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post #1 of 6 Old 09-23-2019, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Engine side cover gaskets

I am about to pull the left engine covers on my 2008 to check on a noise I hear in there. I have some gaskets in my stock for 2008 and 2011 labeled 11060-1693 (outside cover gasket) and 11060-1692 (inside cover gasket).

The parts fiche for both years shows 11060 and 11060A for the same gaskets.

Does anyone have any idea why the part numbers changed?

There was quite a bit of thick black paste on the magnetic drain plug. I'll let you know what I find inside.
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11060-1692 inner gasket & 11060-1693 outer gasket ARE the most current gaskets to be used on ALL years of KL650-A, -B, -C & -E models.

The 11060 & 11060A are Only the picture REFERENCE pre-fix numbers, scroll down (or across) to the full parts listing on screen.

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I now have the outside cover with the stator off and have pulled the rotor.

There is a torsion spring on the doohickey.
The doo has about 50% of its full travel left and the spring compresses and returns when I push against it.
The deep hole for one of the starter gear shafts on this 2008 model has the required spacer in it.
One of the four thin shims that go on each side of starter gear pairs is missing. I have spares if I can find them.
The rubber shoulders on the balancer chain sprockets look good with no missing chunks or deep depressions.

I think I will have to pull the inner cover to check the balancer shaft bearings.
The noise I am hearing is similar to the noise I heard before a balancer shaft bearing went out and took much of the engine with it.
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Maybe the previous owner of that used engine was only doing Cold Oil oil changes while parked on side stand and never got the steel clutch plate paste drained out of the corners of the sump.

I try to only do HOT oil changes & rock the bikes back & forth to drain as much oil as Possible off the bottom of the sumps & out of the clutch & flywheel covers.
It can be pretty amazing how much more oil can be hiding inside of some engines.

Even Gold Wings on center stands. I once had a Gold Wing tourist suggest how much oil he normally re-filled with. I said, "Watch this". Got about another pint out!

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Thanks Paul. I just got in too big a hurry to get into it. After checking if I had the spares I need.
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Maybe the previous owner of that used engine was only doing Cold Oil oil changes while parked on side stand and never got the steel clutch plate paste drained out of the corners of the sump.

I try to only do HOT oil changes & rock the bikes back & forth to drain as much oil as Possible off the bottom of the sumps & out of the clutch & flywheel covers.
It can be pretty amazing how much more oil can be hiding inside of some engines.

Even Gold Wings on center stands. I once had a Gold Wing tourist suggest how much oil he normally re-filled with. I said, "Watch this". Got about another pint out!
I think the gook on the drain plug was clutch fibers. I came off the magnetic end of the plug easily and didn't form any little metal fibers when I pulled it away. I was a little surprised at how dirty the oil looked at 500 miles on new oil and filter.

Anyway it is too hot in my garage right now. I'll take the inner cover out tomorrow and check the upper balancer bearing.
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