New member needing some input
I need some advice or input before i make a costly decision.I have a 2012 8ball hammer.I took a tumble at probably 3rd gear swerving to avoid a deer about three weeks ago,ended on the side of the road in a ditch.I was able to pull the bike out and get on the road,but i had a broken gear shifter, however the bike was in some kind of gear(i cant remember)so i though i could ride it home safely vs calling a tow truck.
The bike moves,might have been in 3rd gear,so i think i can ride it home,as i am riding i see the gear indicator going from 3 to 4 to 5 without me shifting(remember broken gear shifter) so it seems the gears are shifting on their own. My gas light comes on so i had to slow down and get gas.i get the gas and and start back up at a higher gear than 1, because i had to play with clutch let out ever so slowly..to move.I start to move and about 20 miles and the bike snarls and would not move when i throttle...
couple of weeks later, i have a buddy,bike mechanic replace the gear shifter...we can get the bike in 1st, and neutral but will not shift to 2 and up...
My buddy thinks its the clutch and wants me to buy a new clutch kit (almost $800 dollars), i call the dealership to order one and they find it strange that i am ordering a clutch kit,they think its something else..they say it takes a lot to burn out the clutch on a victory and believe the shifter was not put in right....my buddy the mechanic thinks its the clutch.
Any thoughts on these?