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Old 06-18-2009, 01:37 PM   #193
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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Bugs in my box

More time has passed and I continue to worry about my transmission.

Snowbum says:

"Summing up: ....theoretically it is possible for a transmission built from 1984, up until transmission serial number 240765, to not have the circlip (and the shaft has or has not a groove for that circlip). "

1984: Z-084339 -> Z-104600

My transmission is number Z-094668, smack dab in the middle of the '84 run yet my bike was built in September '83 ('84 model year though). My box seems to produce a fair amount of fuzz between oil changes as well as the occasional tiny splinter (yikes!). It has ~17k miles on it now and sat for a couple of decades. How worried should I be? I'd prefer not to throw real money at fake problems, but if this is something that I SHOULD deal with NOW, I'll do it. What would the consesus be on a "normal" amount of metal fuzz on the drain plug? Should the little magnet still be visible or is a larger mound of metal goo acceptable?
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