I am new to Victorys but have spent (or wasted, depends on who you ask) better than four decades on motorcycles. I can't honestly recall a mechanic or anyone representing a motorcycle service department ever telling me with a straight face that they did not adjust clutch lever play after a clutch job but if they had or if I thought they had, well let's say there are better places for me to spend my money in the future.I'm taking the bike back in next week to have a 500 mile adjustment to the free play on the clutch lever. Mechanic mentioned that this hadn't been done after they installed the first clutch.... He said this might have been the problem.
What you describe here has nothing to do with a failing clutch. It describes a situation that the brake was not moved far enough to disengage the cruise. Then when you pulled the clutch; then engine revved trying to keep speed, and then the cruise was shut off though the clutch switch(not instant). Since the shift indicator is based on an equation that factors speed and RPM. You confused it.R U guys getting tired of this topic yet?????
You are so right about purchasing a used/demo bike and believe me I thought of all of this, but we both wanted different bikes so this was the way to go with the money that was available. Money was/is tight since we are both retired..... This is suppose to be fun.
Anyhow another straw;
Rode my bike for about 200+ miles yesterday, local secondary roads, small towns, so stop and go traffic. Had absolutely no problem with the clutch..... I was being super careful using the clutch correctly....
(First really good ride since I picked it up from the dealer and second clutch replacement)
Decided to do interstate coming back to beat the dark/cold.
Had the cruise set at 69 (65 miles speed limit). The bike was fine UNTIL I decided to pull off into a rest area to add more layers of clothing.
I lightly touched the front brake to disengage the cruise, pulled the clutch back to start down shifting. The motor revde up, the gears display was really erratic on the speedo going from 6 to 4 back to 6. I almost ran over a curb watching this.
I finally hit both brakes with the clutch lever depressed to slow down and started downshifting normally......
Doesn't that motor doing this is saying that the clutch is still slipping?.
Once I got more clothing on, pulled out, set the cruise back to 69. It ran fine all the way home, about 100 more miles or so.
Could the cruise control be part of this problem?????? I have been using the cruise a LOT when possible, but isn't that is what it's for?
The cruise has been nuts ever since I got the bike and was replaced when it just failed to set when we were going into NY under warranty. In fact everything they have done to the clutch/starter/battery was all done under warranty....