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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 oil burning (in case it is burning oil - he claimed he never had that issue).

3) Where on the bike can I fine the year it was manufactured?

Thanmks!
 

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Use an oil that does not have an energy saving rating. There are friction modifiers in energy saving oils that are reputed not to be good for wet clutches. The Shell Rotella oils are popular. The more expensive Rotella is marketed as a synthetic, though it is really a highly refined conventional oil.The important thing with oil is to simply change it frequently. The stuff is cheap.

The 685 kit is the most effective cure for oil burning. You could have the thing honed an re-rung with OEM stuff, but what's the point?

There is a sticker on the right side of the frame, just aft of the head tube. On it you will find the month and date of manufacture.

Tom
 
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