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post #1 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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I don't trust my bike

I left a brand new doohickey/spring set from eagle mikes next to my 2011 KLR with all the necessary tools to change them out and when I awoke I found my sorry bike failed to change them out. I'm getting concerned as I think my bike is plain lazy.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 11:35 AM
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Your bike probably thinks the Doohickey is a piece of Internet folklore.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 11:38 AM
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It must be a Gen 2 and it doesnt think it's needed.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 01:17 PM
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In 26 years, I've Never been able to teach my 1987-A1 the proper use of tools either.
They must be related!

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 02:07 PM
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Same here as well. The only thing my KLR manages itself maintenance wise is the removal of some of it's own bolts...

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-31-2013, 02:08 PM
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Same here as well. The only thing my KLR manages itself maintenance wise is the removal of some of it's own bolts...
lol. Truth.

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