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    Gear selection problem
    on: Oct 03, 2022, 12.02 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 12.02 pm
    Over the past few weeks I noticed that sometimes when in 2nd or 3rd the bike doesn't want to change out of gear.  It's like there is no resistance on the lever and it doesn't matter if I pull the clutch in, rev the engine, whatever, it just wont change gear.  The other day I had to pull into a car park in second and mess around trying to change gear until it eventually dropped into first.  But the strange thing is that when I've ridden a while and everything is warm there is no issue, gearbox actually feels very smooth, no clunckiness and doesn't hesitate to change gear.

    Anyone seen this before and know why it's only just started happening to me?  Bike is a 2016 SE with approx 17k miles.  Full service history and no damage or drops.

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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2022, 03.53 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 03.53 pm
    That is a strange one.  My bike has 91,000 miles and I have had the linkages renewed and greased.  I've also had the gear box modification that is available for this bike but both those were to cure clunky changes.

    The other thing may be the fulcrum bolt which gives strange symptoms when it is damaged.

    It will be interesting to find out what this is all about.
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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2022, 08.52 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 08.52 pm
    As GarminDave says, you should check the famous screw that holds the gear change pedal. It may be breaking.

    Also already on the subject, check the push rod that comes out of the gear shift shaft and is hooked to the gear shift pedal. If I remember correctly it should be set to 94mm. You can find that information in the workshop manual.
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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2022, 09.14 pm
    Oct 03, 2022, 09.14 pm
    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check that 94mm dim. The gear lever isn't loose, it also only happens when the bike is warming up which made me think is it something to do with the oil. The bike had a service a few months ago and its only recently started happening.

    I dont have a workshop manual, if anyone is reading this and happens to have one for sale give me a shout, otherwise I'll ask on the wanted page.

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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #4 on: Oct 08, 2022, 01.26 pm
    Oct 08, 2022, 01.26 pm
    So, I took off the hear linkage and removed the selector housing cover. Everything seemed fine so I put that all back together. I noticed when refitting the gear lever that the pivot bolt was very stiff. Its line someone has greased it but the grease had turned to glue. So I cleaned that up and refitted. Hey presto, gears are working sweet as a nut.

    It may be something in the gear selector mechanism wasn't sitting right but I think its more likely it was just the gummed up gear lever. After changing gear I don't think it was fully repositioning so the wheel wasn't sitting in the correct location on the detent wheel. Lovely feeling now with it all right again.

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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #5 on: Oct 08, 2022, 02.47 pm
    Oct 08, 2022, 02.47 pm
    Shift and brake linkage are truly a maintenance requirement on the Trophy.
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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #6 on: Oct 09, 2022, 07.29 pm
    Oct 09, 2022, 07.29 pm
    I am glad that it was so.
    As little as one millimeter of slack, either -1 or +1, in the gear shift linkage can affect the malfunction. That's why when checks are made in that area, it doesn't cost anything to check that the 94 millimeters of the linkage is correct.
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    Re: Gear selection problem
    Reply #7 on: Oct 18, 2022, 06.44 am
    Oct 18, 2022, 06.44 am
    That's good to hear, and thanks for the Update  :028: