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Offline bigal

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Gear change linkage looseness
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:20:44 PM »
Hi guys,
             I have observed the link pins on my gearchange appear to be loose on both the foot lever and the gear shaft arm, is this normal or can I secure them, or has Triumph issued a recall for this.

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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 10:16:39 PM »
Not completely sure what you are referring to.  There is an aluminum lever attached to the shift shaft that goes into the engine/trans.  On mine the ball got loose in the aluminum.  Was replaced under warranty.

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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 07:42:35 AM »
Hi

My 24k Tiger XC is the same, been like it a long time.

Once it got to the loose stage it hasn't got any worse.

Not sure if it is just poor tolerances or my size 12's stamping on it?

It hasn't dented my enthusiasm for the bike any!
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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 08:27:21 AM »
Depends what you mean by "loose"

Mine has play in the link pin things at top and bottom, and I firmly believe it should: it's a bit that is exposed to road grime and stuff: if it was close tolerance, then any salt/sand/ grime/mud on it would bind it up and make it stiff: I would be extremely concerned if it did not have any "looseness".

Despite the play: the gearshift remains as quick and silky smooth as it ever was......
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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 03:11:49 AM »
I had the same problem at 34k and the dealer replaced under warranty but to be honest, the new one wasn`t a whole lot better. It is just the design. What i did do though is add some shims to the main arm to frame pivot and this made things a whole lot better. it took out the slop in the main lever and made things more precise.

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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 11:58:32 AM »
Hi Guys,
            I have fitted shims to both link pins and there is a marked improvement, next stage is to re-engineer the pivots using M6 Rose Joints, suitable spacers and secure using Capscrews and Nyloc nuts. Watch this space for updates, cheers bigal 

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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 12:22:39 PM »
 :493: I am now on my third gear linkage. Triumph have used mild steel ball joints with little protection from the elements. Plus they have riveted the ball into both levers, which mean you have to buy new levers, which do not need replacing, when they fail completely.
I am in the process of getting a new version engineered, so that every component replaced when necessary.
Watch this space 😊
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Re: Gear change linkage looseness
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 01:02:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonF59 [+]
... they have riveted the ball into both levers, which mean you have to buy new levers, ...

or do as already resolved by previous owners. :028:

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,22487.0.html

https://www.triumphrat.net/threads/gear-change-linkage-loose.178324/page-2#post-2004272

https://www.huco.com/products/power-transmission/rod-ends-and-linkages
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