Questions about upcoming clutch repair
I've been having clutch problems: Lots of false neutrals in the lower gears and it's sometimes impossible to shift up from first gear. I've lubed and adjusted the clutch cable with no change, so it looks like I'm going to have to dig into the bike to find out what's wrong. A couple of concerns:
This is going to be a relatively big job, and I won't have any way of knowing what's wrong until I'm knee-deep in the project. What's the best strategy here as far as having replacement parts ready? Should I buy every replacement part that I might need and then return what I don't use? I don't have any kind of enclosed space to work in, so I can't just diagnose the problem and then leave the bike disassembled while I wait for a part to arrive.
Also, I know I'm going to have to drain the oil and coolant. I replaced both recently enough that neither should need to be changed. Can I somehow save and reuse the current fluids, or should I plan on running fresh stuff? ("Wow, Beorn, I thought *I* was a penny-pinching KLR rider, but you take the cake." Yes. Yes, I do.)