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Two things

Postby Sidcar » Sat May 04, 2013 11:25 am

Out this morning on my '75 Triumph Trident for the first time this year, took it for its annual MOT test (a certificate of roadworthy ness). After riding only my Gold Wing outfit for the past six months within couple of miles two things became very obvious.
1. I need to remember to put my foot down when I stop.

2. Compared to the Triumph the gear change on the Wing is positively agricultural.
I'd got so used the clonks and clunks from the Wing every time I changed gear, up or down I'd forgotten what a smooth gear change was like.

So is there something wrong with my Wing gearbox or are they all like that.
The clutch does stick first thing in the morning so I usually start it in gear with the clutch in to free it up before selecting first gear (which still clunks).


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Re: Two things

Postby brettchallenger » Sat May 04, 2013 1:53 pm


My Triumph (Tiger 750) has been in bits for so long I have forgotten what the gear change feels like!

I think GL1500's are renowned for their clunkiness.
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Re: Two things

Postby seabee_ » Sat May 04, 2013 5:56 pm

Clunkiness is normal for 'wings. Try using diesel oils like Delo LE or Rotella. They work great for keeping the internals cleaner then regular oils and they do help with the clunks and finding neutral easier. I also change my oil every 3,000 miles or when the shifting gets noisier or harder.
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Re: Two things

Postby rooferx » Sat May 04, 2013 8:38 pm

Yes Clunky,,just switched to amsoil feels better right now..had a vtx prior that thing was flawless.{transmission}

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