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T160 lazy gearchange

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by B+Bogus, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. B+Bogus


    Jun 28, 2009
    I share your view - I wasn't going to just accept it. My T140 is a reminder that they *can* be as good as it gets.
    I occasionally miss a gear on my 900ss too, but only if I'm not paying enough attention.
  2. Onder


    May 11, 2010
    Ive always thought the Triumph five speed was just fine. Just out on mine and I cannot complain about the shifting at all.
    Sure the clutch is less than perfect and it still shifts well.
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  3. B+Bogus


    Jun 28, 2009
    So I got it back together and can report that the gearshift is way better than before - no missed shifts and everything noticeably tighter.
    It would appear that excessive backlash in the quadrant/camplate was the culprit. Has to be down to wear - bike has done an indicated 24k miles, so not particularly high mileage.
    The neutral light was even working until I took it for a test ride, and it's packed up again... I think I can live with that.
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