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Mike, I'm glad you bought this kit. I am anxious to get your feed-back as to the quality, shipping time, etc. More importantly, how easy is it to install (video looks easy) and how effective is the fix. I have considered this fix for my 03 and living with the noise and hoping my adapter doesn't strip. Keep us posted.
 

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Got a tracking number but not available to track just yet. His estimate was 8 days so we will see. :)
 

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pls let us all now if this is worth the money as i have seen the utube vid of this and think it may be the answer to a lot early 650 probs sorry to use you as a guinea pig but it is a fare bit of cash.
 

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joe 90 said:
pls let us all now if this is worth the money as i have seen the utube vid of this and think it may be the answer to a lot early 650 probs sorry to use you as a guinea pig but it is a fare bit of cash.
Since I'm doing other failed parts in the CVT it seems to me why not spend the $222.81 to give the extra support, use all the splines in the engine driven gear, and get rid of the dieseling noise at the same time. The OE adpater I'd have to buy anyway due to wear is $108.62 ($93.62 + $15 shipping = $108.62) from Ron Ayers so it's really only $114.19 more.
 

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I see this as the only commercially available and viable fix for the early 650 primary drive fiasco. And $221 is cheap for what you get--when you receive the parts bring them to any local machine shop and ask that they be duplicated. Having had similar things fabricated in the past I'd bet money the best quote would be $1500 to $2000...
 

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My guess is that czarnymirek has found a shaft from some car that he machines in his lathe to make the adaptor.

There aren't that many different spline profiles, so it is not so hard to come by.
 

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My guess is that czarnymirek has found a shaft from some car that he machines in his lathe to make the adaptor.

There's nothing remarkably complex about making the adapter--with access to the appropriate machine tools which are not at all uncommon. The outer splines are machined the same as would be any spur gear, the inner splines likely produced using a hob or series of hobs (one might have to make these cutters). It's the setup and machine time that what would drive up the cost, were one to go to a local shop here, and said "Make me one of these."
 

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I think it's a purpose made part (you can see what appear to be CAD drawings of the part in some of the photos behind a piece of paper bleeding through) and that he works at a place with access to the machinery needed to make it for maybe the cost of only materials and his time.
 

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In the photo above you can see the image of a drawing of the part behind it.
 

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Why is it so seemingly difficult for many to believe the fellow designed, and then with access to the appropriate machinery made, the adapter all by himself-- from alloy tubing and bar stock--all the way through heat treatment and final finishing?
 

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Mike, is it here yet?



Is it here yet?


IS IT HERE YET? :twisted:
 

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Mike, if you could or would, send me the bad adapter so I can see if I could cobble up a fix for cheapskates like me. I have the good but worn one on my 03 CVT and want to see if I could make a thick wall Chrome Moly pipe connector to use two factory adapters. Or have a Moly pipe spline'd to fit on top of the factory adapter.
 

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Mike, if you could or would, send me the bad adapter so I can see if I could cobble up a fix for cheapskates like me. I have the good but worn one on my 03 CVT and want to see if I could make a thick wall Chrome Moly pipe connector to use two factory adapters. Or have a Moly pipe spline'd to fit on top of the factory adapter.
Hogwash--No human is capable of such feats :)
 

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I can do wonders with a mill ******* file and some baling wire. :thumbup:
 

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I use a more sophisticated approach, reserving the file and baling wire for final finishing...



Ooooooooh...lovely toys!!!
 

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Dave_J said:
Mike, is it here yet?
:hal no

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Is it here yet?
No! :-|

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IS IT HERE YET? :twisted:
NO!!!!!!! :banghead:

Dave_J said:
Mike, if you could or would, send me the bad adapter so I can see if I could cobble up a fix for cheapskates like me. I have the good but worn one on my 03 CVT and want to see if I could make a thick wall Chrome Moly pipe connector to use two factory adapters. Or have a Moly pipe spline'd to fit on top of the factory adapter.
Sure your welcome to it if you want, just need to get some photos after I get the new thingy. I think that's a tall order on making something out two parts and tubing with a bunch of welding heat though. :-D

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I use a more sophisticated approach, reserving the file and baling wire for final finishing...
Cliff that kind of equipment is what I have certain friends for, it's cheaper that way, ha ha.
 
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