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post #1 of 8 Old 08-16-2019, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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So begins a project

The back story: I have not ridden a bike in quite a few years but have been missing it. I spent a lot of time on dirtbikes in so cal and the desert growing up and into my 20's, now I'm 41. I thought about getting a decent dirt bike but I came to the conclusion that a dual sport would be more my style these days. I looked into what was available for decent money and found a 2011 klr650 with a blown motor. Ahah, a project. I checked CL and found a used one cheap so off I went to look at the bike. Was it meant to be?

When I got there it had busted, missing plastics as well so I made an offer and bought it. When I got it home I removed the valve cover and found the cam bearing cap bolt? Had pulled from the threads and the cam ate into the head rendering it unmachinable? Or I believe so anyhow. So I got ahold of the dude with the used motor and went and picked it up for a good price. Long drive though, but I knew that.

The downside of the used motor is that it was from a 2007. I had lurked some forums to be sure the motor was compatable before buying it and read some posts that it was, and 2007 was a decent year motor? It also has "2900" miles. It does look very clean. I pulled the valve cover to make sure it did not suffer the same fate and found it nice and clean and the cams look brand new. I am unsure of compression as I do not have a tester. It feels a little easier to rotate with a ratchet than I would think? But these are low compression motors. It does seem to engage all gears and the clutch feels ok.

Time to swap motors:
The first thing I noticed is the new motor does not have the egr? Tube coming out of the head. Does not even have the holes drilled just the blank embossment, so I guess I am deleting it? And the piece the hose goes to on the frame can be deleted as well?
The second issue is that the new motor has a 5 wire harness coming out of the left side cover. The old has a 7 wire harness. Can I delete the red and white wires and only hook the three yellows and the remaining two? Or do I need to swap harnesses?
Thirdly, do I need the bike on a stand when I pull the motor? And does it come out the right or left easier?

Thanks for reading and any help is greatly appreciated. I will post pics as soon as I figure out how to...
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-17-2019, 02:55 AM
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You will need to transplant the 2011 rotor, stator, and pick-up coil to the 2007.

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The reason for this is the 2011 has a different ignition system from the 2007.

The 2007 rotor has a much longer timing bar bar than the 2011 does and the 2007 stator has two exciter coils that the 2011 does not use. The pick-up coil doesn’t seem to be different, but I think the connector is different. The easiest thing to do is transplant the alternator cover whole.

Remove the rotor from the 2011 before removing the engine from the frame. Remove the rotor from the 2007 after getting the engine in the frame, then swap rotors.

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The Air Injection System (AIS) is just a pollution control to Burn un-burnt gases in the header pipe. You may delete it, entirely. You need to cap the vacuum port which went to the AIS at the carb.

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The reason for this is the 2011 has a different ignition system from the 2007.

The 2007 rotor has a much longer timing bar bar than the 2011 does and the 2007 stator has two exciter coils that the 2011 does not use. The pick-up coil doesn’t seem to be different, but I think the connector is different. The easiest thing to do is transplant the alternator cover whole.

Remove the rotor from the 2011 before removing the engine from the frame. Remove the rotor from the 2007 after getting the engine in the frame, then swap rotors.



If they are excitor coils, is there anyway I can hook them to the ignition circuit to power them so that the motor going in retains it's own rotor and cover? I figure maybe red is positive, white negative, or just positive of the other coil? If not, I guess I will have to paint the swapped cover as the 2011 is black and the 2007 gray. Not sure I can find a decent paint match in a spray can... Maybe kawi green.

Thanks for the help.

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The Air Injection System (AIS) is just a pollution control to Burn un-burnt gases in the header pipe. You may delete it, entirely. You need to cap the vacuum port which went to the AIS at the carb.

Awesome, sounds easy enough. Thanks for the reply.
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If they are excitor coils, is there anyway I can hook them to the ignition circuit to power them so that the motor going in retains it's own rotor and cover? I figure maybe red is positive, white negative, or just positive of the other coil? If not, I guess I will have to paint the swapped cover as the 2011 is black and the 2007 gray. Not sure I can find a decent paint match in a spray can... Maybe kawi green.

Thanks for the help.
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You can unbolt/unscrew the stators & pulsar coils from their respective covers and install the 2011 parts into the proper colored 2007 cover.

You will have to have a flywheel holder and puller to replace the oem doo-hickey & spring and install the proper 2011 flywheel onto the 2007 crankshaft. Use an awl or sharp center punch to place 2 little stipple marks into 1 side of the lower half of the woodruff key. Then tap the key down into the fly-cut, to Keep it in-place in the crankshaft groove before attempting to re-install the flywheel rotor.

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@pdwestman;
Cool, that sounds manageable. I am guessing I should buy the rotor/ puller tool and an aftermarket doohickey kit while I'm at it. I am guessing the stock one has issues as everyone is changing them. Now would be a good time if I have to take the motor apart anyway.
I also have the motor ready to pull out, is it possible to weld up a stand to hold the motor while I swap these parts, or would it be in the way? This way I can get the motors swapped out while I wait for parts/ tools to arrive. Feel the need for progress is all.. and I have a welder..
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