Loud Shift - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
OutFishin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Default Loud Shift

I just bought a 2011 Cross Country a few weeks ago. I've noticed that the clunk when I shift is very loud compared to other bikes I've had in the past. Is this normal with the Cross Country or should I have it looked at? I really hate being without my bike so I would like to know before I bring it in to the dealer and have them look at it for a day only to tell me its normal.

Thanks in Advance
OutFishin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 11:45 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 11
Default

The loud clunk is normal. It is much louder that any bike I have heard, but it is normal. I've had my XC for about 2 months now. At first I was concerned, but now I kind of like the feel and sound of the "clunk" because it sounds very solid. Just accept it and enjoy the ride.

Dave

2011 Black XC
Tualatin, Or
dbrock950 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
OutFishin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbrock950 View Post
The loud clunk is normal. It is much louder that any bike I have heard, but it is normal. I've had my XC for about 2 months now. At first I was concerned, but now I kind of like the feel and sound of the "clunk" because it sounds very solid. Just accept it and enjoy the ride.
Thanks for the reply. That's kind of what I figured but I just wanted someone to confirm.
OutFishin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 12:34 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
BBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW AZ
Posts: 12,768
Garage
Default

You might need to adjust the clutch a bit. I find it best to feel the wire cable where it goes into the arm at the primary for tension. You want it just barely without tension.

Adjusting it the way the book says by checking the clutch lever at the handlebars doesn't work as well in my opinion.

These transmissions do clunk though. Especially when shifting into first.
BBob is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 01:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 221
Default

It's loud between 1st to 2nd also. And, even doesn't make it to 2nd some times, and goes into neutral. Then another loud cluck into 2nd. But, maybe that's cause I'm lazy with my up-shift. Never really tried a heel-shifter...

But, when I put the louder RPW exhaust I don't hear the cluck as much!

Henry
2013 XC Sunset Red
21" Ness Evil 7 Wheels
Tri-Oval Exhaust + Llyodz Air Box + PC-V
Tubular Highway Bars + bag rails
Digital Guard Dawg Keyless Ignition
Flash2Pass
Henry is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 02:41 PM
The Diamond
 
diamondrmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N. California via Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,001
Garage
Default

Outfishin give the the search feature a try as this question has been hashed around a lot. The search feature will answer most questions you have.
diamondrmp is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
OutFishin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diamondrmp View Post
Outfishin give the the search feature a try as this question has been hashed around a lot. The search feature will answer most questions you have.
Will do. Sorry. I'm new to the forum and kind of learning my way around.

2011 Pearl White/Vogue Silver Cross Country
OutFishin is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 06:02 PM
The Diamond
 
diamondrmp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: N. California via Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 4,001
Garage
Default

Check out the threads I have pinned at the top of the introductions and rules forum. They will come in handy.

Welcome aboard!
diamondrmp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome