DR650 3rd gear blowups...
NordieBoy (NZ) 2001 60,000km
Transalper (NZ) 2001 55,000km
Rosscoact (AU) 2004 13,000km
Mardy (US?) 1997 53,000km
TH (NZ) 1999 40,000km
RubberCow80 (AU) 2001 25,000km (2nd gear?)
Philth (AU) 3 bikes <20,000km (2nd gear?)
BikeRooter (AU) 2006 10,200km
I'd probably put the 2nd gear ones as Aussies tanked up on fourecks being confused about this "counting" thing.
I'm starting to think it's 3rd gear itself. The design of it with the thickness of the metal and the selector grooves and the more you use 3rd gear under load. All the low mileage ones are Aussie with quite possibly heavy 3rd gear sand use.