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Old 08-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #31
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Just ran the numbers of the parts for the shift kit to get an Idea of the price...
hey K,

You can get the shift kit at a better price from Motobins in the UK..

http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=shift

part no. 53210 for $234 US plus shipping.

FYI, when I had my trans done I had the metal K-bike roller installed as well as a new spring and didn't go with the shift kit.
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your bike is suitably dirty. Well done.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:09 PM   #32
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thanks on that G... Shop called and hopes to have it all back together by middle of next week. He cut me a deal on the shift upgrade, had the parts in stock, and would rather have the cash in his account than on his shelf.

Kbike roller?
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:34 PM   #33
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Kbike roller?
That's the roller for the shift selector that is nylon on the G/S... I think I have that right at least!
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:19 PM   #34
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Transmission is back in and NOISY.. any expectation of a new transmission being loud right off the bat. no problem in low speeds but then picking up noise and it goes. quieted down a bit but still freaking me out with worry.
Very frustrated after a whole afternoon of work
YES... there is gear oil in it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #35
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Transmission is back in and NOISY.. any expectation of a new transmission being loud right off the bat. no problem in low speeds but then picking up noise and it goes. quieted down a bit but still freaking me out with worry.
Very frustrated after a whole afternoon of work
YES... there is gear oil in it.

What parts were replaced, I'm guessing some gears???? IF gear where did they come from?

I have some thought but don't want to voice them yet.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:41 PM   #36
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no... no gears. A list of bearings and the "shift kit" went in as well as the offending Pawl spring.

I put it up on the centerstand, spun the rear wheel with the clutch lever pulled.

First seems fine and dandy, as do the higher gears, but either 2 or 3 has distinct knocking noises. It was originally stuck in second... not sure if that's related.

I'm exhausted putting it together today. I need food and then I'll try more but that's all I got today. Got too focused and didn't eat. Spent.

It was so sweet hearing the engine and putting away in first before the UGHHH realization came along.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:54 PM   #37
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No gears that's good. Does the guy who rebuilt have plenty of experience w/ airhead trannies???


Looks like your going to be getting even quicker with removing the tranny.


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Old 08-18-2010, 04:53 AM   #38
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I had the higher 5th gear installed last year by Anton. I'm very happy with the results.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:02 AM   #39
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Just done a fuel comparrison with a mates bike on a long run. His runs approximatly 500 RPM less than my bike, this was worth around 2 litres of fuel in every 100 miles at 80 - 90 MPH riding. Virtually no difference in fuel consumption at lower steady speeds.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:33 AM   #40
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It was a power jab...

With the lower final drive gearing on the R60, if you feel you want a bit more top end you might consider finding a taller final drive. That way you keep the relatively nice gear spacing that the transmission has (I actually like the short gap between 4th and 5th because it makes passing easier). Plus it's easier to undo if you decide the motor can't pull a taller 5th. Plus the aftermarket tall 5th isn't compatible with the early transmissions and there's a good chance your bike would be one of them.


The downside is that you may end up with speedometer error, which doesn't happen with the tall 5th.
I did that on my 60/6, and am quite happy with it. I noticed it mostly in first gear, which I thought was geared way too low originally..... Though I only ride one-up myself, and I weigh 165 fully geared up.....I fiddled with the speedo needle so that it reads sorta right, but of course the odo is off. Will be going to a computer speedo soon, though. I put an Acewell on another bike, loved it, but now it seems they are nla.....
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #41
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Called the rebuilder... Draining out the Redline milkshake. It was less pronounced today, but this transmission was always silent. Diving back in.... Ughh.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:16 PM   #42
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Rebuilder opened it back up. Said everything looked fine, it goes back in today. He did say if it made any noise at all he'd come listen to it at my location. (I like that level of attention)

Anyone think of anything that might have gone wonky putting it all back together that would not be the Transmission for the noise.

I ran the bike in gear, heard the noise. Clutch lever pulled, still noise. Turned engine off, still noise. So only wheels and drive train moving for the noise to be coming out of. No rubbing at the rear wheel. Still sorting it out.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #43
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Picked it back up from the shop owner said he took a thousandths off a shim or two. Ended the conversation with, "if it's not right, call me I want to come listen to it." You have to appreciate that he'd be willing to come to me to make it right.

Put back in and it's RIGHT AS RAIN. Hot Damn the "white bike" rides again.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:45 AM   #44
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That's a touchy bugger if it only took a couple thou of preload to get it to sing.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:51 AM   #45
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...and that is why we send them to the pros!!
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