Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Took apart a '09 oil burner today,
So, I took apart an '09 oil burner today. From Billings, MT.
9,434 miles, been an oil burner since day one . (error, 29,434 miles)
Owner 'suggest's' that it had been rebuilt by Billings Kaw. Dealer back when, under warranty. (No Record of such by Kawasaki.)
There was very little, if any evidence of previous disassembly! Which is a good thing in my book!
So here is the 'weird' thing. The second ring has what looks to be an "oil rail" installed Under the second ring.
The second ring has a 'dot' on the top side!??? Non OEM! Who's ring set is THAT! Hastings or who? ???????
Original bore size, Front to Rear, 3.9370 inch (Absolute MINIMUEM) . MINUS .003 inches side to side, 3.9343 inches (Under-size), side to side!!! Talk about an 'out of round' cylinder! This is IT! .0027" Under-size, side to side? NUTs!
But, which ring company is 'supplying' a rail, to be installed Under the second ring of an OEM piston? (Still didn't fix the oil consumption.)
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 04-27-2015 at 08:40 PM.
Reason: Thanks for the bump 'Sandstone', my error 29,434 miles.