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Offline Alpha One Nine

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Rear wheel spins in neutral
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:09:06 pm »
When I’m warming up my C10 while on the center stand the real wheel will spin.   When I grab the wheel to stop it there is some resistance working against me so it’s not like it just spinning from the vibrations.  It’s certainly not enough force to roll away off the side stand but I figured I would ask if this is normal.
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 06:14:25 pm »
Yes.  Oil viscosity/friction in the transmission gives enough energy transfer to spin the drive shaft slowly.
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 06:31:04 pm »
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 01:02:30 pm »
Yes, the flux capacitor is never fully disengaged...
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 03:38:37 pm »
AAAHHH now thats just not right,  HEHEHE.......
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 05:48:32 pm »
The thicker viscosity oils are more likely to cause this spinning.
That is why I prefer to stay with lighter viscosity oils. If you go with the heavier viscosities, Synthetic oil is supposed to do better than Dino oils.

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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 11:35:19 am »
What they said above,clutch plates sticking, normal, will break free when you put it in 1st gear or oil warms. I have to kick my clutch plates free before starting the Triumph or it will lurch forward and stall when I clunk it into 1st.
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 03:39:03 pm »
Dave, I know that winter can be really tough were you live, so the riding season is abreviated.  How often do you get your triumph out?  I know that it is a later generation, but does it do ok in storage?    My Norton acted like I pulled it out of king tut's tomb if it sat a month. 
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 07:35:03 am »
Dave, I know that winter can be really tough were you live, so the riding season is abreviated.  How often do you get your triumph out?  I know that it is a later generation, but does it do ok in storage?    My Norton acted like I pulled it out of king tut's tomb if it sat a month.

But when the Norton does start it sounds so sweet.  I miss my old Nortons.
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 11:23:58 am »
Leo, strange, you know, when I bought it everyone kept telling me how very bad these machines are, you have to believe me  when I say that every spring, I roll it out of the garage, usually May, a few kicks to break the clutch plates with the gas tap on, slowly kick it to TDC, choke on, and no more than 2 kicks and it fires right up, no matter if its been sitting 2 weeks or 5 months. OK now, I must add that its got the updated factory electronic ignition that I've NEVER touched in 27 years of owning it, its got 11,000 miles on it. And yes, when it fires, it is a sweet sounding machine. Its not a bike to get on and ride 250 miles, the seat and the ergos and the small fuel tank all prevent that, so no, I don't ride it all that much, every few weeks or so.


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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 02:00:03 pm »
Strawboss, That is good news on your bike.  As you testify, a good ignition/electrical system makes a big difference.   My nephew has a modern triumph crotch rocket type bike that has also been dependable.  I just did not know when exactly when the improvement happened.  I do not know if it is muffler design or some other factor, but the distinctive sound of a British twin is a melody in my ear. 

Did you know that King David rode a Trumph?   I found a place where it says; "The report of David's Triumph was heard thoughout the land..... ;)
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 05:18:24 pm »
Clearly he didn't have the upgraded electronic ignition......   ;D
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Re: Rear wheel spins in neutral
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 12:17:15 pm »
Yes, this I knew. I was named after that great king. Our name means "Beloved" in Hebrew. ;D During our wedding ceremony, theres a passage in the Orthodox Christian wedding rites that state that the man is the king and goes on about how I am master and provider and my wife follows me and we both journey through life together. I've had great fun with this passage over the years. ;D
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