Question about 2008 Triumph Triumph Bonneville
I have a new 2008 Bonnie T100 - about three months old, 1500 miles on the clock. I ride in all weather, which here in the UK means it has been very wet.
The bike has been for its 500 mile service (about 6 weeks ago), but lately the gears appear to be stiffer than they used to be. I wash the bike regularly (every 2-3 weeks), although it sits outside overnight (under cover most nights, but sometimes not) and sits out in the weather when I am at work.
I have recently adjusted and regularly lube up the chain, so any noise a change of gear makes is not down to a loose chain.
When I change gears, the gear box seems to make a loud cluck/thunk (but not the same thunk associated with a loose chain) everytime I change up or down. It is not horrendously loud, but it's louder than other Japanese style bikes I have had in the past.
Am I being silly or is this normal? Or am I missing a trick where I need to be checking oil in the gear box or something?
Anyone offer any advise?
Do check if not drain and refill the gear box, but check with your dealer that it will not affect your warranty. a little self help may prevent time consuming and inconvenient repairs at this stage, but remember gears are clunky and come in for a lot of abuse, reliable as they are.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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