Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum banner

1 - 20 of 26 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am having a difficult time finding someone in CT to repair the trans in my V-Rod. I recently had to lay my bike down in a turn. I wasn't going more than 10 - 15 mph. The shift input shaft to the trans sheared off. I had the input shaft stub replaced. After the repair, the trans will not stay in 2nd or 3rd. It will pop out of gear at times. Also at times it will not shift into 2nd or 3rd. I am looking for a service facility that is not afraid & is knowledgeable in working on my bike. I'm not having much luck. If anyone has had experience with a top notch V-Rod service facility in Ct, please let me know. Thanks, Chas
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Thanks guys, but how does someone from CA & TN know about a CT service facility? Not to doubt you, just curious. Thanks, Chas
 

·
In the Shark Tank!!!
Joined
·
1,633 Posts
Because enough guys have visited him, used him to mod their bike, bought parts from him and he is on the forum helping all of us with pointers.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,053 Posts
Sounds like you have bent a shifter fork or damaged the "dogs" on the side of the gears. Best not to ride too much or at least be gentle in these "jumping" out gears. In your area sharkey is the go to place. If you're feeling handy it's not that bad to do but you do need an area to work on it then leave it in pieces while the parts come in. That's from me in NJ.
 

·
K.I.A. '07 AW
Joined
·
10,908 Posts
AK is the only state that I have yet to ride a motorcycle in.
You may find this hard to believe, but these here interwebs go alllllll over the world.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,302 Posts
Your local HD shop can help you.:hidesbeh:
 

·
Pat (Patrick!)
Joined
·
11,222 Posts
Your local HD shop can help you.:hidesbeh:
Yes. Enable a local HD tech to learn, at your expense!:banghead:

I am in CT, and agree, PM Sharkey!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,302 Posts
Yes. Enable a local HD tech to learn, at your expense!:banghead:

I am in CT, and agree, PM Sharkey!
Oh come on. Someone has to be brave enough so they can learn! How else will the highly paid floor sweepers learn?
 

·
Pat (Patrick!)
Joined
·
11,222 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
I have PM'ed Sharkey, but am unsure if I have the right Sharkey here on the forum since the one I have found spells his membership name differently. Can someone give me the "right" Sharkey to PM? Thanks for all your help. ChasCan
 

·
Sharks-Parts
Joined
·
5,659 Posts
greetings - you can call me at the shop and I will help out best I can... 207-782-9400
 

·
SpeedoDocter
Joined
·
2,363 Posts
Sharkey is a good man... wish i could say i had visited his shop...would have been a long ride to get there tho... From ZH...(thats holland/europe)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
greetings - you can call me at the shop and I will help out best I can... 207-782-9400
Sharkey is one of the best people I have talked to concerning V-Rods. His knowledge & expertise are only surpassed by his absolute willingness to help with my particular problem. You in the forum overwhelmingly recommended him & your word is gospel. Thanks to all, especially Sharkey.:notworth:
 

·
Friend of Max.
Joined
·
21,715 Posts
Sharkey can get things right. Is this the 2003 V-Rod that I heard about?
 

·
Pat (Patrick!)
Joined
·
11,222 Posts
Something like this could make a good "sticky". Recommended V-Rod techs in all 50 states.

Just a thought.
There was a thread about "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of dealerships. I'm not sure where it went! (I'll go look.:D)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
165 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Something like this could make a good "sticky". Recommended V-Rod techs in all 50 states.

Just a thought.
I totally agree that we should "take a poll" to determine the best V-Rod places to have your bike repaired. I've spent 2 weeks interviewing "specialists" cuz I am unwilling to let someone "experiment" on my major issue. The only downside would be the people who want to do the repairs themselves. This type of info would not be usefull to the DIY'ers. Although, they could possibly get pointers on tricks of how to do their specific issues. Chas
 
1 - 20 of 26 Posts
Top