Yes...and it's pretty fresh. I rode on the same fuel just before removing the cover (like a day before) with no issues running.
I guess I'll take the time to type it out for anyone who doesn't want to watch the video...here is the gist of it:
- Bike was running great for the most part. I was riding it and enjoying it as a chance of pace to my 2013 ZX6R. The only issue I was having was sometimes at a stop light the bike would idle with the clutch lever pulled in at like 3krpm...and other times it would be like 1.5krpm. Other than that, I didn't have any crazy surging, issues starting, etc. Most starts took like 5 seconds and off I went.
- I started to clean the bike up (I bought it in May with 19kmi on it and it's a 1989) by doing the coolant, air filter, brakes, etc.
- At the behest of another KLR forum community, I purchased the parts necessary to do the doohickey mod and the balance sprocket upgrade. Had the parts for a few weeks.
- Because I still needed to change the oil, I figured I'd empty the oil and then do the mod.
- I removed the oil and then took off the stator cover
- After staring at it for a bit, I decided it looked too complex for me and simply reinstalled the cover and filled the bike with brand new oil.
- I went to start it and it took like 5 minutes of cranking before the bike started. This happened another 1-2 times over the course of a few days.
- I removed the cover again to investigate what happened...in the processes, I noticed that the stator wiring harness right outside the stator cover had a cut wire (completely separated). I don't remember noticing that before...so my best guess is previous owner repaired a cut wire and did a bad job and when I was pulling off the cover I broke whatever 'fix' was used (bad soldering, etc.)
- I purchased a new stator (which comes with a new harness) and replaced it...for $40, cheap insurance.
- The bike again took a long long time to start but I did manage to get it started once. I modulated the idle after it had warmed up for a minute down to like 1.5krpm and decided I'd let it idle a few more minutes to maybe recharge the battery or what not. I left it idling and went inside for 5 minutes, no more than 10.
- I come out...and the bike is idling at like 4.5krpm and there is liquid coming out the rear tail section (NOT the exhaust if I remember correctly). It didn't look or smell like coolant. At the time I thought it might have been simply water that was trapped somewhere in the tail section and the bike vibrating so much (high RPM) had gotten it loose and it was now pouring out.
- I turned the bike off and let it cool down. Tried to start it again and nothing. Just cranks. This is basically where I am now.
- I did remove the cover another time to investigate and while doing so noticed that my coolant hoses were completely collapsed (sucked dry). I replaced them and the coolant reservoir (had a small leak) and also re-filled with new coolant. No leaks.
- When I removed the side cover, I did not notice any coolant in the oil. Oil is fine.
- At this point, I said what the hell and tried to remove the rotor to do the two mods (doohickey and balance sprockets) but only managed to get the rotor retainer bolt loose...the rotor puller was not able to budge the rotor itself. I followed a few YouTube videos and nada...nothing. I finally gave up and put everything back together. I have a tiny oil leak (like 5 drops a night) from the bottom of the cover now and ordered a new gasket to hopefully fix that...
I've checked spark but I didn't touch anything else as I don't want to make anything worse without some serious guidance. Air filter is brand new basically and fuel was fine before I took the cover off so I highly doubt that magically, it stopped getting fuel. That would have to be an INSANE coincidence.
Please help me get this running. I beg anyone lol.