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Offline Ottermark

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Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« on: October 16, 2017, 12:34:05 AM »
Hi guys!

I just came back from a 1 hours ride and my shifter is acting weird. The gear lever is "loose" i can yank it up and down without any resistance...

Me and my brother was riding on gravel roads and a little in the woods, pushed my triumph pretty hard. been searching the forums and seems that alot of folks here have problem with the selector pin. The thing is that when i rode home I Could go through all the gears i just had to flip the gear lever up first with my foot and then push it up to take it to an higher gear.

Bike: Triumph Tiger 800xc 2013, 70 000 km

Anybody else had this before?

Also, tips on on a nice front chainwheel for gravelroads and woods driving?

Tobey

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 06:36:30 AM »
Sounds like it could be the spring, only one way to find out for sure.

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 10:24:09 AM »
Yeah i guess so maybe i should change the gear selector also? I don't want it to break down the first thing next season.

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 04:38:48 PM »
If it is the spring, just mod the selector pin by drilling & tapping or just a weld tack

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 08:57:20 PM »
Had my spring go with the same symptoms, Although the pin going would probable be the same, Was warned that if the spring parted company it could end up in the gear box ! My spring was plastic covered, and that was all that was holding it in place. So take care!

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 02:11:24 AM »
I have a 2011 tiger800 and my return spring went and the dealer put a new one on a recall, and its a stronger one.Jim

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 06:20:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by commando1968 [+]
I have a 2011 tiger800 and my return spring went and the dealer put a new one on a recall, and its a stronger one.Jim

The suspicion is that the replacement spring (that most early bikes got done under a recall) puts enough extra pressure on the pin to cause it to fail.

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 12:41:06 AM »
So i finally had some sparetime to take the bike apart!

It was the pin that was broke. I haven't tested the bike yet because i got the wrong gasket from my dealer.

I decided not to weld it, If it brakes again i will drill and tap it all the way through and then put a bolt all the way through!

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
Save yourself buckets of cash and do as you say. Still and tap (M5). Bit of medium locktite and you're done. For the cost of a gasket and possibly the central clutch nut.
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Re: Problem shifting, Gear selector pin or return spring?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 05:51:57 PM »
ok, I came from here (broken pin topic)
https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,20482.msg299411.html#msg299411
But that topic name does not apply anymore  :001:

Finally I got the outer basket out by hammering on it (thanks RTWO)
It turned out to be the spring (only)





My VIN is in the return spring recall range, but a check on my VIN doesn't mention any recall.
It is a blue spring, so does this mean this is the 'beefed up' version? Probably not, as it broke and the pin did not.
So if I replace the spring, I need to do something to protect the pin, while it is still ok (not bend either).
Would a few welds around it help? Is it RVS or just plain carbon steel?
Or better to drill and tap? It is quite narrow, the narrow part is only 7 mm

thanks
Nelizzz


 


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