June 11, 2009

The constant mesh, or, How i learned to respect transmission repairmen

In today's class i learned that transmissions are difficult to rebuild. Sure, getting them into place is easy, but to function correctly and put the cases back together... that is a challenge.

A Yamaha motorcycle engine being 'studentized' at BCIT, Vancouver, B.C.


Mike said...

Looks like a TW or XT trans

LumpyCam said...

Quite possibly. I haven't looked into what it came from yet. I pulled it off the parts shelf because it was an air cooled twin with shaft drive. Closer to my own (BMW R1200R) than the water cooled inline fours.

LumpyCam said...

Update: At the next class we actually managed to get the transmission back together again, and it appears to work!