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Old 06-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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HELP Needed in Fairbanks...

Good evening...

My husband BRian, known on ADVRider as PiffleMaster, arrived in Fairbanks this afternoon, following a run from Hay River, D2D , and points beyond...he and his son are riding KLRs, and Brian's bike needed an emergency roadside repair last evening in order to make it to Fairbanks today...

Ifound a contact number for someone on the Alaska emergency phone tree, and that person and Brian will be meeting tomorrow...however, Brian thinks he will need doohickey tools to do the repair he is anticipating...Having "done the doo" a couple of years ago, he did not anticipate needing to carry that particular set of tools on this trip...

If anyone on this forum lives in Fairbanks, and has a set Of doohickey tools to loan to a road weary traveller of fine repute, please PM the PiffleMaster...he would most certainly do the same thing for you....
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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I have some KLR tools, but I am currently 600 miles south of Fairbanks.
If Brian still hasnt found what he needs by Friday, I (might) be able to pack them on my way to ChenaHotSprings, although, As I will be riding 2-UP, it would probably be very much less effort to find and use a local set.
Question: How "broken" is the bike? Can it be safely ridden to Homer?
The chain tensioner device is not very complicated, nor does it appear to be very fragile.
PM for phone #.
good luck
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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Pifflemaster,

It was great to meet you and your son at the campground across from Dawson City. I'm very sorry to hear about your KLR woes but I'm sure that some of the good folks from the Fairbanks ADV community will be able to help.

For some time, there has been a rumor around Alaska that a certain DR owned by a local grandmother has contributed to KLR problems on occasion. I've been fairly certain that there is no basis to that rumor, but since my DR and your KLR did occupy the same campground site for a few minutes, it might be possible that DR's and KLR's have some issues with each other. What do you think?

Best wishes on a speedy repair and a wonderful continuation of your trip!
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #4
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Adventure Cycleworks

Good guys in Fairbanks..........Adventure Cycleworks. Dan and Shawn Armstrong are very good and committed to their work

Dan 1-907-457-42598
Shawn 1-907-347-4329

http://www.advcycleworks.com/

they are open 24/7............I know for a fact, we got there at 930pm and Dan worked on our bikes until 130am

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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If no one in Fairbanks has doohickey tools, I'm 250 miles south and have the tools, a spare doohickey and springs, new (and used) gaskets, and just about everything else that might be needed. Just send a PM.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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I do not have a KLR (whew) and not the slightest idea of what a doo matcha call it is, but I have normal tools and can offer him a garage to work in. I live on the UAF campus; convienent if that is where he is staying. If ALCAN rider is providing the tools,, then he knows where I live (unfortunately). PM me if you want to use my garage and I'll send my address and phone number.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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doo what?

I'm the contact in Fai and talked with the pifflemaster, he'll be coming out to the shop in the morning and we'll tackle the problem. I don't have a KLR or know about this doohickey tool (I did touch one once... ) but if its something we can't fab up or someone doesn't come forth with one tomorrow I'll call Dan or Richard Miller and I'm sure we'll be able to get the pifflemaster goin again.
So who are the KLR guys in Fai?
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:21 AM   #8
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Thumb Doohickey...

Thanks very much to all for the quick response and offers.
I'll be checking in with Solarmoose this AM and see what we can figure out.
I may yet call on one of you as circumstances dictate.
Again, Thanks!

Cheers, Pifflemaster
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:39 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by GoinPostal View Post
Good guys in Fairbanks..........Adventure Cycleworks. Dan and Shawn Armstrong are very good and committed to their work

Dan 1-907-457-4259
Shawn 1-907-347-4329

http://www.advcycleworks.com/

they are open 24/7............I know for a fact, we got there at 930pm and Dan worked on our bikes until 130am

good luck

Unfortunately, no doo-hickey tools here.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:00 AM   #10
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Doo whacky tools

Don't know what a doo whacky tool is but have a whole wall full of metric & standard tools plus welders, cutters and a whole bunch of other unmentionables. If you need a shop to work in or store stuff let me know. And if all is fixed - wishing you an awesome ride in our great state.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:28 PM   #11
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Unfortunately, no doo-hickey tools here.
When I'm back in a couple weeks for a 130 Heidenau for my Paris Dakar, I'll give you my Doo tools.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #12
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When I'm back in a couple weeks for a 130 Heidenau for my Paris Dakar, I'll give you my Doo tools.
I just received confirmation from the importer that our order shipped...minus the 130s. He's fresh out, but expecting some in July.

We have a couple left in stock...but I'm not sure for how long. If you don't already have one reserved, you'll probably want to do so. PM me your email address and I can get a invoice sent to you so we can hold one for ya.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #13
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Is there a picture of someone's doo-hickey that they are willing to post?
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #14
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Is there a picture of someone's doo-hickey that they are willing to post?



I'll never understand what goes on in the mind of a KLR owner.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #15
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All OK

The PiffleMaster and son have just left and are on the way south. Problem mostly resolved and doo-tool not needed. Learned a few things about KLRs today I didn't know...
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