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  1. Overheating Issue

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Hi guys, I need some help. I purchased a used 88 KLA Model. It wasn’t running when I bought it due to a fuel line hooked up incorrectly. I got it running and driving. The issue is now it hits the red only after about 5 mins of driving. I don’t let it overheat, I pull over when it hits red. I...
  2. KLR oil drain cracked/chipped housing question.

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    So the oil drain bolt was over tightened, and this is the result after removing the bolt for the first time owning the bike to change the oil...:crying:. (REFER TO PICS). There are numerous threads on this very topic that can be found on KLRforum.com, but I still think that there are...
  3. Newbie: Oil/gas under alternator cover

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    Newbie here - so long story. We are dealing with a 2005 KLR modified to look like a vintage scrambler (Honda tank, custom seat, smaller front tire). Tried to do a search and came up blank.......Son bought bike a month ago and we have been working to try to get rid of a popping problem that is...
  4. Oil Line from Crank Case to Cylinder Head

    KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion
    Hi All, New to this forum and looking for some help with my 2008 klr. Theres a steel line that goes from the crank case to the cylinder head connected at both ends with banjo bolts. Yesterday I started the bike and oil shot out of the top of the line through a pin hole right below the banjo...
  5. small town, few OIL options.

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    Hi, question regarding the oil. KLR 09 close to 16000 miles located at tropical hot humid salty weather place, close to sea in mexico. i live in a very small town where my options for oil at the local supermarket are reduced to 5 or 6 kinds of oil out of which only 3 are 20w 50w, theres...
  6. What oil would you run?

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    As some of you know I am new to KLR's. After a few weeks of ownership I want to change oil. I do some off road, some back and forth to the store, lots of hours on the highway at 5000 rpm's+ 2011 with 20,000 miles. Not to bad of an oil drinker I am thinking Mobil 1, 20w-50 What are your...
  7. Crankcase crack at drain plug. HELP!

    1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods
    So I have a crack in my crankcase right at the drain plug. Sounds pretty much exactly like Moriver's post from last year: can't post a URL linking it because I'm a new member, but search "oil leak at crack in drain plug" like his, mine runs from the flat shiny surface where the washer seats...
  8. Engine Oil Leak?

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I am having a couple of weird problems over the past month. Although I am not sure if they are related. I have a 2008 KLR650. First, I noticed black spots where I park as if something was leaking. I checked near the drain plug and it was wet with oil, although I can't seem to figure out if it's...
  9. 3 Questions (oil, mods, and manufacture date)

    2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions
    I have an 2008 KLR. I have noticed the oil seems a bit low (although it's hard to see if the bike it truly level). The guy I bought it from used the "top of the line" amsoil 10w-40 in it. 1) What is the best type of engine oil I should run in the KLR? 2) Is the 685 Piston Kit the only fix for...