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2012 Voyager 1st and 2nd gear hesitation Fix

08-25-2012, 04:18 PM
My Voyager is only a couple weeks old and the first thing I noticed on my test drive before I signed the papers was the hesitation in 1st and 2nd gears. It didn't stop me at all from buying as I am used to little things that these bikes do and the way they sometimes act when new and stock (I had an 06 Vulcan 1500 Classic and you'd think the motor was coming apart for all the racket it made). I just installed a K&N filter, fired it up and took it for a spin. The hesitation is completely gone and it seems to run a bit smoother. I wouldn't have believed that changing just the filter would make such a drastic difference. The bike only has 2500 km on it and the stock filter is like new, so go figure. I'm almost sorry now that I ordered Cobra Tri-Oval Slip-On's......but not quite.