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Old 09-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Missed shifts with Sunline

I had been following the thread on the Sunline shifter and decided to get one even though I have never had a problem with how the Speed shifted. Shifting is now a very light touch affair which I like but clutch-less up shifts are horrible especially from 4th to 5th, I have missed more shifts with more false neutrals than ever. Downshifts are off too. I never have had this problem before. There is NO WAY I would take Speedy to the track like this. I really would like to switch back but I cut the rubber boot and installed it on the Sunline. Is anyone else having this problem and what did you do.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Surprised to hear this. My experience is quite different from the one you described. After installing the Sunline Shifter, I felt more connected to the bike. Hopefully you'll get it sorted out.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You def have it adjusted wrong. Check that it has full range of motion and isn't fouling against the front sprocket cover..
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Is the arm folding in on you? Is it adjusted correctly? BTW, the rubber boot is inexpensive and available at Bike Bandit or any Triumph dealer, if you want to switch back.

My experience has been the opposite...I now have an MSR shifter, sans linkage, and a CRG clutch lever. It feels much more connected, and even if I wear sneakers ( very rarely ) I get nice clean shifts.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Like the other posters above, I also love my Sunline and find that shifting is crisper and more mechanical. I have literally not missed one shift since putting on the lever.

Make sure it is tightened down with the lever as far out to the left as possible. Also, try a different position and see if you like that more. I have mine in pretty much the same position as the OEM unit and it works great for me.
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The only problem has been wear on on left boot. 25 cents worth of shrink sleeve has taken care of that issue. No other problems in a year of use.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When I installed it I tried to set it like the oem was but it really would only go on (in and out on the spindle) one way. The attaching bolt had to slide where the slot is on the spindle. It is at the very outside of the spindle. It does seem to fold some times when downshifting but its the constance missed power shifts that have me concerned. It will do this almost every time under hard power up shift, no clutch.. Should I try to move it in closer to the bike? Maybe there is too much leverage? Like I said it is a very light touch now... Rizoma rear-sets are way too expensive.
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When I installed it I tried to set it like the oem was but it really would only go on (in and out on the spindle) one way. The attaching bolt had to slide where the slot is on the spindle. It is at the very outside of the spindle. It does seem to fold some times when downshifting but its the constance missed power shifts that have me concerned. It will do this almost every time under hard power up shift, no clutch.. Should I try to move it in closer to the bike? Maybe there is too much leverage? Like I said it is a very light touch now... Rizoma rear-sets are way too expensive.
From looking at those pics, I would say you should lower the footpeg a bit. It looks, at least to me, like it is too high for a comfortable ergonomic shift.

The slot in the spindle goes all the way around the circumference of the spindle, no? Just totally remove the bolt from the new shifter, slide it on where it is the most ergonomic, and then reinstall the bolt and tighten down.
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Yep, lower it 2x teeth then test ride
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Looks a little high...lower it a little like the others have suggested and give it another shot
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