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  • Sam

    April 20, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Hey Rylan and good afternoon. I agree with most of what you have said. I haven’t really done any modifications to the bike myself other than changing out the stock filter for a K&N high flow unit. This filter being the simple remove and replace with the stock airbox. The Bassani pipes were on it when I purchased the machine. I personally would never have made that mod. I had several hundred miles on the bike when this event happened. I really have no desire to tear into the bike for the specific reasons you have outlined. I just don’t want to make the situation worse by riding a bike that has a problem. For now the clutch adjustment (which didn’t seem out of spec) and the Belray 20/50 semi synthetic oil have noticeably improved the shifting. Today is a much warmer day here in Florida so I plan on taking a much longer ride. I’ll drop you a note if I notice an issue. I’m 65 years old and have wrenched on my bikes since I was a teenager. We have 5 bike in our garage at present and I do most of the wrenching on them. We have a couple Harley’s, a couple Vic’s and an anniversary Scout. I really love this Gunner. In my opinion it’s a far superior machine than the new POS Indian Chief they have put out. I have never had a bike that’s been this easy to work on. It’s a shame that Polaris dropped the Victory brand. So I’ll take you’re advice and put some miles on the bike. There certainly is a power curve with learning how to ride a new bike I totally get that. I appreciate you taking the time to help me sort this out. I also appreciate you’re passion with keeping these bikes on the road. The wife is looking at a Cory Ness JP that’s for sale here locally. We may be adding another to the herd soon. LOL. Thanks again. sam