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My new VStar 1300 tourer makes a pretty loud clunk when shifting gears.. Is this normal?

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How long has it been since your last oil change? Since the same oil lubricates the engine, clutch and transmission, shifting gets a little harder and louder as the oil gets older.

I always notice that my shifts are a lot smoother after an oil change.
 

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How long has it been since your last oil change? Since the same oil lubricates the engine, clutch and transmission, shifting gets a little harder and louder as the oil gets older.

I always notice that my shifts are a lot smoother after an oil change.
+1 and also you said your 1300 was new? When my 1100 was new i thought it was cool that it made a loud solid 'clunk'. After a few thousand mile break in it got much quieter and smoother. Is your 1300 broken in yet?
 

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It's a brand new bike. 200 miles.
Just do the scheduled maintanence and i'll bet it gets smoother & quieter by the time you hit 1500 miles. Keep the shiny side up :D
 

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It's a brand new bike. 200 miles.
Guess I should have read more carefully. Yeah, Sparky's right on this one. It should smooth out after the break-in period.
 
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