Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Watford. England. UK
Top end noise on gen 1 1987 KLR
Just getting in to the top end. Bought on eBay with known top end noise. So, the motor turns round with no undue noises. As I crank past TDC it does pull itself down, valve springs? spark plug is out.
So with the cam cap, off all looks good, tension on the chain seems normal. However, when I look under
the cam cap I can some bright marks where the chain has obviously been bouncing up and touching the casting. I have learnt that post 96 models have a chain guide / guard at the top, mine does not as its an 89.
I think this could be the top end noise the previous owner was referring too??
What do you think? Comments welcome.