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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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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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worth the wait

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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