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Old 11-11-2012, 07:35 AM   #16
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Well, after my first evening at the infamous Crab Shack, I have survived relatively unscathed. It was a quiet evening, with AdvMax, Knighthawk and I in attendance. A bit of "cultural exchanging" went on , and a plan is formulating to repair the beast.

General theory is the "shift coupler" has either come loose from the shift drum or is losing a pin or two, so hopefully no case splitting will be required. Details to follow...after breakfast.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #17
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Have to admit, I am kind of jealous. There are far worse places a person could be broke down than the Crab Shack.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #18
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Not the shift coupler. Cases are coming apart...
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #19
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That sucks!


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Old 11-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #20
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And the doctor has rendered his diagnosis-the shift drum has a large chunk broken out of it (yes, I found the chunk). Pics to follow later, courtesy of sstewart. I was way too busy ripping into the heart of the beast and too greasy to photo-document the operation.

It was a relatively painless disassembly, with one anxious moment- no 46mm socket (or 1 13/16"). sstewart made a quick run to Tractor Supply for the save!

A intermittent clatter was also diagnosed as a malfunctioning cam chain tensioner.

Now all I have to do is shell out some quickly diminishing cash, wait a bit and reassemble!
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #21
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I beat Scott to the pics !



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Old 11-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #22
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Wow! shiftdrum is broken! no wonder you lost 6th gear!
Wow Feike! What's the odds of 4 people that know each other having engine trouble all within weeks of one another?
JettnJim, Parepin, me and you! LOL
I'm happy I split my cases, haha, now I was actually able to recognize your part.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #23
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Thumb YeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaa.......

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Just to keep the culture shock from all us hillbillies as low as possible there will be another inmate originally from California here this evening as well to translate and offer support.
That iiiiis some funny shit right there.
Hey Feike Ol' pal....
I juuust got back from New York and have found the sitcheeeation you've got gotchaself into this time.

So I hearby vouch for your character to ADVMax and all others involved. oh wait It's toooo late for that.

On a slightly more serious note... MAN I'm VERY glad this is all turning out sooo good! A BIG THANK YOU to ADVMax and all the support crew for coming together like this to help Feike outta this jam!
Excellent brotherhood/sisterhood (haven't forgot about ya Esther) here on ADV to help make a Nomads life on the road a little easier.

PS Thanx to you Feike.... and thanx to Esther "NomadGal", Al "Parepin", not to mention my own bike Desiree', I no longer want the only two bikes I really wanted for Adventure Touring LOL! A 950 or a highly modded KLR.... Fuk I am now screwed!!

I'll be in Hermitage,Tennesee in two weeks... but it sounds like you may be gone West by then?

Keep the updates coming and Peace,
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:54 AM   #24
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No doubt a huge thank you to sstewart and AdvMax. And it's not the "culture shock" per se, it's the damn accents that get me.

Parts will be @ KTM World on Friday afternoon, an hour or so away. Expect combustion by Saturday evening, Sun AM at the latest.

Thanks for all the well wishes and support from the asylum as well!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #25
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Don't you love it when you invite a perfect stranger into your home and he proceeds to make his motorcycle look like this?



Austrian Jigsaw puzzle:



Found the cause of my intermittent cam chain clatter...



More of the detritus:



This is the cleanest my cases have been since the LAST time I did this...



Have I mentioned how bitchin' it is that sstewart has let me turn his operating roo...I mean shop into a scene that would have a CSI tech running in panic? Not to mention it's turned into the ahem, smoking lounge....

I certainly cannot thank the man enough.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #26
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This IS GREAT stuff maaan! I'm laughing my ass off that you, Esher, Al and I have all done this done this on this years 2012 rides LOL!!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #27
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Thanks to KTM World, parts are in hand and the reassembly will now commence. The shift drum has indeed been updated. I'll post a pic later for those who haven't seen the old vs new parts.

Edited to add this pic of the new part next to the offender:


Slightly different, wouldn't you say?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #28
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I hate it I haven't been there this week to be in on all the fun. I'm planning on riding up to Scott's on Sunday morning to check in on the project and have coffee and "breakfast". I figure you'll have the ol girl back together by then, I hope you are still planning on being in the area on Sunday.

That new shift drum looks like truck parts laying next to the old one in that pic that Scott sent me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #29
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:09 AM   #30
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Returned from KTM world around 6pm....

Bottom end looked like this around 8pm....



Iffen y'all look close you kin see the shiny new parts...

(Shit I'm even starting to talk like ya'll here in Alabama..)

Scott took a couple more pics along the way-he can post 'em up.

Fast forward to 11am and we're looking like this:



And we're off to the local machine shop for some quick thread repair. Damn valve cover bolt wouldn't hold the torque.
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