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Victory XC. I just finished putting 30k miles on it. Got an issue I've never had at of any of my bikes. Running down the highway in six gear. go to pass a car. when you twist the throttle the display will show you going to 5th gear. RPM's jump up by a 1000 + then slowly go back down. Sometimes it will even show it going to 4th gear on the display. if I roll slowly on throttle it doesn't happen. Issue only happens in higher gears and only once bike is warmed up. When bike is cold it doesn't do it. Bike never physically comes out of gear. I'm lost on this one. Anybody have any ideas before I take it to shop? Is it a clutch issue or could the computer be doing it? I"m original owner and have always taken good care of it.
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sounds like a slipping clutch. i'm assuming vics have an adjustment at the pack, and it needs adjusting. just adjusting the cable probably won't help. if there is no adjustment on the pack the discs are probably shot.

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I had thought it was clutches also just have never had a bike wear out that fast.
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I had thought it was clutches also just have never had a bike wear out that fast.
Make sure the clutch cable is routed in its normal position, not hung behind something or obstructed in any way. If that's clear, move on to checking clutch free-play per owners manual.

If those check out fine, try holding the front brake engaged, and slowly release the clutch in 1st gear. See if you can get it to slip in 1st, when torque is the highest.

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that's the first thing I did. checked all the cables. free play everything is good. and it only happens in the higher gears lower gears are fine.
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that's the first thing I did. checked all the cables. free play everything is good. and it only happens in the higher gears lower gears are fine.
By the way, not to start an oil thread here, but what oil do you use? And how many miles did you log since last oil change?

Also, when you checked the free play in clutch cable, was it 1/8th of an inch? Did you check it when the bike was cold?

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that's the first thing I did. checked all the cables. free play everything is good. and it only happens in the higher gears lower gears are fine.
Your clutch is worn out. Just out of curiosity, what oil do you use?

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Your clutch is worn out. Just out of curiosity, what oil do you use?

When you do replace the plates/fibers, don't forget to consider a Barnett replacement, it's about one third the cost of the Victory clutch pack.
do the vics not have an adjustment on the pack? if it was a hd i would know exactly how to adjust it but, but im new to vic and there is virtually no info about them out there.

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See below (or owners manual) and always adjust when cold.
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no i'm not talking about cable adjustment. on the hd's there is a clutch pack adjustment totally indendendant of the cable. if it isn't right the cable adjustment doesn't matter. i would think the vics have some kind of adjustment on the clutch pack too, but don't know

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