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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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2006 vegas with 30k miles, changed to T6 and now I have about 250 miles on the oil and the bike does not wanna go into 2nd and any other gears, I have to double clutch it and crack the throttle 2-3 times for it to switch gears. Doesn't grind nor slip but it's like pulling teeth to get it to even shift, fade N and when up shifting seems I'm stuck in the same gear until it finally shifts, clutch was adjusted properly , so do I switch back to the victory oil? Purchased the bike used so as far as what oil was used before I believe it was victory thanks for any advice
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Your post is a little confusing. So did the shifting improve when you switched back to Victory brand oil? I would check the clutch adjustment one more time and maybe change the oil again. If that don't fix it then you have a clutch problem, not an oil problem.

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I didnt switch back to the victory oil yet, I was thinking about switching back and seeing if that helped any or seeing if the problem continued
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Where is that thread of that "star washer replacement" maybe that is a angle of approach ?

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I replaced the shifter arm that goes on the shaft out of the primary that connects the linkage, I had a broke bolt, it is possible its not lifting all the way up, I ordered victory oil change kit to, ill try both, it could be the shifter ratchet I keep hearing and reading stories about them going to, I can get all them parts for about $110 but I'd rather not spend it if I dont have to
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Make sure that the clutch cable has plenty of free play. Check the service manual for your bike and it must be cold so let it set over night before adjusting it. Cannot be adjusted when it is hot. Sorry but I always wanted to be the first to say that. It is the standard first advice when anyone has clutch or shifting problems.
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I made the mistake of adjusting it yesterday when hot, whoops
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I don't see how in hell that the oil would cause hard shifting. Oil is a lubricant and has nothing to with gears meshing. Find one victory gurue that will say its the oil BS,
If you have proper clutch adjustment and still can't shift then you'll have to pull the primary. 19zippy88 where do you live
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Make sure that the clutch cable has plenty of free play. Check the service manual for your bike and it must be cold so let it set over night before adjusting it. Cannot be adjusted when it is hot. Sorry but I always wanted to be the first to say that. It is the standard first advice when anyone has clutch or shifting problems.
Why can't you adjust it hot?
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looked at the cable from both ends zero wear or issues, I greased everything up adjusted clutch cold as well as grease the linkage just now, bike seems to shift slightly better but I am still having a miss gear issue, clutch pulled in coming to a rolling stop it slightly wants to keep chugging and going. Once stopped and the throttle is cracked it does not wanna creep
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