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I am curious to know what ratio of bike or trike owners have actually had problems with their trannys. Please put down the year of your bike or trike and YES if you have had problems, or just NO , to be part of the statistics. I can not include myself as I have not picked up my bike yet. I am putting this on 3 sites and will tally up in a month.
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Two trannys so far and some parts. First went at 1800 miles only took three power shifts. The second tranny the reverse seal plunger valve went after about 300 miles in it, just backing it up. I upgraded the plunger seal myself(parts sent from NESCO)

I now ride like a wuss, no power shifting , absolutely no more drag strip running, no accerleration in second gear oops I mean over drive, no backing up a incline , no pushing the reserve button on and off , running two tranny coolers to keep seals and soft parts cooler and using mobil one MX4T.
5000 miles later after riding like an old lady tranny still works OK.

You won't get too many responses on this one, it's been tried many times before to get an accurate count.

Don't let me discourage you from your bike, just be aware the tranny is the weakest link and you must realize you are never going to power shift it or accerlerate hard in overdrive. If you do you will be splitting the frame and pulling the tranny.

mine tranny was a 2000 and was upgraded in 2003 to that standard.

Let me conclude with this: despite the tranny's short comings it is still a blast to ride and I enjoy the rush it provides.
 

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I bought a 99 that was 4 years old when I got it (single speed). It had less than 1000 miles on it and it did have a tranny leak. Took it to Nesco and they said they would rebuild it for 500 bucks. Came back 3 hours later and they just gave me a new tranny because one of the parts was cut to deep. :D That was very cool for them to do that to a tranny that was 4 years old.

I now have a two speed in my bike with a high stall torque convert and i run it pretty hard in first, don't play in second too much. So far it has held up well for me. I driving 1000 miles one way to eat some BBQ with some old friends next weekend and the tranny won't even be on my mind. :D
 

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2000 zz4 with 22k miles. No problems so far so good and I have really pushed it in first but as per factory recommendation ease it into second and no playing in second gear at all.
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2000 ZZ4 Built in May of 2000 , 28,000 miles and no problems . I did upgrade the reverse servo piston and the reverse saftey wire connection inside the trans at 24,000 miles just to be safe and have experimented with different trans. fluid coolers and filters. I think now I have the ultimate trans. cooling and filtering set up. As far as power shifting from 1st to overdrive it's no big deal . Why would you have to when you can run 120 in first gear.
 

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Three week old 2004 Small Block with 1850 miles on it so far No problems....Ray
 

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2003 small block..........6000+ miles............ride hard & lots of burn outs, have power shifted a few times & get on it pretty hard in OD fairly often...........0 problems.
 

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As of this past Saturday I posted on the other board I thought the tranny went (loud bang followed by not wanting to go and squeeling noise like a bearing shot.) Well at 90k (with tranny swapped at approx 25 k due to a bad bearing) I thought my luck ran out.
first pic is of a few "teeth"


Getting ready to split frame and pull tranny.



Than came the good suprise. Not a tooth to be found on the belt. After traveling 175 miles to have lunch with V-Man, I was returning home and was approx 20 miles from home when I had to be loaded and "towed" home. This was a releif finding my problem was only a "toothless" belt.

 

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Glenn Boglisch said:
As of this past Saturday I posted on the other board I thought the tranny went (loud bang followed by not wanting to go and squeeling noise like a bearing shot.) Well at 90k (with tranny swapped at approx 25 k due to a bad bearing) I thought my luck ran out.
first pic is of a few "teeth"
Getting ready to split frame and pull tranny.

Than came the good suprise. Not a tooth to be found on the belt. After traveling 175 miles to have lunch with V-Man, I was returning home and was approx 20 miles from home when I had to be loaded and "towed" home. This was a releif finding my problem was only a "toothless" belt.
Glenn
Sorry to hear of your troubles on the way home. Glad it was only a belt and you were near home! Good to see you Saturday.
 

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Glenn - SUPER GLUE!!! hey there's more teeth on that belt then most of the people that live around me. (probably the boss factory also). The nicest compliment I can give to the South NJ piney locals?? "Nice Tooth"!!!
 

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Glenn,

Glad to hear it was "just" the belt. Sure don't hear of too many belts going south......but then again I would bet yours has had some power applied to it over time :lol:

I noticed your NOS controller, what does it control other than the delay to full % and the initial hit???

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Tim,
It is the Schnitz Progressive Racing Controller,
You can set the start delay, Start percent, final percent of NOS, & ramp time (time to build). It also has an aux output that is adjustible for delay that could be used to actuate a MSD Ign retard unit.
BTW if you back off the throttle (releasing the WOT switch) and get back into it 1 or 2 seconds later it picks back up where it left off on the "ramp" and dosen't increase the percentage from where you left off.
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Glenn,

Thanks. The NOS only controls the ramp up and initial % on mine, plus the fuel differential.

I didn't use a WOT switch on mine, yet. Marv just doen't think it is a priority?? Also on mine, once you back off the button, rehitting it sets it to 100%..no ramp up. I do like the idea on yours that you can set the total amount rather than always going to 100%, but on mine I guess you could just set the ramp up to a longer period and get out of it before it hits the limit.

Hopefully the street will get cleaned up a bit and I can go "play" with it once the temps get warm enough to get some decent pressure in the bottles. I'll let ya know.

Tim
 
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