Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
Pardon the editorializing HC but you know how I get.
Anyway, this is a case of a motorcycle that, through many miles of use near, at or beyond the manufacturer limits appears to be revealing wear characteristics that otherwise would not be known. First I heard of it out of the little I know about Vic gearboxes so I'm thinking it's not a common issue or cause for concern. Maybe a fluke but it may be a harbinger of things to come for many Vics of a certain mileage or a certain number of shifts.
While some shake their righteous fingers when throttle jocks do what they do, it's the pushers that find out what happens to the machine at it's limits. That info helps everybody, even Ma Vic if she's willing to pay attention. If this is happening to HC at 80k maybe it's happening to Grandpa at 100 and Grandpa can use that info if he wants to.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry