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6 years 10 months ago #77265 by Abre
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77291 by Adler
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77311 by Dieseldawie
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77315 by Abre
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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


So it is a case of ride and pray that it does not happen to my bike.

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6 years 10 months ago #77319 by Dieseldawie
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Nah don't worry, you ride like a girl. :evil:

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6 years 10 months ago #77331 by Abre
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77349 by SarelG
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77355 by Pannas
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77368 by Leon
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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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6 years 10 months ago #77385 by capeklr
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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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