Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
From what I can tell, he is referring to a 'stiff wire' loop which is welded to the steering neck, just under the base of the ignition switch. Not the side-ways 'tear-drop' in the stamped steel fairing support.
But every Gen2 KLR that I have been around has routed the clutch cable just like yours, and they do squeak.
I think that 'larry31' has addressed this issue, somehow.
'Click' on his name and find his postings!
Oh by the by, membership is just as free over 'there' as it is here. Otherwise, I wouldn't be on either site. But I can NOT post over there (personal issues). But I can read and view pics if I 'key-in'!
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Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting