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I've noticed that at times my transmission seems to wanna hang up for a little bit between gears - kinda like you can toe the shifter down from 5th gear but you can feel that nothings actually happening or shifting in there. Then when you get to a stop, you edge the clutch out to where it would be just about to grab and get a whirrr-click noise and a little thump as it actually goes back into gear; usually 2nd or 3rd though and you then have to kick it down into first. (assuming yer stopped, of course :)

As best I can tell, this seems to happen most often after riding for awhile in fifth gear, *especially* on windy kinda roads where you mighta been putting a load on the tranny in 5th going up some of the hills or whatever.

I'm not 100% sure it's actually dependent on a 5th gear hilly ride, but that's the closest I can come to maybe identifying a pattern where I see it most.

Anyone else getting anything like this? any info appreciated ...
 

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I am not getting any hang ups. Everything is working well. Have you had your bike serviced? They might need to adjust your shifter.
 

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I am not getting any hang ups. Everything is working well. Have you had your bike serviced? They might need to adjust your shifter.
That's what I would suggest ^^ have them take a look at your shift rod and make sure everything is adjusted correct.
 

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I've noticed that at times my transmission seems to wanna hang up for a little bit between gears.
Check your clutch lever freeplay at the end of the lever: 10-20 mm.
Minor adjustment at lever cable end and if needed major at engine cable end (from service manual).
Closer to 10 is better if clutch is draging.
 

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I've rented one fury and now own another, both didn't like rolling to a stoplight in nuetral. Both wouldn't go into 1st most of the time, took some rocking back and forth and some clutch play. My current fury will sometimes do the exact thing listed above, like it's caught somewhere between gears.

Just about got my ass runover on a blind off-ramp (hidden by trees) because off this problem.
I had to stop for passing traffic in the lane i wanted to merge into, but when i downshifted from 5th coming down the ramp, it hung up.
When the semi came up on me he must have assumed that i was about to take off any second so he didn't slow down, and i only had another 12 feet of lane before it dumped into the other road. He finally hit the brakes we he realized i was having problems but he still couldn't stop. He zoomed past me on the left but luckily there wasn't any thing coming.

The only thing that saved my ass was the fact that i always try to think a few steps down the road and be prepared for as much as possible. When i first hit that off ramp, before i started down shifting, i had already decided to to stay on the right side of the ramp just in case i had a problem.
 

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I've rented one fury and now own another, both didn't like rolling to a stoplight in nuetral. Both wouldn't go into 1st most of the time, took some rocking back and forth and some clutch play. My current fury will sometimes do the exact thing listed above, like it's caught somewhere between gears.

Just about got my ass runover on a blind off-ramp (hidden by trees) because off this problem.
I had to stop for passing traffic in the lane i wanted to merge into, but when i downshifted from 5th coming down the ramp, it hung up.
When the semi came up on me he must have assumed that i was about to take off any second so he didn't slow down, and i only had another 12 feet of lane before it dumped into the other road. He finally hit the brakes we he realized i was having problems but he still couldn't stop. He zoomed past me on the left but luckily there wasn't any thing coming.

The only thing that saved my ass was the fact that i always try to think a few steps down the road and be prepared for as much as possible. When i first hit that off ramp, before i started down shifting, i had already decided to to stay on the right side of the ramp just in case i had a problem.
That BLOWS!!!! I have never had those problems.
 

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Okies guys, thx for the suggestions. I just hit the 600 mile mark and haven't yet got the bike in for servicing; I'll make sure they know about tranny and check it out during the 600-service. If it persists after that guess it'll be time to go the honda-rep route and get it squared away under warranty.

-JATO damn glad to hear your close call was only a CLOSE one; that coulda gone south inna hurry -
 

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I have a VTX 1300, as well as the Fury and I expirence the same thing once in a while on both bikes. They also get stuck in neutral once in a great while, then I have to press down on the shifter, and slowly let the clutch out until it engages into first gear.
 

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Nuetral to First sticks!!

Im getting this same problem every now and then I was out today and the damn thing stuck at the light when My buddy blasted on his FATBOY! I usally double clutch to get it in 1st! This is a problem!

Might be clutch related maybe clutch plate is not retracting enough when clutch lever is in.

I dont want to have 4th to 5th gear issues next!! This is a 2010 They should have this worked out OR come up with a clutch fix # 35 more payments running FURY OR NOT!!
 

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Im getting this same problem every now and then I was out today and the damn thing stuck at the light when My buddy blasted on his FATBOY! I usally double clutch to get it in 1st! This is a problem!

Might be clutch related maybe clutch plate is not retracting enough when clutch lever is in.

I dont want to have 4th to 5th gear issues next!! This is a 2010 They should have this worked out OR come up with a clutch fix # 35 more payments running FURY OR NOT!!
take it to the dealer and tell them to fix the problem or they can keep the bike before you get killed ! dave
 

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In my opinion, it sounds like a clutch problem...

Did you tighten the clutch lever?? I had a similar problem after I adjusted the clutch lever. I found that having it at the 'proper' adjustment was too tight. I backed it out a little and everything was fine...

Like I said... just my opinion...
 

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This is starting to sound like a harley forum. Everything from clunking transmissions to leaks of coolant and everything in between.

Now that the Fury has been out for awhile and people are getting miles on them, alot of deficiencies are beginning to show up.

I'm sure its new model problems. Probably rushed into market before the gear heads had time to make sure everything ran like a clock.
 

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My VTX 1300 and my brother's VTX 1800 does the same thing, I was told by a Honda mechanic that what happens when your in neutral and stopped with the clutch pulled too long the clutch mechanism on the tranny side stops spinning (there another name for it but I'm having a brain burp right now) which makes it hard to engage 1st gear from neutral, also if you let out the clutch and pull it in too fast you my get that loud clunk sound. The same thing will happen if you stopped at a light in 2nd with the clutch pulled too long it may down shift into neutral but it won't go into 1st until you let out the clutch and after a couple of seconds pull the clutch and then it will drop right into 1st
 

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My VTX 1300 and my brother's VTX 1800 does the same thing, I was told by a Honda mechanic that what happens when your in neutral and stopped with the clutch pulled too long the clutch mechanism on the tranny side stops spinning (there another name for it but I'm having a brain burp right now) which makes it hard to engage 1st gear from neutral, also if you let out the clutch and pull it in too fast you my get that loud clunk sound. The same thing will happen if you stopped at a light in 2nd with the clutch pulled too long it may down shift into neutral but it won't go into 1st until you let out the clutch and after a couple of seconds pull the clutch and then it will drop right into 1st
Two thoughts. One, proper riding technique calls for downshifting to first while coming to a complete stop, not after, and two, sitting at light in neutral is lazy and dangerous. This is what MSF teaches, not just my opinion.

Personally, I always blip the throttle and down shift as I slow to keep the bike in the power band, and use engine braking to help me slow. You never know when you might need to suddenly accelerate out of the way.
 

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had the same problem outta mine, just like described. also my 06 vtx 1300 c done the same thing from time to time. had the boys at my dealer check both of em, couldn't find anything wrong. they told me they've had dozens of other complaints of the same phenominon from other vtx and fury owners, and they conclude its just one of those gliches that are indiginious to that type of tranny and clutch assembly. nothing to worry about they said. i had over 10,000 miles on the vtx and it done this occasionally from they day i bought it till the day i traded it. and i never had a problem worth mentioning. one thing i did find that helped keeping the problem to a min. is to downshift regurlarly when coming to a stop from speeds, don't coast to a stop in neutral then try to shift to first, keep about 10 to 12 mm play on the clutch, and if u having problems when coming to a coasting stop, try engaging the clutch everytime u shift down, not just holding it in the whlole time while shifting through the gears. let that engine and those pipes sound off. lol works for me. keeps the issue to a minumum anyways...
 

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I'm curious, what's msf's reason for this statement?
In case you need to get the f&*% outta dodge in a hurry to avoid being rear ended, side swipped, etc... You are also supposed to be checking your six in your rearview, as well as scanning oncoming and cross traffic. Basically, you should always have an escape route in every situation.
 

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In case you need to get the f&*% outta dodge in a hurry to avoid being rear ended, side swipped, etc... You are also supposed to be checking your six in your rearview, as well as scanning oncoming and cross traffic. Basically, you should always have an escape route in every situation.
There is one light in town that i have more than once been able to listen to a whole song song and then some while it's red. I agree with staying in gear just in case, to an extent. When i've got a few people already stopped behind me, and i know it's gonna be a while or i need to a adjust something, i should be able to do so as needed and still be able to find my gear.

As for the MSF class, i remember numerous times stopping temporarily, shifting into neutral, only to then shift and take off.

Read my above post about accidently hitting neutral and almost getting creamed by a semi.
Bottom line, a properly functioning transmission should shift whenever commanded.
 

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Have had similar probs. with mine ,only 350 miles. especially not wanting to go into first if you put it in neutral at a long light to rest the left hand. have had my ears blown out by some idiots on their horns. Have also experienced the shifter going into a black hole between 3&4 nd 4&5. will have it checked out at 600 mile service.
 

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ditto on the 5th gear issue. i'll upshift to 5th and within a minute it slips into neutral. as for keeping the clutch active during downshifts...absolutely d/s into first. do not coast. you lose control. if you want to maintain control while slowing down tap your rear brake like cops do on their heavy bikes. Keep up the rear brake when slowing so you can continue rolling.
If you're on a wet or icy surface, it's a different technique...I'm not qualified to comment on icy. But you don't want heavy breaking with the rear brake on wet or icy surfaces; and no violent downshifts, either.
Cyco is right; you have to stay alert to your conditions and be able to 'get out of the way' w/o wasting precious seconds.
 
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