Originally Posted by lemieuxmc
This is a learning moment right here!
That third gear thing is a real pisser, but on the other hand you can buy another DR650 for what it costs to replace a FD on your late model BMW.
You rarely get any kind of snob action from DR riders either... unless they are towing a KTM with a blown top end out of a sand wash!
The oil pump drive gear on the dr650 is made out of plastic, and guess what happens when you grind something plastic against something metal. That's right, the thing that's made out of plastic disintegrates.
Ask me how l know.
l guess that's another thing suzuki hasn't quite figured out yet either.