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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Washington

I currently own an '04 Suzuki Volusia and an '05 Kawisaki Nomad 1600. I want to get down to one bike and have pretty much settled on the 2012 V-Star 950T. Can anytone enlighten me on the "all new" transmission for 2012? I think Yamaha may have made the gearing a bit taller to drop the rpms at interstate speeds.

I live in Port Townsend, WA but take the Volusia to AZ where interstate speeds run to 75 mph for all vehicles. The Volusia is a fun bike to ride but is a bit buzzy at 75+ mph when I am forced to take the interstates for part of a trip. The Volusia is the older version of the Suzuki C-50 (805cc).

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 08:00 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I can't tell you anything about the "all new" transmission (I didn't even know they redesigned it), but I can tell you that you'll be really happy with the 950.

Actually, looking at the web page for the 950, I see that it has the "all new transmisson" blurb listed for both the 2011 and 2012 model pages. I kind of think I remember it saying that when I got my '09 in '09 - the first year of the 950 - so it may be less about transmission redesign and more about web administrator laziness. In any case, the transmission on my bike is fine, and it never bothers me on the highway.

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agreed. don't think they've changed anything on the 950 since its induction except paint schemes. but after 27K miles on my '09 950 i don't have any transmission issues. or any other issues......OTHER THAN EVERYONE DROOLING OVER IT!!!!!

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 09:03 PM
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Welcome, PT I just live across the bay at Whidbey. Hope you enjoy the 4M

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Welcome to the group. I'm sure you'll find a few 950 riders here . One of them just said y'all drool a lot; hope you wipe before riding

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