Ok, I'm a new Victory Jackpot owner as of early July and am wondering if anyone else has had a transmission failure like mine. Bought a new '08 model, Owned the bike for a month and a half and was just getting back from a trip. I was on the interstate in overdrive and started exiting off. I grabbed the clutch (fully disengaged), coasted for 30-40ft then decided to shift down. Stepped on the gear shift and all of a sudden my trans started grinding horrifically. Started making all kinds of racket, never let the clutch go, so got on the brakes hard and moved over to the shoulder. Got to about 30mph when my trans completely locked causing my rear tire to lock. This caused me to stop a lot quicker then expected but was able to keep the bike up.
So anyways, now my bike's been in the shop for a month and was just told half my trans parts are on back-order (under warrenty)!!!! So now it's looking like I won't get my bike back before riding season is about over. Just really pisses me off. Another crappy thing is since I didn't buy my bike from the local dealer they won't let me take out a loaner to get some riding in!
Anyone else had trans problems or any other type of problems from victory?? Or am I just one of the lucky ones??
You seem to be a lucky one. Although I've always thought that my hammer shifts hard once it's fully warmed up. Never locked up or growned teeth, but I feel it clunks into gears when the tranny is hot. Might just be the way these bikes shift?
I have an 08 Jackpot with 11,000 miles. Last month I was riding the Blueridge Parkway and I heard a metal klank on two separate occasions. I instinctivelly looked down to my left to see if something may have fallen off. This past Saturday I was cruising and my bike had a horrific klanking noise when it lost the gear. I pulled in the clutch and coasted to the side of the road. I couldn't get it in neutral. I had it towed back to town. Today I heard from my mechanic where he suspects the transmission. $90/hour with an 8 hour tear down...sucks, huh?