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post #1 of 14 Old 04-30-2013, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Need help - who has a 1996 KLR?

Hi -

I have a right engine case that is supposed to be from a 1996 KLR. I need to talk to someone who has a 1996 KLR.

Anybody?

Tom

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Hi -

I have a right engine case that is supposed to be from a 1996 KLR. I need to talk to someone who has a 1996 KLR.

Anybody?

Tom
'95, here. :-/ Close enough? Mine has the kick plug in it.
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beej -

This case is black and I presume the '95 is black, too, so close enough!

I picked up this case and it looks like it's a very low mileage case. The paint is very nice with very minimal rub marks on it.

It looks all original with factory paint. The thing that has me wondering, though, is that there is some paint over-spray on the inside of the case and on the oil filler cap threads. That would seem a bit odd for a factory paint job, but there's nothing about the case that says "repaint", unless they did it with all the seals out and with the sight window out.

I also hit the case with some acetone and some heat; neither affected the paint, so it's definitely not a rattle-can paint

What I'm wondering about is if that sounds normal for a black case of that vintage. If you've had yours off, was there some over-spray on the inside? Does it look like there's some paint in the oil filler threads?

I will eventually paint the outside grey, but need to be sure the black paint is original and is going to stay put. If not I may need to blast it.

Here are some pictures:

That small rub mark is the only wear mark on the case. The uneven appearance is from my greasy mitts handling the thing.


Here's the inside. The dark tone is paint. The inside of my Gen2 cases are raw aluminum.


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Interesting Tom. I'll let you know what I find when I pull my '03 apart in a couple of days.
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It looks all original with factory paint. The thing that has me wondering, though, is that there is some paint over-spray on the inside of the case and on the oil filler cap threads. That would seem a bit odd for a factory paint job, but there's nothing about the case that says "repaint", unless they did it with all the seals out and with the sight window out.
I've never had the right side case off, so I can't tell you about the interior. (I caved and paid someone $200 to fix my water pump seal when it went—got the strainer taken care of then, too.)

I don't see any black over-spray on the filler cap threads, though.
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Thanks, beej. I'm puzzled on this one. the paint seems good and stuck on everywhere, but I think I'll try and get the paint out of the inside. The stuff on the outside should be good for something for rattle-can paint to stick to.

Don't tell TLW, but I'm going to put it in the dishwasher to get it good and clean...

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Tom,
Any chance you'd care to remove that spare OIL PRESSURE RELEIF valve and see how much leakage it has? And using a dial indicator, see at what pressure it starts relieving more? Good opportunity to investigate!
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Perhaps, if you can describe the test apparatus and procedure.

What do you want from the dial indicator? Lift @ pressure?

I have dial indicators, height stands and surface plate, but I'm not sure what I have in the way of pressure gauges.

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Tom Schmitz; what is the CONSEQUENCE of the source of paint on your case?

That is, what difference, whether the overspray is the result of FACTORY painting, or of "AFTERMARKET" painting activity?

Since you say you're re-painting the case anyway, what DIFFERENCE does the applicaton make, and what actions will you take in either (factory or aftermarket) case, should you determine it?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Semi-new subject, but . . . one whose implications may be familiar to you: Riding partner has a "Barbie" KLR650; complete, but not all together and not running . . . an erstwhile "project" job. However, he's been summoned overseas for a period of some months, and considering forsaking the project.

His question; what's a fair asking price for the Barbie KLR650 (1994 Model, 1700 miles; repeat: 1994 Model, 1700 miles), as is and where is (northern Virginia)? Restore or part out; buyer's option.

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I figure that if the paint is from the factory (and it sure seems like it is, given that to achieve the appearance it has the thing would have been completely stripped of every seal and the sight glass. And to that, what end? And if going to all that effort to repaint it, why allow over spray to the inside?) then I can be reasonably assured it won't flake or dissolve and become a contaminant.

If it is the effort of some lowbrow with a paint gun perhaps I should worry.

I'm getting less worried the more I fiddle with it. It's stuck well and good, irrespective of the source! Had a vigorous go at it with every solvent I have and it wasn't fazed.

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