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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bike stalls while riding/shifting gears....

I have a 2011 XC and when I down shift I have a habit of revving the engine slightly just prior to dropping the bike into the next lower gear and releasing the clutch. I've shifted this way on every bike I have ever owned and have never had a bike stall on me before. My cross country stalls almost every time. Has anyone else experienced this? What is wrong with my Victory?

I purchased this bike used and have owned it for two weeks now. I appreciate any help.
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I have a 2011 XC and when I down shift I have a habit of revving the engine slightly just prior to dropping the bike into the next lower gear and releasing the clutch. I've shifted this way on every bike I have ever owned and have never had a bike stall on me before. My cross country stalls almost every time. Has anyone else experienced this? What is wrong with my Victory?

I purchased this bike used and have owned it for two weeks now. I appreciate any help.
Once the bike's fully broken in, you will be able to blip the throttle a bit more, but do a slow blip compared to what you're used to. Do a fast one, and it will shut off. Breaking it in along with you getting used to the kind of blip you can do will take care of the issue.

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Once the bike's fully broken in, you will be able to blip the throttle a bit more, but do a slow blip compared to what you're used to. Do a fast one, and it will shut off. Breaking it in along with you getting used to the kind of blip you can do will take care of the issue.

The bike has 15k miles on it so I would expect it to be broken in at this point. I've also tried giving it small "blips" and it still cuts the engine off. This is my first Victory so I'm still trying to figure the bike out. There are some other anomalies which I find a little odd as as well.

I know I need a new battery would this cause it to stall?
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Stop doing that. The problem should go away. It is nothing but a "bad" habit and has no function for a Vic.

If you get the stall with the clutch, there is a switch in there somewhere that needs to be fixed. Only you can tell the difference.
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Mods?

Is the bike stock. Does it have customized exhaust. IF it has modified or aftermarket mufflers and air filter was the fuel system reflashed or stage 1 installed at least. If not the bike may be running to lean.
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if you try to blip the throttle on my 2011 xr it makes the engine cough. i just quit doing it.

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newoldrider,
I installed a Llodz IAV that helped that situation on my XR. I also raised the idle speed to 1,000 by adjusting the stop screw behind the right cheese wedge and near the front jug.
I'm curious as to what RPMs you use for shifting. Too many use revs that are too low. Try @ 3,000 if you are one of the many.

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Increasing the engine speed to match the bikes speed when downshifting isn't necessarily a bad thing. But you should keep the rev up until you engage the clutch.

Victories HATE to be blip'd.

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I can and do "blip" my throttle as a regular practice.I have to just to downshift. It would die sometimes when I first got it, but after I had it tuned correctly I haven't had that problem since. Sorry guys, but the engine dieing like that is not normal.

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Try cleaning the throttle body

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