Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Belmont, NC
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Vulcan 900B
Color: Metallic Blue
No. I actually tried the powershifting on the way home limping along in 1st gear - no soap. It seems to me that the overriding factor is that the bike would not move forward or backward with the clutch lever fully pulled in. It was only by repeated rocking back and forth that I finally was able to get her into neutral, start the bike, shift back to first and then 35 mph all the way home....
That, to me, smells like an internal clutch problem.
Once I made it back to the house, as soon as I came to a stop, with the clutch lever full in, she stalled and went back to the not wanting to roll either direction. Oil level looks good but is due for a change. Could have sworn I heard a rattle from the gearbox when I first started out that morning - maybe a broken clutch spring?