WOW, that is a first for me on the 08's. I truly do hate that you have experienced these problems. Just out of curiosity, did you change out your doohickey? No, I know this is not the problem, but your starter gears are part of what is removed during the process and am just wondering if something in there might be not right. The stalling part, of when you first put it into gear sounds like a normal thing for some KLR's. The oil drains from the clutch pack, causing them to stick and when the rider puts the bike into gear, it will lurch forward suddenly or the engine will die. Mine has done this a couple of times. All you can do with this problem, is pull the clutch in and roll the bike back and forth a couple of times to break loose the clutch plates. I have just switched over to Rotella T 15w40 oil. The smoothness of the transmission is definately noticable, and I no longer experience the lurching when cold and put into gear.