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post #11 of 27 Old 09-07-2014, 08:55 AM
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Thanks Tom!

Those pics should be in every KLR650 manual.
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Here's what was added to the case after 1988:


Two new through-case bolts and two new webs, all to strengthen the case.

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post #13 of 27 Old 09-10-2014, 11:53 AM
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Excellent, Tom.

Please keep these coming as they are great reference, especially for those of us face palming because of not thinking to take photos.
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So did anyone else get the " I am Joe's....." reference in Tom's title. I remember seeing the articles in Readers Digest for years.
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So did anyone else get the " I am Joe's....." reference in Tom's title. I remember seeing the articles in Readers Digest for years.
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So did anyone else get the " I am Joe's....." reference in Tom's title. I remember seeing the articles in Readers Digest for years.
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Definitely; first thing that popped into my head when I saw it. Two staples in my childhood household were Reader's Digest and National Geographic. I always read those "Joe's" articles.

I picked up a Reader's Digest in a doctor's office awhile back and quickly put it back down when I realized probably 1/3 of the contained pulp was dedicated to extensive ads for different pharmaceuticals. You had to pick through those to find anything in it to read.

Clever move translating an old classic to Modern Times, Tom.



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I am Joe's pick-up line - "Hey baby..."

This is the pick-up tube mounted in the crank case:


I marked some oil levels, as noted. About 100ml just covers the pick-up tube's opening. 150ml will fill the first two baffled cavities. 250ml fills all three cavities.

Tilting the case just slightly forward at the 250 mark uncovered the fill tube, so it would suck air under the slightest deceleration.

I couldn't fill the case any further without adding side cases, and I'm fresh out of the inner left side cases.

The pick-up tube sits pretty close to the bottom of the case - the gap is less than the diameter of a stock balancer lever spring. It would be very hard to suck up all but the smallest fragments of a stock spring.


And it would have to be pretty short in order to make the turn


I would imagine that nothing much bigger than the spring's hook could make it's way into the strainer cavity. Or perhaps if the spring got thrown around a bit and chopped into a pretty small pieces, then it might make it's way in there.

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How about a picture of the average oil filter in the oil filter cavity?
And a little discussion about my "cavity modification," and your 5 gauges performance?

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Paul -

The only oil filter cavity pictures I have are upside down.

I will have some pictures once I get to modifying the cavity, and hopefully some pressure numbers to go along with them if the difference is noticeable on a gauge.

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Paul -

The only oil filter cavity pictures I have are upside down.

I will have some pictures once I get to modifying the cavity, and hopefully some pressure numbers to go along with them if the difference is noticeable on a gauge.

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