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Gearbox failure ??

My XB12s has done about 8000 miles. Riding at about 80mph and it jumped out of gear and into a neutral. The gear-lever is locked solid so can't get any gears - it made a tiny tinkling noise from the gearbox (I guess) as I coasted to a stop.

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You need to overhaul the engine and check the gear drum selector and it's bearings

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Check for wear in the gear lever selector/gate mechanism.
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You can experiment clutch play/slack to your personal preference. Soon as you are satisfied (number of tries clutching/engaging gears), then the locks could be tightened in place.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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