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post #1 of 2 Old 07-11-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Need a mechanic

As a new KLR owner I want to make sure my bike is "right". I visited the local Kawasaki dealer's service department to see about getting the basic things (oil change, valve adjust, do-hickey mod, check brakes). The shop was clean and seemed professional, but when the service writer said he'd never done a do-hickey mod, and never heard of one being needed, I lost confidence. Sure I could figure it out myself, but at this point in life I have more money than time. So I'm looking for someone to perform these services. Need not be a mechanic, just someone that can get the job done right. I would like to watch/help to learn how to do the maintenance myself. A "tech day" would be good too, but I didn't see one listed and like I said I want to get this done before I begin riding it a lot. The bike is an '02 with 5,600 miles, I'm in Orange, Ca.

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-11-2008, 09:03 PM
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You will find most Kawasaki techs know nothing about the doo. Our local dealer has learned a lot about the KLR's just by my and some other local guys filling them in on mods and performance improvements. They are now doing Jardine exhausts and carb jetting along with a couple doohickey replacements.

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