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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2018, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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2004 KLR Needs Engine Work/Parts Bike

Hello, I have a 2004 that needs engine work. Shops have said could possibly be rod bearing going out but no one knows until the engine is opened up. Have also been told maybe it's in the top end. Figured someone could use it as a parts bike or wanted to fix it themselves. 1000$$OBO
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-09-2018, 01:37 PM
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Quite rare of failure. What is your clue or theirs that it might be the bottom rod bearing?

Can you confirm that it Shouldn't be engine balancer chain / doo-hickey related noise? Has it been replaced? When was it last adjusted?

That is a Very clean, Well Kept, Shiney Red 2004 to give up on. What is the mileage?

I'm way to far away, just bumping your Thread.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-09-2018, 03:20 PM
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Hello, I have a 2004 that needs engine work. Shops have said could possibly be rod bearing going out but no one knows until the engine is opened up. Have also been told maybe it's in the top end. Figured someone could use it as a parts bike or wanted to fix it themselves. 1000$$OBO
Damn, I'm in South Park at this very minute...
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Yeah as far as I know dohickey never done and it could very well be a broken tension spring. Mileage unknow, guy I bought it from said the whole odometer was replaced after 10k so mileage unknown, on the odometer 70k. Only had it for a month or two. You gonna come buy it? Might keep it and see if it's just the tension spring
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-09-2018, 10:16 PM
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A bottom end failure (Rod Bearings or Main Bearings) not a real common thing on a KLR. Not that it can't happen; but I'd at least: pull the Left Cover and the Valve Cover off and see if it isn't something a bit easier to deal with. Bad Camshaft Bearing(s) and/or Doohickey are far more likely and common failures on KLR's. If you're prepared to sell it for ~$1,000 you've got a lot of financial room to fix it before the repair bill plus $1,000 hits the resale of the bike with it running correctly.
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-12-2018, 01:09 AM
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You should at least be able to check if it's actually the top end that went out. Pop off the gas tank and valve cover, remove the cam caps and inspect. Wouldn't even have to mess about with the cam chain as long as you don't move the camshafts too much

Btw, your KLR looks super clean. Looks very well cared for
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