Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Forest Hill, Tarrant County, Texas
Shifter Ratchet, star, and detent replacement
I have a question about replacing the shift star and detent roller on my bike if needed. Does the clutch basket have to be taken off to install them? I have done some research and can't find a definite answer to this question. I want to avoid having to replace the clutch basket stake nut if possible. I can put on new clutch plates without it. I am also considering replacing the Shifter Ratchet on my 2013 Victory Judge with 25K on it. I bought it about 8 months ago from a used motorcycle dealer off Ebay. I have no idea about what kind of oil was used in it prior to my acquiring or how it was ridden, but overall all I think the previous own neglected it a bit based on what I have had to do to get it in top shape. Plus when I received it the oil was pretty old and had one quart too much in it. The air filter was filthy. There were some other issues. Which indicates to me neglect. It has not shifted well since I acquired it. I have adjusted the clutch, have a new clutch cable, and lubed the shifting linkage etc and it helped some but still does not shift well. So I am thinking about changing out the Shifter Ratchet, and associated parts if needed and also maybe replacing the clutch disks with a Barnett parts. I will also place an copper oil washer on the shift shaft too when I have the cover off. I want to take care of several things while I have the cover off. If I have to take the stake nut off the clutch basket, then I will have to order a new nut and washer. I would prefer not doing this if not necessary. It looks to me from viewing photos that it would be possible without taking this step.