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post #1 of 114 (permalink) Old 12-18-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Default WTF is with the trannies?

First I'm going to rant then I'm going to ask for input:

Why in the hell does a $23K motorcycle have a crap transmission? I read somewhere that the Cross bikes have the downshifting from
3rd to 2nd and from 2nd to 1st synch issue that can be worked around by blipping the throttle. But then that can create it's onw set of issues (cured on my bike by the addition of the timing gear). I understand the non Cross bike trannies do not suffer from this. Why does Victory have different internals on the same 6 speed gearbox? Is there any resolution to this unacceptable condition?
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Do you have a transmission problem or are you just stirring ****? I have been riding my bike for 7 months, 8500 smiles, and have had no transmission problems at all. The engine and tranny on my bike are rock solid.

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Do you have a transmission problem or are you just stirring ****? I have been riding my bike for 7 months, 8500 smiles, and have had no transmission problems at all. The engine and tranny on my bike are rock solid.
Oh I have a downshifting problem and it's growing more annoying.
10K miles on it and it hasn't gotten any better.
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Let's calm down and start at the beginning. you did not state how many miles are on your bike. It takes a long time for these to break in, maybe 3,000+ miles. I find that preloading the shifter works wonders for smoothing and quieting shifts. Try it, you'll like it.
You really want to be going less that 10 mph when downshifting into first. Dunno what bike(s) you came from, but you gotta ride it like a Victory, not some other brand or type of bike.

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I've had mine for 8000 miles and it shifts like it did on day one. Perhaps yours has some issue?



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Let's calm down and start at the beginning. you did not state how many miles are on your bike. It takes a long time for these to break in, maybe 3,000+ miles. I find that preloading the shifter works wonders for smoothing and quieting shifts. Try it, you'll like it.
You really want to be going less that 10 mph when downshifting into first. Dunno what bike(s) you came from, but you gotta ride it like a Victory, not some other brand or type of bike.
10K miles and six other brands of bike aside from Victory. I've ridden all bikes the same way and never had to "adjust" anything because of a given bike being a specific brand.
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Would you prefer the "diesel truck" transmission with all of that torque, or the Prius trans?

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Would you prefer the "diesel truck" transmission with all of that torque, or the Prius trans?
I don't mind the noise or clunkieness of putting it into gear or the lower end upshifts but the out of synch gears on downshift is crap. Clearly something is wrong and I know I'm not the only owner to mention this. I just want to know if there's a fix.
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Sorry dude I have about 7500 miles on my 2012, and the only problem I have ever had is if I am getting on it hard I need to be conscientious about my gear changes or I may miss 2nd on the upshift

Good luck with it... you may have a problem..

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WTF is with the trannies?















Nope not saying a word.







My 2004 shifts smooth as butter no complaints and from what I've read they improved them.

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