Oil pressure

Ted Temple lrrs52 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 17 08:17:09 PDT 2009

If it is broken and needs to be replaced there really isn't any reason to NOT use the metal one Gregg sells.  It's just safer...  

(Full disclosure - I am a Spears sponsored mechanic/racer)

Ted Temple
LRRS #52 - WERA #552
Sponsored By: 
Spears Enterprises - www.SpearsEnterprises.com  
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--- On Mon, 8/17/09, Wendell Crain <wendellcrain at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Wendell Crain <wendellcrain at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Oil pressure
> To: "SV650" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Date: Monday, August 17, 2009, 11:08 AM
> Some of you may remember, last month
> I was asking about an oil
> pressure light following a crash I had. I did what a couple
> of people
> suggested and it seemed as though the pump was moving the
> oil. It also
> felt ok to turn without it being hard to turn or roughness.
> I drained
> and replaced the oil and filter. When I started it back up,
> the oil
> disappeared from the site window and after a few seconds
> the light
> went out. I figured all was going to be well. I continued
> to repair
> the other things on the bike that got broke in the tumble.
> On Friday I
> was packing the trailer up for another round at the track.
> My daughter
> was going to ride that SV, since she hadn't been all that
> comfortable
> in the supersport classes. I thought a final test ride down
> our street
> would be in order. Moved the bike out of the garage and
> started it
> while putting on my helmet. I heard a metallic "ker-chunk"
> but nothing
> after that. Thought it might have been the cct. Started to
> go up the
> driveway and saw the oil pressure light on. Immediately hit
> the kill
> switch and wheeled it back to the garage. Taking the clutch
> cover off
> and the clutch assembly, I found that the gear in front of
> the oil
> pump had broken off about a third of the way down. Found
> the piece
> laying in the bottom part of the case. It had looked ok
> when I
> examined it earlier. It did have some "striation" type
> discolorations,
> but I did not see any chips, cracks, etc. Would this have
> been just
> because of a weakened state from the crash? Or did I put it
> together
> wrong somehow? It all fit together and I didn't have to
> force
> anything.
> Now I am definitely going to have to replace the gear.
> Should I do
> anything else? I was thinking about ordering one of the
> gears from
> Gregg Spears. What does everyone else use to replace these,
> if and
> when they do?
> Thanks!
> Wendell


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