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post #1 of 48 Old 04-18-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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08 fried head

Bought an 08 for the girls last week. valves were ticking so i took it to a mech, seems it ran without oil so the head is done.
What are my options?
ballpark price for a used engine or head?
any other suggestions?
I could part it out I suppose,but Id rather not.
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post #2 of 48 Old 04-18-2013, 09:52 PM
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FleaBay is your friend I'm afraid. Heads are fetching high dollars now because of this very issue. The wreckers are seeing an increase and are demanding a higher price. I can't find a head for under $500 most go for $600 and up around here.

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pull the clutch cover and pull the oil screen , i was amazed how bad it was full of factory rtv .. my head also fried .. exhaust cam and journal major damage ,, once i get photobucket to work again ill post a pic of the screen its narly ..

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When I do he DOO or checking the valves on customers bikes I always ask about their oil sreen and if they have had it cleaned out yet. It is a serious issue. Most are partially plugged with crap of some sort. It takes about an hour and a few gaskets....cheap insurance for the long run of your engine IMHO.

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Cleaning an oil screen is almost as important as the Doo. Here's what came out of mine:


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Yep, looks familiar! Scarey isn't it!

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Where is the oil screen located? Is it an oil pickup/sump screen. I need to get a manual...

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Cleaning an oil screen is almost as important as the Doo.
I need to do this during the next off-season. I've been aware it needs to be checked, but have been procrastinating. I'm surprised it's not discussed on here much. Maybe folks do it but it's just not as dramatic and newsworthy as doing a doo.......



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post #9 of 48 Old 04-19-2013, 10:55 AM
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It's in the right (brake) side engine cover on the bottom edge. You can't miss it once you take the cover off.


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My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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