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Offline Vaggsy

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Gear stick travel and movement.
on: July 15, 2021, 04:13:59 AM
G'day everyone, I recently purchased a Tiger 1200 XRX. A Question: there is a fair bit of travel between first and second gear and the gear stick and selector shaft has some play in it, is this normal?

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Re: Gear stick travel and movement.
Reply #1 on: July 15, 2021, 07:38:38 AM
I wouldn't characterise my selector as having a fair bit of play between first and second but it is difficult to tell how much it feels to you obviously. There is a lot of detail on this forum relating to failed gearboxes and specifically selector shafts. It might be worth you using the search feature in the menu to pick up on a few of those.

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Re: Gear stick travel and movement.
Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 01:47:26 PM
As XCaTel says its difficult to quantify.  Give us a clue - what bike have you come from/comparing with as after a Kawasaki or Suzuki it would definitely feel slack/clunky.......
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Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 09:48:17 PM
Thanks for your response, I come from a Suzuki DR 650 and a Suzuki boulevard m109r 1800 to which I still have. I am becoming more accustom to the Tiger the more I ride it. Learning to be less aggressive through gear shifts is helping.
Thanks, Vaggsy

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Re: Gear stick travel and movement.
Reply #4 on: July 15, 2021, 11:11:08 PM
Consider the Triumph quickshifter if you don't have one. Manually I find my gearbox quite clunky but light and smooth with the quickshifter, even at low speeds.

 



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