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2012 CrossRoads...does the transmission ever get any less clunky ? quieter shifting ? Seems to shift OK...positive engage , finds neutral OK & all...just so damn noisy / clunky.
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I hear ya! This is my 1st Vic and I must say the clunky gear shifting is somewhat bothersome!
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I don't look at it as clunky, clunky to me means it is inconsistent with shifts, and has a "cheap" feel to it. The Victory transmission is no sportbike transmission, it's built to handle the torque of the V-twin. I like the firm clunk going into first gear. It shifts positively and, to me, works great. I have never missed a shift on my 04' KP. Can't say the same for the 06' Honda 600 F4i that I had previously.

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I think my VTX 1300 was louder from first to second than my xc. I put a heel shifter on and find I shift faster and it not as bad.

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2012 CrossRoads...does the transmission ever get any less clunky ? quieter shifting ? Seems to shift OK...positive engage , finds neutral OK & all...just so damn noisy / clunky.
Thank Heaven it makes that firm and confident noise to make up for the pathetic sound coming from the factory pipes! My 50cc mini-bike sounded better than the 106. I just drove an Indian and that motor sounds like it should. Why can't the Vic 106 sound like that instead of a weed eater?

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My CR transmission is noisy just like most of the new Vic's I have ridden. My 05 Kingpin is actually quite a bit quieter. The trans on these bikes should be better IMHO. The new Indian I rode was smooth as butter and quiet. I would love if Victory adopted those two attributes.

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It takes 3,000 miles or more to complete a break in, so be patient. Preload the shift lever for quieter and smoother shifts. Works great for me.

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I can't wait to get my new exhaust in. That way I don't have to hear the clunk of the transmission anymore!

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I can't wait to get my new exhaust in. That way I don't have to hear the clunk of the transmission anymore!
See my last post.

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