Dr.D

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Rocket loud on shifting? Try a Harley, the shift can be heard over the pipes from ten bike lengths ahead of the HD.
 

sleeves

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There was almost exactly the same post about a week ago re this on a Roadster.

Try the older bikes, like my 05 they're really bad.

Good oil and correct adjustment is critical, I am currently rebuilding to later model Roadster parts to see if this helps, as it sounds like its destroying the gearbox.
 

gR3yWolf

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...and with all the oil and adjustment, it will still sound loud compared to some of the foreign bikes. It's just the nature of the beast.
 

Enduroxt

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Thanks to all. Sounds like it's normal and nothing to worry about as long as I use good synthetic oil. Much appreciated...
 

hoopla

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Thanks in advance for all your help and advice. I just bought a 2011 Rocket III touring and find the shifting loud but solid. Is that a normal thing or should I be concerned?
Welcome aboard, from Maine. I found the shifting to be much less clunky when I changed over to the Ram Air air filter. Can't explain why but very definitely much quieter, my pillion also commented.

Hoopla
 

Jvheli

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Thanks in advance for all your help and advice. I just bought a 2011 Rocket III touring and find the shifting loud but solid. Is that a normal thing or should I be concerned?
I have 2 Roadsters (a 2011 and 2016). The 11 (<3000 miles) shifts smooth and silky. The 16 (16000 miles) shifts like a Harley, very clunky. Oil brands and type do nothing.....it is the way it is. I will say, a properly adjusted clutch cable makes a very notable difference.
 

sonny

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Funny I have no clunk when shifting. I'm taking the bike back to Truimph and getting it fixed. Really disappointed.o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:
 

Broadside

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Hi Sonny , I have no clunks when shifting up only when shifting down but a little blip on the throttle each time does smooth it out , what gearbox oil do you use :) ?
 
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