- Sep 30, 2017
In theory you are correct and I do not argue about that only after an initial assembly of clutch components we expect things to work as before without having the cable adjuster on the stop and with no play (since my ownership it has always been like this).What kind of gearbox shifter mechanism maintenance or work has been recently done... or NOT been performed that is being overlooked.... just thinking out loud?
Added: we seem to have moved from clutch drag to hard to find neutral as the residual symptom
I did overhaul the gearbox two years back due as you Americans say it having 'that old bus sound' (I could just imagine it being yellow and full of kids honking down the road)
and replaced several bearings, gears and bushes.
At that time I had not found this forum and had been instructed by a well known Norton dealer in England to give it some STP.
That did help but was no remedy so again STP this time STOP TAKE PICTURES and real help came.
The actuator arm looked fine as did the roller.
As I have never ridden anybody else's Commando let alone a Mk III there is no way for me to compare, without a doubt the gearbox is slicker than a T140 and almost matches that of a bevel Ducati but toggling neutral is not always as successful.
Sorry if I am going on a bit now but in my younger days I rode a T140 and a mate of mine I remember also moaning that he always had to select neutral as he rolled to the lights, now I didn't want to digress.
Thank you for your help