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Offline trevo

*WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:06:18 pm »
Green one,2008 model on OLX by James F*****, a friend purchased it and a service was recommended by the seller, I would let the pictures do the talking, luckilly he returned the bike and got his money back, however it is up for sale again
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 01:18:43 pm »
Ouch. Isn't that like a R20 000 job to have that fixed? Looks similar to pictures I've seen of KLR's running with low oil.

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 01:21:45 pm »
Is it this advert?
http://centurion.olx.co.za/kawasaki-klr-650-2008-iid-528269085
Make:    Kawasaki
Model:    KLR 650
Mileage:    14,800 Kms
Year:    2008
Condition:    Used
DONE 14800KM
PISTON AND RINGS REPLACED ON 13000
bike 100%
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 01:29:24 pm »
That is the one  :peepwall:
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 03:20:33 pm »
Us WDs should keep phoning him and asking him to bring the bike around to show. Waste his time, the f*&ker.
 

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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 04:04:18 pm »
what are those parts, out of interest?
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 04:05:45 pm »
what are those parts, out of interest?
Camshaft and head with camshaft cover bearings... a good engineering works can fix it but there is possibly other damage as well.
 

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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 11:23:54 pm »
Eish, it just goes to show... bike looks so nice & clean on the pics.  Umm, how was the damage caused?
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 11:37:35 pm »
bike 100%.. WTF, more like 100% broken.
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 07:37:49 am »
Surely the bike rattles like a tin full of pebbles in a paint mixer?

Anyway I have messaged the advertiser on OLX with reference to this thread to either change the wording of his advert since it does not seem to be "100%" or come here quickly and let us know if the bike advertised is not the one with the thrashed cylinder head.

Us WDs should keep phoning him and asking him to bring the bike around to show. Waste his time, the f*&ker.
Yes maybe but please AFTER you made absolutely sure it's the same bike!

what are those parts, out of interest?

From top to bottom:
Right side (exhaust) cam shaft journal cap (x2),
exhaust camshaft,
exhaust camshaft journals,
valve cover with marks where the automatic decompressor is touching due to the damaged journals and shaft.

Damages caused by running without oil. More damage possible depending on how long and at what revs the engine ran like this.

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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 07:53:57 am »
Make him an offer of R15000, no more.
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Re: *WARNING - LOOK OUT FOR THIS KLR THAT IS FOR SALE*
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 08:09:40 am »
For potential rebuilders:
I assume the cylinder was bored & hones and an OS piston fitted. You might have new damage from metal filings flying around in the engine.
Besides the obvious (cylinder head and exhaust camshaft) you should pay attention to all bearings in the bottom end which may have FOI damage and the big end which might have suffered from lack of cooling & lubrication. Definitely have a look at the oil pump which might be thrashed from FOI.

Plonking on a new head and fitting a new camshaft would be like playing Russian roulette. You might be lucky or not :-\
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