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post #1 of 72 Old 01-03-2007, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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I blew it up..

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a little history... i broke a clutch cable on my last death valley trip. i rode another 1,000 miles without a clutch cable. i had been hearing a sound that i figured was a dry chain taking the tighter turn that the 14t sprocket makes it take. now i'm thinking that the cable snapped from a clutch bound up to the side from a trashed bearing. came home in the back of a pickup truck last week. :cry:

i'm hoping that i didn't hurt the cases. it shifts fine thru all 5 gears, still easy to find neutral. makes one heck of racket though. :lol: i don't think i hurt any of the gears or shift mechanisms. i'm going to hafta split the cases and find out what else broke.

pile of metal:




this is the failed bearing behind the clutch basket:



i've taken really good care of this bike,26,000 and something on it now. oil changes every 3k, have been changing after every major trip for the last 4 or 5 thousand miles now( oil changed about every 1500 miles). have only run delo 400 15w40. i'm thinking that i hurt the bearing on mine and tobj's little single track disaster day. a full day of full throttle dump the clutch and bounce over rocks type action.

will tear down the left side and pull the head tomorrow. yank the motor at that point and do the rest on the bench. i'm thinking that the little 650 may grow up into a 685. :twisted:
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post #2 of 72 Old 01-03-2007, 06:22 AM
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If your up north now is the time to do it...

I hope all goes well with the job.

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If your up north now is the time to do it...

I hope all goes well with the job.
sunny and 70* here in sacramento. :cry:

at least i have another bike to ride while the klr get's repaired.
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I think you are fibbing a bit about the temperture. It was fricken icy/foggy cold this morning. If it gets up to 70? I'll be a happy camper. I doubt it will even reach 60?!
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post #5 of 72 Old 01-03-2007, 03:52 PM
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Well good thing on the multiple bikes.

25 this AM here, but the sun came out and it made it to 60. :smile:

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post #6 of 72 Old 01-04-2007, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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i've spent most of my life in orygun where it was probably in the teens today. if i look out the window and the sun's out that means it 70* :lol: . i love it here. :mrgreen:
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post #7 of 72 Old 01-04-2007, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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where'd the edit button go? this place keeps logging me out too. :cry:

who needs a wrench? not me. :twisted:



no damage on the left side. and plenty of stretch left in the eagle short spring. thanks mike!!!



the lever looks like new after 26,000 miles.



i wrote down my valve clearances so i can re-shim on the way back together later. i last checked them at 18,000 miles and didn't change any shims. last changed shims around 12,000. the valve r just tight enough that i'll shuffle some shims and loosen things up again. i'll pull the cams and cam chain and the head next. maybe more if i get the time.
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post #8 of 72 Old 01-04-2007, 07:29 AM
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It looks like you are having fun with this project.

The edit option only lasts for a few hours, this keeps someone from becomming disgruntled and removing all their posts.(so I was told)

Are you going with the 683?

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It looks like you are having fun with this project.

The edit option only lasts for a few hours, this keeps someone from becomming disgruntled and removing all their posts.(so I was told)

Are you going with the 683?
i dunno about fun? i'd rather not be doing it. :|

i didn't see the edit button at all? i just wanted to fix some speeling errors. oh well.

affirmative 685. :mrgreen:

edit: edit button is there now. maybe it goes away when i get logged out? it isn't logging me out right now.
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post #10 of 72 Old 01-04-2007, 02:24 PM
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What do you think caused the bearing to fail?

The shortest distance between two points is a damn shame.......

I rode Broke Back mountain, and my a$$ is killing me.....
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