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    Sticking in gear
    on: Apr 19, 2017, 06.19 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 06.19 pm
    I keep having a problem with sticking gear. It's always when i slow and want to drop it down a gear the gear lever sticks and will not move up or down. I end up having to pull away at high revs and then changing gear. Has anyone had a similar problem if so how did you rectify it. Thanks all. Si

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06.53 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 06.53 pm
    It's possible / likely, that this is because of the Pedal
    sticking to the shaft of the bolt that secures it to the frame, due to corrosion.

    Squirt some ( LOTS of ) WD 40 into anywhere you can access, where those two parts join,
    moving the pedal up and down as you do so, to get as much in there as possible,
    and hopefully this will free it off.

    That bolt ( Triumph Part T3331400 ) has proved to be troublesome for several Members,
    and in extreme cases has sheared off leaving the rider stranded !
    NOTE : This part has now been superceded to Part Number T3331520.

    The bolt is VERY Tightly secured in place with a "Loctite" type compound,
    and cannot easily be undone to lubricate the mating surfaces.

    Consequently if the pedal and bolt shaft corrode and "stick" together,
    when the pedal is operated - the bolt breaks by shearing at it's weakest point,
    right where it enters the threaded hole on the frame, making it difficult to remove  :233:

    If your Trophy is still under warranty you would be well advised,
    after trying the WD 40 application - even if it frees it up,
    to get your Dealer to examine it, remove it, clean it up and / or replace it if necessary.

    There are plenty of exiting Forum Posts about this :
    Sheared gear lever mounting bolt
    Gear Lever, and
    Gearchange pedal pivot

    If it's NOT the pedal sticking to the bolt then it could be
    something more serious going on inside the gearbox.

    Hope this helps  :028:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 11.49 am by Coconut

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2017, 06.58 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 06.58 pm
    Thanks for that coconut it's a 2014 and only done 5700 miles. I will apply some wd40 and see if that helps. I wondered if it was just down to me as I am new to triumph having had a Harley previously that Sat in the garage for 9 months of the year.

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07.01 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 07.01 pm
    may also be the clutch slave letting in air is the lever spongey ?
    assumption  is the mother of all f~~~ups

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07.03 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 07.03 pm
    No it seems fine to me as I would expect it to feel.

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07.05 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 07.05 pm
    *Originally Posted by SimonA [+]
    I keep having a problem with sticking gear. It's always when i slow and want to drop it down a gear the gear lever sticks and will not move up or down. I end up having to pull away at high revs and then changing gear. Has anyone had a similar problem if so how did you rectify it. Thanks all. Si

    Are you attempting to change gears with the bike not moving?
    2014 Triumph Trophy 1200 SE
    2013 Honda CB1100

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2017, 07.13 pm
    Apr 19, 2017, 07.13 pm
    No still moving usually as I approach junction and am having to drop it down a gear. Also wonder if it was just me getting used to riding it and having a sync gearbox.

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    Re: Sticking in gear
    Reply #7 on: Apr 20, 2017, 05.22 pm
    Apr 20, 2017, 05.22 pm
    A sure way of checking if the pedal sticking to the shaft of the retaining bolt would be
    to disconnect the link rod that connects to the splined Gearbox input shaft.

    With no connection to the gearbox, the pedal should move freely and smoothly on the retaining bolt.

    Unfortunately this might be fiddly ( but not impossible ) to achieve
    as most of the linkage is hidden away behind the Control Plate,
    which in itself is screwed down quite tight,
    and calls for ( in the Service Manual ) bolts to be replaced every time they are undone !

    You might be able to access the pinch bolt at the top end of the linkage
    that connects to the splined Input shaft, and pull the linakge off -
    MARK IT FIRST to ensure it goes back on in the same place !

    See this post : Removing Shifter Lever Post Reply #3
    where there is a drawing of what it looks like, and other information  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 11.48 am by Coconut