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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 AM   #11671
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All from one press of the kill switch.
They called it the "kill switch" for a reason.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:12 AM   #11672
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Could it be the side stand switch (it is still connected).

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I don't think so.

Check the straps off the battery.

Are you sure this isn't a BMW?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:14 AM   #11673
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I don't think so.

Check the straps off the battery.

Are you sure this isn't a BMW?
Very sure. At least the BMW will be getting me to work tomorrow Sleepy!
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:57 AM   #11674
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cush drive

has anyone got a or know where i can get a second hand cush drive sprocket holder assembly
the bearing collapsed and i didnt notice untill the sprocket started chewing on the swing arm

this is my first dr650 ... went chasing info on dr cush drives it appears to be a common problem
how often do i replace the cush bearing ... every tyre change?
anything else i should be doing its got 12000km on clock

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:08 AM   #11675
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has anyone got a or know where i can get a second hand cush drive sprocket holder assembly
the bearing collapsed and i didnt notice untill the sprocket started chewing on the swing arm

this is my first dr650 ... went chasing info on dr cush drives it appears to be a common problem
how often do i replace the cush bearing ... every tyre change?
anything else i should be doing its got 12000km on clock

thanks
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Mine just hit 14,000 and the chain is cactus, but the cush is okay. i would say the amount of water you have been riding through lately has added to your woes. I'm going to replace all my running gear, cush rubbers and bearings this time round.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:11 AM   #11676
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Changed cush drive bearing and both hub bearings in the back end along with replacing rear break pads and chain. All at 10000k's. All bar one bearing completely f#*ked. The only "substantial" repairs I've had to make. 10000k's of dust, mud, water and shit (I'm a contract musterer by trade) I think its bloody fantastic that this is all that i've had to do. DRs bloody rule!
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #11677
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has anyone got a or know where i can get a second hand cush drive sprocket holder assembly
the bearing collapsed and i didnt notice untill the sprocket started chewing on the swing arm

this is my first dr650 ... went chasing info on dr cush drives it appears to be a common problem
how often do i replace the cush bearing ... every tyre change?
anything else i should be doing its got 12000km on clock

thanks
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Still on my original cush rubbers at 40k. Third set of bearings including Sprocket carrier bearing. That has only been preventative because of water crossing etc but the cush drive rubbers seem to have a good life if adjustments are kept correct and you are not too hard on gear changes etc, Will probably replace rubbers soonish.

I would be looking at other things like swingarm linkage bearings depending on your use.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:50 PM   #11678
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Cush Drive

Just replaced my wheel bearings, both front and rear .. at 35000km.
Front bearings looked pretty good, however, the rear bearings were knackered.. especially the cush drive bearing.
The cush bearing basically fell apart once removed, so I guess I was lucky that it never sh*t itself while I was riding.

while I had the wheel apart, I soaked the cush rubbers in Mineral turps for around 5 hours ( I have heard that soaking them in oil will allow them to swell and prolong their life), and refitted the cush rubbers along with new bearings; can't be 100% on whether the cush rubbers did swell.... but I no longer have any play in my rear sprocket. and the cush drive seems nice and tight.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #11679
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and the cush drive seems nice and tight.

I dream of a tight cush
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:45 AM   #11680
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I dream of a tight cush
Hmm............tight cush!

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:52 AM   #11681
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how often do i replace the cush bearing ... every tyre change?
anything else i should be doing its got 12000km on clock
thanks
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G'day Dreama, when ever I have a wheel off for tyres/chains etc I just stick my finger in the bearings and give it a twirl. If there is any hint of grindyness it's time for replacement.

Also if there is any sideways movement in the wheels while they are in the bike it usually means bearing time.

Hmmmmm maybe I should go and check mine now

Cheers.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:48 AM   #11682
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bearings

cheers for the info lads
i pick up a second hand sprocket carrier $80 orderd all new bearings
lesson learnt.....
thanx again
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #11683
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Oil question

After an in depth discussion over a few frothies with BIL, I have turned now to the font of all knowledge! Can you use a general motor oil (Magnatec etc.) as opposed to a specific 4 stroke bike oil in your basic service?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #11684
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After an in depth discussion over a few frothies with BIL, I have turned now to the font of all knowledge! Can you use a general motor oil (Magnatec etc.) as opposed to a specific 4 stroke bike oil in your basic service?
No.

You will have a nice slippery clutch if you do.

There is a diesel oil that it is possible to use but i can't remember which one.

For the service intervals of the DR, oil is relatively cheap by comparison to my enduro bikes using Belray semi-synthetic at $55 for 4 litres every 500km or less.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #11685
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After an in depth discussion over a few frothies with BIL, I have turned now to the font of all knowledge! Can you use a general motor oil (Magnatec etc.) as opposed to a specific 4 stroke bike oil in your basic service?
I have used Caltex Delo 400 for years in my dirt bike fleet with no oil related problems and in fact it addressed a bearing problem I had with my old Berg using Mobil 1 R4T.

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