Author 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive  (Read 646 times)

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    1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    on: September 22, 2022, 05:16:05 pm
    September 22, 2022, 05:16:05 pm
    I was riding the bike this weekend and after one long stretch (100 miles) I noticed it was difficult to change up gears due to the amount of travel.

    The bike changes up gear OK as long as I lift my whole foot off the pedal. No problem with changing down.

    There doesn't appear to be any vagueness with the gear shift, no 'false neutrals' or jumping out of gear. These things have happened when I had selector issues with my 800.

    I can try to adjust the travel but it still seems  ery odd that it should just 'go' like that.

    Anyone else had this happen?

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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #1 on: September 22, 2022, 07:47:39 pm
    September 22, 2022, 07:47:39 pm
    Did the bolts on the adjuster rod vibrate themselves loose?
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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #2 on: September 23, 2022, 04:10:24 pm
    September 23, 2022, 04:10:24 pm
    *Originally Posted by MHummerstone [+]
    I was riding the bike this weekend and after one long stretch (100 miles) I noticed it was difficult to change up gears due to the amount of travel.

    The bike changes up gear OK as long as I lift my whole foot off the pedal. No problem with changing down.

    There doesn't appear to be any vagueness with the gear shift, no 'false neutrals' or jumping out of gear. These things have happened when I had selector issues with my 800.

    I can try to adjust the travel but it still seems  ery odd that it should just 'go' like that.

    Anyone else had this happen?
    Also check that the shifter pedal arm is tight on its shaft.
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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #3 on: September 23, 2022, 08:37:09 pm
    September 23, 2022, 08:37:09 pm
    The nut on my bottom ball joint came loose making the gear change vague with excessive travel, you can see from the top pic how to unclip the ball (push top right and it swings round back then lift up and out) the foam dirt cover can then be removed and allow a spanner in behind.

    I used loctite on the nut so it wont happen again

    5 minutes and it was all good or better than new

    (yes I know the dust cover is missing in the top pic)





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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #4 on: September 23, 2022, 08:39:33 pm
    September 23, 2022, 08:39:33 pm
    Cheap fix!  :467:
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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #5 on: September 25, 2022, 06:34:14 pm
    September 25, 2022, 06:34:14 pm
    *Originally Posted by dr268 [+]
    The nut on my bottom ball joint came loose making the gear change vague with excessive travel, you can see from the top pic how to unclip the ball (push top right and it swings round back then lift up and out) the foam dirt cover can then be removed and allow a spanner in behind.

    I used loctite on the nut so it wont happen again

    5 minutes and it was all good or better than new

    (yes I know the dust cover is missing in the top pic)


    Thanks a lot for the pics.

    I changed the position of the pedal on the splines and at first it was fine but after a run, felt like it was getting harder to shift up so I reckon something must be working loose. I am hoping that if it was in the gearbox then it would have made itself known by now....  :034: I reckon the only way to find out is to strip down the selector rod and check it out.

    One other thing: the gear selector pedal bracket, where it connects to the rod, mine appears to be bent in towards the bike. I will get a picture but is that the same on yours? 


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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #6 on: September 25, 2022, 07:20:09 pm
    September 25, 2022, 07:20:09 pm
    Can't seem to be able to post pictures....but the triangular bracket that the selector rod ball socket bolts into. It seem to have been bent towards the engine casing. I have tried to look at other pictures of that pedal setup and I reckon that (somehow), my bracket has been bent in....

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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #7 on: September 27, 2022, 03:49:38 pm
    September 27, 2022, 03:49:38 pm
    *Originally Posted by MHummerstone [+]
    Can't seem to be able to post pictures....but the triangular bracket that the selector rod ball socket bolts into. It seem to have been bent towards the engine casing. I have tried to look at other pictures of that pedal setup and I reckon that (somehow), my bracket has been bent in....
    For pictures, I use Attachments (scroll down ) and click the Choose File button.
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    Re: 1200 Gen 3: shifter travel excessive
    Reply #8 on: September 28, 2022, 10:54:01 pm
    September 28, 2022, 10:54:01 pm
    Cheers but I bit the bullet and straightened the gear shift pivot arm in situ. Will test it tomorrow.

     



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