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Brammo Empulse / Re: Think this sprocket is due for replacement.
« Last post by Shinysideup on June 24, 2017, 11:02:01 PM »
Great news JeffK! Thanks. I think I'll order 2 or 3, since they're a bit rare.

Amazing, the sprocket came to California from UK in just a couple of days. I noticed it does fit with a little more "slop", but I hope JeffK's experience holds true and it doesn't strip out over time.

I'd be up for having the OEM sprocket copied by CNC if it the price were reasonable. Maybe we could do a group buy? Anybody know a good provider of this service?
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Brammo Empulse / Re: To Fix or to Junk?
« Last post by Virtually Yours on June 23, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
So I'm sitting here thinking about what to do with my Empulse R and got to thinking about how hard parts are going to be hard to come by in the future. So as I'm surfing on the forum and skipping through some old posts, I thought if anyone's bike is beyond repair and looking to scrap the bike that we should have a thread for that... I need some body panels and wouldn't mind getting some other parts too.
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by frodus on June 23, 2017, 12:02:37 AM »
Push the dealer hard to resolve. Be a pain. You might be surprised what you can do.
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by siai47 on June 22, 2017, 10:34:17 PM »
You shouldn't need software if just the motor was changed.  The new motor encoder position needs to be fed into the motor controller.  Victory/Polaris or Brammo diagnostic software (which any dealer that sold these things should have) can be used to set the "encoder alignment".  The reason the motor doesn't run is the adjustment.  If it is far enough out of adjustment the motor may not run or run poorly.  The controller needs to know the exact position of the rotor in relation to the stator.  The encoder position when your replacement motor was assembled is a little bit different from your original motor.  If you did install a firmware update than the encoder alignment might need to be done.  Find someone that has the Polaris motor diagnostic software and connecting cables to get this done.  The service manual gives you a step by step walk through and it shouldn't be too hard to do even if the mechanic isn't trained on the Empulse.

I believe that if Polaris doesn't start addressing these service issues soon there will be a class action lawsuit that will probably start a buyback of all of the Victory Empluse bikes.  There are too few of them out there to warrant them stepping up to the plate to honor their obligations under the warranty program and/or to provide parts and service for the period of time required.  With many of the Victory only dealers gone and the multi vehicle Polaris dealers not giving a crap about Victory owners its only a matter of time.  Brammo owners are most likely in deeper s**t than Polaris owners as all of Victory's are still in the two year warranty window which would allow a buy back of any vehicle that cannot be serviced in a specific period of time.  Few of the Brammos are still under the initial warranty period.   
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Victory Empulse / Re: Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by Ultratoad on June 22, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »
Purchased (new) in February with 161 demo miles on it
At 1200 miles developed what seemed to be a coolant leak from the motor
Still ran well but at 1500 I decided to take it for "service" after draining a small amount on the garage floor each day I thought maybe the coolant level was getting low.
 This was over 2 weeks ago. The fix was to replace the motor.
Now it will no longer run. Being told it needs software and coding.
  I think the dealer will make good somehow and in the mean time have a loaner bike (gas).
Any suggestions?
Thanks

Mine is 169....  At least it sounds like you have a "real" dealer willing to help....  Who might that be ????  We all need to know who the good ones are !!!!
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Victory Empulse / Mine is Dead now too
« Last post by PaulHMartinez on June 22, 2017, 11:06:49 AM »
Purchased (new) in February with 161 demo miles on it
At 1200 miles developed what seemed to be a coolant leak from the motor
Still ran well but at 1500 I decided to take it for "service" after draining a small amount on the garage floor each day I thought maybe the coolant level was getting low.
 This was over 2 weeks ago. The fix was to replace the motor.
Now it will no longer run. Being told it needs software and coding.
  I think the dealer will make good somehow and in the mean time have a loaner bike (gas).
Any suggestions?
Thanks
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Think this sprocket is due for replacement.
« Last post by Shinysideup on June 21, 2017, 05:19:16 PM »
Great news JeffK! Thanks. I think I'll order 2 or 3, since they're a bit rare.
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Think this sprocket is due for replacement.
« Last post by JeffK on June 21, 2017, 05:03:31 PM »
I installed the JTF 1439, perfect fit,
On the bike for 5K now, no problems
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Brammo Empulse / Re: Think this sprocket is due for replacement.
« Last post by Shinysideup on June 21, 2017, 04:02:47 PM »
Sprocket Center in U.S. lists the JTF 1439, but they do not have it, nor do their suppliers. Before I order if from Europe (ebay UK lists it), I want to see what others think about the I.D.

The original is 19 mm I.D. & 22 mm across the base of the splines.

If the JTF 1439 is 22 mm but 19.5 mm I.D., then would not the splines be 0.5 mm more shallow and therefore possibly more likely to strip under full torque?


Why in the hell did Brammo specify such an oddball size, from a Suzuki of 1989?? :'(
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Victory Empulse / Re: Bike at dealer since 2/16!!!
« Last post by frodus on June 20, 2017, 11:11:14 AM »
This is absolutely f*cking ridiculous that we cannot get support from Polaris or Victory for our bikes.

Brammo is largely unreachable, Polaris doesn't care. I took mine several years ago to a Polaris dealer and they couldn't/wouldn't fix the bike.

I wish I could get someone's phone number so I could train and become a service center in Portland.
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