Drivetrain backlash

rideanslide

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Hi, I could do with some advice, help or divine inspiration. I have an 03 busa and have recently noticed that when the bike is on its centre stand & I select 1st gear (engine off) there is a lot of backlash when I move the rear wheel, The backlash is on the gear box side of the engine sprocket and is aprox moving through 1/4 of a turn. I have checked & adjusted the backlash adjuster as per manual but no difference. Is this normal & have I just become paranoid after discovering it or is it more sinister & needs delving into deeper. Your thoughts, any thoughts would be much appreciated. ???
 

Big E

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How many miles are on the chain? Lubed and adjusted properly? You may have a tight spot/kink on the chain.
 

rideanslide

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Yeah good chain & well lubed, the play seems to be in the gear box or clutch dunno if its always been there but its bothering me a tad now that I've noticed it.
 

sportbikeryder

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Perfectly normal. Gear engagement dogs have space between them to allow the gears to engage. The play you notice is the gap.
 

outlawbusa

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Perfectly normal. Gear engagement dogs have space between them to allow the gears to engage. The play you notice is the gap.

As said, there is some play.

I believe it may be Brock's performance that sells a clutch mod to remove some of the extra play.

I would also say to check your cush drive in your wheel but you stated the play seemed to be up front.
 

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