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Old 02-09-2011, 04:35 AM   #29
gplassm
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Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Western Mass
Oddometer: 580
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Originally Posted by LukasM View Post
The same thing recently happened to a member from Chile, so I just tore down my spare engine and shipped him the cases. Took me about 3 hours having never done it before and taking my time, putting it back together would probably be twice that. If you have the parts and tools ready it can definitely be done in a weekend. The manual is pretty good, although it's nice to have somebody experienced looking over your shoulder if you are a novice like me.
Just an observation on the starter clutch thing - I noticed that if I stop the engine via the red "stop" button, instead of using the key, engine kick-back is greatly reduced. I do not know why, but it is. Others have mentioned this in the DR650 thread, but noone has been able to tell us why the engine behaves this way.
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