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post #1 of 7 Old 05-19-2015, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Help Needed!!!

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I have a 2007 KLR650 and the exhaust cam "holders" came loose and grenaded the top end of my motor. I have priced the parts to fix the issue online and they are $1,500 + to order the parts.
I use this bike to get to work and need to get it up and running soon.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
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You can buy an entire used motor for that.

I know reconditioned heads (top ends) are also available.

Good luck!

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Do you know where I could get one?
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-20-2015, 05:46 AM
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Hope this is the right message thread.

I have a 2007 KLR650 and the exhaust cam "holders" came loose and grenaded the top end of my motor. I have priced the parts to fix the issue online and they are $1,500 + to order the parts.
I use this bike to get to work and need to get it up and running soon.

Thanks in advance.
Pete
"Holders" = cam caps, I reckon.

If the camshaft journals in the head are boogered, you'll need a replacement head (or prohibitively expensive machining). E-bay and other marketplaces occasionally list used KLR650 heads (as well as complete engines); a WTB ("want to buy") message in a motorcycle website or two might be lucrative.

And . . . motorcycle, "DISMANTLERS," exist; businesses dealing in used parts. Might check them out.
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Thanks. I will start searching for a used head or full motor.
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-20-2015, 05:37 PM
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It's often best to have your location in your post so that someone close by knows to offer support.

FWIW, either the engine was run out of oil or someone left the cam bearing caps loose because they don't come loose on their own.



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Thanks. I will start searching for a used head or full motor.
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-20-2015, 06:26 PM
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Do you know where I could get one?
There are a few on eBay for $1000 shipped.

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