Hi anyone changed the output shaft and if so anything to look out for.
I understand where you are coming from but I know that my engine is in perfect condition, uses no oil has no rattles and gets me around 60mpg and as a time served mechanic the job doesn't faze me at all.I'd rather swap engines than fully strip and rebuild one, either that or weld the sprocket on.
I understand where you are coming from but I know that my engine is in perfect condition, uses no oil has no rattles and gets me around 60mpg and as a time served mechanic the job doesn't faze me at all.
I'll be ordering one of those Sprockets thay look good.
Good or bad I'll put another post up at the moment I've took the heat guard from the exhaust and I've had to drill them all out.???Good on yer man I admire your spirit be sure to post how the job goes <img src="http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="thumbup" class="inlineimg" />
Agreed. I can't say I'd recommend the route I took to get it fixed - in investment terms it's not really money well spent - but at the time my options were limited. My preference would have been to do the work myself but life was getting in the way and I simply didn't have the energy or the patience when it happened.I think unless the bike has under 20,000 miles i would probably not spend the money fixing it.
The response about both using after market sprockets is rather sort sighted. This counter shaft erosion issue happens to all transalp models and I've heard of it on other models. The issue (mentioned in another post) is to much chain tension. My 2003 650 and I have traveled over 175,000km together, only the first 2 front sprockets were genuine, the counter shaft is original and has none of that erosion.
When the rear suspension compresses and the chain doesn't have enough slack the chain becomes tight and something has to give for the rest of that compression, some of it becomes damage tho the chain, the rest becomes wear of the counter shaft.
After every visit to a bike ship for tyres or servicing I make sure that the chain has enough slack because most bike mechanics treat Transalps as road bikes that only need 25mm or so of chain slack.