Mr. Schmitz, sorry I kinda ran things together, let me explain. I have read that the KLR 650 does not have grease fittings in the suspension pivot link for the shock/swing arm needle brgs. So when I get a KLR , Iíll be doing that mod. The grease fittings Iíll use are typical 1/16 NPT thread.
The other mod is one of the engine mods to restrict the oil flow to the crank brgs & utilizes a brass hex threaded plug with a small hole drilled through the center, installed in the engine case tapped (again it was 1/16 NPT) unless I read wrong
-that happens, Iím old, and have Parkinsonís. Maybe add some ADHD (lol). So where as Iím not a tight wad, and could buy a 1/16 NPT tap, what Iíve used in the past (1/4-28 NF) worked well for me. Just sharing info. Never had one loosen or blow out. And just an FYI ,It does take a long time to for me to type/ reply/respond because I make a lot of mistakes (shaking), but I refuse to let words go incorrectly spelled. Iím really liking this forum though, Lots of great guys on here. When I do buy me a KLR, it will be my 31st mc.
I feel the need to clarify a detail about the bolded
portion of your statement, if I may? At least for other readers benefit, not solely for you.
of the restrictor orifice is to reduce
excessive over-oiling of the cylinder wall, piston & rings.
Excessive over-oiling of those parts tends to cause these and other larger engines to consume engine oil when revved to 5000 rpm and above for sustained periods.
While it is true that the oil in question does flow thru the bottom rod bearing, that bearing is of rolling element design, like a two stroke crankshaft. Not a precision plain bearing, like an automobile engine.
The oil is simply diverted to other portions of the engine which can benefit to some extra volume & pressure.