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Offline robbie1401

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Stiff gear change
« on: January 18, 2016, 10:56:57 pm »
My gear lever is stiff. I can change gear but have to help it up with my toe before changing down. (That sounds a bit dodgy) Seriously, any ideas?

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 11:04:31 pm »
lube or grease gear level pivot bolt.try some some spray lube first

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 11:07:36 pm »
Is that behind the panel?

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 11:58:00 pm »
it is behind the foot peg plate.i would spray some WD-40 or similar penetrant first as some members had similar issue

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 12:02:40 am »
Many thanks for that swede. Will give that a try, sounds like the problem.

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 06:17:38 am »
Also be advised of the issue that a few have had where the gear shift pivot bolt has sheared off which appears to be because it has been over tightened or tightened but not enough grease on the pivot. I would suggest it is worth a preventative measure of removing the bolt and inspecting it for any damage or flexing/bending and then re greasing and tightening to the correct torque.

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 06:50:04 am »
I can only echo cropbikers' comments regarding the Gear Lever Pivot Bolt..... Lubrication thereof.

The bushing is only PTFE Coated on the inside diameter and on my bike there were both very dry.. Copper slip applied

Also in removing the Pivot Bolts for Inspection you can see whether or not it is bent when you undo it - if it's bent even slightly the Pivot Bolt will rise and fall as it comes out

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Re: Stiff gear change
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 08:03:44 am »
As it has not been mentioned yet, and just in case -
if your Trophy is still under warranty - let the Dealer sort this out for you  :169:

If you are going to do it yourself, have a Search for other posts relating to this -
there are quite a few including this one : Sheared Gear Lever Mounting bolt

A couple of things to be aware of that might trip you up :

Removal of the Side Control Plate "can" be difficult as the bolts are "Patch Locked".
The Service Manual calls for these bolts and a nut to be discarded and replaced,
although some Members have re-used them after cleaning the old thread locking
compound off and applying fresh compound on re-installation.

Be prepared for your Gear Lever Pivot Bolt to snap when you try and undo it - if it has corroded in place.
It is likely you would then need to drill it out, or use some sort of broken screw / stud extractor.

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