Author Topic: Crunch into first  (Read 266 times)

Offline coater87

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1181
  • Karma: 6
Crunch into first
« on: 08.01. 2019 09:40 »
 Talking to other bike owners it seems most British bikes crunch into first gear when rolling.

 Mine will easily slip into first and neutral at a stand still, but it does crunch into first at anything over a couple miles per hour, and below that it will bang into first.

 Is this a common trait, or just a sign of 60 year old parts?

 Lee
Central Wisconsin in the U.S.

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 5680
  • Karma: 30
Re: Crunch into first
« Reply #1 on: 08.01. 2019 10:10 »
The synchromesh cones may be worn  *smile*

Online bsa-bill

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2006
  • Posts: 5341
  • Karma: 61
Re: Crunch into first
« Reply #2 on: 08.01. 2019 11:20 »
my Fiesta has a little arrow on the display to let you know your in fourth and got one more to go upwards, my Flash like yours has the audio system lets you know the next gear down is PUSH
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

Online Triton Thrasher

  • Scotland
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1458
  • Karma: 20
Re: Crunch into first
« Reply #3 on: 08.01. 2019 12:17 »
You are failing to match RPM to MPH.

Offline cyclobutch

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 1423
  • Karma: 14
Re: Crunch into first
« Reply #4 on: 08.01. 2019 13:30 »
Go with 2nd.
Various, including ...
'58 Iron Head Flash Bitza