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Old 11-14-2012, 06:43 AM   #54391
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I take it thats the infamous KLR doohickey everyone has problems with?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:02 AM   #54392
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I take it thats the infamous KLR doohickey everyone has problems with?
Yep, a buddy did mine for me on the Tengai.

It was supposed to be a beer, doohickey, shooting day, but life got in the way & he just took it to his house and did it himself.

Mine was cracked, but intact. Back together with a fresh valve adjustment and this 22 year old bike sounds as quiet as new.

http://eagle-m-e.com/

I guess you can use OE parts, but he likes them from this guy so that is what he used.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 AM   #54393
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Mine may have lasted so long because I was always very gentle with it. I only drove mine to church on Sundays and Starbucks on Thursdays.


Actually I only ever worried about the spring coming loose. The lever should be fine as long as it is carefully adjusted and not he-man tightened up. If you pull the side cover when you adjust it you can see the condition of it. I just did it this spring @ 11k when I adjusted the valves also. Since the stock spring sucks, I used a screwdriver to help add some tension against the lever while I tightened the bolt down . All looked well.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:38 AM   #54394
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............Actually I only ever worried about the spring coming loose. .......

Me too!

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:26 AM   #54395
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Well there's your problem....it doesn't go there. Duh!

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #54396
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If y'all could please help me spread the word on this it would be greatly appreciated:

OMTA would like to announce we are launching a pilot program for providing low interest loans to private riding facilities!

As more private riding parks are working to make more riding opportunities available for the riders, OMTA wants to help. We are seeking a candidate to be the first trial run of this new program. If you own, or know of, a facility that could benefit from a little boost we want to hear from you.


Candidates may be recreational trail facilities, or tracks. We will consider both new start up operations; or existing, operating facilities seeking to expand and take the next step.


Terms, rates, and conditions will be negotiated based on the merits and scope of each project. We are calling this a "low interest" program because the intent is to help finance projects that traditional lenders would likely charge higher rates for, or shy away from completely. The goal is to help a private facility become a more appealing destination, provide better recreation, and ultimately benefit both the property owner and the riders.


For more information and discuss a specific opportunity, please email us at
OMTARide@gmail.com. Include you name, phone number, mailing address and location of property, as well as a brief description of the facility and your project needs.

Since this is ADV, you could also shoot me a PM, or call me.

muddyrabbit screwed with this post 11-14-2012 at 12:12 PM
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #54397
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If y'all could please help me spread the word on this it would be greatly appreciated:

OMTA would like to announce we are launching a pilot program for providing low interest loans to private riding facilities!

As more private riding parks are working to make more riding opportunities available for the riders, OMTA wants to help. We are seeking a candidate to be the first trial run of this new program. If you own, or know of, a facility that could benefit from a little boost we want to hear from you.


Candidates may be recreational trail facilities, or tracks. We will consider both new start up operations; or existing, operating facilities seeking to expand and take the next step.


Terms, rates, and conditions will be negotiated based on the merits and scope of each project. We are calling this a "low interest" program because the intent is to help finance projects that traditional lenders would likely charge higher rates for, or shy away from completely. The goal is to help a private facility become a more appealing destination, provide better recreation, and ultimately benefit both the property owner and the riders.


For more information and discuss a specific opportunity, please email us at
OMTARide@gmail.com. Include you name, phone number, mailing address and location of property, as well as a brief description of the facility and your project needs.

Since this is ADV, you could also shoot me a PM, or call me.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:21 PM   #54398
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I might not get to ride a ton of miles, but I managed a hundred and some change today....was a bit brisk, but fun, and the 650 decided to not have working lights anymore...
A common cause of this on the KLR is flipping the high beam switch too slowly between the positions, or getting it stuck in the middle; this activates both filaments in the bulb and will draw too much amperage, shorting the HL fuse.

Yet another reason the KLR is a gigantic lump of shit.

BTW, my doo was intact but my spring was broken with 1300 miles. And if you are gonna change the doo you really need to replace it with the upgraded Eagle Mikes version, I mean the labor is the same, so why install an inferior part (that I think actually costs more)?

If you haven't already nosed around on KLR forums and the like, I'd also suggest the following cheap mods: subframe bolt upgrade, footpegs welded on, waterproof wheel bearings. All three of thsee things broke / failed on my 2006 in under 20,000 miles; so I'm not just reguritating internet drivel. You ever ride home with no left footpeg? It's awkward.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #54399
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This will help us blind folks.
There, I made it bright ass safety yellow JUST FOR YOU!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #54400
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Meef sez:

"You ever ride home with no left footpeg? It's awkward"

I used to ice race with no left foot peg at all....does that count

It wasn't awkward....damn thing drug on the on ice and caused traction issues
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:25 PM   #54401
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Meef sez:

"You ever ride home with no left footpeg? It's awkward"

I used to ice race with no left foot peg at all....does that count

It wasn't awkward....damn thing drug on the on ice and caused traction issues
so you are saying it is only awkward if you want to turn right.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #54402
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Good times at Wayne today! Thanks to Craig for leading the group.

It was not nearly as busy as I thought it might be given the nice weather and free entry.

Looking forward to some pictures!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:35 AM   #54403
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Spam again

This Saturday. Hot Krispy Kremes & coffee to start the day. Some really neat silent auction stuff that I think will go fairly cheap. (100% of silent auction proceeds to go to Jon) 10% of overall sales in the store & online will go to Jon to help offset his huge medical bills. Stop by if you have the time.

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:55 AM   #54404
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I think I'm going to ride down in the morning, I've been making a list and I'm trying to decide how ai can cram everything i need onto the 650....
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #54405
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rxcrider sez:

"so you are saying it is only awkward if you want to turn right."

If you are racing on ice, if you are turning right, you are crashing
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