Motorcycle

Motorcycle questions? Ask a mechanic.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Just bought a 1700 voyager brand new and I'm a bit

Customer Question
hi, just bought a 1700...

hi, just bought a 1700 voyager brand new and I'm a bit worried. Finding references to catastrophic transmission failure. Is this really a big problem with the model? Brand new 2015.

I'm hearing:

Have Dealer Loosen Belt as Much as Possible
Don't Use Heel Shifter
Lubricate Output shaft

I

Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Motorcycle
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Motorcycle Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a motorcycle mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jeff Policky Your Own Question
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky
Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 2,425
2,425 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP

Jeff Policky is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jeff Policky

Jeff Policky

Motorcycle Mechanic

2,425 satisfied customers

Yamaha Gold, Suzuki Gold, Honda Bronze, Polaris Bronze, BRP

Louie

Louie

Technician

1,451 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience

TIMOTO

TIMOTO

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,246 satisfied customers

Honda registered technician, silver level award, former Kawasaki/Suzuki tech, 40+ years exp.

Andre Pilon

Andre Pilon

Motorcycle Mechanic

1,032 satisfied customers

Over 25 years experience, ICS, MMI, Owned shop for 12 years, worked tech-support for Harley Davidson

Kenny O.

Kenny O.

Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands

619 satisfied customers

Worked for Kawasaki Motors as a Product Support Specialist (Factory Support) for 24 years

asphaltcycles

asphaltcycles

Motorcycle Mechanic

468 satisfied customers

I operate a motorcycle dealership and CCS Ducati Race team.

Glenn Adams II

Glenn Adams II

Motorcycle/ATV Technician

393 satisfied customers

6 years Motorcycle/ATV/Water Craft; 4 years auto; 18 years carpenter

< Previous | Next >

Related Motorcycle Questions
Idk if my third year is gone or it is worm out but it goes
Idk if my third year is gone or it is worm out but it goes into third but when I give it gas it doesn't do nothing but get gas like it's in natural all over again I just slap it up to 4th gear it's a … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
102 satisfied customers
Have a 2008 Dyna Low Rider with 14.5 K miles that will not
Have a 2008 Dyna Low Rider with 14.5 K miles that will not go into first gear. Just changed clutches and that did not fix the problem. Otherwise shifts good into all other gears and also and neutral. … read more
P.J.
P.J.
6 satisfied customers
I have a 2011 Kawasaki 1700 Nomad with 10000km, it has a
I have a 2011 Kawasaki 1700 Nomad with 10000km , it has a very loud clunk in the transmission when shifting gears (up or down) .I have taken it to three different dealers they all have dismissed it as… read more
Kenny O.
Kenny O.
Motorcycle, ATV, Mules, Side by Side's Product Specialist. All Brands
619 satisfied customers
I have a 2002 kawasaki prairie 650. It will not engage into
I have a 2002 kawasaki prairie atv 650. It will not engage into gear. Clutch servo will run when the key is turned off.help… read more
D. Smith
D. Smith
22 satisfied customers
Hello Ive a most puzzling noise from right under the seat
Hello I've a most puzzling noise from right under the seat of my 04 road star warrior. I thought it was a catastrophic transmission failure. I towed the bike to Yamaha where the service manager said i… read more
Doug E
Doug E
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
1998 sportster 883 XL. it came with mid controls..shifter..Harley
I have a 1998 Sportster 883 XL. it came with mid controls which I have replaced with forward controls. I REALLY want to have the heel toe shifter. Apparently Harley doesn't make one for the sportster.… read more
Andre Pilon
Andre Pilon
Motorcycle Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,032 satisfied customers
1700 classic: lt..vibration..you pull the clutch..goes away
just bought an 09 kawaski vulcan 1700 classic lt. are they supposed to vibrate a lot at 65 and 70 and up. Mine does and it appears to be engine vibration because if you pull the clutch in and coast, t… read more
Doug E
Doug E
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 suzuki ozark LT-F250 ATV that is real hard to
I have a 2003 suzuki ozark LT-F250 ATV that is real hard to shift gears. Takes alot of foot pressure to shift up. It has an automatic clutch. Would adjusting the clutch help it to shift easier? If so,… read more
mcatlin
mcatlin
Motorcycle Mechanic
High School or GED
51 satisfied customers
I have a 1999 softail fxstc, I am having a hard time shifting..gears
I have a 1999 softail fxstc, I am having a hard time shifting up in to second and all the other gears are fine. Can you help me here?… read more
Brian D
Brian D
Genral Manager, shop foreman, dyno tuner
High School or GED
536 satisfied customers
Kawasaki..rear wheel..neutral) on a jack or lift a clunking noise
My vn2000 Kawasaki is making a grinding sound when riding and when the rear wheel is spun by hand (in neutral) on a jack or lift a clunking noise comes from the lower end drive.… read more
cjstem
cjstem
Lead Tech for independent shop
High School or GED
78 satisfied customers
Kawasaki..driven..it from klunking gear shift to belt noise and lack
I am thinking of buying the 2009 kawasaki vulcan 1700 belt driven nomad. I just read some reviews about it. The reviews were almost 2 to 1 against it from klunking gear shift to belt noise and lack of… read more
Doug E
Doug E
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Softail..lubricant..i noticed the clutch was getting weak
i got a 2007 heritage softail, flstc. i changed the primary lubricant and cover to a skull. i noticed the clutch was getting weak. i tightened the lock nut, but still doesn't want to shift down into 2… read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
1600 Classic: My 05 Nomad..4-wheel drive..leaking oil..42,000 miles
My 05 Nomad started roaring like a 4-wheel drive and profusely leaking oil from the left engine side cover. I've known of an 03 1500 Nomad and an 06 1600 Classic doing the same, under warranty. Mine i… read more
oldracer95
oldracer95
Tech
Associate Degree
62 satisfied customers
400 polaris scrambler it seems that the shaft that goes..belt pulley
I have a 400 polaris scrambler it seems that the shaft that goes from the drive belt pulley to the chain sprocket is slipping inside the transmission, is the shaft that connects the drive belt and the… read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
2004 Honda: front wheel..rear wheel is on the ground..chain..neutral
I'm towing my 2004 Honda VT600CD Shadow VLX Deluxe cross country with a bike dolly, so the front wheel is securely suspended on a platform in the car's trailer hitch receiver and the rear wheel is on … read more
RSRBOB
RSRBOB
MC / Pwc Shop Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
423 satisfied customers
classic: shifter..linkage and transmition shaft connect..clamp..spare
I have an 05 ultra classic with a real loose shifter linkage where the linkage and transmition shaft connect. I used two lock washerers to clamp the linkage tighter but the linkage still comes loose. … read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
2000 400 4x4 prairie and i..gear shifter..linkage..brand new clutch
i have a 2000 400 4x4 prairie and i was coasting in nuteural and hit the gear shifter an knocked it in to gear and after i stopped coasting i put it in nuteural and started it back up and then it felt… read more
Doug E
Doug E
Vintage M/C restorer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Road King..several kicks (heel/toe shift..2nd gear..intermittently
Hi and thanks...05 Road King requires several kicks (heel/toe shift) before it will lock into 2nd gear. 1st to 2nd only, and intermittently. Any ideas ? Dealer''s attempted repair a few times, to no a… read more
Brian
Brian
CARS SUCK! CUSTOMS & REP, OWNER
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
211 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x