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  1. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    A little update: I've been "changing my oil every ride" like a good seller on Craigslist. 😆 The other day I found a gear tooth. Obviously off a very small (and thin) gear. I pulled everything apart, and found my waterpump gear missing not one but two teeth. Luckily, I also found the second tooth, so I'm throwing a new impeller shaft/gear on it and I'm gonna run it!
  2. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    I run 75% Rotella 15W-40 motor oil and 25% Type F ATF in my tranny. A secret blend developed by a rocket scientist. Don't tell anyone.
  3. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Well Doctor, I will certainly defer to you 😄 but here are my observations: My OEM bolt and the one with the broken magnet both finger turned in the threads until "finger tight". The Moose one would barely start into the threads, then stop. I'm not much of a mechanic, but I have learned the old adage "If it jams, force it, if it breaks it probably needed replacing anyway" in UNTRUE!!! It was a no go, so I went to the Moose website and it said it was for 99 -04 applications. They do not list a magnetic drain bolt for the 05 and up yz's. When I called the company who sold me the drain bolts and told them the Moose one was a no-go, they didn't argue. Beyond that, I don't know. I wanted the Moose one to work, as I feel a magnetic bolt needs to be in my bike at this point in time. Like I said - I'm not questioning what you say. You've likely forgotten more than I'll ever know about these bikes. 👊
  4. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    So, a little update. Company selling shitty magnetic drain bolts gave me a refund, then sold me one made by Moose that does not fit the YZ's after 04 (even though they claimed it did) promptly got a refund for that too, and a little gift card for all my troubles. They are an otherwise great company, and I spoke to one of the managers for 25 + minutes on the phone. Replaced the shift stopper, threw the beast back together, ran it mellow for one hour with nothing but type F. Drained it and repeated that twice. Found another piece or two of metal, but nothing real significant. She's full of Rotella and Type F now, and ran like a champ on Friday. The tranny certainly works better with a complete shift stop lever, that's for damn sure. If you own an 05 - 15, I strongly suggest you replace that item with the 2016 and up part. 25.00 is a small price to pay. I think I got very lucky - but I still don't know what could be in my tranny, time will tell. You guys provide great advice, I really appreciate it.
  5. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Will do, thanks!
  6. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    As you can see, I removed the stopper lever assembly without removing the stuff "in front" of it. My obvious question would be, can I install the new one w/o removing that stuff??
  7. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    I appreciate it, I'm thinking of pulling all the clutch stuff out, replacing the stopper lever assembly (assuming that's whats wrong) flushing that tranny good and running it rather than splitting the cases. If I wind up splitting the cases I'd be very interested in a wide ratio tranny.
  8. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    So I'm seeing the OEM stopper lever assembly under "shift cam fork" on the microfiche. Mine (2009) is 5CU-18140-01-00 - it appears to be the one with the bearing on it. When I search 2016 and newer, I get BFI-18140-00-00 and it appears to have the solid metal wheel w/o a bearing - I'm assuming this is the one I want, but why are they still selling the shitty one with a bearing that fails?? Just want to be sure the new one (2016 and on) will fit my 2009 machine. Thanks!!!
  9. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    I'm in contact with them.
  10. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Thank you. I hope to check it out this week and I'll share what I find. I appreciate your advice and knowledge.
  11. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Posted, thanks!
  12. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Check this out: https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/895/73725/Yamaha-Wide-Ratio-Transmission-Kit
  13. Spooge

    A little transmission implosion

    Yep! Thats what I'm thinking. Already have the 13 oz fww - was a little apprehensive when I bought it but absolutely no regrets.
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