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DR650 Gearbox
« on: July 18, 2008, 08:33:23 am »
Had my bike 3 weeks now , dont about 700 km's ...great lil bike and so far i think its been a good decision.

one thing is that the gearbox is particularly nothcy between 1st and second.......

normal?
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 08:52:25 am »
What do you mean with "notchy"?
Shifting up or down or both ways?
The DR's box usually is smooth, besides the neutral into first "Clack", also no issued to find neutral like on some XT600's
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 08:59:06 am »
when changing from 1st to second , (only up) its sometimes does not slot into the gear properly ...then when changing into 3rd it changes into 2nd again...does not happen often but it is something i am aware of .. 

from 2nd to 1st is no problem and no where else is the gear box an issue..

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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 09:17:29 am »
Make sure the gearshift lever does not touch anything.
Make sure your boot does not prevent the lever from moving all the way.
Maybe try another pair of shoes and see if the problem persists.
Remove the gearshift lever and fit it turned one spline down.

If the problem develops (gets worse) check the mechanism that moves the shifter drum.

It does not sound like a mechanical problem to me more as if the lever is simply not moved all the way to turn the shifter drum.
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 09:22:58 am »
thanks le cap

will be more aware of changing from 1st to second an take it from there. i have checked the chain tension , the lever on the spline etc etc ...everything does check out ...i will just be more conscious of when changing from 1st to second ..
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 09:36:40 am »
Ahhh happy to say this has  been resolved..... went for 1st service tis morning , a semi synth oil and that gearbox is like butter...i tend to over shift now ...
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 09:41:05 am »
Sounds more like an ID10T user error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 09:41:57 am »
Ahhh happy to say this has  been resolved..... went for 1st service tis morning , a semi synth oil and that gearbox is like butter...i tend to over shift now ...

that brings up a very good other question

why does my dakar's manual say

"NEVER USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN THIS MOTOR"  ???
 

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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 09:45:04 am »
Sounds more like an ID10T user error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i give upi ID10T error across the head
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 10:33:32 am »
Sounds more like an ID10T user error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i give upi ID10T error across the head

My computer geek keeps telling me 'It's a u.p error'. Finally found out 'u.p' is 'user problem'.
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 10:51:34 am »

that brings up a very good other question

why does my dakar's manual say

"NEVER USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN THIS MOTOR"  ???
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Stone age design?
Clutch friction issues?

Dunno. Maybe they're just saying so for warranty issues, considering people could mix the two.
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 03:57:31 pm »
Ahhh happy to say this has  been resolved..... went for 1st service tis morning , a semi synth oil and that gearbox is like butter...i tend to over shift now ...

that brings up a very good other question

why does my dakar's manual say

"NEVER USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN THIS MOTOR"  ???
surprised about that ...synth is better than dino and lasts longer

a mate of mine has a dakkie ,runs synthetic oil ,54 000 km's nary a problem
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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 04:05:32 pm »
jip its strange

and whats even more strange is the oil that they put in

not dino motul or putoline or such stuff

dino total quartz

 

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Re: DR650 Gearbox
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 09:57:18 am »
Someone made amistake. Was meant to say: Never use cooking oil in this motor!
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