2014 TEX sifter pop out of gear

gerrie_cpt

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Gerrie
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Good day to everyone. I need some advice on a 2014 Tiger Explorer 1200.

I have had the bike since new and it is very well maintained. At the moment it is on 110000Km (68000 miles). As the mileage increases I started to observe that the bike pops out of second gear from time to time, especially when applying a lot of power. It is now happening more frequently and sometimes it will miss the shift from third completely into neutral and when you fiddle, it will go to 5th.

It is becoming very annoying. I am not an aggressive driver and do not abuse the bike.

I am trying to determine a plan to solve the issue. I stay in South Africa and parts are expensive and not always in stock.



I am technical competent and have worked on numerous bikes and cars (as a hobby). In my mind the following is possible causes:

  • Wrong setup. Linkage length. Clutch set to full clutch and not half.
  • Bend or worn selector forks
  • Worn selector drum groove
I have seen similar issues with other bikes as they get older.



On 60000km I had the complete gearbox out. Some teeth broke of a gear and fell into some of the other gears. I had to almost replace all the gears. At that stage the selector forks where still well within spec.

I am hoping that someone else had a similar issue and can shed some light on typical issues.



Thank you for your help.
 

Qship

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I recall some of the earlier Explorers had some tranny issues like yours, but I don't remember what the problem was exactly and the final solution to fix it right.
Have to research deeper and may find it on Tiger Explorer Forum or ADV Rider.
 

JackRobbin

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I recall some of the earlier Explorers had some tranny issues like yours, but I don't remember what the problem was exactly and the final solution to fix it right.
Have to research deeper and may find it on Tiger Explorer Forum or ADV Rider.
Exactly the same issue and I wouldn't say anything different but getting help from the internet has helped me understand that the only solution was to keep the RPM a bit under control. that's the only thing I could do. If you have anything better to fix this problem please tell me.
 

Qship

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Your bike is definitely up there in kms. Something worn. Not sure if you want to rebuild the gearbox again or not. May be your only solution to find the problem. Gears may be good this time and have to replace other components.
Let us know what you decide.
 
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