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Offline ThickBrit

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Gear lever
« on: January 14, 2014, 06:40:01 PM »
Until now, my Trophy (standard A bike) has been pretty good.
Leaving a roundabout on my way home I changed up into 4th to 5th to 6th and the gear lever sheared off.
Fab.  :172:
So another 10 miles of dual carriageway and then commuter side road traffic - in 6th.
Have to say it actually pulled quite well, though I avoided coming to a standstill.
ANYWAY....

Check the condition of your gear levers, chaps.
I've done 18500 miles on it and I'm a careful (advanced) rider.
It appears to have sheared the bolt clean through, no corrosion evident, no warning at all.
The diameter of the bolt looks about 6mm, and it's sheared slightly inside the hole.
Will be on the phone to the dealer in the morning - supposed to be in Brighton by 3....

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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 07:40:02 PM »
Worrying story. Hopefully the dealership will come through for you, Chris.

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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 09:42:09 PM »
Here's a photo of the damage.
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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 11:12:34 PM »
Whoa...wow.... don't know what else to say.  In 40 years of riding Triumph never had anything like that happen!
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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 11:20:12 PM »
Strangely enough my Daughter just had the gear selector shaft shear off inside the gearbox on her sons motocross bike...

Hadn't heard of that happening before either.
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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 11:28:31 PM »
Motocross maybe I can understand but a street bike...wow
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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 11:59:01 PM »
Had exactly the same thing happen to me didn't even mention it as i thought it was a one off, my dealer had to use a easy out to remove it and then used the shaft from a floor model. I was up and running with in a hour. Where the shaft broke there was a fault which you could see.

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Re: Gear lever
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2014, 06:11:30 AM »
Hi Thickbrit,

Sorry to hear about this ( also saw it on the Facebook page ),
but thanks for alerting us - Keep us posted with how you get on  :028:


 



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