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post #1 of 6 Old 12-16-2006, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Doohickey Questions

Have a couple doohickey questions. I have a new-to-me 94 KLR with 18k miles and the doohickey upgrade has been done, per the PO. I?ve put 1000 or so easy miles on since I?ve had it. In the last 100 or so miles, I noticed some new and strange noises seemingly coming from the left side. I did the balancer adjustment per the Clymer manual and the noises went away. Does this kind of situation indicate a bad doohickey or just that it needed to be adjusted? And, is it possible to determine if the idler shaft lever and spring mechanism is good or bad by only pulling the left side cover?without pulling the rotor?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-16-2006, 05:03 PM
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Does this kind of situation indicate a bad doohickey or just that it needed to be adjusted
That it needed adjusting.

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And, is it possible to determine if the idler shaft lever and spring mechanism is good or bad by only pulling the left side cover?without pulling the rotor?
Yes you can see the doo with the left side cover off, you can also check to make sure the spring is doing its job. The inner cover cannot be removed without pulling the rotor. The outter can. Loosen the adjusting bolt after the outter cover is off, and you should see the spring take up the slack.(you wont if you have adjusted it recently.) but you can move the doo with your fingers, or pliers,ect.. to ensure the spring is working.

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It sounds like the adjustement bolt must not have been properly torqued. It should not need to be adjusted so soon. The fact that you adjusted it and the sound went away tells you the spring is attached and the lever is working properly.
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I appreciate your responses. I plan to pull the cover and take a look just to help my visualization of what goes on in there. I'll also make sure the ajdusting bolt is properly torqued!
Thanks again!!
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That's 69 inch-pounds (5.75 foot-pounds), per Eaglemike, the fine fellow who makes the replacement lever.

I mention this because at one point there was a reference on the web that gave a torque value much higher than that. You sure don't want to strip the threads!

More fool stabilizer, please.
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5.75 foot-pounds...thanks!
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