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13428Re: Transmission update

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  • donlee.patton
    Jun 1, 2009
      Good deal, Debra. Tell us how it works out for ya!

      DonLee


      --- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com, electrikjuju_01 <no_reply@...> wrote:
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      > hey folks,
      >
      > i just wanted to post an update regarding the transmission problems i posted about a few weeks back. i ended up pulling my bike out of the shop (dealer) that had originally given me an estimate of $3500 to do the repairs. i then did some further research on a local moto forum and found a better shop to bring it to. the mechanic was a lot more methodical about diagnosing the problem. he drained the oil and found some metal bits and then removed the oil pan to inspect the gears. unfortunately, there were larger metal pieces in the pan and 2nd gear had some very bad teeth.
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      > he said it was very unusual to have gears go bad on a triumph and it was just a fluke.... bad luck i guess. in any case, his estimate was for $1800... almost half as much as the other shop! crazy.
      >
      > thanks to everyone for all the advice concerning my TBS. i truly appreciate it and it really helped me make a more informed decision about how to deal with the repairs.
      >
      > cheers,
      > debra
      >
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