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2010 Owner’s Manual Vegas ® Vegas 8-Ball ® Kingpin ® Kingpin 8-Ball ®...
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Table of Contents Introduction ......5 Maintenance ......70 Safety .
Introduction Thank you for choosing a VICTORY motorcycle, and welcome to our world-wide family of Polaris owners. At Polaris, we’re passionate about producing an exciting line of utility and recreational products for our customers: • Snowmobiles • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) •...
Safety About the Owner's Manual WARNING Failure to follow recommended precautions and procedures could result in severe injury or death. Always heed all safety precautions and follow all operation, inspection and maintenance procedures outlined in this manual. Please read your VICTORY owner’s manual. This manual contains information essential to safe riding and proper maintenance of the motorcycle.
Safety Safety Terms and Signal Words The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your safety and the safety of others is involved when these words and symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual.
Safety Safe Riding Practices WARNING Improper use of this motorcycle can result in serious injury or death to you, your passenger and others. To minimize the risk of injury, read and understand the information contained in this section before operating the motorcycle. This section contains safety information specific to the VICTORY motorcycle, as well as information about general motorcycle safety.
Safety Safe Riding Practices Design characteristics affect how you should ride the VICTORY motorcycle. • The motorcycle is designed for on-road use with one rider and one passenger. See page 14. • Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (see the specifications section beginning on page 150 or the certifica- tion label on the steering head).
Safety Safe Riding Practices Follow these general safe riding practices: • Before each ride, perform the pre-ride inspections. See page 45. Failure to do so may result in damage to the motor- cycle or an accident. • Follow all break-in procedures during the first 500 miles (800 km) of operation. See page 59. Failure to do so can result in serious engine damage.
Safety Safe Riding Practices • Ride defensively, as if you are invisible to other motorists, even in broad daylight. A motorist's failure to see or rec- ognize a motorcycle is the leading cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents. Ride where you're clearly visible to other motorists, and observe their behavior carefully.
Safety Safe Riding Practices • Reduce speed when: - the weather is windy, rainy or otherwise causing slippery or rapidly changing conditions. - traffic is heavy, congested, not allowing sufficient space between vehicles or otherwise not flowing smoothly. - you are being passed in either direction by a large vehicle that produces a wind blast in its wake. •...
Safety Safe Riding Practices • When approaching a curve, choose a speed and lean angle that allows you to pass through the curve in your own lane without applying the brakes. Excessive speed, improper lean angle or braking in a curve can cause loss of con- trol.
Safety Safe Riding Practices Carrying a Passenger Do not carry a passenger unless the motorcycle is equipped with passenger seat and passenger footrests. To carry a passenger safely: • Do not exceed the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for your motorcycle. •...
Safety Safe Riding Practices Protective Apparel Wear protective apparel to decrease the risk of injury and increase riding comfort. • Always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds established safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Can- ada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label. Laws in some areas require that you wear an approved helmet.
Safety Safe Riding Practices Protective Apparel • All riders should wear bright or light-colored and/or reflective clothing to improve visibility to other motorists. A motorist's failure to see or recognize a motorcycle is the leading cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents. • Wear gloves, a jacket, heavy boots and long pants to prevent or reduce injury from abrasions, lacerations or burns should the motorcycle fall.
Safety Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) WARNING! Exceeding the gross vehicle weight rating of your motorcycle can reduce stability and handling and could cause loss of control. NEVER exceed the GVWR of your motorcycle. The maximum load capacity of your motorcycle is the maximum weight you may add to your motorcycle without exceeding the GVWR.
Safety Carrying Cargo Use the following guidelines when attaching cargo or accessories to the motorcycle. Where applicable, these guide- lines also refer to the contents of any accessories. • Keep cargo and accessory weight to a minimum, and keep items as close to the motorcycle as possible to minimize a change in the motorcycle's center of gravity.
Safety Carrying Cargo Saddlebags When operating a motorcycle with original equipment or accessory saddlebags: • Never ride at speeds exceeding 80 mph (120 km/h). Depending on load and weather conditions, the maximum safe operating speed may be less. Saddlebags, combined with the lifting or buffeting effects of wind, can make the motorcycle unstable and cause loss of control.
• Place the transmission in neutral. Kingpin Vegas • Do not place restraints on the handlebars. Loosen the front turn signal mounts and slide them upward. Place tiedown straps around the fork tubes above the lower triple clamp.
Safety Accessory Selection and Installation Because VICTORY cannot test and make specific recommendations concerning every accessory or combination of accessories sold, the operator is responsible for determining that the motorcycle can be safely operated with any accessories or additional weight. Use the following guidelines when choosing and installing accessories: •...
Safety Fuel and Exhaust Safety WARNING Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive under certain conditions. • Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. • Always turn off the engine before refueling. • Always refuel outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. •...
Safety Safety Maintenance WARNING Failure to perform safety maintenance as recommended can result in difficult handling and loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always perform the safety maintenance procedures as recommended. Perform maintenance and repairs promptly as outlined in the VICTORY service manual, or see your authorized VICTORY dealer for service.
Safety Safety and Information Labels Warning Label Engine Identification Number (stamped on right rear crankcase half) Patent Notice Manufacturing Information Label (VIN) General Representation Tire Warning Emission Control, Label Noise Information (if applicable) Label Tire Warning Label (if applicable)
Safety Safety and Information Labels Fuse and Relay Label Fuse Box Removal Instruction Label (under side cover, on side of fuse box cover) (on base of fuse box) General Representation...
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could result in a crash or cause injury or death, you should immedi- ately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Polaris Industries in writing.
Component Identification Handlebar Area Speedometer Mirror Front Brake Fluid Reservoir Throttle Control Grip Clutch Lever Front Brake Lever Right Handlebar Left Switches Handlebar Switches Fuel Cap Indicator Light Panel...
Component Identification Left Side View Ignition Switch Spark Battery Plugs (under side cover) Filter Passenger's Left Side Headlamp Foot Rest Cover Front Turn Taillight Signal Rear Turn Signal Horn Front Rear Axle Fork Adjuster (1 each side) Rear Brake Front Caliper Oil Filter Brake...
Component Identification Right Side View Under Right Side Cover: Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir Diagnostic Connector Fuses Rear Shock Access Passenger Seat Front Turn & Seat Strap Signal Front Fork Exhaust Rear Mufflers Engine Oil Fill Brake Passenger's Cap/Dipstick Pedal Drive Belt Foot Rest (under guard) Drive Sprocket...
Record the number in the space provided on page 155. You will need this identification number to title, register, license or insure the motorcycle, or to order replacement parts. Chassis: Type: A = VEGAS 8-BALL B = Standard B = HAMMER 8-BALL C = Custom...
Component Identification Engine Identification Number The engine identification number is a combination of the engine model and serial numbers. The first 8 digits are the engine model number and the last 5 digits are the serial num- ber. The engine identification number is stamped into the right crankcase half behind the rear cylinder.
Instruments, Features and Controls Ignition Switch The ignition key operates the ignition switch and parking lights. The ignition switch provides electrical power to the ignition, the lighting system and all electrical switches and buttons. Before starting the engine, read the instructions for starting the engine.
Instruments, Features and Controls Ignition Switch On Position In the ON position, all electrical circuits are energized and the ignition key cannot be removed. The headlamp, tail- light, and instrument lights illuminate. The engine stop/run switch must be in the RUN position to start the engine or activate the emergency flashers, turn signals and other electrical features.
Instruments, Features and Controls Instrument Cluster Speedometer The speedometer displays vehicle speed in either miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (km/h). Tachometer (Accessory) The tachometer displays engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). A red line on the gauge indicates maximum safe engine speed.
Instruments, Features and Controls Instrument Cluster Odometer The odometer displays total distance traveled. Trip Odometer The trip odometer displays total distance traveled since the trip odometer was reset. To toggle the display between odometer and trip odometer, the ignition switch must be in the ON position. Press the reset button. The display changes to TRIP.
Instruments, Features and Controls Indicator Lights Neutral Indicator Neutral Headlamp Check High Beam Engine The neutral indicator illuminates when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition key is Headlamp High Beam Indicator The headlamp high beam indicator illuminates when the headlamp switch is set to high beam. See page 38.
Instruments, Features and Controls Indicator Lights Low Oil Pressure Indicator Turn Signal Indicator The low oil pressure indicator illuminates when The turn signal indicator flashes when the left, engine oil pressure drops below safe operating right, or both turn signals (hazard) are active. pressure.
Instruments, Features and Controls Left Handlebar Controls Emergency Flasher Switch Clutch High/Low The emergency flasher switch activates and can- Lever Light Switch cels the emergency flashers. When the emer- gency flashers are active, all of the turn signals flash. Press the top of the switch to activate the emergency flashers.
Instruments, Features and Controls Left Handlebar Controls Clutch Lever Turn Signal Switch To disengage the clutch, pull the lever toward the han- Move the switch to the left to activate the left dlebar. To engage the clutch, gradually release the lever. turn signals.
Instruments, Features and Controls Right Handlebar Controls Engine Stop/Run Switch Starter Button The engine stop/run switch completes or inter- The starter button works only when the engine rupts the ignition, starter and fuel pump circuits. stop/run switch is in the RUN position and the To complete the circuits, allowing the engine to transmission is in neutral or the clutch is disen- start and run, press the lower portion of the...
Instruments, Features and Controls Right Handlebar Controls Throttle Control Grip Throttle The throttle control grip controls engine speed. To increase Control Grip engine speed, twist the throttle control grip toward your body; to decrease engine speed, twist the grip away from your body.
Instruments, Features and Controls Gear Shift Pedal The gear shift pedal is located on the left side of the motor- cycle. To shift to a lower gear, press down on the gear shift Gear Shift pedal. To shift to a higher gear, lift up on the gear shift Pedal pedal.
Instruments, Features and Controls Fuel Cap Use the ignition key to open and close the fuel cap. See page 61 for fueling procedures. Key Slot Cover Prime the fuel pump if the tank is completely empty. See page 61. Open the fuel cap 1.
Instruments, Features and Controls Side Covers Grommets Tip: Remove the left side cover to access the battery. Remove the right side cover to access the fuses and the rear brake fluid reservoir. 1. Pull outward at each corner of the side cover to disen- gage the darts.
Pre-Ride Inspections To keep your motorcycle in safe operating condition, always perform the recommended pre-ride inspections before each ride. This is especially important before making a long trip and when removing the motorcycle from storage. WARNING Failure to perform the recommended pre-ride inspections could result in component failure while riding, which could result in serious injury or death.
Pre-Ride Inspections Electrical Components Move the ignition switch to the ON position before performing the electrical inspections outlined on this page. Return the ignition switch to the OFF position after completing these inspections. If inspection of any electrical item reveals component failure, repair or replace the component before operating the motorcycle.
Pre-Ride Inspections Engine Oil Level The oil fill cap/dipstick is located on the right side of the vehicle. We rec- ommend the use of only VICTORY brand Semi-Synthetic 20W-40 Motor Oil or an equivalent oil designed for use with wet clutches (such as those with a JASO MA rating).
Pre-Ride Inspections Fuel Level 1. On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. 2. Start the engine. The low fuel indicator light will stay on if the fuel tank level is less than .80 gallons (3 l). 3.
Pre-Ride Inspections Tire Pressure Check tire pressure before riding, when the tires are cold. This will provide the most accurate reading, as riding warms the tires and increases tire air pressure. Adjust tire pressure as needed based on the total weight of your intended load.
Pre-Ride Inspections Front Brake Lever Pull the front brake lever toward the handlebar and release it. It should move freely and smoothly, and it should return to its rest Lever Reach position quickly when released. You should feel a firm resistance Adjuster in the lever within the first 3/4 inch (19 mm) of lever travel.
Pre-Ride Inspections Front Brake Fluid Level 1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Minimum Position the handlebars so that the fluid reservoir is level. Level 2. View the fluid level through the sight glass. The fluid should be clear.
Pre-Ride Inspections Rear Brake Pedal Brake Pedal Gap With the brake pedal in the relaxed position, and with the master cylinder piston positioned against the internal stop, measure the distance between the brake pedal stop and the foot peg mount. The gap should be 2-5 mm. Make adjust- ments as needed.
Pre-Ride Inspections Rear Brake Fluid Level 1. Remove the right side cover. 2. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. 3. View the brake fluid through the reservoir. The fluid should be clear. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid. 4.
Pre-Ride Inspections Throttle Throttle Access Cable Ends Cover 1. Rotate the throttle control grip. It should rotate smoothly from the rest position to the completely open position. It should return to the rest position quickly when released. 2. Remove the right side access cover. Inspect throttle cables for frayed ends.
Pre-Ride Inspections Mechanical Clutch 1. Squeeze the clutch lever toward the handlebar and release it. It should move freely and smoothly, and it should return to the rest position quickly when released. If the lever fails to perform as stated, service the clutch lever before riding.
Pre-Ride Inspections Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Level Check the hydraulic clutch fluid level. Minimum Level 1. Position the motorcycle on level ground with the front wheel straight forward. Do not use the sidestand. Posi- tion the handlebars so that the clutch fluid reservoir is level.
Pre-Ride Inspections Front Suspension Inspect the front forks for oil leaks or damage, and verify smooth suspension operation. See page 93. Steering On level ground, straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. Turn the handlebars from stop to stop.
Pre-Ride Inspections Sidestand 1. Straddle the motorcycle and bring it to the fully upright position. 2. Move the sidestand upward to the stored position and downward to the fully extended position several times. It should move smoothly and quietly. Make sure the return spring holds the sidestand tightly in place when the Wear Limit Line sidestand is in the stored position.
Operation Engine Break-in Period The operation section describes how to operate your VICTORY motorcycle to ensure the best performance and lon- gevity of the engine and other components. • Engine Break-in Period • Fueling and Fill Height • Starting the Engine •...
Operation Engine Break-in Period NOTICE: If engine trouble should occur during the engine break-in period, consult the maintenance section of the Owner's Manual, the VICTORY Service Manual, or an authorized VICTORY dealer immediately. Failure to perform the initial maintenance as recommended could result in less than desirable engine performance in the future.
Operation Engine Break-in Period Fueling and Fill Height Always heed the fuel warnings on page 22. Always refuel on level ground with the sidestand down. Use only the rec- ommended fuel. See page 154. Fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel filler insert. WARNING! Overflows or spilled gasoline could contact a hot engine or exhaust system and cause a fire, which could result in serious injury or death.
Operation Engine Break-in Period Starting the Engine The starter interlock system allows the engine to be started only when the transmission is in neutral, or when the transmission is in gear with the clutch disengaged (clutch lever pulled in). Tip: If the motorcycle runs out of fuel, prime the system before attempting to restart the engine. See page 61. 1.
Operation Engine Break-in Period Starting the Engine CAUTION! Do not rev the engine or put the transmission in gear immediately after starting the engine. Allow the engine to idle for about one minute after a cold start, or 30 seconds after a warm start, to allow the oil to reach all areas requiring lubrication before the engine is put under load.
Operation Shifting Gears WARNING! Forced shifting (with clutch engaged) could cause damage to the engine, transmission and drive train. Such damage could cause loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Always pull the clutch lever fully toward the handlebars to disengage the clutch before shifting gears.
Operation Shifting Gears 5. Release the brake lever. 6. Simultaneously release the clutch lever while opening the throttle (rolling the throttle control grip rearward) with a smooth motion. As the clutch begins to engage, the motorcycle will move forward. 7. To shift to a higher gear, accelerate smoothly and easily to the recommended shift point. See page 66. 8.
Operation Shifting Gears Recommended Shift Points Upshifting (Accelerating) Downshifting (Decelerating) Gear Change Recommended Speed Gear Change Recommended Speed 1 to 2 18 mph (29 km/h) O/D to 5 (if equipped) 50 mph (80 km/h) 2 to 3 30 mph (48 km/h) 5 to 4 35 mph (56 km/h) 3 to 4...
Operation Accelerating Accelerate by opening the throttle (rolling the throttle control grip rearward). The more quickly you open the throttle, the more quickly the motorcycle accelerates. For even acceleration, open the throttle with a smooth, continuous motion. When you reach the recommended speed for upshifting, shift up one gear. See page 64. WARNING! Accelerating abruptly could cause your body to shift rearward suddenly, which could result in loss of control.
Operation Stopping the Engine Before stopping the engine, bring the motorcycle to a complete stop. Shift to neutral or disengage the clutch. WARNING! Stopping the engine with the transmission in gear while the motorcycle is moving could cause loss of rear wheel traction or engine and transmission damage, which could cause loss of control and serious injury or death.
Operation Parking the Motorcycle Choose a firm level surface to park the motorcycle. 1. When fully stopped, shift into neutral. 2. Stop the engine. 3. Fully extend the sidestand. 4. Turn the handlebars to the left and lean the motorcycle to the left until the sidestand firmly supports the motorcycle.
Maintenance Proper maintenance assures the highest level of safety, durability and dependability for your motorcycle. • Have your VICTORY dealer perform the initial maintenance procedures when the motorcycle’s odometer registers 500 miles (800 km). • Review the safety-related maintenance information on page 23. •...
Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Always position the motorcycle on a firm level surface before performing service. Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine VICTORY parts available from your VICTORY dealer. Record service and maintenance information in the Maintenance Record beginning on page 156.
Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Table See table key below Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers) Component Page ***Air Filter Battery **Brake Fluid 105, 106 Brake Pads **Clutch Fluid (Hydraulic) Clutch Lever Clutch Cable (Mechanical) Crankcase Ventilation System Drive Belt *Engine Oil *Engine Oil Filter Table Key Inspect (tighten, clean, adjust, replace if necessary) * Replace at specified interval, or annually...
Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Table See table key below Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers) Component Page Engine Compression Evaporative Emission Control System (California models) Exhaust System Fasteners Front Brake Lever 50, 107 **Front Fork Oil Front Forks/Front Axle 93, 94 Fuel Filter Fuel System Gear Shift Pedal Headlamp...
Maintenance Periodic Maintenance Table See table key below Odometer Reading in Miles (Kilometers) Component Page Rear Wheel Alignment Rear Shock Absorber Rear Brake Pedal Road Test Sidestand Sidestand Rubber Pad Spark Plugs Steering Head Bearings Swing Arm and Rear Axle Throttle System 98, 99 Tires...
Maintenance Engine Oil and Filter Change 1. Start the engine and allow it to idle for several minutes. Stop the engine. Tip: The engine must be at normal operating temperature before changing the oil. CAUTION! Hot engine and exhaust components can cause burns to skin and can ignite a fire if exposed to flammable materials. Always park the motorcycle clear of flammable materials and where people are not likely to contact hot components.
Maintenance Engine Oil and Filter Change 11. Add about 8.75-9.0 pints (4.0-4.25 liters) of the recommended oil through the oil fill cap. See page 47. 12. Reinstall the oil fill cap. NOTICE: After an oil change, the low oil pressure indicator remains illuminated longer than usual before going out. Revving the engine while the low oil pressure indicator is illuminated can damage the engine.
Maintenance Air Filter Replace the air filter element at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72. Replace the element any time it becomes extremely dirty or contaminated. Element Tip: Inspect the air filter often if riding in unusually wet or dusty Access conditions.
Maintenance Drive Belt Condition Replace the drive belt if it is cracked or has broken teeth or frayed edges. No matter its condition, the drive belt should be replaced at periodic intervals. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer. DO NOT attempt to check belt tension if the belt has been exposed to rain or washing within a 24 hour period or if the belt is hot from riding.
Maintenance Drive Belt Tension Inspection Drive Belt Deflection with 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) of force VEGAS KINGPIN New drive systems (new belt/sprockets) 5 mm +/- 0.5 mm 10 mm +/- 0.5 mm After 500 miles on drive system 6 mm +/- 0.5 mm 12 mm +/- 0.5 mm...
Maintenance Drive Belt Tension Inspection 1. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is off the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame. 2. Place the transmission in neutral. CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated.
Maintenance Drive Belt Tension Inspection 5. Place the base of the tension gauge bracket squarely against the lower strand of the drive belt halfway between the front and rear drive sprockets. Use the tape measure or ruler and record the position of the base of the tension gauge bracket.
Maintenance Drive Belt Tension Adjustment CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated. Injury may occur if the motorcycle tips or falls. 1. Inspect wheel alignment before adjusting drive belt ten- Lock Nut Axle Nut sion. See page 85. 2.
Maintenance Drive Belt Tension Adjustment 5. Recheck drive belt tension and wheel alignment. 6. Pump the rear brake pedal several times to reset brake pad distance. 7. Slowly rotate the rear wheel. If the wheel does not rotate smoothly, inspect the wheel bearings, axle and brakes. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Maintenance Drive Belt Cleaning Cleaning the drive belt will maximize belt and sprocket life and minimize drive line noise. Clean the belt at every tire change. Clean the belt more often if riding in dirty, dusty or high debris environments. 1.
Maintenance Rear Wheel Alignment WARNING! A skewed rear axle can damage the drive belt, causing belt failure and loss of control of the motorcycle. 1. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is off of the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
Maintenance Rear Wheel Alignment 4. To adjust rear wheel alignment, loosen the rear axle nut about Lock Nut 1 1/2 turns. Axle Tip: Turn the axle adjusters about 1/16 of a turn at a time and monitor Adjuster wheel alignment as you proceed. Screw 5.
Maintenance Rear Wheel Alignment 8. When the wheel is aligned and drive belt tension is correct, tighten the adjuster lock nut (screw-style), then tighten the axle nut. Torque: 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm) 9. Recheck drive belt tension and alignment to be sure it is correct after tightening the axle. 10.
5. Record the measurement and compare to specification. If the measurement differs, adjust the preload. Ride Height Specifications VEGAS / VEGAS 8-BALL / KINGPIN 8-BALL 120 mm (4 3/4 inches) +/- 3 mm (1/8 inch) KINGPIN...
Maintenance Rear Suspension Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Inspection Gear Passenger Operator Upright position with weight of operator, passenger, gear General Representation Measure here...
Maintenance Rear Suspension Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment 1. Rest the motorcycle on the sidestand. Remove the right 10 mm Bolts side cover. See page 44. 2. Remove the fuse box. See page 123. Make sure the rear brake fluid reservoir cap is secure to prevent fluid loss. 3.
Maintenance Rear Suspension Rear Shock Preload (Ride Height) Adjustment 7. The upper spanner nut on the shock is the lock nut. The lower spanner nut is the adjuster nut. Loosen the lock nut by turning it counterclockwise (as viewed from the top of shock) with the spanner wrench.
Maintenance Rear Suspension Swing Arm and Rear Axle Inspection 1. Sit in the operator's seat and slowly bounce the rear suspension a few times. Make sure the suspension moves freely without binding. 2. Elevate the rear of the motorcycle until the rear wheel is off of the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame.
Maintenance Front Suspension Front Fork Inspection 1. Place the motorcycle on the sidestand and inspect the front Inner Tube forks. Make sure there is no fork oil present on the outer fork Outer Tube Fork Seal tubes, around the fork seals or around the inner tubes. 2.
Maintenance Front Suspension Steering and Front Axle Inspection 1. Elevate the front of the motorcycle until the front wheel is off the ground. Use an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame. CAUTION! Make sure the motorcycle is stable when elevated.
Maintenance Fuel System Fuel Hose Inspection Inspect the fuel hoses for cracks or damage. Inspect hose connections at the fuel pump and at the fuel rail for damp- ness or stains that would indicate a fuel leak. Crankcase Ventilation Hose Inspection Remove the operator’s seat and fuel tank.
Maintenance Fuel System CAUTION! Always observe all fuel safety procedures when inspecting or servicing the fuel system. See page 22. Fuel Filters Fuel filter condition affects engine performance and fuel economy. The fuel filters are attached to the electric fuel pump located inside the fuel tank.
Maintenance Fuel System Fuel Tank Removal/Installation 4. With the engine and exhaust cool, wrap a clean shop towel Fuel Line Release Fitting Buttons around the fuel line fitting at the fuel rail. Disconnect it from the fuel rail by squeezing both release buttons simultaneously.
Maintenance Throttle System Service the throttle system if throttle operation is not smooth, if throttle grip does not return properly, or if cable ends are frayed. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer. Throttle Freeplay Adjustment Throttle freeplay is the amount of throttle control grip movement from the rest position to the point of cable resistance.
Maintenance Throttle System Throttle Freeplay Adjustment 4. To adjust the closing cable (rear cable), move the throttle grip back and forth continuously while turning the adjuster slowly outward just until freeplay is removed. Then turn the adjuster inward one full turn. 5.
Maintenance Clutch (Mechanical) Mechanical Clutch Lever Freeplay 1. Remove the right side cover. Clutch 2. Hold the clutch cable and loosen the adjuster lock nut. Cable 3. While holding the cable, turn the cable adjuster inward or outward until clutch lever freeplay is 0.5-1.5 mm. Lock Nut 4.
Maintenance Clutch (Mechanical) Mechanical Clutch Lever Lubrication Pivot Screw 1. Remove the right side cover. Loosen the clutch cable adjuster lock nut. 2. Turn the cable adjuster all the way inward to provide maximum lever freeplay. 3. Remove the clutch lever pivot nut and screw. Disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch lever.
Maintenance Clutch (Mechanical) Mechanical Clutch Cable Lubrication Lubricate the cable ends at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72. NOTICE: External casings are factory-lubricated. Additional lubrication could be detrimental to cable performance. Verify proper routing and smooth movement. Inspect for damage to the external casing, and inspect exposed cable wire for fraying, kinks or corrosion.
Maintenance Clutch (Hydraulic) Hydraulic Clutch Fluid Check the hydraulic clutch fluid level. See page 56. The fluid level should be Minimum at or above the top of the sight glass. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or Level contaminated fluid. Use DOT4 brake fluid in the hydraulic clutch reservoir.
Maintenance Clutch (Hydraulic) Hydraulic Clutch Lever Lubrication 1. Remove the clutch lever pivot nut and screw. 2. Remove any old grease and dirt from the lever and housing. 3. Lubricate the clutch lever and pivot screw with VICTORY Moly Assembly Grease or VICTORY All Purpose grease. 4.
Maintenance Brake Systems Front Brake Fluid Check the front brake fluid level. See page 51. The fluid level should be at or above the top of the sight glass. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid. Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container. Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed.
Maintenance Brake Systems Rear Brake Fluid Check the rear brake fluid level. See page 53. The fluid level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on the reservoir. Add fluid as needed. Replace cloudy or contaminated fluid. Use DOT4 brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. Use fluid only from a sealed, clean container. Do not operate the brake while the reservoir cover is removed.
Maintenance Brake Systems Brake Lever Lubrication Lubricate at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72. 1. Remove the right side mirror. 2. Remove the brake lever pivot nut (10 mm wrench or socket) and pin (4 mm hexagonal wrench). Tip: Note the direction the plunger is installed (if removing).
Maintenance Brake Systems Brake Lines Inspect all brake hoses and connections for dampness or stains from leaking or dried fluid. Tighten any leaking connections and replace com- ponents as necessary. Torque fasteners to specification. See the VIC- TORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer. Brake Pads Inspect front and rear brake pad thickness.
Maintenance Gear Shift Pedal Do not remove and reposition the shift arm on the shift shaft to adjust gear shift pedal height. A 90_+/-5_ angle between the shift arm and the linkage rod is necessary to ensure correct shift linkage operation. 1.
Recommended Pressure Location Size Brand Type Loads Loads up to maximum up to 200 lbs (91 kg) load capacity VEGAS / VEGAS 8-BALL Front 90/90 2154H Dunlop Elite 3 36 psi (248 kPa) 38 psi (262 kPa) Rear 180/55 B18 74H...
Maintenance Tires Tire Condition Inspect the tire sidewalls, road contact surface, and tread base for cuts, punctures, and cracking. Replace damaged tires immediately. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer. Tire Tread Depth Raised areas at the base of the tread, known as wear bars; act as easily visible tread depth indicators.
Maintenance Spark Plugs Spark Plug Recommendations Replace spark plugs at the intervals recommended in the periodic maintenance table beginning on page 72. Always replace spark plugs in pairs. Spark Plug Specifications Spark Plug Type NGK DCPR6E Spark Plug Gap .031-.035 inch (0.8-0.9 mm) Spark Plug Torque 10.8-14.5 ft-lbs (14.6-19.7 Nm) Spark Plug Inspection...
Maintenance Spark Plugs Spark Plug Inspection Electrode Bridge Tip: Both spark plugs should have the same light or medium tan color deposits on the insulator around the electrode tip. The spark plug electrode tip and bridge Electrode Tip should have sharp, square edges. Insulator 5.
Maintenance Engine Compression Check engine compression periodically to document engine wear and condition. For engine compression check pro- cedures and special tools required, see the VICTORY Service Manual or contact an authorized VICTORY dealer. Exhaust System Check the exhaust system for stains from leaking exhaust gasses. Replace damaged or leaking exhaust gaskets. See the VICTORY Service Manual or your authorized VICTORY dealer.
Maintenance Seat Removal WARNING! A loose seat could cause a sudden shift in riding position, causing loss of control. Always make sure the seats are securely fastened before riding the motorcycle. 1. Remove the side covers. 2. Remove the fuse box from the bracket. 3.
Maintenance Battery The motorcycle battery is a sealed, maintenance-free battery. Do not remove the battery cap strip for any reason. Keep the battery connections clean and tight at all times. WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns can result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Antidote: External: Flush with water.
Maintenance Battery Battery Removal 1. Remove the seat and left side cover. 2. Remove battery cover retaining nuts, and remove the cover. WARNING! Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first.
Maintenance Battery Battery Charging 1. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the posts and cable connectors with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Apply a thin film of dielectric grease to the posts and cable connectors.
Maintenance Battery Battery Installation 1. Before installing the battery, make sure it's fully charged and clean. 2. Slide the battery into position in the battery tray with the positive (+) terminal to the rear of the motorcycle. NOTICE: Connecting the battery cables to the wrong terminals can severely damage the electrical system. 3.
Maintenance Headlight Aim Inspection Bullet Headlights: The top edge of the high beam must be 3 inches (7.6 Bullet Headlight High Beam cm) below the height of the headlight housing parting line and centered 25 ft. (7.6 m) straight ahead at 25 feet (7.6 m). Round Headlights: The top edge of the low beam must be at the same 3 in.
Maintenance Headlight Aim Adjustment 1. To adjust the headlamp vertically, hold the headlamp firmly while loos- ening the adjustment bolt. Adjust the headlamp and hold it firmly in position while tightening the bolt. Torque: 35 ft-lbs (47.5 Nm) 2. To adjust the headlamp horizontally, loosen the horizontal adjustment Vertical nut.
Maintenance Headlight Lamp Replacement High Intensity Discharge Lamps High intensity discharge lamps should be handled only by a trained technician wearing the appropriate protective gear. See the VICTORY Service Manual or an authorized VICTORY dealer. Halogen Lamps (8-Ball Models) Tip: Avoid touching a halogen lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that will shorten the life of the lamp.
Maintenance Fuse Replacement 1. Remove the right side cover. 2. Lift the release tab and slide the fuse box rearward to remove it from the bracket. Release the tabs on each side of the fuse box cover and remove the cover. 3.
Maintenance Sidestand Lubrication 1. Secure the motorcycle in a fully upright position using an appropriate motorcycle lift or a block of wood or steel placed securely under the frame. Move the sidestand upward to its stored position. CAUTION! Wear face protection. The sidestand return spring is under tension and can injure your eyes and face when released. 2.
Cleaning Pure VICTORY Products This section provides tips on the very best way to clean, polish and preserve every surface of your beautiful new VIC- TORY Motorcycle. We recommend the use of our new Pure VICTORY cleaning and polishing products and accesso- ries, which have been specially designed to offer the best care possible for your VICTORY motorcycle.
Cleaning Washing the Motorcycle Before Washing 1. Make sure exhaust pipes are cool. Cover each pipe opening with a plastic bag secured with a strong rubber band. 2. Check that the spark plugs, spark plug wire caps, oil fill cap and fuel caps are properly seated. 3.
Cleaning Washing the Motorcycle There are two totally different styles of motorcycle washing and there is a Pure VICTORY Polish product for each style. Standard “Bucket Wash” This is the conventional way to wash your motorcycle. We recommend the use of Pure VICTORY Bike Wash Con- centrate, a concentrated gentle product formulated to clean without diminishing the life of any durable polish.
Cleaning Washing the Motorcycle Spray-Rinse-and-Ride Wash This is the new way to clean your VICTORY quickly and easily, then resume riding. Pure VICTORY Spray Rinse and Ride bike wash is safe and will not harm any surface that water won’t harm. If you clean your bike frequently, you may mix this product 50/50 with water.
Cleaning Quick Clean-Ups For quick clean-ups between washings, or when water is not available, use Pure VICTORY Spray & Wipe Instant Detailer, a complete spray-and-wipe product designed to clean and polish all surfaces. It works quickly and easily and is silicone-free so it leaves no oily nor white residue. It provides protection from UV rays, acid rain, and dirt. It will remove bugs, road tar, and road grime from your windshield, paint and chrome.
Cleaning Polishing the Motorcycle Polished Aluminum Care When a VICTORY is new, the polished aluminum wheels, hand levers and shifter shine like chrome. Ultraviolet (UV) rays and oxidation will cause polished aluminum to grow dull, however, if it’s not properly polished and pro- tected.
Cleaning Polishing the Motorcycle There are now two totally different styles of polishing or protecting your paint and chrome. Standard Method of Polishing Paint and Chrome Pure VICTORY Windshield, Paint and Chrome Polish is a unique formula designed to produce a glass-like shine on painted or clear-coated finishes and chrome surfaces.
Cleaning Polishing the Motorcycle Standard Method of Polishing Paint and Chrome 1. Shake the container well before using. 2. Apply with Pure VICTORY 100% Microfiber Wax Applicator in a circular motion or straight line to a clean surface. It can be applied in direct sunlight. 3.
Cleaning Polishing the Motorcycle Premium Polishing for Long-Lasting Protection This newer style of polishing paint and chrome utilizes the latest in high-quality polymer technology that provides the longest-lasting protection available in the polish industry today. Pure VICTORY Liquid Spray Wax for Windshields, Paint &...
Cleaning Leather, Rubber and Vinyl Care WARNING Never use a non-recommended protectant on seats, footrests, hand grips or tires. Slippery seats, footrests or hand grips can cause loss of control. Slippery tires can cause loss of traction and loss of control. Both situations could result in serious injury or death.
Storage If you will not operate the motorcycle for several months, such as during the winter, store the motorcycle to prevent damage to the fuel system and the battery and to protect components from corrosion or deterioration. During storage you might use products that are potentially hazardous; such as fuel stabilizer. When using any of these products, fol- low the instructions and warnings on the product packaging.
Storage Clean and Protect the Motorcycle To prepare the motorcycle for storage, begin by cleaning it as outlined beginning on. Wax painted surfaces and polish chromed and other metal surfaces. Apply protectant to exposed rubber, vinyl, and plastic parts. Do not apply rubber protectant to the tire tread surfaces. Fuel Stabilizer Using a mixture of fuel and the recommended amount of VICTORY Premium Carbon Clean Plus or other gasoline stabilizer, fill the fuel tank to a level just below the bottom of the fuel filler insert.
Storage Tire Inflation Verify that tire pressure is at specification. See page 110. Check and adjust tire pressure as needed during the storage period. Battery Care 1. Remove the battery. See page 117. 2. Clean oxidation from battery posts and cable connectors with a wire brush. Wash the posts and cable connectors with a solution of one part baking soda to 16 parts water.
Storage Motorcycle Covers Park the motorcycle in its storage location. Cover it with a genuine VICTORY motorcycle cover, or a cover made from a durable, breathable material designed for storage. Covering the motorcycle helps protect it from dust and other airborne materials. The cover must be of a breathable material to prevent moisture from building up on the motorcycle which can cause oxidation of metal sur- faces.
Storage Removal From Storage 1. Remove the cover and unlock the front forks (if locked). 2. Verify that tire pressure is at specification. 3. Install the battery and perform an electrical inspection. 4. Change the oil and filter before starting the engine. See page 75, beginning with step 3. 5.
Warranties Motorcycle Noise Regulation Tampering with noise control systems is prohibited. Federal law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof: • The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or •...
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty VICTORY MOTORCYCLES, Polaris Sales Inc. - Emission Control System Warranty Statement Your Warranty Rights and Obligations The California Air Resources Board and VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc. (hereinafter VICTORY) are pleased to explain the emission control system warranty on your 2010 or later VICTORY motorcycle.
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty Owner's Warranty Responsibilities As the motorcycle owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. VICTORY rec- ommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your motorcycle, but VICTORY cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty I. Coverage Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized VICTORY motorcycle dealer located within the United States of America in compliance with the Clean Air Act and applicable regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty II. Limitations This Emission Control System warranty shall not cover any of the following: A. Repair or replacement required as a result of: (1) accident (2) misuse (3) repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed (4) use of replacement parts or accessories not conforming to VICTORY specifications which adversely affect performance and/or (5) use in competitive racing or related events.
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty III. Limited Liability A. The liability of VICTORY under this Emission Control System Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of defects in material or workmanship by an authorized VICTORY motorcycle dealer at its place of business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the motorcycle or transportation of the motorcycle to or from the VICTORY dealer.
Warranties Emissions Control System Warranty IV. Legal Rights THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. V. This Warranty Is In Addition To The VICTORY Limited Motorcycle Warranty VI.
Warranties VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy Limited Warranty VICTORY Motorcycle Division, Polaris Sales Inc., P.O. Box 47700, Hamel, Minnesota 55340-9960, gives a ONE YEAR LIMITED WAR- RANTY on all components of the VICTORY Motorcycle against defects in material or workmanship. This warranty covers the parts and labor charges for repair or replacement of defective parts which are covered by this warranty.
Warranties VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy Warranty Coverage And Exclusions: Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies The warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any VICTORY Motorcycle that has been altered structur- ally, modified, neglected, improperly maintained, used for racing, or used for purposes other than for which it was manufactured, or for any damages which occur during trailer transit or as a result of unauthorized service or the use of unauthorized parts.
Warranties VICTORY Motorcycle Warranty Policy Warranty Coverage And Exclusions: Limitations Of Warranties And Remedies ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE ABOVE ONE YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD. VIC- TORY MOTORCYCLES DIVISION OF POLARIS SALES INC.
32.8° / 5.43 in. (13.8 cm) Weight Dry Weight 645 lbs. (293 kg) VEGAS 666 lbs. (303 kg) KINGPIN 638 lbs. (290 kg) VEGAS 8-BALL 660 lbs. (314 kg) KINGPIN 8-BALL Wet Weight 674 lbs. (306 kg) VEGAS 696 lbs. (316 kg) KINGPIN 667 lbs.
Specifications Model Year 2010 VEGAS KINGPIN Engine Engine Type Freedom® 100/6 V-Twin Freedom® 100/6 V-Twin Freedom® 100/5 V-Twin (8-BALL) Freedom® 100/5 V-Twin (8-BALL) Configuration 4 Stroke 50° Traverse V-Twin 4 Stroke 50° Traverse V-Twin Displacement 100 cu. in. (1639 cc) 100 cu.
Specifications Model Year 2010 VEGAS KINGPIN Drive System Final Drive Type Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt Transmission Type 6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh 6 Speed Overdrive / Constant Mesh 5 Speed Constant Mesh (8-BALL) 5 Speed Constant Mesh (8-BALL)
Specifications Model Year 2010 VEGAS KINGPIN Wheels and Tires Front Wheel Type / Size Cast 18 x 3.5 or Billet 21 x 2.15 Cast 18 x 3.5 or Billet 18 x 3.0 Rear Wheel Type / Size Cast 18 x 5.5 or Billet 18 x 5.0 Cast 18 x 5.5 or Billet 18 x 5.0...
Specifications Fuel Specifications For best performance, use only unleaded gasoline with a 91 pump octane minimum (R+M/2 Method). DO NOT USE E85 GASOLINE OR GASOLINE CONTAINING METHANOL. Using E85 gasoline or gasoline/methanol blends can result in poor starting and driveability, and may damage critical fuel system components.
Identification Numbers Record important identification numbers below. Refer to pages 30-31 for locations. Vehicle Identification Number: _________________________________________________________ (Located on right side of steering head) Engine Identification Number: __________________________________________________________ (Located on crankcase to right of oil filter) Ignition Key Number: _________________________________________________________________ (Stamped on shaft of key) Model Number: ______________________________________________________________________ (Located on left side of steering head)
Maintenance Record SERVICE PERFORMED COMMENTS MILES DATE PERFORMED (KM)
Maintenance Record SERVICE PERFORMED COMMENTS MILES DATE PERFORMED (KM)
Maintenance Record SERVICE PERFORMED COMMENTS MILES DATE PERFORMED (KM)
Index About the Owner's Manual ... . . 6 Brake Fluid Level, Rear Brake..53 Carrying Cargo ....18-19 Accelerating .
Index Electrical Components....46 Fluid Level, Front Brake ... . . 51 Gasoline Safety..... 22 Electrical Inspection .
Index Indicator Lights Maintenance Record... . 156-158 Painted Finish, Polishing ..131-132 Check Engine ....36 Maintenance Requirements .
Index Rear Axle Inspection ....92 Seat Removal ....115 Specifications.
Index Suspension Inspection, Rear ..57, 89 Tachometer......34 Vehicle Identification Number ..30, 155 Suspension Maintenance, Front .