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Tozim
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PostSubject: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:00 pm

I was wiping down the GRiSO and a gentle push popped the rubber plug into the gearbox.

How boned am I? Can I still ride? Do I need to get it out before running the engine? I'm not really equipped at home to take the gearbox apart, I would have to get it towed to the shop.
I tried to fish it out with a coathanger but the angles are too difficult, not to mention it's hard to direct light in there.

I've currently put some duct tape over the hole to prevent other junk from getting in.
Who the hell designed this thing!? Mad
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Pete Roper
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:48 pm

Nah, it won't do any harm. The ring gear will chew it up in no time and it'll get spat out of the slot in the bottom of the bell housing. I had on e customer way back when who came in for. Clutch job on his old Tonti. The older bikes had a much smaller slot. When I pulled the gearbox the bell housing was full of rubber munt and the remains of several plugs. When he picked the bike up I asked him about it and he thought they were a disposable service item! Every time he checked the ignition timing he just pushed the bung in and replaced it when he was finished with a new one!

He wasn't the shiniest tool in the drawer.......... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:50 pm

Interesting issue, can't wait for the thoughts surrounding this issue
In relation to the 'loving' relationships we have with our GRiSO's I wonder what actually occurred with your 'gentle push' ???
Keep smilin
Caoi
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Tozim
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:28 pm

Thanks for the reassurance Pete!  I just had the initial service done 2 days ago and was really looking forwards to a first long ride with the GRiSO this weekend.  Good to know those plans aren't dashed.

It really boggles my mind that they made this plug able to go both ways, it should only be able to come out!

Hahah Warden thanks for making me laugh!  I must admit you caught me, there were many light exploratory caresses and gentle loving probes going on while I got to know my new ride. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:30 pm

Jesus, I feel sorry for your girlfriend...

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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:15 pm

The plug is actually totally redundant nowadays, it's only there because nobody had bothered deleting it from the dies or machining software responsible for machining the castings.
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:29 am

wardentm wrote:
Interesting issue, can't wait for the thoughts surrounding this issue
In relation to the 'loving' relationships we have with our GRiSO's I wonder what actually occurred with your 'gentle push' ???
Keep smilin
Caoi


hahahahahah!!!! I spat my tea out when i read this!!
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Tozim
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:58 am

Pete Roper wrote:
The plug is actually totally redundant nowadays, it's only there because nobody had bothered deleting it from the dies or machining software responsible for machining the castings.

So is it fine to replace the rubber plug with something more rigid that won't fall in, or even weld something to cover the hole?
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:37 pm

Yes, but why bother? Just pop another one in and never touch it again.

Pete
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Tozim
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:21 pm

I regularly park near a playground and I'm concerned about kids opening the hole and throwing other things in there... rocks, screws etc.
Given that the plug fell through with just a little poke, it would give me more piece of mind to make it a bit more difficult to open.
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:08 pm

Ummmm? Isn't that being just a teeny weeny bit paranoid?
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:16 pm

My plug has gone hard and inflexible, so they improve with age.
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:45 pm

ghezzi wrote:
My plug has gone hard and inflexible...

That's what she said!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:07 pm

ghezzi wrote:
My plug has gone hard and inflexible, so they improve with age.

Viagra!
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:16 pm

Nah! Its just the Australian sun, like me avatar.
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PostSubject: Re: Gearbox/flywheel hole plug fell in   Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:07 pm

Had the same issue with my plug about two years ago Tozim. Was worried that it might cause a problem but it never has.
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