Oil pressure

zoran zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 17 11:32:50 PDT 2009

just buy metal one. it is stock gear from early bikes.
if you need one I got bunch of them also.


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wendell Crain" <wendellcrain at gmail.com>
To: "SV650" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: Oil pressure

> 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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