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Old 11-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #6241
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I paid $9600 for my new 2012 (+taxes etc.etc..). No setup fee.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #6242
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How was the 08 dash added? Sure hate the small one of my 10, though I have it covered up with a zumo 660.
Thanks for the feedback guys! As for the dash I haven't even seen it but will tomorrow! It has the stock one mounted but the light, mounting bracket and dash from the 08 with it; I'm hoping its nots a problem. Without question the 08 headlight is better. I do prefer the 08 dash as well WHEN it's working which on mine has never been for too long; actually it's probably the '12 but I don't even know if there is a difference.

Lightwise I've been running a FX-R, 50 watt Bi-Xenon projector which has the most brillant road legal pattern possibly anywhere. I haven't really plugged it because all though the light is 100X better than stock its cheap and not very rugged.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #6243
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Would love to know how they got the larger dash in there. Same dash on my 08 duke, friends 08 e, and 2012 r...but different connector from my 2010, worthless dash. More room behind the light like 08/12 sure would be nice as well...
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #6244
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:33 AM   #6245
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Interesting points.

Although I don't know if it is a language barrier, mistake, or if you are not aware.. The fluid in the hydraulic clutch system is mineral oil. If this is a misconception on your part, I'm sure you must realize the difference in lubricity between mineral oil, and hydraulic fluid in that environment..

I find your theory about the way such a leak would end up in the engine case interesting, and worhty of consideration.

I did fail to mention that I was having clutch engagement/ disengagement issues over a period of months before my failure happened. Flushing the system of old fluid, and bleeding it "seemed" to cure the problem (had to do 2 or 3 times in those 5 or so months preceeding the failure).

My theory could certainly be flawed, it wouldn't be the first time.
No doubt about it, mineral oil won't be a very good lubricant compared to the recommended Motorex, but for a significant drop in overall lubricity, I think you would need to have more mineral oil go in than seepage amounts. My clutch has mostly been fine though i must admit, recently, on a few occasions it didn't go straight into neutral as it always has...might be a sign. Will dismantle my slave, see what I find and report back.

Did you ever manage to lay your hands on another engine to replace your damaged one?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:48 AM   #6246
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No doubt about it, mineral oil won't be a very good lubricant compared to the recommended Motorex, but for a significant drop in overall lubricity, I think you would need to have more mineral oil go in than seepage amounts. My clutch has mostly been fine though i must admit, recently, on a few occasions it didn't go straight into neutral as it always has...might be a sign. Will dismantle my slave, see what I find and report back.

Did you ever manage to lay your hands on another engine to replace your damaged one?
As of yet I have not repaired mine... I did however go out and get a new 2012 690E. I have not decided if I will bother repairing the 08, or just use it for parts etc...


Speaking of which, I have a number of NTO, and used parts taking up space in the garage. I doubt that I'll sell any of the NTO stuff at this point, but I have an 08 stock muffler, the tailrack with the horseshoe thingy on it, an 08 stock seat (with damaged seat pan), and some other stuff.

If somebody needs something, feel free to pm me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #6247
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Next logical step to me is to heat up the nut a bit and try again... Any recommendations on how to proceed?
At 212 F, Red Loctite looses roughly 30% of its strength. It looses 80% at 300 F.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #6248
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At 212 F, Red Loctite looses roughly 30% of its strength. It looses 80% at 300 F.

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Cheers Paul Jr. I managed to get the nut loose in the end, but good facts to know for future reference.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:55 AM   #6249
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I've completely dismantled my clutch; everything I could check with the service manual is in spec and my only remaining concern is the ~0.5 mm axial play in the mainshaft. Could this be normal? ...no mention in the manual! Looking at the half washers, since they could decrease axial play when the clutch is assembled, I see they both appear to be crushed, or maybe it's just the normal finish, would greatly appreciate your views. They both measure 2.95 mm in thickness, does anyone know if this is in spec, as there is nothing noted in the service manual on this. Similarly, the stepped washer i measure is 5.1 mm in thickness, is this in spec? Cheers
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:19 AM   #6250
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I paid $9700 for my 12 plus taxes and reg.
Nice bike...

You from RI Pantah ?
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:36 AM   #6251
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Frank, you need a 690, it's the greatest all around bike. You'd love it for the type of adventuring you do.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:04 AM   #6252
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Nice bike...

You from RI Pantah ?
Thanks. I live downtown Boston in a high rise.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:37 AM   #6253
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Frank, you need a 690, it's the greatest all around bike. You'd love it for the type of adventuring you do.
Hi Sam! Your right !
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:38 AM   #6254
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Thanks. I live downtown Boston in a high rise.
India wharf threw me. There is one in Providence.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:11 AM   #6255
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Long shot I know...but posting for a friend. He had a bit of a lowside yesterday on a gravel road at speed. Left side. No real damage to himself fortunately.

Bad part is it is very difficult, or near impossible to shift out of 5/6 down to 3/4. Looking at the fiche appears there are 3 different splines so he's thinking he bent the fork for 3/4 being in 4th at the time.

I've NEVER heard of that on these bikes and am a bit disappointed if a fall on a gravel road can do that much damage, but don't see what else it could be.

Wondering if anyone has heard of similar?

Bike is a 2012 R with 2k miles.....
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