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Wow, is it really 3 years since my last blog post!! As for the mirrors, I found they are a little restrictive view wise and I went back to the original mirrors for the Switzerland trip as I had bags blocking the centre mirror.  I might swap them back as I do like the smaller form factor and I am happy with the rear view compromise.

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On ‎12‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 4:27 PM, David S said:

I want to fix the gear lever rattle as it is annoying me!  I have the bits, I just need to find the time!  I would like to tidy up the paintwork, but funds are too tight at the moment.

andi fixed his with a hair bobble and a screw! east fix lol.

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On 12/14/2018 at 4:27 PM, David S said:

I want to fix the gear lever rattle as it is annoying me!  I have the bits, I just need to find the time!  I would like to tidy up the paintwork, but funds are too tight at the moment.

Is it a type 9? I had one where the gear lever rattled about. It turned out the spring that holds the gear lever to one side pushes against a pin, and the pin had worked loose and fell into the box. Wasn't a big deal until it found fifth gear and left through side of gearbox? 

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2 minutes ago, Jez Morton said:

Is it a type 9? I had one where the gear lever rattled about. It turned out the spring that holds the gear lever to one side pushes against a pin, and the pin had worked loose and fell into the box. Wasn't a big deal until it found fifth gear and left through side of gearbox? 

Hi Jez, no it an MT75 with the GBS quickshift fitted.  It is a known weakness of the earlier versions they made.  Apparently the later versions don't rattle.

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4 hours ago, David S said:

Hi Jez, no it an MT75 with the GBS quickshift fitted.  It is a known weakness of the earlier versions they made.  Apparently the later versions don't rattle.

I've got the same setup, bought in 2015 and mine also rattles, so I guess that's the old one? What does the 'fix' involve?

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Merry Christmas,

Just seen thread on this issue and decided to stick my oar in🙄.

Any gearbox will suffer if external forces are subjected to the gear lever. I experienced this on a 1600E & an Imp to my cost where I thought it was cool to leave my hand on the gear lever. Apparently it makes the selector forks plus others that wear excessively and can then cause difficulty in gear selection. I have also had failures with the MT75 box in transit applications where I suspect my drivers had kept their hands on the gear knob.

Usually it is wear in the selection assembly (i.e. slack springs, worn joints etc.) that cause the problem and the only cure is to change the item(s) concerned before they wear to much and drop into the gearbox possibly causing more expense.

What a happy chappy am I it's only by being so cheerful keeps me going.

While Winter is upon us whip the gearbox out and rebuild the selector mechanism then next year all good, especially if a MT75 new/used parts and repairs are relatively cheap as it's been used so much unlike my T5 which is like rocking horse .....

Best Wishes Jim

 

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15 hours ago, nelmo said:

I think the issue here is the GBS shifter mechanism, not the gearbox itself. It always seemed a bit floppy from the day I fitted it 😊

Yes, that is the problem part.  Taken from the GBS Owners Facebook page, the fix is to replace the rod end bearing that the gear lever shaft goes through.   

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