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Old 04-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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Machinist in the Seattle area to do 685 bore for KLR?

I'm fairly new here from Anchorage and I'm not sure who does what around here.

I just bought a KLR carcass and am looking to repair the dreaded 2008 cheap rings = burning oil problem.

Anyone know of a good local-ish machine shop who could weld and hone the old head's cam journals and make it good to specs ... and then bore the jug to fit the 685 kit?

I'm not averse to mailing it to the regular KLR Gurus, but I like to work locally when I can.

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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There are a few good ones
Morrie AKA the wheelmaster, hes in the phone book Puyallup area and Semore in tukwilla. I lost his contact #
Both are more than capable
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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Woody of Action Cycle in Tacoma: http://sense.net//~blaine/action.htm Just had a KLR250 cylinder bored, and the head redone. Nothing but good to say about him. A one man operation, an older guy that really knows and cares about doing the job right.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:01 AM   #4
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Try calling Hill Head in Ballard... they were the "go to" shop for Ride West all the way back to when it was Buckingham BMW at Greenlake. They used to have a seperate machine shop but think they incorporated that into the head shop now
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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Action machine is one of the few left and still a good place for the bore. Call them, as I don't remember the name of the auto parts store building that they are in. Aurora/99 and 170th? or there about.
Cylinder head ???? good luck
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