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Hello,I have a 93 kawasaki klf400b1 4x4,im looking for a key pin(shear pin ) or half moon key? not sure what its calld but it goes in the crankshaft&flywheel to keep flywheel from spinning.cant find it on any diagrams

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It is called a Woodruff key (12 in the drawing). You should get it at the agents or most better bearing and seal outlets should keep a range of them.

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