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Old 03-07-2014, 03:02 PM   #16
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Very unlikely they are out of spec with 2K since last inspection. Where are you located ? It only takes about an hour to check them. 2 hours max for changing out shims as long as you have shims on hand.
Pretty sure he said the valves have never been checked in 7K miles. It's a tad overdue, but not drastic (as long as it starts). I'd get on it soon though, like you are trying. Keep in mind you shouldn't measure the gap unless the bike is COLD - they usually recommend sitting overnight.

First time I did it took most of a saturday, but that was me alone, figuring it out as I went, with the online guides/videos' and half of that was figuring how to disassemble all the parts on my 2009 to get to the valve shims in the first place. Not something you want to rush the first time, but a good learning experience if you plan on keeping the bike for awhile.

If you take this on, post up questions here.

Note- There has been some rumors going round of a friendly inmate who is thinking of hosting a KLR Techday in Portland. I won't "Out" them yet though ;) But if it happens, they are fun to attend.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #17
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But if it happens, they are fun to attend.
So what kind of beer gets drunk at a KLR session?
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #18
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So what kind of beer gets drunk at a KLR session?
Mostly black beer...morning beer.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:40 PM   #19
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So what kind of beer gets drunk at a KLR session?
Let me guess; "Whatever is on sale at Walmart"?
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:48 AM   #20
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Valve check

You are right Scott. The 5000 check has NOT been done>>>>>>

Yes they are overdue !
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #21
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Let me guess; "Whatever is on sale at Walmart"?
Bi Mart. Cubes of Hams for $14.99, that's $0.50 a beer!
I just keep one handy in the garage, stays cold on the concrete. The 6 packs of fancy shit go in the fridge.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:46 AM   #22
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Bi Mart. Cubes of Hams for $14.99, that's $0.50 a beer!
I just keep one handy in the garage, stays cold on the concrete. The 6 packs of fancy shit go in the fridge.
You have concrete on your floor, obviously past the KLR stage. Wow, i'd love a concrete floor...easier to find the broken Doohicky spring!!

I'd actually just love a bigger stable!
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:54 AM   #23
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Wow, i'd love a concrete floor...easier to find the broken Doohicky spring!!
Only a KLR owner would look for a broken spring.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:43 PM   #24
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Only a KLR owner would look for a broken spring.
Quoted for posterity, thank you.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #25
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Only a KLR owner would look for a broken spring.
You're not supposed to weld those for re-use...you guys are outlandish!
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:11 PM   #26
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Note- There has been some rumors going round of a friendly inmate who is thinking of hosting a KLR Techday in Portland. I won't "Out" them yet though ;) But if it happens, they are fun to attend.[/QUOTE]

"IN!!"............oh wait....right, that KLR tech dayis in my modest dwelling in Gresham,

APRIL 20, the day after the infamous alley sweeper

Thanks, Scott, yes, we had a good time !

Will have a fine BBQ and fix any KLR that'll happen to roll on it!

Squishy! you in?!
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #27
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Note- There has been some rumors going round of a friendly inmate who is thinking of hosting a KLR Techday in Portland. I won't "Out" them yet though ;) But if it happens, they are fun to attend.
"IN!!"............oh wait....right, that KLR tech dayis in my modest dwelling in Gresham,

APRIL 20, the day after the infamous alley sweeper

Thanks, Scott, yes, we had a good time !

Will have a fine BBQ and fix any KLR that'll happen to roll on it!

Squishy! you in?![/QUOTE]


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Old 03-08-2014, 08:17 PM   #28
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I will try to be there for sure, had a good time last time you put it on.

Always a good way to learn about wrenching & to see how other cheap basturds convert hardware store items in weird & wonderful ways on a motorcycle!
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:08 PM   #29
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I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. I'm out in far east Portland, close to Gresham. Got enough mechanical skill to get in trouble, too.
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I'd love to show up and meet some fellow PDXers. I'm out in far east Portland, close to Gresham. Got enough mechanical skill to get in trouble, too.
That's just what we need.
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