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  • Plugs and oil

    Posted by Brian on August 6, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Just picked up my first Victory 2012 Hammer. Asking whats the best plugs and oil for it and can i get them at my local parts store?

    Rylan replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Rylan

    August 6, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Victory oil can be purchased direct at or a third party online re-seller.

    Otherwise the rule is never full synth, and MA rated. Every OEM has this in their inventory. Like Yamalube, Honda oil, etc. Or several aftermarket manufacturers too.

    • Rylan

      August 6, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      I recommend the OEM spark plug. You can order these at your local NAPA. The type is listed on the VIN tag, or you can download a service manual in the “Resources” section.

      • Brian

        August 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

        Can i ask why never full synthetic?

        • Rylan

          August 7, 2022 at 3:00 am

          Because it drastically increases the likelihood of clutch slippage.

  • Robert

    August 20, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Even if the Synthetic is JASO Rated?

  • Rylan

    August 23, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    You are welcome to use any oil you like. Makes no difference to me.

    Personally, I would never use full synthetic of any type or brand in my wet clutch Victory, no matter what was printed on the bottle.

  • Rick

    September 7, 2022 at 3:08 am

    Hey Rylan,

    I put an accel super coil, 10mm plug wires, and put ngk iridium plugs into my 11 Vegas 8ball. I see you prefer the OEM plugs but what do you think of the combo I have goin on. No issues so far. Have you seen bad things happen with these parts? Thx brother… Great job with the website… I will be upgrading to a pro membership very soon.

    • Rylan

      September 9, 2022 at 9:01 am

      The Victorys have a great ignition system, so I never deviate from it. Aftermarket coils and wires are just for looks.

      I don’t use iridium in air cooled engines as they can seem to foul more easily and I often have trouble getting tach signals on my dyno on bikes with aftermarket spark plugs/wires.