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The 05 VTX 1300 I just bought has a strong clunk going into second gear.. I can avoid it if I shift while barely moving. The faster I am going at the time of the shift, the louder the clunk.
Am I looking at rebuilding the transmission? Anyone else have the same problem?
 

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That's a pretty common thing with many bikes. My VTX did it, my Victory does it. I find a new oil change softens it for a little while, but it'll return as the oil heats up. As long as you're using a compatible oil, it's not something to worry about.
 

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I found that if I shifted a little earlier than I thought I needed to completely eliminated the heavy clunk. My bike basically hates 1st gear and always wants to skip directly to 2nd lol
 
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