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Old 05-20-2010, 11:14 AM   #181
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""""Somehow I think that our friend DRJoe and a few others on this thread might disagree.

You will have to try hard to find a fault in the Euro bikes that has quite such catastrophic consequences:
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YIKES!!!!!!! That would scare anybody considering buying one for sure!!!! I'm scared to shift into 3rd gear after looking at that mess.

total loss at that point and even a warrenty could put you at a loss.

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Old 05-20-2010, 12:30 PM   #182
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Worrying about third gear isn't going to help, its 2,3 and 4th that use the 3rd gear. I wouldn't worry about it anyways. At normal tear down time just go in a swap out the gear.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:48 PM   #183
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Worrying about third gear isn't going to help, its 2,3 and 4th that use the 3rd gear. I wouldn't worry about it anyways. At normal tear down time just go in a swap out the gear.
It's used in 3rd, 4th and 5th.

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Old 05-20-2010, 01:02 PM   #184
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or ... the orientation of the splines to dogs .. is random to start with
Indeed. Barring sufficient knowledge of gearboxes or manufacturing processes to come up with a reason why not, that's a distinct possibility.

In fact, after posting that pic I looked at the shots of the remains of my broken gear, and it didn't resemble either. I was going to wait until I got it back before posting any further...
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:26 PM   #185
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Indeed. Barring sufficient knowledge of gearboxes or manufacturing processes to come up with a reason why not, that's a distinct possibility.

In fact, after posting that pic I looked at the shots of the remains of my broken gear, and it didn't resemble either. I was going to wait until I got it back before posting any further...
Looking back through the thread...

NordieBoy (01) - Asymmetric...


Coyote_X (07) - Asymmetric...


DRjoe (97) - Symmetric...


blackcap (03) - Symmetric...


So asymmetric from at least 2001?

Would be good to get another shot from the same year as one of these to check the randomness theory.

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Old 05-20-2010, 03:42 PM   #186
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Would be good to get another shot from the same year as one of these to check the randomness theory.
Give it two years -- by then I'll have done another 40,000km and I can tell you which wears best/ explodes least.

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Old 05-20-2010, 05:58 PM   #187
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Somehow I think that our friend DRJoe and a few others on this thread might disagree.

You will have to try hard to find a fault in the Euro bikes that has quite such catastrophic consequences:


ask the fine folks I met last year here in newfoundland that had a pair of bmws, after grenading a rear drive unit. stranded for 2wks waiting to get a new one...

thats just as catastrophic in the back country....

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Old 05-21-2010, 02:36 AM   #188
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ask the fine folks I met last year here in newfoundland that had a pair of bmws, after grenading a rear drive unit. stranded for 2wks waiting to get a new one...

thats just as catastrophic in the back country....

point proven
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:20 AM   #189
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Hey I'm only just starting to get over the loss of my beloved dr and you guys are raking up the remains and picking through them like vultures. Thanks

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Old 05-21-2010, 03:36 AM   #190
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DRjoe,

what motor is in it? new DR 650? either way both bikes were/are kickass.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:24 AM   #191
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""""Somehow I think that our friend DRJoe and a few others on this thread might disagree.

You will have to try hard to find a fault in the Euro bikes that has quite such catastrophic consequences:
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YIKES!!!!!!! That would scare anybody considering buying one for sure!!!! I'm scared to shift into 3rd gear after looking at that mess.

total loss at that point and even a warrenty could put you at a loss.

Rick:)
I feel it absolutely same, after read this thread. I have been owning DR since the autumn of 2009 so it about half a year, my bike is 97 made with 35000km (dont know if real), when I can expect catastrophe ?
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:37 AM   #192
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DRjoe,

what motor is in it? new DR 650? either way both bikes were/are kickass.
I believe that he put a GS500 parallel twin in there. There is a thread about here somewhere...
Neat bike! I always wanted to put an EX500 engine in an XR600 frame myself.... (I love those engines!)
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:50 PM   #193
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In fact, after posting that pic I looked at the shots of the remains of my broken gear, and it didn't resemble either. I was going to wait until I got it back before posting any further...
Here we go:
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #194
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Here we go:
And for future reference, a picture of the other side.

It struck me as I was driving home home last night that the new part number could signify a change from randomly-aligned to deliberately aligned. Also, that I never paid any particular attention to the alignment of the four dogs on the other side with respect to the internal splines.

I dunno, I feel like I'm very much grasping at straws, for some shred of hope that I haven't just paid $1200 + labour for another 39,200km.

Oh, quick question:

Does the Suzuki factory mark the cam shaft end and flywheel with paint timing marks? There are the usual marks stamped on the flywheel and cam shaft end, but they're highlighted with white paint. This is something I've previously done myself, not sure I've ever seen an engine come from the factory that way.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:55 PM   #195
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DRjoe,

what motor is in it? new DR 650? either way both bikes were/are kickass.
Motors from a Suzuki GS500

Here's a small thread following the ups and downs of my poor dr, Hopefully it will have a happy ending one day.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429917
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