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Old 12-02-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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KLR doohickey done or not?

A few months ago I bought an '08 KLR with an unknown history and 6K miles on the clock. I've got 7.5K now. Is there a way to tell if the doo has been done short of pulling the rotor? I know I'll at least have to take off the left cover but I'd rather not buy the parts and tools and, when I get in there, learn it's all for naught.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

See my Doohickie Resume HERE

If you're not sure, just go ahead and replace it.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Thanks for the reply. Actually, Robert K (don't know his handle here) in Terlingua recommended I get in touch with you but I'd already seen your post about retiring and no longer having the tools. I'm just going to bite the bullet, get the tools and "doo" it whether it needs it or not.

Hope to meet you when you come this way.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:02 PM   #4
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Actually, the only tool I purposely got rid of was Eagle Mike's "Bent Wrench"

I got rid of it because if I kept it, I'd still be doing the Doo. Now, I honestly say I can't Doo the Doo, because I don't have the wrench. Plenty of other people Doo. Er, I mean do.

Other than the wrench, the most important thing is a torque wrench for the rotor bolt. You've got to get that right. You can borrow that, as well as the wrench.

Much better though, is to find the guy who replaced me doing these routinely.

I don't know who that is.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:07 PM   #5
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

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Much better though, is to find the guy who replaced me doing these routinely.
Nobody in my neighborhood.

I've got all the tools except the wrench and puller. I'll just buy 'em from Mike. Where does the bushing/spacer go?
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:20 PM   #6
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

People ask me why I did all those Doohickie jobs

This is as good an answer as I can give:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=zYDTxVuR1ws
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:42 PM   #7
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Yeah, that's cute. I do hope to meet you during your Christmas trip. I'm easy to find; the local JP.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:06 PM   #8
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

I'll be headed out to Terlingua after christmas. Our place is about 2 miles north of the porch if you want me to bring the Doo tools out.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:34 PM   #9
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

That would be great. I live about 3.5 miles north on South County. I know a few people on this forum. You can ask Uncle who I am.
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:38 PM   #10
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #11
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

texaspatrick, I'm trying to send you a PM but it's not working. I live near you on South County Rd. Just ask someone on the porch how to get ahold of the JP.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:01 PM   #12
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Update; I just ordered the kit from EM with the tools. Leaving in a couple of days for a week of deer hunting but will doo the doo when I get back. Thanks to everyone for the info and offers of help.
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Knowin' the local JP can never hurt! Safe travels my friend.
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

For us ignorant foreigners, what's a JP? Justice of the Peace? Judge...?

Still learning that in the USA you don't just have police you have half a dozen other titles for what seems the same job!!

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Justice of the Peace. Sort of a Judgito. Traffic tickets, evictions, small claims, etc.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #16
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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Glad to lend the wrench and puller.
I'm near Seton hospital, 38th & Lamar
Used on a 2007 KLR But I think it is the same.

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Re: KLR doohickey done or not?

Thanks for the offer Pablo but the tools don't really cost much and I'll have 'em. Muchos gracias.
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