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post #1 of 11 Old 10-06-2014, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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doohickey help in sacramento ca?

i have a 01 with 26000 miles on it and want to take a peek at the doohickey. i am not sure if it was done and think the chain is making some noise. most of all i want to take a peek for some peace of mind. i was wondering if anyone in sacramento ca would like to help me or has the tools i can borrow to wing my way through it.
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-07-2014, 12:04 AM
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Just throwing this out there...
The guys at Sims Motorsports off or Fair Oaks Blvd. rebuilt my klr for me and did a marvelous job. I had them do the 685 kit, new valves, all new bearing front to back and about twenty other things.
If you get into a situation where you feel like you could use some pro help, I wouldn't urge you to consult them. A+ service.
Mine is an 01 as well, but it had over fifty thousand miles. And after I got it back it was like a brand new machine.
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post #3 of 11 Old 10-07-2014, 12:16 AM
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I have the tools you could borrow but i dont have to much free time to help. I would go ahead and buy the gaskets and doo hicky from eagle mikes and have it ready to put in. Even just pulling it apart you may need the new gaskets. On the other site klr650.net they are having a tech day around the end of this month in the sacramento area it may be a good time to meet other people and get your work done at the same time.

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i have a 01 with 26000 miles on it and want to take a peek at the doohickey. i am not sure if it was done and think the chain is making some noise. most of all i want to take a peek for some peace of mind. i was wondering if anyone in sacramento ca would like to help me or has the tools i can borrow to wing my way through it.
thanks in advance
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I wish EM and those guys would send along a little key chain tab or something that stated "EM DOOHICKEY DONE" or something like that with their kits that could stay on the motorcycle key chain. God forbid a guy has to part with is KLR but if the unfortunate circumstance should rear it's ugly head the next owner would know that the DOOHICKEY had been done. Just to do the investigation to see if it has been done is pretty major surgery. The P.O. of my KLR did not know if it was done or not. He owned it for 4 years and put only 1000 miles on it. That is why he was selling it. Lack of use. My bike runs great with 7000 miles on it now. But I would rest a lot easier if I knew the DOOHICKEY was done.
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I wish EM and those guys would send along a little key chain tab or something that stated "EM DOOHICKEY DONE" or something like that with their kits that could stay on the motorcycle key chain.
Eagle Mikes kits include a decal you can put on your side cover to indicate it was done. Not everyone uses them though. Another way is to use the removed Doo as a key chain and include it with the bike when you sell it.





Happy Trail also offers a free decal when you buy a Doo kit from them:


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got er done. new issues now.
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got er done. new issues now.
What are the "new"issues?
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i have started a new thread called "2001 sounds like a diesel at 26000 miles any thoughts"
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Hello, I am located in Sacramento ca. along with my very knowledgable friend TIM. We have doohickied 2 of our klrs so far and have another one waiting for surgery. If ever need us we are available!!
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by the sound of my other thread i need to go in and do some more poking and digging around to see what i can find. some knowledgeable friends might be a great benefit in case i get in a pinch or need some expertise. maybe we can exchange contact information jamesdangerharvey. i really want to get er back on the road.
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