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Old 02-21-2010, 08:58 AM   #19
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Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Gardnerville, Nv
Oddometer: 2,631
Originally Posted by Cliff-77
2000 mdl.22,000mi.trouble free.I wonder if the high mileage ones above have had any problems or what is high mileage for a KLR?
For mine, I gave them a gentle, respectable break-in and at 6000 went to a top quality full synthetic (Mobil 1 20W-50). After that all I did was change the oil and oil filter every 6000 miles, at which time I also checked/adjusted the valves. Cleaned the air filter as needed (use Twin Air and NoToil filters with NoToil oil). Stock doo.

Front side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles

Back side of doo hickey after 130,000+ miles

But I did loose the spring which allowed enough slack on the balancing chain to let it eat into the cases

This also caused serious hooking of the balancer chain sprocket on the crankshaft, which with my anal approach to rebuilds makes this engine toast, and why I got a used engine to rebuild.
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