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post #1 of 3 Old 06-01-2012, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Glad I opened the case when doing the service

Well I bought my 2007 KLR 650 with 20,000km on it and at the time everything was solid in the motor. Well I had to do a service on the bike so I figured I would pull the left cover off and check the Idler Lever. Well I'm glad I did as when I removed the cover I saw a peice of metal sitting there that looked like its from the Idler Lever. I put a screw driver on the Idler Lever and see that it moves without any pressure on it at all. I went ahead and ordered the hole kit with the tool but am waitng on the kit to be shipped as the tool was out of stock from were I ordered it. Its raining outside and my brother just called me to say he was getting out for some mud riding with a couple other guys. I now wish i would have just made the tool myself as I have a wrench I could have cut/bent and welded to make the tool since all the other parts were in stock. This will be my first time doing the doohicky but I feel it should be no probem. Anything else I should check while I have the covers off? Thanks, John
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-01-2012, 11:00 AM
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Guess I better open mine up and check it. Just got my 07 w/ 10k miles on it and have been procrastinating.
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-01-2012, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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It was very easy to check and I will say I'm glad I did even though I can't ride at the moment as I'm waiting for my parts order. At least the motor was working proper so I know I didn't damage anything(or if I did it was minimal) so I would say I did catch it in time. I am going to have to go through the lower end with a magnet and make sure there are no metal pieces. I think I might get one of those magnetic oil plugs just in case there are any small pieces left in there after all is said and done and its a cheap peice of extra insurance. Best to check as it only takes about 1/2hr and as long as your careful you will be able to reuse the gasket. John
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