Oil pressure

zoran zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 17 13:32:33 PDT 2009

I am getting better at keyboard than riding :)
rode scooter around, anything else is to big for those streets.


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Daniell" <danvetc at bellsouth.net>
To: "'Suzuki SV650 Mailing List'" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 1:27 PM
Subject: RE: Oil pressure

> Glad to know you still bang on the keyboard, Zoran. I thought you might 
> have
> had too good of a time in Europe and decided to stay where they brew beer 
> to
> your liking!
> Charlie
> p.s. Did you get to ride over there?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
> Behalf Of zoran
> Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 2:33 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Oil pressure
> just buy metal one. it is stock gear from early bikes.
> if you need one I got bunch of them also.
> Thanks
> Zoran Vujasinovic
> Twin Works Factory
> 775-786-4881
> www.twfracing.com
> ----- 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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