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Old 01-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
rectangular OP
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Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Oddometer: 60
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Originally Posted by Unstable Rider
When you get this machine back together and you have verified it's running sweet, take the time to clean up the entire wire harness and look for abrasions.
Added to my to-do list! I did notice that some of the wiring seems like it's a bit more feeble from the factory than I would have liked. Some of it looks almost smaller than 22 gauge

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Originally Posted by larryboy View Post
To answer your question, the right side cam bearings are at the end of the oil circuit, low oil or restricted oil cause the problem.

Make sure to tear down the right side cover, check the oil pump for scoring and clean out the screen. Screen clean out is one of those normal KLR things that should be done within the first 1,000 miles or so, many don't believe and won't do it, we've seen them here fully plugged with junk.
Good advice! I'll be sure to check those out. I briefly tried looking for some oil galleys that would transport oil to that side of the cams. I didn't immediately see any. Are there any that I should look for that could be plugged?
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