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So I have a 2016 cross country 3 weeks ago myself and my wife went for a ride first-year no problem 2nd gear no problem 3rd gear no problem as soon as I shift it into fourth grinding and locked in place would not come out of 4th gear. I brought it to the dealer my bike still has warranty till 2024 they told me the c-clip had come off or broke and fourth gear shifted over a quarter of an inch and ground all the teeth off is this a common problem in all Victory 106 Transmissions or am I just the Unlucky bastard that if it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all?
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Ouch.

On the 'other' forum, there's a guy with a Cross Country, I think it was a 2013 or 2014, where he also had a bad C clip. If the bike was running, and he leaned it over to the right (while stopped) you could hear a clacking like a gear was hitting. Bring it back up to center and it would go away...
 

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I have heard of this happening exactly twice now. That doesn't make you unique, just damned unlucky. Been there my friend.. I had a steering head bearing go bad on my KP that took me like a year to fix. I had a ground wire pin get bent on my ECU plug on my 09 that no-one could figure out for over a year and made me swap the bike out in the end. Some of us are just 'blessed' to find the 1 in a million gremlins that haunt any machine made by man.
 

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It’s not ‘common’ but it is a known issue. You’re very fortunate that your bike is under warranty! The repair requires a lot of work and labor. If you’ve ever thought about adding things like cams or a 117” kit, do it at the same time. The labor is already being covered by the warranty so any upgrades will be the cost of the parts only.
 

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It's not 'common' but it is a known issue. You're very fortunate that your bike is under warranty! The repair requires a lot of work and labor. If you've ever thought about adding things like cams or a 117" kit, do it at the same time. The labor is already being covered by the warranty so any upgrades will be the cost of the parts only.
I agree, as most would, but good luck getting a "dealer" to think that way. Plus, would you trust just any dealer to install a big bore kit? Several of the dealers around my area can't even perform a proper oil change on a Freedom 106 engine.
 

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No joke.. buddy of mine was trying to support a local shop so he brought his bike in to get an oil change. Next time he went to change it it took the 2 of us and a breaker bar, a BIG one, to break loose the drain plug. I still have no idea how we didn't strip out the threads.
The idea about adding performance parts while the bike is torn down isn't a bad one, but I'd damn sure want to have a shop with a good rep do it.
 
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