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post #11 of 111 Old 12-08-2015, 11:28 PM
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You can crazy glue the ball to an appropriately sized bolt to make a secure lapping tool. Used to do it all the time when I was a industrial valve technician.
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23.795 DELO 400 15W40 9/16/14? Oil change date?
I suffer from CRS* and put labels on the bike that remind me of when I changed consumables, with mileage and date.

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How many times are you going to mention this.......before I remember?
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Thanks again for re-reminding me. That's a trick which I want to remember as have used rubber hose with the problem of the ball popping out, especially where there is a recessed seat.

Funny how having been trained in one way seems to keep one from using a better/alternative technique when it is encountered. Same with cotter pin pullers. I sold hundreds of the spiral hook cotter pin tools when was in the tool business but have never used one to pull a cotter pin. I had one in my tools for a long time but never used it because habit made me reach for side cutters and never thought of the other tool.





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23.795 DELO 400 15W40 9/16/14? Oil change date?
peacefuljeff,
I believe that Tom does have 2 or 3 clutch covers in his 'little shop of horrors' with different modifications.

Also I have been wanting to ask if your bike is fitted with a Thermo-Bob or other radiator by-pass? I do believe in the importance of my #2 suggestion, for numerous reasons.
But I also realize a radiator by-pass is more expensive than my mods #7, 8, 9 and 10 complete with new gaskets. (Note, I annealed and reused the oil banjo gaskets. But always use a New exhaust header gasket.)
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You can crazy glue the ball to an appropriately sized bolt to make a secure lapping tool. Used to do it all the time when I was a industrial valve technician.
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The advantage to my use of rubber fuel line as a lap-stick in this application, is the fuel line will Rotate the lapping ball in an Omni-directional orbit, instead of wearing a groove into the ball.
Able to use an electric drill to do the lapping with light pressure, drill motor Up-side down.
An un-grooved ball is many times re-useable, even with different grades of compound!

Of course many KLR riders may only do this mod #4 Once!

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ROFL! Good one! Since I don't want to 'cloud up' this important issue, I'm going to delete my question in a few days. Thanks!
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ROFL! Good one! Since I don't want to 'cloud up' this important issue, I'm going to delete my question in a few days. Thanks!
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Please DO NOT Delete.

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PDWestman: "I have been wanting to ask if your bike is fitted with a Thermo-Bob or other radiator by-pass? I do believe in the importance of my #2 suggestion, for numerous reasons."

No bypass yet, 33K on the odometerof my 1999. But when I get around to it, I'll be doing Norm's DIY bypass, as it will teach me more (hopefully) and certainly increase my mod skills beyond their current very limited comfort zone.

Not sure why you don't want me to delete a question I'm sure is of no relevance to anyone. I was up to about page 8 of the original oil thread, plowing through all the messages in hopes of learning how to fix my oil consumption issue when you posted this much needed and appreciated synopsis. So I'm acutely aware of messages and comments on that thread that were fun at the time, but didn't add to furthering the exploration of oil consumption understanding. But I'll refrain from deleting for now.
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Your video is INVALUABLE! I could never have visualized all that from any written description, regardless of how detailed. Even so, I'm definitely not going to be drilling into my case until after I've tried everything else with no or not enough effect. Pucker factor definitely too high for my limited skills!
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...Not sure why you don't want me to delete a question I'm sure is of no relevance to anyone. .... So I'm acutely aware of messages and comments on that thread that were fun at the time, but didn't add to furthering the exploration of oil consumption understanding...
a) You asked a question that someone else might wonder about, so it has value.

b) This place is like sitting around a campfire with other people who have the same interests. The discussion takes twists and turns and it all promotes a good feeling. It's just how we roll.

c) Thread-jacking is looked upon as an art form here. On some forums they get real indignant about it. Not here.

We got one guy here who can jack a thread slicker'n The Artful Dodger or Fagin can pick a pocket.

"I've been known to go off the rails a time or two myself", Tom said drunkenly...

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