Question about 2006 Victory Vegas Jackpot
I have a 2006 Vegas Jackpot with about 2500 well maintained miles on it. The transmission locked up when I was shifting into 2nd gear causing the rear wheel to lock up resulting in a spill. I was told by an authorized Victory Service Tech that some thing had broken off inside the Tranny causing extensive damage ( $4,268.00 and change ) Has anyone else had this problem? The Bike is out of warenty but I feel Polaris should step up on the repair cost. Any suggestions? Or Comments? I'm a 68 year old rider and even after it's repaired I will not feel safe riding it.
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Posted on May 30, 2009
Apart being a repair engineer, in real life I am also a classsic car and bikes DIYer and I do not have direct experience on a bike like yours, but I can tell you that when a gear is locked there are usually less radical solutions than replacing the whole transmission box. Nevertheless the Victory built before 2002 had a transmission problem from factory, but that caused transmission being slippery rather than locking up. Model from 2003 onward are not affected.Read Transmission woes
To start ensure that this is not the cluch locking up .
I report a solution written for a much different bike, but things should work the same way on your model :
"Youare unable to shift gears---in fact, unable to shift the transmissioninto neutral. Since the bike is not in neutral it must be locked intoone of the gears?---Try this; while maintaining upward pressure on theshift lever with your hand----bump the bike forward and back. Bump itpretty hard so that the rear tire slides or the shift lever suddenlycomes unlocked and the bike shifts into the next higher gear. Do nothold the clutch lever in while you are bumping it. Then reportback---one of two things should have happened----1. the bike shiftedgears----or----it didn't.
Before you report the result----do this;pull in the clutch lever and bump the bike forward or back again----Didthe clutch release and allow the bike to roll freely---or not? Ifnot----USE EXTREME CAUTION when you get that key----don't try to startthe bikewithout preparation for what may happen next. If thetransmission happens to be locked in gear and your clutch won'tuncouple the engine the bike is going to lurch away from you when itstarts---and will be running down the road. You will want to beprepared for this eventuality and be headed down a clear road withoutobstruction. In other words be prepared for this to happen and if itdoes --and the transmission doesn't come free----then you will have touse the kill switch or key switch to kill the engine. " from Transmission/Clutch problem .
Bear in mind that your bike is heavier then the one in the example, be careful not to lose control of the bike or you can damage it.
A better alternative can be taking the bike to a mechanic to check and eventually unlock the clutch.
If the clutch is fine, before replacing the transmission box check also the following:
VICTORY VEGAS Problems | VICTORY VEGAS Recalls & Defects
Victory Victory Vegas Parts and Accessories
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Posted on May 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
The park/neutral position switch.
With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the park/neutral position switch. When the transmission is in the PARK position the contacts in the park/neutral position switch are closed. This allows current to flow through the switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The circuit continues through the normally-closed switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, locking the shift linkage in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, causing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid to release. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position.
Park Lock Solenoid
The park lock solenoid is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the key is in the OFF position. The key must be in the RUN position to release the park lock solenoid. The system consists of the park lock solenoid. With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to the park lock solenoid. The park lock solenoid energizes through a permanent ground unlocking the shift lever. With the ignition in the OFF or ACCY position the park lock solenoid de-energizes and locks the shift lever in the park position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
DEFINITION: Transmission shift lever will not move out of the PARK position with the ignition ON and the brake pedal pressed.
Did you perform the Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control tests and all the necessary inspection?
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