"Whose ABBA ZABBA?"
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Goleta, California
Rep Power: 1
KLR650 RT Case Gasket blown again.
I was servicing my KLR today when I noticed(for the second time) the oil on the right front side of the engine and cylinder. Inspection reveals that the case gasket once agin(yes, agin!) has blown in the identical manner as previously. At the forwrd down slope of the case, the gsket is spit and sticking up and out of the interface area leaving a gsket wide slot going straight into the oil cavity. The case is now free breathing(sucks!) I performed the repair the first time noticing that there was no gasket goop in place and figured I'd do the same. I'm thinking three things:
1) The surface mating at this particular point is not of even surfaces.
2) I ride the bike alot in the upper rpm range and might be producing excess case pressure.
3) I'm supposed to have crank ventilation and it's clogged.
The job is not as easy as pulling a side case and slopping on a new gasket. The water pump linkage has to be pulled and the water pump seals need to be replaced at the time.
I was going to treat her with some nice Repsol, but the bitch is gonna get crap oil until I can sit and re-do the freakin problem.
Educated suggestions on a sure cure?
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