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Does anyone notice a bit of a transmission shudder when you downshift down to 1st gear and ease the clutch out slowly? Mine is brief but had an odd feel to it, unlike my other bikes.
 

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were your other bikes v twin or nice smooth 4 cyl bikes?
 

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If there's a rattle type noise that comes along with it then it's your neutral finder which no other bikes have.
 

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were your other bikes v twin or nice smooth 4 cyl bikes?
I have Kawaski Vulcan V twins but they are smooth. This Vic tranny definitely feels different, although it is probably fine and normal. I will need to hit up another demo days and ride some others.
 

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I've got a Vulcan in the garage as well and the Vic tranny will never feel the same as the Vulcan.

My opinion on the Victory tranny is that a bunch of engineers got together and said lets make something bulletproof. That hasn't exactly translated correctly into the real world though. I think people are more willing to accept a lower level of tolerance for a squishier feel. If you come from a engineering background or from a racing background, chances are you will learn to appreciate it. I love the clunks and overall feel. If you rode a Honda, maybe you won't appreciate it quite so much.

The Vic trans does take some getting used to. The whole bike does. It is way different than anything else I have ever been on.
 

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I've got a Vulcan in the garage as well and the Vic tranny will never feel the same as the Vulcan.

My opinion on the Victory tranny is that a bunch of engineers got together and said lets make something bulletproof. That hasn't exactly translated correctly into the real world though. I think people are more willing to accept a lower level of tolerance for a squishier feel. If you come from a engineering background or from a racing background, chances are you will learn to appreciate it. I love the clunks and overall feel. If you rode a Honda, maybe you won't appreciate it quite so much.

The Vic trans does take some getting used to. The whole bike does. It is way different than anything else I have ever been on.
I don't mind it at all, I like bulletproof. I just wanted to make sure it was normal, before warranty runs out.
 

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were your other bikes v twin or nice smooth 4 cyl bikes?
My counterbalanced V-twin is smoother than my inline 4s. A counterbalanced triple is smooth. An inline 6 is butter. An opposed 6 is fruit smoothy. An L-twin is sex with a model covered in olive oil. But an inline 4 is buzzy.

Back to the point, I notice all kinds of little things like transmission occasionally not totally disengaging, ticky sounds etc. It's a big, simple, air-cooled lump. The fact that its not terribly refined is kinda fun. The fact that such an unsophisticated hunk of metal works so well is just short of miraculous.
 

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Cocheese72,

I don't have your exact issue, but i have noticed that when I have pressure on the rear brake pedal and downshift into 1st, the brake pedal will "jerk" under my foot for an instant. Caught me by surprise the first few times, but figured it was a quirk of the bike.


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Cocheese72,

I don't have your exact issue, but i have noticed that when I have pressure on the rear brake pedal and downshift into 1st, the brake pedal will "jerk" under my foot for an instant. Caught me by surprise the first few times, but figured it was a quirk of the bike.

Mike
I have definitely felt that too. Almost feels like the ABS.
 

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I've experienced the same chatter when down-shifting to 1st. No worries...
 
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