Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
The crank spins the same direction as the tires.
On the KLR650 that is correct, shiny. But not necessarily all motorcycle engines.
Examples KZ400/440, 454LTD, Vulcan500/Ninja500. Turn opposite of wheels or Clock-wise as viewed from the LEFT HAND side.
Here is a clue for TallTex and others on future engine work.
Look at which position the cam chain tensioner is on the block. The chain runs from the crankshaft, Up past the tensioner assembly to the cam or cams and Down the other side.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting
Last edited by pdwestman; 03-24-2017 at 01:36 PM.
Reason: LEFT Hand side!!