This is interesting. What Bill says is pretty much spot on. The thread bothers me because the symptoms he is experiencing are pretty consistent with the early tranny failures.
If the tranny was indeed replaced with an 03 which many (but not all) were then I'd find it pretty surprising that its failing because the 03 unit is pretty much rock solid.
In the early days, the 99's were corrected using an 01 transmission which (with the exception of a batch of non heat-treated gears) were also pretty darn solid. I'm not certain if the 01 kit had the sensor location Bill mentions.
Also, you might have a dealer run the VIN on that scoot to verify the fix was done. They can run your VIN and get a service history if the work that was done at Victory dealers. It bothers the hell out of me that you are having these symptoms with either an 01 or 03 repair kit. You shouldn't be.
How many miles on the scooter? FWIW, my 99 failed right at 22,500 miles and it was a $2478 fix although that did include a rear shock rebuild and a cam.
EDIT: If the motorcycle does not have the sensor at the pulley AND has a trapezoidel-toothed belt (as opposed to rounded teeth) thed I'd "guess" its highly unlikely the tranny has been replaced.
And if thats the case your dealer gots some splainin to do.
Last edited by jbasile; 04-17-2012 at 05:57 PM.