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    shifing feel notchie
    on: May 11, 2016, 03.09 am
    May 11, 2016, 03.09 am
    so i have put few hundred miles on the new ride and feel like it shifts quite hard compared to all my other bikes.  how do you guys feel about the trophy shift action..  do i have issues here??
    I know its hard to understand what i feel but it kinda hurts my toes if i wear a shoe instead of boots after awhile

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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 03.14 am
    May 11, 2016, 03.14 am
    The transmission in mine smoothed out after the 600 mile service and switch to the full synthetic 10-50 Castrol oil. The gearbox likes to have a little pre-load on the shift lever when shifting. Also works better the quicker I shift it.
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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 06.02 am
    May 11, 2016, 06.02 am
    Forpeace ofmind I'd ask your Dealer to chrck and compae to other Trophys,

    Admittedly only a very few, but there have been reports of some gearboxes
    having to be be changed under warranty due to bent selector forks,
    and the stiffness you report might be an early indication of this.

    BY having it checked over, you will not only have peace of mind,
    but a record of the issue if it does get worse in the future  :028:

    Cheers  :821:



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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 06.14 am
    May 11, 2016, 06.14 am
    Got to say the shift on my Trophy is one of the smoothest I have ever had. Try and get a ride on another Trophy for a comparison if you can and if you still feel something is wrong register your concerns with the dealer as Coconut suggests
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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 07.38 am
    May 11, 2016, 07.38 am
    Mine used to bug me as well when new, but it got easier over time, and I don't notice it now (11,000 miles).
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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 12.33 pm
    May 11, 2016, 12.33 pm
    Few hundred miles from NEW means your still following the engine break-in routine. With the imposed limited engine RPM, your forced to short shift. That could be contributing to the notchy feel. I tend to shift at about 4k to 5k where I find it to be exceptionally smooth.

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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 02.17 am
    May 12, 2016, 02.17 am
    Would agree with the comments about trying to get a chance riding another Trophy, about the break-in period and especially about trying a bit of pre-load.

    My personal experience with shifting clunkiness is this: If I don't pre-load a bit going into 2nd -- especially if I'm putzin around -- you know, low RPMs, a nice long pause between shifts -- I will often miss. Also when putzin around it's a bit clunky going into 2nd. Both these situations are caused by what I would call "user error".  :159:

    Otherwise -- which is 90% of the time -- very smooth indeed.

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    Re: shifing feel notchie
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 01.56 pm
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    It isn't atypical for a Triumph tranny to be stiff and hard to shift when relatively new.  The '14 Speed Triple R I had was like that for the first 1000 miles, and gradually smoothed out after that.  For quite a while there, finding neutral was a bear.

    The most importantly thing for a smooth shift is to keep the RPM from dropping off when shifting.  I don't so much concentrate on preloading the foot lever... more like just synchronize foot work and clutch pull so the shift is done as quick as possible.  The TTSE is one of the smoothest shifting big ST's I've owned.  The '09 C14 I had was terrible in comparison - darn near impossible to shift smoothly in the lower gear, no matter how I tried.
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