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Old 04-03-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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KLR clutch re-do,,a question.

Got the fiber discs and heavy springs from Schnitz Racing,
I also plan on changing the clutch cable while I'm at it.

My question is,,what is the likely-hood that I'll need a new gasket for the sidecover?
Can it be re-used or is it something I should get in advance?




, thanks for,,,,,,,,,,,Uh,,,whatever I get,
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:24 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb I've been taught to live by is if you have a new gasket handy you won't ever need it. When I pulled the other side apart to do the doo at about 4800 miles one of the gaskets was fine and the other came off in pieces. Now at 27,500 and I have yet to pull the clutch side cover off but I will certainly have one handy when I do. I keep spares of all 3 on hand and they usually end up on someone else's bike.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #3
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'Cept i haz no spares.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
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You get all Spot'd up Peterman? Those are a closeout deal so I jumped.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:19 AM   #5
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Buy the gasket and have it on hand. It'll save a few days of downtime if you need it, and they are only a few bucks. Me, if I take an old gasket off, I put a new one on. YMMV.


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Old 04-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #6
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Yep, if you have a spare you won't need it. But change it anyway ya cheap bastage.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:59 AM   #7
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You get all Spot'd up Peterman? Those are a closeout deal so I jumped.
no Spot,,
No,,I started to, since it is a great deal,,then I thought about the yearly sign up, never having needed one so far, how often will I be riding alone, the fact that I have no-one to contact or follow my tracks and so on,,and I passed on it. My luck,,it'd get lost or stolen anyway.


Thanks everyone for all the advice,,I'm on the hunt for a gasket,, next item for the day!
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:01 PM   #8
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Silicon RTV gasket

I have used Silicon RTV sealant for gaskets with no major issues. Yes, I should use real gaskets, but I get inpatient and RTV sealant is cheap and easily available at the local car parts store.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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Food for thought.......

The clutch was fried on the last 650L when I bought it. I ordered a clutch kit that came with frictions, steels and "heavy duty Springs". When I installed it I decided to put in the whole kit (and kaboodle). I didn't need to change springs but since I had them what the hell, in they went. That was a mistake. Pulling the clutch lever is now like trying to set a bear trap. Even with a new cable it pulls really hard. My left hand is now twice the size of my right but the clutch certainly doesn't slip.

Unless I am having slippage issues I won't be falling for the Heavy Duty Spring idea next time.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #10
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Food for thought.......

The clutch was fried on the last 650L when I bought it. I ordered a clutch kit that came with frictions, steels and "heavy duty Springs". When I installed it I decided to put in the whole kit (and kaboodle). I didn't need to change springs but since I had them what the hell, in they went. That was a mistake. Pulling the clutch lever is now like trying to set a bear trap. Even with a new cable it pulls really hard. My left hand is now twice the size of my right but the clutch certainly doesn't slip.

Unless I am having slippage issues I won't be falling for the Heavy Duty Spring idea next time.
1975 R90S,,a clutch that a formula car would have been proud of!
"Strongest left hands of any men alive,,those R90S riders",,it was said,,
Oww!,,my wrist!,,screw that!,,this pain goes all the way up your arm,,and you still have 500 miles, and a million shifts/clutch pulls to get to home!,,good thing the bike shifts without the clutch at times,,,
My klr has never had much of a clutch pull issue,,not worried about a small increase in tension.
Mr. fail @ Pro-cycle sold me the gasket for the other side,,no correct gasket available,, I may go ahead with the clutch swap anyway, and make a gasket if mine breaks.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:15 PM   #11
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Huh, i put in a new clutch & the HD springs (although @ 25K, i coulda used the old ones for many more miles) & the pull is fine, no more noticable than the OEM.

Good to have the new gasket on hand PM.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:17 PM   #12
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Mr. fail @ Pro-cycle sold me the gasket for the other side,,no correct gasket available
For a bike shop within walking distance there's something lacking...
Cram me and wait isn't much fither, and usually has bargain bins...
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:34 AM   #13
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I will hold off on the new clutch internals until such time that I have planted the gasket seeds and realized a full and rewarding harvest in the form of a fully mature, adult, usable, gasket!
At that time I will decide upon a given name, and do a retro-birth by shoving it into a cavity instead of extracting from one,,,new forks need mounted too.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:09 PM   #14
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It's a KLR you are required to reuse the gaskets.
But you should get new seals for the water pump( it takes 2 or 3, I disremember) You almost always nick the damn things getting it apart. Well, I do.
I've used heavy duty clutch springs with good results. If you replace them I recommend HD rather than stock.

Count the replacement clutch plates before opening up the motor. Some kits come 1 plate short! Also, I believe you need to disturb the water pump to get to the clutch.

You can cut and weld the arm where the bottom end of the clutch cable attaches to make it longer and give easier clutch action and a longer more forgiving feel for the friction zone...
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:39 PM   #15
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