DR650 3rd gear blowups

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by NordieBoy, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. CanadianKLR

    CanadianKLR n00b

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    Another failure here up in Canada
    2008 33k, pretty much stock bike.

    Haven’t torn it down yet to confirm which gear but engine is locked up. Pulled clutch cover off and used a USB cam to find a broken gear jammed between crank and case, rest of gear in sump.

    Not sure if I am going to repair or part out.
  2. Sonny S.

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  3. MaverickAus

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    Mine went yesterday, I can get an engine with 8,000 km for $2,200. That's what I paid for my entire bike.
  4. Valdis

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    Hello to everybody! I am curious if there are reported cases of a repeated blow-up with aftermarket gears like Nova or other? :confused
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I know of at least one Nova replacement 3rd gear fail. It precipitated the complete gearbox; https://drriders.com/new-wide-ratio-gearbox-t18311.html

    I'm not aware of any issues with the complete Nova gearbox, and I likely have the most kms on them, just 40 k kms on 2 so far.
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  6. Valdis

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    Thank you for the information. I do not find the complete gearbox on their website, just the 3rd gear set so wondering what would be the cost for the whole set here in Europe. After owning bigger adventure bikes for years decided to make my garage more simple and the DR was always in my mind as the perfect bulletproof RTW budget adventure machine until I accidentally stumbled upon this thread and even though the chances of having a failure are slim now that I know of this issue it is disturbing because the consequences can be huge. Even more so that there are people who have had this happen multiple times...
  7. procycle

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    You can find the full gearbox sets here
    --> https://procycle.us/model/suzuki/dr650
  8. Valdis

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