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Oil level has nothing to do with shifting, if the engine runs alright. An oil level that is really to high will cause the crank throws to hit the oil in the sump, and seriously reduce power. But it would have to be a lot to full, as the sump is mostly empty at anything above idle.
The Vulcan 750 does not like to be downshifted at higher rpms. I don't start downshifting mine until I'm below 2,000 rpm, and then often blip the throttle while shifting to line up the gears properly. If you are used to an inline four, the Vulcan is a whole different animal. I had to get used to shifting my Goldwing, it also has a clunky transmission, but if you do it just right, you rarely ever get a clunk. There is no way to shift a Harley without a clunk, the transmission is designed that way. But a Harley is a large slow moving beast that should not be rushed.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike