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Discussion in 'Australia' started by davorallyfan, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. gavo

    gavo Slacker

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    Bugger the bike! good whisky?
  2. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    Nothin special, but I found a bottle of JW red in the back o the cupboard and it would have to been there for more than a few years now...:clap
  3. philth

    philth www.motorbikin.com.au

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    sounds like hard facing?
    maybe drop the oil and check it for steel
  4. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    Yeh, G'day phil, i'll be goin through all that. The oil had been changed very recently and has been changed quite regularly over time and there has never been any sign of metal in the filter or the magnety thingy. One thing that has become more evident lately is that there is a bit of clutch slip goin on. But that noise and stuff is there well before any opportunity of the clutch to slip. So we'll keep lookin'
  5. Sleepy John

    Sleepy John Grumpy Adventurer

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    What oil are you using?
  6. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    I've been using Castrol Activ 4T. Nothing special but changed often. The bike has got over 30ks on it and it has done some hard yards so I can expect that there may well be some worn parts in there somewhere. Just lookin for what I might be lookin for:D
  7. slapper

    slapper Been here awhile

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    A little while back I grabbed a 44 tooth rear from Vince Strang based on the blurb "use the original 525 chain". The DR has just on 13,000 km on it with what looks like the original sprockets and chain.
    Shortly after I noticed a pretty decent vibration in the bike under power ... after fruitless chasing through engne miunts, exhaust mounts, different exhaust all together, possible cracked subframe etc I reckon I've narrowed it down to the sprocket - measuring the width, it looks like it's a 520, not a 525. I'll know for sure tomorrow whenI ride to work but ...

    I've heard of using a 520 on the back with the 525 chain and front sprocket (I didn't really want to try it out though) and was wondering who has actually done it and whether any problems have surfaced ... particularly vibration :)

    cheers - I'll update after riding tomorrow ...
    Slapper
  8. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That was the setup Vince used for the Safari on the DR's.

    Was a little more vibey on mine but only until I changed to a full 520 setup 18,000km later.
  9. grrant1058

    grrant1058 Motorcyclist 24/7

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    Did you adjust the chain when you loaded the bike up? Might be worth doing a recheck to ensure it is not one click too tight.

    How is your cush drive bearing and how is your upper chain roller condition?
  10. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    I will recheck the chain tension but all bearings are in good nick. Only just had that all apart to make sure. This should be noticeable in all gears I would have thought
  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    What about throttle setting, same in all gears, but only noise in 5th? If you are accelerating in the lower gears and not cruising it can mask a driveline noise. If so, does seem like a gear issue. What about when backing off?
  12. slapper

    slapper Been here awhile

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    well ... it's still there but not enough that I'd have especially noticed it.
    so .. looks like the 520 rear exacerbates it and I'll either have to live with it, the stock rear sprocket, or go 520 all around. I really don't want to pay to go 520 all around ... there's millions of km's left in the 525 sprockets and chains. I hate replacing anything unless it's worn out :)

    bugga!

    I'll put the 44 back on and see how I feel. It was vibration bad enough for me to feel that there was something wrong but maybe, now that I've paid closer attention of how it behaves stock, I'll be happier.

    cheers
  13. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    No noise on overrun, Nothing too out of the ordinary in other gears, just fifth. A small amount of throttle or a fist ful makes noises. Tried higher and lower revs and makes noises relevant to engine speed and load.
  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Unfortunately might be what Phil said,
  15. dave43

    dave43 Been here awhile

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    I've heard of using a 520 on the back with the 525 chain and front sprocket (I didn't really want to try it out though) and was wondering who has actually done it and whether any problems have surfaced ... particularly vibration :)

    cheers - I'll update after riding tomorrow ...
    Slapper[/QUOTE]

    I have that setup for the last 12,000kms and all good. I intend to keep it that way as I've never noticed any change in vibes and put a new chain on at the same time.
  16. Gee1

    Gee1 Been here awhile

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    Yep. It certainly seems to be heading in an ordinary direction.
    A new weekend project developing...
  17. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    noob here..............what's 'hard facing'. :huh
  18. DR Ozzy

    DR Ozzy Suzuki scum

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    "what's 'hard facing?"


    Heat the face of the gear so that the hard carbon in the steel comes to the surface then cool rapidly to hold it there = tougher surface area ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv5VSb4IKQE
  19. Thumper Dan

    Thumper Dan Been here awhile

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    So he............needs to split the case to replace fifth gear??
  20. slapper

    slapper Been here awhile

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    bugga bugga bugga. Pulled the worn Trailwing off this arvo to put a secondhand Pirelli on ... and the bastard's got a split in the sidewall :(
    so, the upshot is I need a front asap.
    I've been trawling through this thread for a while and it seems that the MT21 gets good press - but what about on the road? I commute, so prolly 95% of my riding is bitumen.
    I have an E07 on the back ...

    any comments? I'll stop by GC Motorcycles tomorrow on the way to work and I'll see what they have/recommend :)