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Hello,

for short, motorcycle KLX650R 1995 stolen before yesterday , found uneven , a priori okay but unfortunately the most important piece , 14031-1274 engine cover is not available, no more stock and longer manufactured .

The Kwasaki official repair in Andorra will try to see if it is repairable. It loses oil through a small crack between the S and the A Kawasaki on the cover.

I had to go with this bike on holidays next week :(

Do you think a repair would be acceptable ? What techniques and resources will be needed ?
How can I organize my search with hope to find somewhere in the world the part in stock ?
Is it reasonable to look for a used item ? there also , how to organize my research ?

Thank you in advance for your answers and advices , I love this bike and I would not leave it just for an unavailable part...

Kind regards,
Marc
 

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I knocked a hole the size of my little finger tip in the aluminum cam cover on my Goldwing while on a long long trip. It's on the side of the engine and has lots of oil in it. I cleaned it with gas from the tank and patched it on the side of the road with the JB Weld epoxy I always carry with me on trips. I let it cure for an hour and continued on with my trip. When I learned how much Honda charged for a new cover, I decided the patch was good enough. It has been good enough for tens of thousands of miles.

I also have patched four radiator leaks on various of my motorcycles including that same Goldwing and two KLR650s.

So, my recommendation is to patch it with JB Weld and consider it a permanent repair. I just use the regular JB Weld and it works fine , but you can get some JB Marine Weld for aluminum.

You might want to drill a small hole at each end of the crack to keep it from running any farther.
 

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Thanks for your advice, I'll try to find that product in Andorra, or some equivalent. I guess I should have this with me all the time while riding.

Update: local Kawasaki has send the cover to a specialist in aluminium repairs, i guess they'll use same technic as adviced by Toney earlier.

They told I could get the bike back on Thursday or friday next week... just in time!
Feeling happy!
 

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Thanks for your advice, I'll try to find that product in Andorra, or some equivalent. I guess I should have this with me all the time while riding.
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When I am traveling away from home, I always take some two-part quick setting epoxy, zip ties, inner tube patches, a small air pump and a small amount of electrical tape. There are many more things you can think of, but there has to be a limit to how much you carry.
 

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When I am traveling away from home, I always take some two-part quick setting epoxy, zip ties, inner tube patches, a small air pump and a small amount of electrical tape. There are many more things you can think of, but there has to be a limit to how much you carry.
I take a 30 foot motorhome and a 10 foot enclosed trailer.

PS: I also take zip-tie ;)
 
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