Bought new ultra limited-sweet

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by glenalt, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    I'm new to the bagger/touring scene and here is how it happened. I took the wife to the dealer Sunday to let her try on some chaps and while there I showed her the new Merlot/Cherry Limited. She said, "I want that bike". Just what I was hoping for, I love it when a plan comes together. Made the deal and rode it home at 6:30 today. I'm going to miss my Heritage but not too much.

    I rode an 09 while they were getting mine ready and there was a marked clunk when you put it in first. I figured it was just that bike, but when I picked up the Limited it did the same think. Is this normal? I'm probably going to bug everyone in the touring section to death but man I love that ride.
     
  2. BikeSAG

    BikeSAG Active Member

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    It's normal. Think of it this way, you'll know after you start the bike that it did go from neutral to first.
     
  3. Locke

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    Congrats, and enjoy your new scoot.
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    First - congratulations on that sweet new bike and that cooperative wife!

    Second - get a higher quality transmission fluid in that gearbox and things will quiet down a lot. I use the Spectro for 6 Speeds.
     
  5. larryjmiller

    larryjmiller Junior Member

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    I love mine too! Best color combo yet. Yep, the clunk - normal. Mine is still hard to get into neutral at 1600 mi. Just returned from Laughlin River run. Ran like a champ. Smooth, speakers rock, and it's strong, climbs hills in cruise control and speed stays rock steady.
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  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Congratulations on a fine ride Glen...make sure you post some picture...ya got lots of pals here waiting to see...!
     
  7. Joe2007ultra

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    The clunk is normal . If you want to get rid of it you will have to change the primary compensator. Look in the self help section some good info. I changed mine and made a big differance
     
  8. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Congrats on the new ride. Nothing like a new bike to raise your spirits.
     
  9. Gas Gauge

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    Bug Away! We all learn a little something from the questions/answers on this forum. Congratulations on the new scoot, I'm anxious to see the pictures, make sure you include the wife in one since she was essential in the decision/approval process.

    The color "Merlot" just sounds sweet! Also report back on how you like the ride after a thousand miles (give or take).
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Unless I'm totally confused, which is quite often the case, I thought the compensator upgrade was to eliminate the clunk when you start the motor and smooth out some of the low speed accel/decel characteristics. I didn't think it had anything to do with transmission clunks going in and out of gear. I'm standing by to be corrected!