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'06 V2K, Baby!
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Subject line says it all, pretty much. In order to not grind the gears on the V2K, I have to do a 1st to 2nd shift almost as soon as I get rolling.

It may just be a training issue as my 900, of couse, revved much higher than the V2K does. I keep hitting the limiter on the new one.

Am I just supposed to be doing a fast 1-to-2 shift?

The previous owner tells me he put in 20W-50 Mobil 1, FWIW.
 

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Winter sucks.
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mine is a *kerchunk!* going into second but it's never made any grinding noises. You do have to do it quite firmly though.
 

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Giant Biker
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Sounds like you aren't hitting it firmly enough. If you get the clickety-klack noise the dog hasn't engaged.

You do have to shift out of first quick. Its a granny low and the V2K does not rev high. My limiter hits at 5100 on the tach.
 

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Vicrory is Mine
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First is so short it won't get you more than 20' before you are going for second. You don't even need it unless you are starting up a hill. If you take the revs up too far the shift up is rough and loud. I changed my gearing with aftermarket pulleys which made first more useful, but it is still short.
 

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'06 V2K, Baby!
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This has got to be it, then. I've just got to lower my shift points.
 

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This has got to be it, then. I've just got to lower my shift points.
No necessarily. I shift into 2nd at about 3k/20mph and no issues. Just shift with authority so it knows who's boss. You have to be firm with these V2K's or they get a mind of their own :D
 
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