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    Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    on: May 02, 2017, 04.35 am
    May 02, 2017, 04.35 am
    Yes, I searched the forum and couldn't find the answer I was looking for, so I post here.

    Recently, I've noticed a slip/clunk between 4-5K RPM in 2nd gear, and it's clear something is wrong with the bike. My shop, who I trust and have used exclusively for the last ten years servicing the three bikes I've bought from them, is telling me it's about $550.00 just to get into my transmission to diagnose the issue. I agreed for them to start the diagnosis, but that price seems high to me.

    I get it that dealers need to make their money, and they've always done right by me over the last decade. That being said, I'm just looking for some validation that this is the right approximate cost for what they're telling me they're doing. Can anyone help out here?

    Your input is greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 09.00 am
    May 02, 2017, 09.00 am
    I was wondering if Triumph would pay for this repair. I suspect the bike is out of warranty, but other membershave reported similar problems you describe. Given that a gearbox should last more than a few years it may be worth a try to request some "goodwill" from Triumph. It may help if your previous bikes have been Triumphs and you have been very pleased with them etc

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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 09.47 am
    May 02, 2017, 09.47 am
    What is their hourly rate for the workshop? It is probably the best part of a day's work to get to the transmission. $550 / 8 = $68 an hour? Does that sound about right?
    I can't say I would want to pay it, but it doesn't surprise me. You might be able to reduce the cost by removing the plastic, and other bits. Depends how well you know them I guess.
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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 04.10 pm
    May 02, 2017, 04.10 pm
    I've never had transmission issues before, so this is all new to me. Their hourly rate is around $110-$120, if I remember correctly, and I know repairs aren't cheap. I do have an extended warranty that I purchased from the shop from RPM One, so I am hoping some or most of the costs will be covered. It sounds like it's a pretty major job to get into the transmission, so the pricing sounds about right. I'd rather spend the money on gas and lodging for my upcoming trip to West Texas, but I can't go without my bike.
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    I'll let you guys know what they find!
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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 04.45 pm
    May 02, 2017, 04.45 pm
    I wonder if you don't have the bent shifter fork problem. I am of the opinion that Triumph should issue a recall notice for that problem as it's quite dangerous the first time or two it happens to you when you're going hot into a turn and expecting the engine braking that isn't there because the transmission is in neutral instead of second gear.
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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 12.19 am
    May 03, 2017, 12.19 am
    Well, it turns out my transmission is in bad shape: 4 of the 6 gears are shot and the shifter forks (learned something new this week) are also kaput. Dealer is submitting to Triumph for a "goodwill" warranty. We'll see what shakes out!
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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 12.58 am
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    Well, it turns out my transmission is in bad shape: 4 of the 6 gears are shot and the shifter forks (learned something new this week) are also kaput. Dealer is submitting to Triumph for a "goodwill" warranty. We'll see what shakes out!

    BTW how many miles on your TT?

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    Re: Cost to "take down" a transmission?
    Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 01.02 am
    May 03, 2017, 01.02 am
    Right around 17K.
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