From what I have read a lot (all ?) of the 2008 KLRs engine cases were machined with the starter shaft too deep. I wonder How many were caught and fixed early, how many just barely hung on without making noise and eating some aluminum off the case, and how many owners just kept using it that way. Simple fix, but just curious. Of course it it was an oil burner also, I suspect a lot of this yr model got resold several times. What’s your take on this ?