meeting another Victory rider out here in Harley land.

    One of Jack's snapshots:
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    Man, it started gettin' cold after sundown.
    Hope your ride back to Austin was OK...
     
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    Last week, a box of holy-grail arrived.

    A brand-new tachometer kit.
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    Probably the last of it's kind on this planet.

    The fit and match-up is perfect.
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    Even the dial illumination is a perfect match. I'm pickled tink.
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    Looking comfortably cluttered up there now.

    Also, added a dual-probe digital thermometer, on right handlebar.
    It displays ambient air temp and oil temps...
     
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    Spent some time cooking-up and hand-carving parts for a modified clutch helper/booster system for my Vegas.
    I wanted to move the clutch lever back about 3/4", for improved reach, and to reduce the lever pull effort by about a half, without sacrificing clutch pressure plate displacement. Got about 400 miles on it now, quite happy with this prototype.



    The original pull effort was about 18 lbs, as measured with a fish scale, from near the ball-end of the lever.
    The new pull effort is about 11 lbs, and the clutch engagement zone remains unchanged at about the 1/2 lever travel position.

    If folks are interested, I suppose I could write-up a thread on the thing...
     
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    Where did you find the tach?....its the Can Bus type I gather
    So that clutch assist is all your own work?..amazing!
     
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    Hi TwoManyXS1Bs,
    "If folks are interested, I suppose I could write-up a thread on the thing..."
    Your lever system to reduce effort interests me ! :)
    A dedicated Topic would be good.
    thank you so much ;)
    Denis
     
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    Hey, Motorbikerx! Thanx.

    Funny story about that tach.

    So I'm out in the barn, making swarf on the lathe, and my stoopidphone goes bonkers. I had an active eBay search for Victory tach, and it found one. I don't think I've ever bought anything so fast. The lathe was still running when I hit "Buy it now".

    Yes, uses can-bus. Perfect match to my speedo...
     
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    Hey, Denis!

    OK.
    Sorting thru a bunch of pics, trying to unscramble my thoughts.
    I'll put up something after a bit...
     
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    Been playing around with my RPW Thor exhaust.
    Pulled the end-cap and baffle, rode around a bit.
    Very loud and quite raspy.
    I like deep rumble, not so much the raspiness.

    So, I mounted a somewhat baffled 4" diesel end-cap.

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    It adds about 7" to the length, seriously enlarges the muffler volume.

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    The raspiness is gone, the tone is much deeper.

    Can we say "Deep Throat"?
     
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    Finally received fiberglass matting to repack the Thor baffle. Added a baffle endcap inside the resonator.

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    A view inside the thing.

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    The resonator removes some of the bark and rasp.
    It also moves the exhaust sound a bit rearward.

    A sound clip of this modified Thor exhaust.
    The 1st half is gutted muffler, without baffling.
    The 2nd half is with fresh baffling.



    There must be hundreds of Victory soundclips on YouTube. They all sound like crap on smartphone speakers, including this one. To really get the sounds requires a good stereo sound system, or a good set of bass enhanced headsets, or bluetooth earbuds (which I've been using)...
     
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    After seeing all the threads about electrical issues, batteries, loose posts, circuit breakers, ...etc., decided to mount a mini voltmeter.

    Tucked-in between the speedo and tach.
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    Dusted-off an old stoopidphone, made a mount to the handlebar.

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    There's an Android app, "Smart Dyno Free", I wanted to play with. It uses GPS for speed, internal accelerometer, weight of vehicle in KGs (bike, fuel, rider, junk in your pockets). Simple physics and math, displays real-time horsepower during acceleration.

    Take it with a grain of arsenic, justa toy.

    Right now, playing around with riding videos...
     

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