Drainplug Pics

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by patrkbukly, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly 52 Weeks of warm

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    I am looking for.

    Besides I would be heading toward Colorado from here anyway as I cant really go South from here.
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  2. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    of course there is a difference between letting you know by popping out of second a lot (ride on, gently and pull at first opportunity) and letting you know by a bearing breaking up grenading the rest of the box (stop and pick up the pieces, tow it, spend a lot of money for another one).

    I had a land Rover transmission do the breaking up bearing thing. Rear layshft bearing went, the shaft then dropped down and engaged reverse (a strait cut gear) while it was under power. it sounded like a cannon going off under the floor. Hardened shaft as big as my forearm snapped in half, teeth ripped off a couple gears. Those trannys come out from the inside, so you take the roof and a door off, then the seats, seat pan and floor panels, then winch it out. middle of winter, working in the driveway and spending every dime I made.


    I reccomend you get yourself a mechanics stethoscope. Any auto parts place, cost ya $10 or so. Very handy. Then do the clean plug, fresh washer and oil thing. Then fire it on the centerstand and run it through the gears with the rear end propped up real, real good. (Or a buddy on the kill switch). Listen at various points on the tranny and see if you hear anything bad. Whine is OK but indicates more wear. Grinding or gritty noises are bad. Anything that sounds like some balls in the bearings have chunks missing...Stop running it and you may be able to salvage it without a lot of cost. If in doubt have any good manual transmission mechanic listen to it.

    Also never hurts to drain the oil again if it don't sound good through the stethoscope and see what new has appeared on the plug. Oil is cheap. There should be very little if anything. If you see lots of shiny (as in chrome on one surface) flakes, park it. Bearings and seals aren't too bad. Shafts and gears will take your lunch money, all of it.
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  3. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly 52 Weeks of warm

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    Ok...update,
    pulled the tranny last night and sent off to Brunos in Canada for a complete overhaul, cir clip, etc etc.

    Stay tuned, I am referred to him with good reviews, I will let you all know.

    Says if he has it July 1st he will get it back in 1 week.

    [​IMG]
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  4. patrkbukly

    patrkbukly 52 Weeks of warm

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    PRE-PACKING
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  5. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    What is with the pasting quotes that are not even from the thread your in Plaka?

    As has been mentioned several times, rub the shavings in your fingers. If they are fine like paste, not chips, and grit, you may be fine.
    I have never seen a bike with a magnetic drain plug, that did not have some of this. I have been a mechanic for over twenty years, so I have seen a lot of drain plugs.
    Best of luck!
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  6. driggles

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  7. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    ????
    Lost me.

    Where?
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  8. ozmoses

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  9. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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