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Gearbox problems A friend of mine had some gearbox problems on his 2004 Rocket 3. Rearwheel suddenly blocked in second gear. He then had the gearbox repaired for around 4000- Euros ( 6000 US Dollars). The Triumph Shop have never heard about this problem before. I have just bought a 2004 Rocket with 8000 km on the clock ( 5000 Miles) . Do I have to worry?

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    I also had my bike lock-up in second gear. The bike had already been repaired three times under warranty for transmission issues. All repairs were covered at no monetary cost to me, but the months of riding I missed and the hassle of excessive trips to an inexperienced Triumph Authorized mechanic was more than I could take. I filed a Lemon Law Claim.

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I have a 2004 Rocket with 38,000+ miles and have never had any mechanical issues. There are others who have though. I don't think it's so common that everyone should be worried, but it is something to be aware of. Triumph didn't cover any of the cost? I know it's a 4 year old bike, but Triumph has been covering atleast the parts cost for similar repairs and they have an upgrade kit that addresses tranmission issues, a replacement lower timing chain gear, timing chain adjuster and other issues.

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