Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Formerly-Sterling Heights, MI Now-Wentzville, MO
Goodsgto - 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour
A little late staring this thread but was not sure I would track my new Victory maintenance here... but what the heck.. it worked for the VTX. So I got some catching up to do.
Let's get caught up.
01/19/2013 - Purchased.
Mileage - 1
01/25/2013 Picked up new bike as follows:
The original plan was for Harry and I to ride his bike (2 up) on Saturday 1/26/13 to pick up the bike. High temp for the day was going o be 27 and we were going in the morning - so much cooler then. However, on Friday, 1/25/13 work let me out at 2 pm and it was 45 degrees or over 20 degrees warmer than Saturday morning. So I called Cindy and made arrangements for her to ride with Harry to the dealership so we could pick up the bike and have a drive for each vehicle (2 bikes and a car). The dealer was an hour from my house but only 20 minutes from work. made more sense to have them meet me at that dealer than for me to go all the way back home and then go back to the dealer in rush hour traffic. So reluctantly Cindy agreed to help and ride on Harry's bike. Harry brought Cindy on his bike. It was around 40 degrees and she was bundled up like one of those players in "Little Giants" in all the gear. She was wearing Julie's coat and chaps with my full face helmet.
Harry also brought my riding gear to the dealer. We let Cindy take the car home once she and Harry arrived to help me pick up the bike. She did admit that she enjoyed how Harry's bike rode and when he showed her how to turn down the heated seat - she said "That ain't gonna happen". A great sport and wife.
Harry and pick up the new bike and headed on home. About halfway, I stopped and traded bikes with Harry to let him ride my new bike for helping and let me see it on the road in action. He enjoyed the ride as I did the view of seeing my new bike roll down the highway.
03/16/13 - 500 Mile Service
Mileage - 582 miles
Service performed by Munganest Motorsports - Oil changed, inspection Cost $129
Harry and I had breakfast at Golden Coral - Cost - oh never mind.
05/07/13 - Stereo / Audio upgrade
Mileage - 4,000
Had an amplifier and 4 new Fosgate speakers installed by Audio Ace in Maryland Heights. SOUNDS AWESOME. Cost $800
05/17/13 - 5,000 Mile Service
Mileage - 5,276
Oil changed, belt checked, clutch greased, inspected lines, hoses and nuts and bolts.
Completed by Ray. I did confirm with Victory (manufacturer) that the warranty is not void if the owner does the maintenance but documents and keeps all receipts. Cost $60
05/19/13 - Shorty Antenna installed
Mileage - 5400
Was tired of being poked in the body and eye with the long stock antenna. Replaced with a shorty rubber from O'Reilly's for about $10. Saved the original.
06/05/13 - Center stand installed
Mileage - 6267
Bought a new WitchDoctor center stand on eBay and installed. Cost $200
06/15/2013 - New Atom Bomb pipes
Installed new pipes with harry that sound incredible - not too loud but makes the bike rumble and sound like a motorcycle.
08/08/13 - Rear tire replaced
Mileage - 10,250
Harry noticed that the rear tire was bald and was not going to let me ride without changing it. So I did not have a new tire but decided to remove the car tire from the VTX - Yokohama ENVigor Size 195/55/16 with about 8,500 mile on it and we place this tire on the Victory. We did pretty good replacing the tire for the first time in under 2 hours but left out a spacer and took just under an hour to get the spacer in in correct place.
08/15/13 - Trunk latch replaced
Had a trunk latch that was loose and the hinge pin kept sliding loose. Dealer replaced under warranty.
I think that catches us up on the maintenance, changes and updates to the new Victory.
More to come......