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post #1 of 7 Old 11-14-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Engine replacement question

I'm new to the Forum (Hi Ya'll!)... I have a "pig's ear" 1988 KLR 650 A2 and I need to replace the engine... I understand that any A-series (87-07) will swap in... am I correct?... and/or do ya'll have any advice or words of wisdom... Thanx in advance, Larry

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-14-2010, 10:57 AM
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Yes you can drop in any KLR 650 motor, even the 08 and newer models. The frame and motor are still the same.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-14-2010, 06:33 PM
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'ello there elfdowney, welcome to the forum. Hope the bike gets zoomin' again soon. What has happened that makes you need to replace the entire engine?

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RE: engine replacement

crank, piston, rod and jug... kinda like a pea in a boxcar!
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-15-2010, 06:58 AM
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Sorry to hear that.

'87 year model engine and up to current production year will be a bolt in interchange with your engine.

And with some money and a machine shop, so should a 650 ninja engine....

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RE: Engine replacement

Thanx ya'll.... that's what I needed to know... now, to find an engine!... eBay has three listed, one from Pinwall Cycle Parts out of Ohio... I've dealt with them before when I had a 900 Virago... I'll be quiet now and go back to lurking... Thanx again, Larry
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RE: Engine replacement

Well, I found an engine at Steve's Cycle (a VERY LARGE boneyard in Tifton, GA)... a 2002 with low mileage... engine's in the bike, now have to relace the tank... have an IMS on order... that with the Corbin deep dish seat and SuperTrapp exhaust (great eBay finds) plus a flat black bedliner paint job and a s***load of odd's and end's, it's getting closer to being on the road again...will keep you posted... Larry
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