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post #11 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 10:33 AM
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unfortunately i did not do this. thanx for bringing it up. i should have known😭
As long as the one by the starter motor is 'oil tight' you'll be good. The other two are more easily accessed.
Hopefully all 3 stay 'oil tight'.

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post #12 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 11:10 AM
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For the record, what portion of the overall oil mods will this take care of?

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post #13 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 11:26 AM
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For the record, what portion of the overall oil mods will this take care of?
IMO, it will divert some of the excess oil flow away from the crankshaft, therefore from the cylinder wall & oil rings, to possibly reduce some oil consumption, in some engines.

It will increase the volume of cooler oil thru the camshaft bearings and across the warmer cylinder head to promote more even engine temperatures.

It will increase the 'splash' / actually 'throw-off' lubrication from the transmission gears onto the upper balancer bearings and the transmission bearings.
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What other portions of the oil mods would be left out of simply changing the banjos? What more is involved in the 'full' oil mods?

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post #15 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 11:55 AM
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What other portions of the oil mods would be left out of simply changing the banjos? What more is involved in the 'full' oil mods?
Ok,
May I suggest that one should start their quest for more knowledge by reading the 1st 10-20 postings from this thread and then viewing the links included with the mod #'s.
https://www.klrforum.com/1987-2007-w...mportance.html

I have kinda' regretted my listed order ever since I had to post #5. No one seems to read the Last Paragraphs.
https://www.klrforum.com/448401-post5.html

Finish ones basic research by reading Toms excellent Souperdoo article & watching his videos.
https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20th...ht-oil-burning
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post #16 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 01:09 PM
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Already done that stuff, pd. Just requesting a recap for those future souls looking at this post and wondering, "If I follow these instructions, what more is there I can do for oil flow in the KLR." I suppoose your links will work just as well as a quick recap woulda tho, thank you for listing them.


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actually it’s up to how far you want to go. yes i had 08 oil burner, yes i did a 692 kit to fix this. after lots of pondering i realized these studies and trials have made the klr way more efficient in the shortcomings with the engine. i’m going to do plug in oil filter cap with oil restrictor and call it a day.
it comes down to how far you want to go down the rabbit hole...

everybody has to do research on this. i’ve been studying for a year plus.

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post #18 of 61 Old 03-17-2020, 04:56 PM
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Already done that stuff, pd. Just requesting a recap for those future souls looking at this post and wondering, "If I follow these instructions, what more is there I can do for oil flow in the KLR." I suppoose your links will work just as well as a quick recap woulda tho, thank you for listing them.
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gettin ready for oil plug/restrictor in oil filter cap. will post pics on a new thread
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Pardon my confusion on this, but I'm having a point of view issue. Question on listed banjo position.

Is the banjo hidden by the starter the "beg of ext oil line"? Or the better question - the only one not to get cross drilled is the one above the primary sprocket?

I'm in the middle of getting this done.



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