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Old 08-21-2009, 06:06 AM   #61
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Oh, no! I have an '02 DR650 with 38,000 on it with no problems and now I'm going to be nervous about this happening!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:00 AM   #62
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Oh, no! I have an '02 DR650 with 38,000 on it with no problems and now I'm going to be nervous about this happening!!!!!!!!!!!
I would not worry about it. If you must, then split your cases and inspect # 3 shift fork - mine was worn to half the original thickness- and replace the shift fork. Also inspect/ replace gearset for third gear set and neighboring gear if dogs show damage. I was impressed with the clean metalwork of the Suzuki engine. It is a quality machine.
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:02 PM   #63
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Hmmm, Looks to me like only 2, maybe 3, in the US and the rest on the other side of the world. I wonder if that's because you guys use them harder, or got a bad batch, or just a matter of very few being reported here in the US... They're probably all exactly the same all around the world but there have to be way more DR650's in the US than Down Under just based on the populations alone. Seems that we'd have a higher # of US blow-ups too.
In the southern hemispere the Coreolis effect is opposite the northern hemisphere. The tendency to rotate the opposite direction is probably what causes the gear to go. It was clearly designed to be a northern Hemisphere bike. Someone should make an adapter to make the bike safe to operate south of the equator. BMWs come standard with unihemispherical gears.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #64
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In the southern hemispere the Coreolis effect is opposite the northern hemisphere. The tendency to rotate the opposite direction is probably what causes the gear to go. It was clearly designed to be a northern Hemisphere bike. Someone should make an adapter to make the bike safe to operate south of the equator. BMWs come standard with unihemispherical gears.
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I thought it was because them Aussies are drunk all the time and shift with their heels. .

I stand corrected
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:22 PM   #65
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04 Dr650. 23000 miles. 99% commuting. Daily rider. No engine modifications. Always use cluch to shift. Maintained meticulously. Shift to 3rd accelerating and bang, clank, etc. Engine goes dead. No compression sounds bad when I pushed the starter button. Rolls freely to a stop. !st engages, 2nd engages, third in like neutral. Fuck. To the OP, can you post pics of your blow up or a link? Thanks.
That's exactly what happened to mine at 18,000 miles. I believe it's a pretty rare failure. I'm not really worried about it with the new engine.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #66
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:41 AM   #67
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:03 AM   #68
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #69
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I'm looking. Bleedin' salvage yard wants $1600 for a 2005 motor!
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:53 AM   #70
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That'll polish out.

At least you end up with a spare head, stator, clutch, starter, carb...
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:55 AM   #71
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my vote for quote of the month

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In the southern hemispere the Coreolis effect is opposite the northern hemisphere. The tendency to rotate the opposite direction is probably what causes the gear to go. It was clearly designed to be a northern Hemisphere bike. Someone should make an adapter to make the bike safe to operate south of the equator. BMWs come standard with unihemispherical gears.

damn, i just traded my klx for an '05 dr650 w/15k miles. i was starting to get worried until i read the above......... i'll sleep much better now although my stomach still hurts from laughing.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #72
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We've got another one...

NordieBoy (NZ) 2001 60,000km
Transalper (NZ) 2001 55,000km
Rosscoact (AU) 2004 13,000km
Mardy (US) 1997 53,000km
Haddon (NZ) 1999 40,000km
RubberCow80 (AU) 2001 25,000km
Philth (AU) 3 bikes <20,000km
BikeRooter (AU) 2006 10,200km
Madsdad (US) 2005 16,000km
briangv99 (AU) 2006 21,000km
bluebye (US) 2004 37,000km
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DRjoe (AU) 1997 100,000km

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Old 10-16-2009, 01:37 AM   #73
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you forgot mine 97 100'000k's but it was just one tooth on the third gear the bike still ran for a few thousand k's going "clunk clunk clunk clunk" i thought it just gave the bike a bit more character.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #74
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Do you think the DR trans. is any more likely to fail than another brand or model? Or is the DR more reliable then others?

It doesn't seem to me to be a big failure rate.

Of course, it sucks big time if it's yours.

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:27 PM   #75
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Do you think the DR trans. is any more likely to fail than another brand or model? Or is the DR more reliable then others?

It doesn't seem to me to be a big failure rate.

Of course, it sucks big time if it's yours.

Guy
I think the 3rd gear is a bad design.

Lugging/clutchless shifts in 4th/5th may have some influence.

The way it's used in 3rd-4th-5th and the diameter of the gear means there's not much meat there for strength and if it drops a tooth the chances it'll hit the crank are very high.

It's not a high failure rate but it's always the 3rd drive gear and is usually catastrophic.

They changed the part number in '08 for the cog...
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