Post by markosharko on Nov 6, 2018 19:19:45 GMT -5
I have 500 miles on my 2018 Reepers Apex4 and I have been going back and forth with clutch adjustment in order to not hear the grinding of shifting into gears even at 3600 rpm. The cable adjustment is almost all the way in and I am still hearing grinding.. does anybody have any siggestions? A click of gears in shifting is driving me nuts and being the unit is brand new I don’t want to break anything yet
There can be two fixes for this. The first can be switching to a better lube such as Royal Purple Synchromax manual trans lube. The thinner weight performs better and the friction modifiers reduce centrifugal drag caused by standard gear lubes.
The other fix may be the shifter itself needs to be adjusted. You can get an idea of how here
You didn't say if the grinding happens in one gear or all shifting. For some reason some transmissions have a tendency to grind going from 2nd to 3rd. Also I will ask if you delay shifting a second or two with the clutch engaged does it still grind? If pausing to shift reduces grind then changing lube may very well cure the problem. The clutch generally will require 3 adjustments over time. Around 500 to 1000 miles. Closer to 5000 miles and sometimes upwards of 10,000 miles before the cable becomes fully stretched.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2018 11:59:12 GMT -5 by The Fool
Post by markosharko on Nov 7, 2018 16:53:59 GMT -5
Thank you for your quick response. Yes we are running the royal purple oil as you suggested. Today we had relocated the lever which holds the cable connected to the output shaft of the transmission. We moved it back one notch which allowed the cable to be adjusted with a 1/4 inch thread outside the lockdown nut on the cable adjuster and that seemed to have worked because it shifts perfectly now. We might have overstretched the cable in the Ocala national forest on some of these high bank motorcross trails we got on by accident nevertheless it shifts great and runs like a Rolex. Thank you very much we enjoy the unit immensely
I was going to suggest relocating the actuator at the trans, but it can be hard to explain to people if they don't have a complete understanding of it's workings. It seems for most machines the ideal adjustment is to have the clutch pedal adjusted to be roughly a 1/2" higher then the brake pedal with the additional threads at the locknut at the actuator as you mention. As the cable stretches or as you mention is overstretched from adjusting the actuator may need to be adjusted at the trans bellhousing by moving one spline away from the cables pull movement. Glad you were able to understand it's working and get it adjusted correctly.
For some it is finding and learning about their machines such as this that makes them enjoy them more. For some folk it's just a pain in the arse because it doesn't work right. LOL
This is also set to be a video in the near future.