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Looking at a Spada but dodgy gearshift, thus a question...

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by Gilligan, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Hey All,

    I'm very experienced mechanically with cars but I'm motorcycling noob so have a quick question.

    I'm in the market and was looking at a Spada today. Overall it could be a good deal, but....sitting stationary with the engine running and clutch in I could shift up the gears 1 thru 6, but trying to go back down it would only go down two gears, then nothing. I had to let the clutch out just enough to get things moving in the g'box, then I could shift down another two gears, then same again.

    This didn't impress me and has put me off, just wondering if I should definitely stay away from it because of this. Comments welcomed.

    Cheers All! :grin:


     
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  2. I was told the gearbox basically only works if the rear wheel is rotating.

    Can you take it for a ride? That would be the best test. Even if you just roll it around and try the gears.

    James
     
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  3. Sounds like how mine behaves and mine works well when moving. I'd ask for a test ride. Perhaps get somebody else to ride it as well?
     
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  4. almost definate that the problem you're explaining is natural.

    the gearbox doesn't like to be shifting lots when it isn't running, hence you down gear as you're moving/slowing down.

    take it for a ride, or - does it have a center stand?

    if it has a center stand, put it up on it and go through the gears with a bit of throttle.

    in my opinion the gearbox sounds fine.
     
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  5. Thanks for the input all. I'll take it for a ride and see how it performs.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
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