Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Just in case anybody is uncertain as to, Why?
Why, I have altered my bike and posted for the world to see.
Is because, I Believe that this series of engine does and has always, delivered TOO much oil to the bottom rod bearing and therefore to the cylinder wall, piston and rings.
I do ride at 5500-6500 RPM a lot, in the wide open spaces of the West.
Yes, I've had a citation or two.
Yes, my bike and most other stock KLR's, will use some oil when subjected to such use/abuse.
It's bore and stroke displacement X 8 = 5.208 liters = about 317 CID.
Anybody have a Stock, 318 Dodge, 302 Ford, 305 or 327 Chevy, that would even survive 69,000 miles at that RPM?
Much less, Not burn some oil?
I think, I may have decreased useage some, but it's way to early to say.
But, it seems like I've read hundreds of threads, that the OP wants more oil pressure or a pressure gauge. Why and What he/she wants to do with it, is questionable, to me.
I've tried my best, to safely give them some more.
Where it will do "more good than harm", maybe.
As always, Modify at Our Own Risk.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting