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Old 02-13-2013, 08:28 PM   #5101
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I will be overjoyed if its that simple.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #5102
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HI from N.J.. I recently purchased a 1986 KLR 600, in pretty good shape. I posted up in the Thumper thread about the noise Im hearing in the top end and was instructed to check the valve clearances. I am doing that tomorrow. I have another question, if ya dont mind. Theres a little hole in the bottom of the, I assume the water pump (right side front case) that is streamming water out of. It appears to be alot of water at idle. Is this normal?
Also can someone explain to me how to take out the Cam Chain Tensioner? Thanks Bruce
I assume the 600 is similar to the 650. The water out the weep hole is not normal, if only water the pump seal is bad. The cam chain tensioner is on the rear left side of the cylinder, I think it is a 14 or 15 mm into the casting of the cylinder. Buy a Clymers manual for your bike. Amazon may have one for the 600. If not just Google it. It is worth many times it's cost...
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #5103
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Thanks for the responses! I assume this is the right water pump seal?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-WAT...217110&vxp=mtr
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #5104
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They look right.... There are 2 seals, a mechanical seal and an oil seal. Be careful not to nick, scratch, or damage in any way the mating surfaces of the mech seal, lube the O ring, etc. Easy to do trying to remove seals. If no clear instructions with kit do not attempt without clear instructions or you could be doing it again very soon. You may need case gasket too...
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #5105
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Thanks Brian I appreciate your help. I just downloaded the manual for Tradebit and bought the seals. Cost 5 bucks. I will post back with what Im doing and results.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #5106
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Excellent! Glad you found a manual, it's kind of a touchy procedure..... I will be watching for your post. Good luck!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #5107
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Brian, I was just reading up on adjusting the Valves. Ive adjusted valves in smaller engines by turning a bolt in the head.. It seems I have to re shim on the 600 in order to adjust space between the valve. Am reading that correctly? Sorry for all the questions!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:53 PM   #5108
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Yep. Valve lash gets tighter as the seats wear on a shim system. Pull your valve cover, measure your lash accurately and with a little math order shims to get you back on the loose side of spec. The existing shim should have a # stamped on the underside. If not you have to measure with a micrometer. Sounds tough, its not....
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #5109
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Thanks again Bro! I will keep you posted!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #5110
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Yep. Valve lash gets tighter as the seats wear on a shim system. Pull your valve cover, measure your lash accurately and with a little math order shims to get you back on the loose side of spec. The existing shim should have a # stamped on the underside. If not you have to measure with a micrometer. Sounds tough, its not....
I was looking at the pics of the water pump and there should be a drain plud in the bottom. I dont have a drain plug. Perhaps thats why theres water coming out? Looks like the last owner had this apart and didnt know what the hell he was doing.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:28 PM   #5111
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Bruce, I PMed you, check your messages...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #5112
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I'm in need of a new rear tire for my '02. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #5113
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Thanks Stu. I'll check out the radiator shield.
Also check the plastic that the gauges sit in on the instrument panel. It sometimes buzzes on the metal bar just below it. Mine did.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #5114
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Random drop in post.. I use to own an 07 and enjoyed it. Are the new bikes free from the problems of the old like the doo thing and oil consumption? Getting close to selling my sport bike and going back to dual sports.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #5115
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I'm in need of a new rear tire for my '02. Any suggestions?
I love my Michelin T63's...

It would depend somewhat on what conditions you ride and whether you want a "knobby" type or more of a street oriented tires...
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