Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
All right, then. I take it that you have an '85 or '86 KLR600 motor. These were originally set up as kick-start and electric start. As a race motor, the electric starter motor has been removed.
I would have removed the sprag clutch and the starter reduction gears as well to reduce weight.
The rotor that you have on there should accommodate a sprag clutch, as the only rotor that didn't was the '84 kLR600 rotor. That wouldn't work with your later motor, though, because the reluctor bar is in a different spot. There's also be no reason or advantage to removing the rotor and replacing it with an '84. In fact, the '84 charging system was a different phasing set-up and mixing the two, while workable, would be silly and problematic.
In theory, then, all you should need to do is remove the rotor, install the sprag clutch, install the starter reduction gears, install the starter motor, and you'd be in business. There should be no need to change the rotor and get into issues with the ignition.
What am I missing?
Could I ask that you send a picture of this bike to the e-mail address in my signature? This has nothing to do with solving your problem, but I think this would be a very interesting bike for people to see. Thanks!
Tom [email protected]
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