The Victory Bike is a really nicely constructed piece of equipment. I’ve owned a Victory Kingpin since 2004. I’ve had no issues with the bikes and am more than happy with my motorcycle. This text will tackle the one challenge I did have that’s associated to a failed shifter half. The dreaded Victory Shift ratchet.
Someday whereas driving, I started experiencing downshifting issues my kingpin. It solely occurs infrequently and it appears like it’s hanging up when i’m attempting to downshift. I’ve adjusted the clutch cable and altered the oil with no resolve. I’m working full artificial AMSOIL 20W50 motorcycle oil within the transmission and was considering the oils was too thick for the clutch plates. After altering the oil to the Victory OEM multi-blend artificial, the issue with shifting nonetheless existed.
I made a decision to take a couple of extra take a look at rides to diagnose the issue. I did discover that if i push the shift ratchet shaft in (has about 1/Eight inch motion out and in) it appears to quickly cease the issue. I went to the Victory Bike Options group website and have learn folks speak about shift ratchet as being the offender. after studying a number of posts on this data, I contacted my favourite Victory motorcycle dealership, Santa Rosa VeeTwin. They confirmed that I want to interchange the shift ratchet. The reason is the remainder spring fails over time.
The Victory dealership defined that Victory modified the ratchet someway after 2000 as a consequence of exhausting shifting complaints. Additionally they acknowledged that they’ve seen extra points like this with these Victory riders with driver floorboards. The drivers with flooring boards will usually do a lazy shift. Anyhow the ratchet can be worn on each ends, thus permitting the shifting to proceed down and never participating.
Being that I’m helpful with a wrench and at all times…up for a problem, I ordered the OEM substitute elements from Victory. I wanted to get the shift ratchet and new transmission gaskets. I’ve the Victory Kingpin service handbook nevertheless it didn’t clarify precisely how to do that shift ratchet substitute. So I took my time and video taped all the pieces.
The fundamentals steps concerned in doing this shift ratchet substitute is as follows:
1 – Drain all the oil out of your Victory Bike. Belief me, I didn’t do that and made an enormous mess once I eliminated the transmission cowl.
2 – Take away all the transmission cowl bolts.
3 – Now the exhausting half, pull of the transmission cowl. Be aware the clutch magnet could be very robust and won’t wish to quit the quilt too simply. Pull straight out and watch your fingers.
4 – As soon as the quilt is off and the remaining oil spills out, observer how the shift ratchet is positioned. Be aware this by taking an image or video taping it. You’ll need to put in the brand new shift ratchet in the identical place with the star wheel engaged appropriately.
5 – Do the substitute and never clear off the outdated transmission cowl gasket and set up the brand new one. It is a should to forestall leakage.
6 – Set up the transmission cowl. Once more be aware of the magnet, this may suck the quilt proper on and take off your finger if you’re not paying consideration.
7 – Set up the quilt bolts evenly and verify torque settings.
8 – Fill the bike up with AMSOIL full artificial 20W50 V-Twin motorcycle oil.
9 – Begin the bike and verify for oil leaks.
10 – If all appears good, take a look at trip the bike and see how great it’s to have the shifter working once more.
You are actually one of many few and proud Victory motorcycle homeowners to undergo this unimaginable upkeep exercise.