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post #1 of 3 Old 02-17-2014, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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damaged head

Aquired a 1990 KLR 650, PO damaged the head , breaking the cam bearing retainer caps, these are aparently line bored and have to match the head, not available seperate from Kawasaki. Any one know what model years will fit the 1990.
I checked the Fiches at Ron Ayers and the head assemby part number is the same to 1995 but changes after that. Most of the heads on Ebay are for post 2000 models. Also a busted Doohickey.

If anyone knows which heads will fit please advise, and if anyone has a head I would be interested in buying it. Cams and such are fine , just need the head. Thanks.
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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From all the reading I've done on the various KLR forums the past 5 years,
ALL years of KLR650 heads will Fit Properly.

Mostly, it is just Paint Color difference.
If you acquire a 2008 and up, you will have to install a Cover Plate and 'o'-ring, over the 'hole' for the exhaust air injection system (AIS). Near the spark plug. Easily made from a piece of flat metal.
As you already understand, Be Certain the seller includes the cam bearing caps.

Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-19-2014, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank You, that is what I was hoping to hear, now I can start my shopping, think I have a 2001 that will be viable.
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