Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland Oregon
It would not be the same for the KLR, because the bolts pull on the threads in the crank case. The Cylinder just gets clamped down, that is a big difference. Doing a little research on the 705, it really reduces your head gasket realestate from cylinder to water jacket. I can't say who said it because he asked me not to pin his name to the statement, but it goes like this: "If you cannot bore it to size without sleeving it, then don't do it".
I cannot put his name to the quote, because he is a machinist that also does bore, honing and sleeving. So he does not want to cut in to his own customer base volume LOL.
I would have to say, if I acquired another KLR650, I would order the 685 kit right away. I am absolutely spoiled with the results, and I cannot live without it now.
Last edited by KLRFan; 02-11-2009 at 07:12 PM.