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post #1 of 6 Old 08-08-2018, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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2016 Knocking on Heavens Door?

Hey fellas! I use my girl as a dirty commuter. With just under 13,000 on the odometer, I have started getting a random knock. It hasn’t happened without the clutch engaged. I have heard it all the way through 3rd and 4th gear. She’s not lacking power or smoking and the friction zone feels great. Changed the oil twice to look for particulate but found nothing. Any suggestions before I start pulling the cases?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-08-2018, 07:40 AM
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Yeah I have one. Don't do anything until there's a real problem. You'll create them.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-08-2018, 07:43 AM
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Checklist: 1. Bike starts up normally. Check
2. Bike accelerates normally. Check
3. Bike rides normally. Check.
4. Bike shuts off normally. Check.

No problem.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-09-2018, 11:12 AM
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"KNOCKING" IS SOOOOO DISCONCERTING!!!
Luckily it might be a 'fuel thang'... during Summer it's so hot and I think the Ethanol mix changes, too???
I feel like I've read a few things about 'knocking' that isn't present otherwise (Summer).

Wonder if you tried a tank of Super to see if that eliminates the knock. Dudn't solve any issues if there turn out to be any, but some of these KLRForum Geniuses will have more input related...

Good luck!
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post #5 of 6 Old 08-09-2018, 03:04 PM
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leave it alone! lone,,,,,lone,,,,,lone,,,,,,,,lone,,,,,,,,,,lone,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,lone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,lo

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-09-2018, 08:33 PM
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Are you familiar with the KLR term, "Doo-Hickey"?

I'll suggest that it is "past time" for you to read this thread and watch these videos. I'm sorry, that the factory still won't copy the UN-Patented CURE for this issue.

Your issue may not be a doo-hickey issue. but IF you have not done the Doo & the Torsion Spring, then you should, ASAP. This will Eliminate IT as your potential problem.

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