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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 14626 times)

Offline Drey6

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #360 on: May 15, 2018, 11:17:49 »
If I were you Iíd smell my oil and inspect to see if much gas made it that far. That much flooding, Iím sure itís in there and thatís no bueno for bearings/clutches etc. Iíd change the oil/filter out as soon as you confirm your carb is dialed in correctly.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #361 on: May 15, 2018, 11:25:37 »
If I were you Iíd smell my oil and inspect to see if much gas made it that far. That much flooding, Iím sure itís in there and thatís no bueno for bearings/clutches etc. Iíd change the oil/filter out as soon as you confirm your carb is dialed in correctly.

+1 you don't want to destroy the internals now that it runs well.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #362 on: May 15, 2018, 11:38:15 »
Thanks for the suggestion guys - I'll absolutely do that.  Out of interest, how would the gas infiltrate the oil passages?  Would it be down through the rings or up through the valves?  Or both?  Or something else?
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #363 on: May 15, 2018, 11:47:55 »
It's thin and if you flood your combustion chamber it will get past rings and valves and into the oil which then gets thin and stops protecting. doesn't take much to ruin the oil.  You need to change it for breaking in the piston anyway.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #364 on: May 15, 2018, 11:55:25 »
Cool, thanks Mike - when you say I need to change it for breaking in the piston what exactly do you mean?  Is this something I need to do after a certain amount of kms with a new piston/rings?  I've probably put a little over 100kms on the new piston/rings now.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #365 on: May 15, 2018, 12:06:15 »
I don't do km's, but you change the oil at 50, 500, 1500, and 5000 miles after a rebuild.

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #366 on: May 15, 2018, 12:11:16 »
It's ready for an oil change in that case.  Thanks man, looks like that and the balancing beads are today's order of business.  Good to know the oil change scheduling, I didn't know that.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #367 on: May 15, 2018, 13:10:03 »
You get a lot of metal coming off the rings and bore as they seat and you want that out of the motor, it gets less and less hence the intervals getting farther apart. Also a good method to make sure they seat well, Irk mentioned is to get on and off the throttle often. So accelerate hard, close throttle and let the bike engine brake, then repeat lots of times. Change the oil. You likely will see some shiny bits in the first few changes but they should go away.  The reason for the accel, decel is it loads the rings in both directions and seats them better.  You don't need WOT, but a good fast accel and decel about the same. A quiet road or empty parking lot is good for that.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #368 on: May 15, 2018, 17:24:45 »
^^  Gotcha, I'll do that.  Pretty sure I know the answer to this already - but each time I do one of these oil changes I need a new filter too, right? 
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« Reply #369 on: May 15, 2018, 17:53:58 »
Prob a good idea on at least the first couple, some folks cut them open to see whats been trapped.
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