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T160 lazy gearchange

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

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  1. B+Bogus

    B+Bogus

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    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

    Onder

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    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

    B+Bogus

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    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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