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post #1 of 25 Old 08-29-2014, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I thought it might be fun to look at the inner secrets of the KLR engine...











Is there anything else that anyone would like a picture of? Next I'm going to assemble a transmission into the left side.

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post #2 of 25 Old 08-30-2014, 04:53 AM
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Terrain through which I will never tread, but still most interesting, Tom, especially seeing what the drain hole looks like on the inside. Thanks for the post.



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I agree. I can't think of anything specific, but I love seeing the guts.




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"Sometimes, looking at the guts of a thing is just offal", Tom internalized.

Ah! a pun within a Swiftie!

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"Sometimes, looking at the guts of a thing is just offal", Tom internalized.

Ah! a pun within a Swiftie!

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"The guts of anything will tell you all you need to know," Tom said bravely.




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Really cool pictures! How about a "most likely path and final resting place for broken Doo parts" picture?
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post #7 of 25 Old 09-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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First, thanks for yet another valuable contribution to KLR knowledge and information, Tom Schmitz!

Most appreciated.

I appreciate your comments regarding repair of stripped oil drain plugs. Yet, please do not gainsay my favored solution to a stripped drain plug hole: OVERSIZE OIL DRAIN PLUG!

If it seals, it heals. If it doesn't work, you're out maybe 4 or 5 dollars, and no worse off otherwise.

CAVEAT: My opinion. If in yours, an oversize oil drain plug is a verboten expedient, I must respect yours.

Thanks again.

Some alternate drain plugs:

http://www.cgenterprises.com/drain_p...ize_repair.htm

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Really cool pictures! How about a "most likely path and final resting place for broken Doo parts" picture?
Twinjet -

Excellent suggestion!


Broken bits will come from "1" (if they don't, they will be horribly mangled along with the rest of whatever they pass by) and it looks to me like the most likely landing spot is "2", though "3" is a possibility.

The case webbing (blue) forms a series of dams that would seem difficult for a part to jump over.

Fishing through the drain hole is unlikely to find anything, and the idea that "It came out in a prior oil drain" is somewhat unlikely.

A flexible magnet needs to be snaked past the partial web (red) and down into "2" for the greatest likelihood of retrieving broken bits.

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Excellent!

Thanks, Tom.
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Thank You Tom S.,
And I hope I never have to use that info about 'doo-hickey bits'.
I'm, KNOCKING on Wood!

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