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I did a search but didn't really see anything like this. So sometimes, I'll upshift and then I'll do a little test up pressure and the shift lever will have resistance like it's ready to shift up again. Then sometimes it will just move up freely a few times then lock into place. It seems to happen more often if I shift at higher RPMs, but not 100% sure. I've tried quick snaps up with my foot and quickly dropping it as well as being a bit more deliberate. But the results are mixed.

I'm wondering if it's the magic of the slipper clutch working against me at higher RPMs, or maybe I need to adjust the shift lever? I do have large feet with thick boots, and I try to make sure I lower my foot plenty to let the lever reset but maybe I'm just lowering my foot enough.

Or could there be something else going on? Again, my apologies if this has been asked ad-nauseum but I did try a search. Honest :).
 

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I have size 13's, and when I adjusted the shift lever up a tad, things became perfect..... depending on the mileage, you may want to lube the shifter linkages/pivot as well.
 

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I have size 13's, and when I adjusted the shift lever up a tad, things became perfect..... depending on the mileage, you may want to lube the shifter linkages/pivot as well.
Thanks, I may try that. Do you need to rotate the lever on the spline or does the linkage have adjustment? I will say during my morning ride today I made a point of making sure I lowered my foot as much as possible and when I did that I didn't have the problem so I'm thinking I just wasn't lowering my feet enough. So perhaps raising the lever will help a bit. I wear a size 17, massive feet lol.
 

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You don't have to remove the lever from the spline unless you run out of range on the adjuster link..... raise it up 1/4" and try it. After that experiment some more/tweak.
 

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In the linking rod, there are two nuts that you need to loosen and then by turning to rod one way or another you change the position of the shifter. You should try clutchless shifting. The 1000 has such a smooth gear box. I clutchless upshift even from 1st to 2nd gear. By the way, the slipper clutch has no relation to your 'problem'.
 

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In the linking rod, there are two nuts that you need to loosen and then by turning to rod one way or another you change the position of the shifter. You should try clutchless shifting. The 1000 has such a smooth gear box. I clutchless upshift even from 1st to 2nd gear. By the way, the slipper clutch has no relation to your 'problem'.
Thanks! Sorry for not following up, been out of town for work. I'm 100% convinced it's me not lowering my foot enough. I'm about to go adjust the linkage (just hope it's easier to do than the Victory, getting to one of the jamb nuts on that bike is a right pain). I do find that it's really easy to upshift without the clutch on the 1000. It's a very smooth shifting gearbox, when I don't stuff up the technique. I think raising the lever a bit will help tremendously.
 

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very easy to loosen the nuts. just remember they have opposite threads. so basically, using 10mm wrench, you push both of the nuts in upward direction from where you sit.
 

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The 2015 has a slipper clutch?

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Two new more.
How does it work?
Always on, I imagine?

I thought the slipper clutch was on 2019 and later....

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Thanks!
I'm dumb!
I was thinking Quick Shifter.
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