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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2016, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have been riding for years and this is my first Victory, but I have a problem getting this thing into 3rd gear. The bike is only 6 months old and has 5500 miles on it and it has been in the shop 3 times with no resolve as of yet. I have spoken to Customer Service on several occasions and they really could care less. I am wondering if anybody has problems with their Vagas and can it be solved? I started racing Motocross in 1970 and have had numerous street and off road bikes including Harley none of witch have ever had a problem getting into 3rd gear, thank god I don't race the thing it would be rather embarrassing missing gears! Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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I don't get it... You mean you physically are unable to shift into 3rd? Explain more in detail what the motorcycle is doing that keeps you from getting into 3rd gear. I have owned a Vic built on the Vegas platform... I am familiar with the unit.
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Basically 1-2 shift ok, go to shift into 3rd, nothing, you then have to reset 2nd and then it will shift into 3rd, 4th is never a problem 5th is occasionally the same as 3rd, 6th never a problem

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That's not common. If bike is on warranty tell them to shove it up there ass or fix it. Find a different dealer and take it to them. The only thing I can tell you is Vic's shift hard and have a tendency to be need to be shifted aggressively. If you are not forceful it won't go into the next gear. I preload my shifter then pull clutch and shove it up into the next gear.
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I pre load also that is when I know it is going to mess up and I do shift it like I raced, aggressively!!! It is currently at the dealer for the 3rd time and has been there since the 16th of July, might get it back next week. I have too much $ in accessories, pipes, cams, leather seats, programmer, intake torque tubes and dyno tunes to shove it up their backsides. I have never used Lemon Law and am currently riding my 96 Yamaha Virago XV1100 Special that I bought new in 96 with 80k on it and it shifts fine but starting to slip in 4th and 5th cold!
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You could try the oil bung washer on the shift shaft trick.
takes the excessive sideplay out of the shift mechanism.
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Make sure... damned sure... that you get your foot all the way out from under the shifter between shifts. You may not be allowing the shifter to return all the way to center after the shift to 2nd.
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Might benefit from a heel/toe shifter. Much easier to get a good solid shift with the heel. Takes a little getting used to though...
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Got my bike back on Saturday, was in the shop for a whole month! So far it shifts great and even the throw is much shorter and it has not missed 3rd as of yet. They replaced everything in the transmission @ 5500 miles. sent it back to the Dyno Tuner and it is kicking 115 horse @ the rear wheel so I hope it will last!!!

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all is well that ends well!! an inconvenience for sure but your rewarded with a like new, as it should be. enjoy the ride, i love my Vic!
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