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Title: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: DavidR8 on August 15, 2017, 06:59:13 AM
31k miles, fresh service.
Rode to work this morning all good. On the ride home, shifting went from a missed 2->3 shift to harsh shifting in all gears. When this has happened before it's been because oil level has dropped.
I just checked it and it's up to spec.
Any thoughts?


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Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: HockleyBoy on August 15, 2017, 04:16:10 PM
06 Girly, could be clutch plates sticking
Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: Bixxer Bob on August 17, 2017, 07:55:53 AM
Agree, but just look at whether the clutch is dragging and needs adjusting.  Always do the simple stuff first.
Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: JoeDirt on August 17, 2017, 12:24:32 PM
My '01 is clunky through the whole spectrum... I just wear thinker boots.  :augie
Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: Timbox2 on August 17, 2017, 02:06:55 PM
My '01 is clunky through the whole spectrum... I just wear thinker boots.  :augie

Whats a Thinker Boot?  Is it like a pondering shoe :rfl
Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: Timbox2 on August 17, 2017, 02:15:39 PM
Agree, but just look at whether the clutch is dragging and needs adjusting.  Always do the simple stuff first.

+1. Who serviced it? Check chain too, as we know Girlies dont like it tight, oo err.
Title: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: DavidR8 on August 29, 2017, 09:00:16 PM
My regular Triumph dealer serviced it.
Clutch has little to no drag and chain is slack as per common wisdom.


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Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: Timbox2 on August 30, 2017, 06:55:13 AM
There have been a few reported issues with some of the last of the 955's that got the 1050 clutch, but that is definitely down to sticky or dragging clutch plates caused by not enough oil getting to the plates, plenty of info about this on the Tiger 1050 Forum, Hamlin Cycles in the US is the expert over there.
Title: Re: Tiger 955i - Harsh shifting
Post by: Bixxer Bob on September 04, 2017, 08:30:59 AM
My regular Triumph dealer serviced it.
Clutch has little to no drag and chain is slack as per common wisdom.


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I guess you mean you trust your regular Triumph dealer.  Being a dealer dowsn'tmean shit anymore; a lot of dealers over here won't touchthe old Triumphs anymore because their young techs aren't trained on them.  Think on, a 5 yr apprenticeship but the bikes are 10 yrs old.  And they aren't taught to think and repair any more, they're taught to follow protocols and parts swap.

So probably the question should have been "Was it doing it before it was serviced..."?