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Old 11-22-2013, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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engine identification

can anyone tell me what year my engine is?.kl650ae013820 have to order front sprocket an not sure of year
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:39 AM
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I believe all front sprockets interchange between models, the chin.

Earlier sprockets used two bolt-holes to fasten the sprocket, I think, while later models use only splines and a fold-over washer to hold shaft nut torque. Sprockets are compatible regardless, model-to-model, I think.

The critical dimensions reside in the splines, I'd think--all common, as far as I know.

The offset may bear watching, the distance the sprocket teeth are outboard of the engine, depending upon the orientation of the sprocket--which side is inboard, and which one outboard. Inspection of the old sprocket should guide you there.

Procuring another 15-tooth sprocket, or . . . ?

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From the tentative tone of this post, obviously, I'm not sure! Corrections and clarifications welcomed.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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ok....basically my old sprocket is 8mm thick fits old shaff perfect held on with two bolts thru a washer threaded into sprocket..........my new donor engine with no front sprocket its shaft comes out futher....it measure s for a sprocket 12or 13 mm thick in comparison to 8mm......everything else is the same........so can i get a 530 front sprocket to suit my shaft........went into local bike shop and its not listed in his book .....thank you for your help
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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Apparently, from descriptions only, the donor engine sprocket is held on by a splined, (bendable) tab washer and a large threaded nut. Yes or no?

If it is a threaded shaft, it is 1990 or newer. But sorry, I can not tell year by engine serial number.

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Old 11-24-2013, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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no my shaft is not threaded and sprocket not held with a nut.....it held with a splined clip/washer.........i hav found a sprocket from eagle mfg that comes with a washer that goes onto the shaft before the sprocket and gives me my 12.8 mm needed.........i can see why kawasaki changed to a torque nut system to hold sprocket ...quite a bit of play in mine
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:56 PM
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I think I 'see' part of our confusion. Your in Ireland.

You may very well have a 1989 or older.

For a second there, I was wondering if yours was held on with a circlip, Nope.
Splined, twist lock tab and 2, 6mm bolts, correct. Old style.

If you can find some transmission shims to put between the sprocket and spacer as you put things together, tighter is better. K part#92022-159.
A new twist lock tab will also help eliminate slop.

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I'd love to see some pictures of this buggy. If you get a few more post's in (you need 15 to post pics) could you please post some up?

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pictures soon few small jobs to finish.......not the best time of year for project money kids have me in the red
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