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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #10 on: 11 September, 2020, 04:36:45 PM »
It's exactly like mine was.  It's toast.  And likely the cause of your problems.  Both legs of the spring should be tight up against the pin.
« Last Edit: 11 September, 2020, 05:04:43 PM by turtle »
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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #11 on: 12 September, 2020, 09:45:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by markbt [+]
Hi,

Has anyone had this before?  I can change up fine, and the first shift down is usually ok, but if I want to drop a couple of gears when I go for the second shift it feels like the lever is not connected to anything, and I have to have two or three goes at it before I feel it engage and change gear.  It wasn't doing this a week ago, but it seems to be getting worse quite quickly (or maybe I'm just getting paranoid about it).  I thought maybe the chain was too loose so I tightened it a little last night, but it's just as bad this morning - it really knocked my confidence in the bike into corners on the way to work.

The bike is a 2013 ABS SE.

Cheers,
Mark

Hi mark

I feel your pain....


Search and Read my post re indent arm

In the interim Do not ride or start the bike

Hope this helps.....

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/3W7S

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/u5pH

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/wt5U

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/urVS

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/wxHB

This is the itemized bill, with part numbers for everything you need!

https://photos.tiger-sport.com/image/we27


The detent lever is not expensive around $35...you might consider ordering a spare,  so when, not if, it happens again You have one ready....



















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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #12 on: 12 September, 2020, 10:26:12 AM »
Hi All,
I've ordered the new rod with the spring on it thingy, along with a clutch basket tool and a tool to remove the oil pump drive sprocket so that should sort out any issues with the spring. 

Zevk, I'm not sure whether it is the same issue you had, but I'm tempted to replace that detent arm anyway if it's in the same area.  Does it just sit behind the clutch basket?  If so, then I'll be looking at it anyway and might as well change it out for a new one.

Cheers,
Mark

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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #13 on: 12 September, 2020, 10:42:25 AM »
Yes it does

Look at the parts diagram and repair book for details

Good luck

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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #14 on: 14 September, 2020, 07:28:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by markbt [+]
Hi All,
I've ordered the new rod with the spring on it thingy, along with a clutch basket tool and a tool to remove the oil pump drive sprocket so that should sort out any issues with the spring. 

Cheers,
Mark

Mark, my experience would say that you should not need to remove the oil pump drive sprocket to change the shaft with the spring.  I don't know about the detent arm. 
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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #15 on: 14 September, 2020, 08:05:02 PM »
Yeah I think I was looking at the older models instructions. Still, if the need ever arises I now have the oil pump tool!

Parts should be here tomorrow, so hopefully in a day or two all shall be well...

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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #16 on: 21 September, 2020, 06:06:34 PM »
Just reporting back, I changed the selector shaft and its spring last week, and all is right with the Tiger again!  Thanks all for your help :)

I also changed the detent arm while I was there, although the old one felt ok in the end.

Can I take a moment to commend the online version of the Haynes manual to everyone as well - I found it to be a good helpful resource, and having colour pictures that you can zoom in to is a lot better than the old print versions!

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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #17 on: 22 September, 2020, 04:31:21 PM »
 :460: glad you are up and running again!
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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #18 on: 22 September, 2020, 04:47:02 PM »
This shifter spring failure thing is starting to become a theme.
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Re: Intermittent 'Loose' Gear Lever on Downshift
« Reply #19 on: 22 September, 2020, 07:00:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
This shifter spring failure thing is starting to become a theme.

Aye, read of many similar on the T800 anorl.
Also: '16 Tiger 800, '95 Yamaha Serow, '58 Ariel FH.