Did the Doo
and would only rate it a 3.5 on a 10 scale for difficulty. Having read the proceedure through many times helped. Having the rotor holder and puller is almost a necessity. Thank You Paper and DoubleA for the tools.
When I sold the bike, an '86 600, there was quite a bit of clatter coming from the lower left side, so I knew (or thought) it was time. I agreed to help the new owner out with the repair. Someone had already had it apart, because it looked like they used a 3-jaw puller to remove the rotor. The doohickey was NOT broken, and the spring had tension left in it, the adjustment bolt just hadn't been loosened/adjusted in a while??? HMMM can anybody say maintenance? On the '86, there is a snap-ring that holds the doo on the shaft. Didn't expect that. Setting the clearance on the starter ring gear was probably the most technical proceedure. Torque ended up being 115 #'s. Everything went back together nicely, and the bike was much quieter when re-started. Total time spent working on it was probably an hour or less. I'm no longer dreading tearing apart the '08 for the doo upgrade on it.
'86 KLR 600 (sold)
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