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Old 24th November 2018, 10:37 PM
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Default 1994 Africa Twin gearbox noise

Hi,
Have an Africa twin 750 RD07. Clutch release bearing was noisy. Changed it, but have lot of noise in first gear. Never drove any further than 100 yards.
I know they are incredibly noisy from reading on forums.

Never owned one or ridden one before.
Just wondering has anybody around Mullingar got one that I could compare to or find out what’s normal..!

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Old 25th November 2018, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: 1994 Africa Twin gearbox noise

1st should be no louder than any other gear. I've rebuilt a heap of these motors!! Over tight chain is the main culprit for doing in the gearbox. Check the front sprocket and output shaft splines for wear, if the sprocket rocks back and forth it's goosed. If it's already welded, it's goosed. The clutch release bearing is common to rattle and never really gets worse. Let us know how you get on
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Old 27th November 2018, 10:52 AM
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I think spurious sprockets is the killer of the output shaft
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Old 27th November 2018, 02:50 PM
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I think spurious sprockets is the killer of the output shaft
True enough, they don't seem to help. A knackered shock does it's bit too
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Old 27th November 2018, 03:01 PM
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Just extract the gold from it & scrap the rest of it ;-)
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Old 27th November 2018, 07:43 PM
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Just extract the gold from it & scrap the rest of it ;-)
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Old 27th November 2018, 10:44 PM
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Just extract the gold from it & scrap the rest of it ;-)
Oohhh, I've a big gold chain
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Old 8th December 2018, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: 1994 Africa Twin gearbox noise

Hi lads, done the release bearing.
Took off the front sprocket cover. Front sporcket is wobbling all over the place. Shaft seems fine tbh.
Ordered a new genuine sprocket. Hopefully that will solve.

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