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post #11 of 13 Old 08-27-2019, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Tom appreciate the info. Seriously you guys are awesome, thanks for all your contributions to the the KLR community.

How important is it to clean that oil screen? Its not listed on the routine maintenance schedule to my knowledge, although I have seen people pull pieces of gasket out of theirs before.

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post #12 of 13 Old 08-27-2019, 09:23 AM
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I have never seen one that prevented the oil from flowing. Maybe @pdwestman has a larger perspective. My take would be that if you have reason to take the cover off, clean it. Otherwise, ride it.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-27-2019, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MTKKLR View Post

One last question, where does the oil go after it passes through the cam?
The oil flows out the camshaft journal oil holes to lube the bearings, flows around the tappet buckets, lobes & bearing caps and down to the alternator case & crankcase thru the cam chain tunnel.

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