Metal in Primary Question

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by dbinbc, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. dbinbc

    dbinbc Active Member

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    '09 EG, stage 1, everything else stock. 62,000 kilometres. I'm on my 3rd starter clutch and still get some grinding and crashing in the primary. I know I need to replace the ring gear because there is metal on the drain plug, and I need to replace the compensator. The local dealer told me that the metal in the primary fluid can get past 'the seal' and contaminate the transmission, and destroy the tranny bearings. I don't trust then at the best of times and I think they are just trying to take as much out of me as possible. Can anyone tell me if what they say is true or total lie.
     
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  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    A SE compensator will help for sure. As far as metal on the drain plug you will have some fine stuff each oil change. Between the clutch and starter. If you get slivers or chunks, that's a different story.
     
  3. Hoople

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    I'm curious. When you start the bike, do you start it with the tranny in Neutral or do you start it in gear with the clutch lever pulled in?
     
  4. dbinbc

    dbinbc Active Member

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    I always start the bike in neutral and the clutch pulled in.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    :a:a That's a new one for me. At the least, I would stop frequenting that dealer. Outright lie.
     
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  6. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I think you need to get your timing checked. You should not have had to replace that many starter clutches. Does it kick-back when you start it and it is hot?
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The metal would have a hard time getting past the clutch let alone past the transmission seal, I would not worry that much about it. I would find out WHY the starter clutches keep going bad JMO
     
  8. Redfish-Joe

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    My thoughts would be the compensator. An upgrade to a SE might fix his woes.