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

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Producer = Motoz, Varieties = Grenache, Pinot, Shiraz $130 per dozen, $80 per 1/2 dozen. Rubbery palate.
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  2. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    let us know what you think.

    I’m gonna ditch my latest e07 as the new style I find no good for the street,
    as soon as it gets to the last side knobs, I’m finding it lets go. I’ve persisted with it.
    The 140 and 130 I had before both didn’t do this.
    99% decided going back to a 606 rear for the street, but always curious.. :thumb
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  3. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    Dropped the oil: Lubealloy out no metal sheen, just brown @ 4k on oil. No apparent gear change difference.

    A few extras though: Gear face spall and circlip end..... Spalls I think due to Dealer oil before this oil in 45 deg C in traffic before oil cooler & fan fitted (I had 1 on that oil dump). The fourth one along I'd call a "shaving" although could be a spall that got squished between gears. I have a ring magnet on the filter, wiped a bit of grey off on a white rag, nothing for concern.

    This is what I dug out of the mag tip drain plug...
    DSC05640_LI.jpg

    What to do??? mmm :hmmmmm
    Short to medium term: Nil (I am going to leave and monitor oil changes).
    Long term: Nooooovvvvaaa :bow once things get back to "normal"
    She Who Must Be Obeyed said "so you need a new gearbox? you'd better get one then, I don't want you falling off if it breaks!" ahh true love xxx:nomystery
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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Bummer, but she who loves you understands :beer

    I wonder if Nova might bring forward production now that racing is stalled? I did another Lubealloy oil change a couple of weeks ago on HI790S and a clean magnetic sump plug was nice to see again. Those damn 3rd driven gear circlips are a worry though.

    A few threads on DRR might be of interest if you haven't spotted them:
    https://drriders.com/look-what-was-stuck-to-my-magnetic-drain-plug-t24638.html
    https://drriders.com/engine-disassembly-t24616.html
    https://drriders.com/engine-assembly-t24634.html
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  5. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Valves checked and adjusted. 77,000kms on Black Pearl. :-)
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  6. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    Q: BD I wonder looking at the clip end that came out, if it was fitted the correct way around? What do you think? you have done a few?? looks like it is getting slammed only 14k on the clock...

    Edit: Just sent Nova a WTF is happening email :)
  7. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Looks like the corner went in between some gears. Whether it was fitted correctly, dunno, you'll find out when you pull it down.
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  8. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    I will finely debur and glass shot peen the replacements end me thinks...
  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I fished a square circlip end out of Liz's bike in Lima, Peru; I took a rounded circlip end out of it in, I think, Puebla de los Angeles in Mexico.
    Hers uses less fuel and goes faster than mine. I think it's down to the weight-saving....
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  10. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    It seems to be bikes around 2016 models that have this issue. I reckon its most likely an installation issue at the factory, maybe allied with a dodgy batch, but dunno. I'm not so sure about LA Thumper idea of bonding the circlips in place. I can't see how a slightly rotating circlip gets its end taken off. Still, what you propose can't hurt, should be good. Maybe polish them on a piece of plate glass with some valve grinding paste or fine emery to ensure a flat circlip surface?
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  11. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  12. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ours were bought in 2015, but are 2014 builds - though only one has gifted us with internal spares...
  13. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    Nova's response:

    Hi John,

    The gearsets were in production, mostly all completed but we have been forced to close due to the corona virus. We should be able to finish them with 2-3 weeks when we are bac in. Which for the sake of our jobs and the country will hopefully be within 6 months.

    I shall add your name to the list, unless you are already on it and will be in contact as soon as we are back.

    All the best

    Daniel Vaughan
    Nova Racing Transmissions
    On 28 March 2020 at 05:37 nobody wrote:


    Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by
    () on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 05:37:29
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  14. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    If they are in production, has anyone cited a price yet?
  15. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    The way the money markets are ATM who knows??:dunno

    Very good point though, I didn't ask. Watch this space I guess.....:hmmmmm
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  16. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    For cashed-up riding gods, a better gearbox is worth whatever it costs - but for us mere mortals, a failing gearbox might be more cheaply repaired with a whole other engine from a written-off bike!
  17. DIRT SQUIRTER

    DIRT SQUIRTER Bitumen is just a way of getting there!

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    It is the probably the last bike I'll own. It can do every thing I ask from it. From scraping my boots on the local twistes to the occasional goat track. Good touring at legal speeds plus some :D

    New Nova box...meh
    I'll hand the bike over to one of the boys when I'm too decrepit... Thought I'd get more than 14,000km & 3 yrs out of the f'ing STD box from new though. Had in the back of my mind 50K for a box replacement....

    Hey I thought cashed up riding gods spent their $ & time on DR's in the Andes in Central America :photogGearboxes are cheap!!:beer
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  18. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Ahem: the Andes are in SOUTH America... - and they're well worth seeing! And you absolutely should get a lot more than 14,000km from your gearbox, unless you turboed it and run sub-9.0s on the standing quarter... Even 50k is premature - there's any number of people with two and three times that.
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  19. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Hey, I fitted those spiky Funnelweb air filters to two of our bikes - the stock ones were beginning to split on the seams.
    Now both bikes seem to have picked up a couple of hundred rpm at idle; is it kosher to just back off the big throttle stop screw, or should I be messing with mixtures too?
  20. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Anyone looking to get into the classic before it's gone ...

    DR650s on sale as the 'Tanami' version - which just means Acerbis tank, handguards, bashplate and MT21s front and back

    But pretty good value at $9500 ride away ...

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