Location of Safety and Vehicle Information Labels
Location A (under side cover, on top of fuse box cover)
Fuse Box Removal
(on base of fuse box)
Drive Belt (under guard)
Rear Shock Absorber (Access Through RH Side Cover)
Engine Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
Front Turn Signal
10. Oil Cooler
Rear Brake Pedal
s Foot Rest
13. Engine Oil Drain Plug (under engine)
14. Rear Brake Fluid Reservoir (under side cover)
15. Drive Sprocket (under cover)
16. Fuses (under side cover)
17. Passenger Foot Rest
18. Exhaust Muffler (2)
INSTRUMENTS, FEATURES AND CONTROLS
Your motorcycle is equipped with two removable side covers. Remove the left side cover to access the battery.
Remove the right side cover to access the fuses and the rear brake fluid reservoir.
To remove either side cover, pull the lower corners of the side cover out slightly until lower tab is disengaged.
evenly on upper left and right side to disengage the two top tabs. Remove cover from the motorcycle. Be sure
rubber grommets are in place before reversing the above procedure to install the side covers.
The sidestand is located on the left side of the motorcycle.
Correctly retract the sidestand before operating the motorcycle. An improperly retracted sidestand
could come into contact with the ground and cause loss of control.
To extend the sidestand, swing it out from the end until it is fully extended. Lean the motorcycle toward the
sidestand until the sidestand firmly supports the motorcycle.
To retract the sidestand, lean the motorcycle away from the sidestand until the motorcycle is fully upright. Swing
the sidestand back into its fully retracted position.
Adjust Rear Shock Absorber
Load the motorcycle with all the things you intend to carry (cargo and accessories). With the motorcycle in an
position, sit on the operator
s seat with your riding gear on, and if you plan on carrying a passenger,
have that person sit on the passenger seat with riding gear on.
Have your assistant bounce the rear suspension a few times by pushing down on the rear fender slowly and
releasing. Make sure the suspension moves freely without binding.
Without moving the motorcycle, have your assistant measure the distance from the center of the rear axle to the
bottom of the rear fender directly above the axle. This measurement must be taken from the same locations
recorded in step 2.
Subtract the second measurement (step 7) from the first measurement (recorded in step 2). The difference is
and should be 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch (19 to 32 mm).
To adjust the pre-load (change sag dimension):
A. Remove the right side cover.
B. Remove the fuse box from right panel by lifting upward on the tab at the forward end while pulling the fuse
C. Remove 3 bolts holding panel to chassis.
D. Press on plastic dart that holds the electrical harness to separate the harness from the panel.
E. Carefully pull back panel and electrical harness to access the spring adjuster nut.
Rear Suspension (Cont.)
Adjust Rear Shock Absorber (Cont.)
The uppermost spanner nut on the shock is the locknut (1).
spanner nut closest to the spring is the adjuster nut (2).
locknut by turning it counterclockwise (as viewed from the top of
Adjust shock absorber preload by rotating adjuster nut clockwise (as
viewed from the top of shock absorber) to DECREASE the sag
measurement, and counterclockwise to INCREASE the sag
Re-check sag dimension after adjustment.
Tighten lock nut securely against adjuster nut when adjustment is
Reinstall electrical harness to right panel and slide fusebox into
Securely tighten the 3 bolts that secure the panel to the chassis.
Re-install the right side cover.
Preload Adjustment Collar Locknut
Preload Adjustment Collar
Reduce Sag Measurement
Increase Sag Measurement
The battery contains sulfuric acid, which can cause severe burns. Do not allow sulfuric acid to
contact skin, eyes, or clothing.
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten eggs, or
vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention.
The motorcycle uses a permanently sealed, maintenance-free battery. Do not remove the battery cap strip for any
reason. Keep the battery connections clean and tight at all times.
If your Victory motorcycle will not be used for a period of 6 weeks or longer, a maintenance charger
should be connected to the battery. A fused maintenance charger connection is provided beneath the left side cover. The
connector is designed for use with the Victory Maintenance Charger available at your authorized Victory dealer.
Use only recommended amperage fuses to avoid damage the electrical system.
Remove the right side cover and release the fuse box from the bracket.
Release the tabs on each side of the fuse box cover, and remove the cover.
Remove the damaged fuse from the fuse box and seat the new fuse firmly
in its place.
Reinstall the fuse box cover with the double cutout toward the front of the
motorcycle. The fuse box decal should be readable from the right side of
Reinstall the fuse box to the bracket.
The fuse box assembly can be removed by lifting the lever tab at the front of the fuse box and sliding the
box forward to release from bracket.
(Refer to page 27)
Reinstall the side cover and the operator
Engine / ECM
Headlamp / Brake Lamp
Tail Lamp, Flashers, Indicator Lamp, Horn
Ignition / Gauges
Model Year 2003
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type/Size
21 x 2.125 in
Rear Wheel Type Size
18 x 4.5 in
Front Tire Type/Size
80/90 - 21
Rear Wheel Type/Size
170/60 - 18
38 Amp Max Output
12 Volts 18 Amp Hour
Lights and Fuses
Engine / ECM
Headlamp / Brake Lamp
Tail Lamp, Flashers, Indicator Lamps,
Ignition / Gauges
High: H8 / Low H11
2.3 Watt Wedge Base