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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: Toothpick on January 02, 2008, 08:04:39 am

Title: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 02, 2008, 08:04:39 am
My DR is SICK, get a DR!!!  :)

I have trouble with gearing down sometimes, the gears freeze and only after let the clutch out and then gearing down again does it work, is it a common problem or just mine acting like a ass (not me, the bike).
Men know that women sometimes use a hammer to fix things that's broken, will it work on the bike too?
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Eisbein on January 02, 2008, 09:10:23 am
My DR is SICK, get a DR!!!  :)

I have trouble with gearing down sometimes, the gears freeze and only after let the clutch out and then gearing down again does it work, is it a common problem or just mine acting like a ass (not me, the bike).
Men know that women sometimes use a hammer to fix things that's broken, will it work on the bike too?

Take this as it comes (ie from a computer geek instead of a greasmonkey)...

It might be that there's some play within the selectors inside the gearbox - I had it on the Katana and it wasn't a big deal to fix - could become a bigger deal if not attended though...

Is your clutch fine ? Can you find neutral easy enough ?

I would wait on LeCap to come back from the Cederberg to see what he has to say...
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Welsh on January 02, 2008, 09:16:45 am
My DR is SICK, get a DR!!!  :)

I have trouble with gearing down sometimes, the gears freeze and only after let the clutch out and then gearing down again does it work, is it a common problem or just mine acting like a ass (not me, the bike).
Men know that women sometimes use a hammer to fix things that's broken, will it work on the bike too?

Take this as it comes (ie from a computer geek instead of a greasmonkey)...

It might be that there's some play within the selectors inside the gearbox - I had it on the Katana and it wasn't a big deal to fix - could become a bigger deal if not attended though...

Is your clutch fine ? Can you find neutral easy enough ?

I would wait on LeCap to come back from the Cederberg to see what he has to say...


Try the simple things first, check your gearchange lever is tight on the shaft (not just that the bolt is tight) play on the splines can give this effect as your lever is not moving the selectors fully. My GS did this and the thing is hidden behind a cover, removed cleaned splines, cut wider "clamping opening" refitted, now perfect.

Welsh
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 02, 2008, 12:26:32 pm
Thanx for info, will have a look at the stuff I think I can fix and let you know what I found to be the problem.
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 07, 2008, 04:33:03 pm
The gear lever was the guilty party, moved it two clicks down.
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Eisbein on January 07, 2008, 04:37:01 pm
The gear lever was the guilty party, moved it two clicks down.

That is excellent news!

Two thing that comes to mind:

1 - Good is not the gearbox
2 - The 'remote diagnostic' prise for December goes to Welsh.

Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 07, 2008, 06:35:22 pm

The gear lever was the guilty party, moved it two clicks down.

That is excellent news!

Two thing that comes to mind:

1 - Good is not the gearbox
2 - The 'remote diagnostic' prise for December goes to Welsh.


+1
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Welsh on January 07, 2008, 09:24:16 pm
The gear lever was the guilty party, moved it two clicks down.

That is excellent news!

Two thing that comes to mind:

1 - Good is not the gearbox
2 - The 'remote diagnostic' prise for December goes to Welsh.



Thank you, thank you,

Standing charge, one Castile Draught please...  ;D ;D ;D 
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 08, 2008, 08:06:29 am
join us on the 20th and I'll "pay" the bill . . beer!   ;D
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Welsh on January 08, 2008, 08:23:17 am
join us on the 20th and I'll "pay" the bill . . beer!   ;D

My beloved Mother in Law arrives tomorrow for a couple of weeks, a pass out is unlikely....
Title: Re: DR650 gear selection trouble
Post by: Toothpick on January 08, 2008, 08:34:27 am
OOPS!!! That's a bad one, spin the family a sad story about your frieds in trouble needing some search and rescue from you.
OR . . .
Give them your credit card after you reported it stollen and send them shopping, you go riding and let the SAPD sort them out!! :D