Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
It is good that you are running the engine while coasting. The transmission gears are actually 'oil pressure fed' thru the hollow transmission shafts. It is the transmission Bearings which receive 'splash oiling' from the spinning gears.
Whether the transmission is in neutral or in gear it gets most of its lube from the oil pump. (Banjo bolt above the engine sprocket.)
The rotating crankshaft will also throw off quite a bit of oil. Because it uses a rolling needle bearing, like a two stroke crank.
If one needed to tow a wounded KLR250 or 600 or 650 more than 20 miles, I'd recommend removing the drive chain. Or towing with the front tire on a bumper hitch! Even elevated like that I don't believe the oil level would touch the bottom of the gear teeth. I could be incorrect about 'inclined' oil level, but I personally wouldn't risk it.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 78,000+ miles & counting