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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-08-2015, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Default Another 2000 v92 tranny question.

Hello all,

I just bought myself a 2000 v92. Love the bike but now in reading all the posts on tranny issues everyone has had. I knew it was a problem but it seems like no one has had one of these bikes without having problems. Mine has 30,000 kms on it and the P.O. Said he had no issues with gears slipping at all. I have only rode it a bit due to weather but it seems fine. I really don't know what to do. Should I get rid of it now before I have problems?

Really love the bike and for $5000 (canadian $$$$) you can't touch another American bike in my area. I've looked at parts or fixes and nothing exsists. Even freedom motors seem almost unavailable if a guy ever did have issues. It's the biggest crock I have ever heard of, usually if a company has issues they at least sell the parts to fix em!

Another thing I can't get over is that no one has come up with an aftermarket fix!. There must be some money in that?

Appreciate your feedback.

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Nice Bike!

Pre-Freedom motors were only made in 2000 and 2001 (there may have been some VIN'd as 99's). Just not enough units to justify tooling and manufacturing costs of aftermarket "fix"... which would be a transmission.

The "cush drive" that polaris came out with was only for certain VIN 2001's with a "soft" third gear. Plus, it was a cheap, bad fix. If the tranny goes bad, and it will..... the only real option is to get a later model tranny or a motor from a salvage bike.

Do you sell now? Depends on how much you love the bike. Go ride a newer Vic, then decide.

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Can you use parts from a later model transmission and are they available from victory?

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If you like the bike-ride it & enjoy it. If you want to trade up- the sooner the better. If it does have issues down the road a freedom motor swap would be best.
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If you have a bad Tranny you have to tear the motor apart and split the case to fix it. The coast of that is outrageous. So the best thing is to go buy a motor out of another bike

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Could the OP contact a Vic dealer and provide the bike's VIN to see if the bike was ever serviced for the tranny problem?

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How hard is that to do yourself? If you do can you use parts from a 2001+ v92?

I checked the vin at the Victory dealer. No tranny work done on it.


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do you mean how hard is it to disassemble the motor.
or how hard is it to swap motors.

Motor would be easy. Disassemble and put back together would not be a good deal for a rookie and a shop like The Vic Shop would be your best bet but the coast would be around two thousand dollars and Rylan would tell you to look for another motor I'm sure. Not cause he can't do it hes buried in work so it might take him over a month to get it done

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So we know for sure that transmission parts from the newer freedom engine will fit in a 99/00?. It may be a difficult job but at least it would be an option versus scrapping a good bike.


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So we know for sure that transmission parts from the newer freedom engine will fit in a 99/00?.
Like VJ suggests, The Man to contact is Rylan Vos of the Vic Shop. He's done a few short videos of this kind of stuff on the 1st gen Vics that you can find on you tube.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo7sVbyUanA

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