I give up!!
The transmission on my VN700 finally went out and my wife says that I need to get rid of it. I was running late getting to Fort Hood this morning so I was riding my bike real hard. I was doing a consistant 75-80 mph, shifting from 4th to 5th and back down to 4th a lot. I was moving through gears to keep from losing speed on this hills. I was over 5,000 rpms for most of the 50 mile ride. When I got to post I was on time and thought everything was fine. On my way back from work, I noticed that I lost a lot of engine torque. Taking off from 1st was like I was starting out in 3rd. Then the bike started slipping in and out of gear. It would rev high then slip into gear then slip out of gear then back into gear. I was like this in 1st through 4th gears finally affecting 5th gear. About 25 miles away from home the bike lost all power to rear wheel as if I were stuck in neutral but I could shift through gears without even engaging the clutch. I got stuck out on US-183 for four hours today in 104-degree weather waiting on a tow truck to come pick up this bike that has become the bain of my existence. I don't have the money to continually feed into this bike (I just forked out $800 on bags, mounts, racks, electrical parts, AGM battery, windshield, etc) and I don't feel like investing any more time into it. The bike has a really nice feel to it when it is moving. The engine is still very strong (only 11000 miles on it). Don't know what else to do but sell it. If anyone in the Central Texas area wants it, I'm selling it for $1500. At least I can use the money towards getting my AC fixed on my truck.