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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77265

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There seem to be quite a few incidents where the bearing of the balancer chain failed (hope I use the correct discription) causing severe and expensive damage to the engine.

How can this be prevented? Any common problems on the reported cases?

Good quality oil, regular servicing?

I need my bike to commute and it will be a big inconvenience if my bike is at not available for a few weeks.

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Re:Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77291

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Use Shell HX 7, Doc did my valve clearance we checked it,maybe this oil make a difference
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77311

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No thats all the oil I also use.

Seems to be the 2009/2010 that suffer from this.

Another Kawa/doo/deep hole/fark up
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77315

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Dieseldawie wrote:
No thats all the oil I also use.

Seems to be the 2009/2010 that suffer from this.

Another Kawa/doo/deep hole/fark up

So it is a case of ride and pray that it does not happen to my bike.
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77319

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Nah don't worry, you ride like a girl. :evil:
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77331

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Hahahaha, thanks DD. Maybe riding like a girl will save me a few randelas on the long run.

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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77349

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capeklr wrote:
This one here is also a black frame model, I think 2011. 65000 km.
Havn't stripped it down completely yet.
Bearing only lubricated by oil splash?
Bottom balancer shaft gets a lot more oil so I suspect that's why never a problem there yet.

Gix, Doc , Cape KLR (Could have said Pro's?) :) - Is this bearing / balancer on the top right hand side of the engine as the bike is facing forward?

The reason for my question is as follow, oil manufacturers rightly claim that the most wear and friction is at start up due to all the oil flowing down while the engine is not running. (Proof that gravity sucks?) The upper parts of an engine therefore runs dry for the first few revolutions.

What has me worried is the fact that I "religiously" idle my KLR every time I want to ride. This warm up happens while the bike is on it's side stand. Is it possible that this angle might prevent oil to "splash" onto this assembly / bearing while it is idling on the side stand?
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77355

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there should be an oil pump/repellor circulating oil throughout the engine - i also idle my bike to warm up first every morning
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77368

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Net n dom vraag, hierdie prolong k@k of ander additives, kan dit nie dalk help vir daai bearings nie, ek persoonlik glo nie aan dit nie
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Ek Het Groot K@k 5 years 9 months ago #77385

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SarelG wrote:
capeklr wrote:
This one here is also a black frame model, I think 2011. 65000 km.
Havn't stripped it down completely yet.
Bearing only lubricated by oil splash?
Bottom balancer shaft gets a lot more oil so I suspect that's why never a problem there yet.

Gix, Doc , Cape KLR (Could have said Pro's?) :) - Is this bearing / balancer on the top right hand side of the engine as the bike is facing forward?

The reason for my question is as follow, oil manufacturers rightly claim that the most wear and friction is at start up due to all the oil flowing down while the engine is not running. (Proof that gravity sucks?) The upper parts of an engine therefore runs dry for the first few revolutions.

What has me worried is the fact that I "religiously" idle my KLR every time I want to ride. This warm up happens while the bike is on it's side stand. Is it possible that this angle might prevent oil to "splash" onto this assembly / bearing while it is idling on the side stand?

This bearing is at the top left of the motor. It is splash feed only, in other words it does not get oil pressure fed into it from the oil pump.
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