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Old 03-31-2005, 05:17 AM   #31
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Yes, point well taken.



At one point in life I owned a Triumph, a Jawa, and a Yamaha all at the same time. The Turnip shifted on the right, one down, three up. The Jawa shifted on the left, one up, four down, and the Yamaha on the left, one down, four up. Good thing I didn't own a Lambretta.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:30 AM   #32
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The only gripe I have is that when Harley did it, they were an evil corporation that embodies everything that is wrong with this country. When Yamaha pulled it, it was because the bike was a high quality product for 'discriminating buyers', not because Yamaha was pulling a fast one, God forbid!
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:31 AM   #33
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Good point. Whthout a teardown, how do they know it was the tranny?
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:36 AM   #34
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Good idea. Dealers are only as compitent as the people who work there. Case in point:



In 1983 I purchased a new XL600R from Honda of Glendale and paid a hefty $200.00 dealer prep and set up fee.



That next weekend I took the bike on a two-day desert ride in very dusty conditions.



When I got home to do the usual air-cleaner maintenance, I discovered the boobs at Glendale Honda had forgot to install one. No air filter. Just one big filthy (and empty) air box.



After much complaining and letter writing, Honda gave me an unlimited warranty. Didn't seem to hurt the damn thing however.



I would be knocking down doors if were JB's buddy.



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Old 03-31-2005, 07:56 AM   #35
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The clutch is designed to release the engine/tranny connection. If the problem is between the main shaft and countershaft of the tranny, no amount of clutch pulling will save you. Trannies are designed to have only one pair of gears engaged at any one time, while the other pairs spin freely (although connected). If TWO pairs are engaged, each with its own ratio, then the tranny will seize and no clutch will be able to undo that. Usually washers, circlips and the like prevent a gear from sliding too far...

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Old 03-31-2005, 08:30 AM   #36
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kudos on caine mutiny reference...
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:17 AM   #37
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They did eat the strawberrys. They admitted it to Fred McMurry
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Old 04-07-2005, 10:27 AM   #38
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A sucker is stil a sucker no matter what they ride.



Bryan...never buy retail-always buy wholesale...
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:36 PM   #39
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lots of things could have gone wrong.







but check in at ducati monster board[dml]

someone there just had a lock up, and it sent them flying over the top!!





glad no one got hurt
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