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post #1 of 5 Old 05-23-2019, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I bought a 2015 KLR with 3800 Miles and was reading about idler balancer adjustment. I also have a Clymer Manual so I checked the torque specs which was 78 inch lbs. I should have trusted my gut when it barely took 2 fingers with a socket wrench to undo it, but I used a torque wrench and there was the beginning to the story.
The freakin torque wrench did not work properly and I broke the Bolt. Oil leak everywhere!!!
I emptied the oil and opened the L side case. I could see broken piece inside the secondary cover through the flywheel gears. I did not attempt to pry it out fearing that I might make it worst or gouge the tread or case. ( later after the parts came in from eagle mike I realized if I had another Idler Bolt and didnt want the doohickey upgraded, I could have pried it with a punch as IT WAS EASY TO TURN without removing anymore parts!!!!)

Still waiting on the idler bolt from 2wheel pros(☹&#xfe0f

Thank you guys specially those that make videos on you tube on tips and procedures.
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-25-2019, 04:05 PM
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I bought a 2015 KLR with 3800 Miles and was reading about idler balancer adjustment. I also have a Clymer Manual so I checked the torque specs which was 78 inch lbs. I should have trusted my gut when it barely took 2 fingers with a socket wrench to undo it, but I used a torque wrench and there was the beginning to the story.
The freakin torque wrench did not work properly and I broke the Bolt. Oil leak everywhere!!!
I emptied the oil and opened the L side case. I could see broken piece inside the secondary cover through the flywheel gears. I did not attempt to pry it out fearing that I might make it worst or gouge the tread or case. ( later after the parts came in from eagle mike I realized if I had another Idler Bolt and didnt want the doohickey upgraded, I could have pried it with a punch as IT WAS EASY TO TURN without removing anymore parts!!!!)

Still waiting on the idler bolt from 2wheel pros(☹&#xfe0f

Thank you guys specially those that make videos on you tube on tips and procedures.
It is rare for a torque wrench to not work properly. It is common for someone to set a torque wrench incorrectly and cayuse problems.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-27-2019, 02:57 PM
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Most KLRs prefer to have their doohickey left alone, i guess your was one of those.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-27-2019, 07:19 PM
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Kicking him while hes down is not nice and not how KLR owners act.

Come on...
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-28-2019, 09:53 AM
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That sucks, sorry to hear it. When I put crash bars on, I messed one thing up. When I put paniers on, I messed 2 things up.
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