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post #1 of 18 Old 07-14-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I'm getting ready to do the do on my 06. I would like to know if anybody has used the torsion spring instead of the stright spring. Any help would be great. KLR 650 is the only place that I have seen the torsion spring offered.
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-14-2008, 02:54 PM
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We should get up a few people to do them. I know I still need to do mine, and have a friend that still needs to do his, could possibly round up a few more people too.

We could have a mini Tech day, followed by a ride over at LBL or something.

Let me know what you think. Your only 43 miles from here.

To answer your question though I have no idea which would be the prefered part, and am waiting to see some responses.
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From what I have read, everyone likes the new torsion spring. You won't have a problem with either type of spring, because Mike has built in "or out" if you will the inherent problems of the spring breakage from the factory. The factory springs have a sharp bend at the end coil and this bend is where most breaks occure. Mikes is rolled with no bends. The torsion spring will apply constant pressure without ever loosing it tension over time or becoming weaker as the chains stretch internally. I personally would have liked to have tried the torsion one, but they weren't out yet when I did my doo.

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Yep, I still need to replace the doo and a valve adjustment.
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I've got one. I'll get it installed in the next year or two and advise.
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post #6 of 18 Old 07-14-2008, 04:45 PM
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where can the lever be gotten from at the moment? everyone seems to be sold out.
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I believe Mike said he is selling direct along with tpimotorcycleparts.com
Here is site with contact info:
http://eagle-m-e.com/

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According to that site Happy trails has the eagle levers too.
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How it's going Shank ? Where do you live? A get together for alittle tech day & ride sounds ok. I have never done or seen the do done. Hope you or someone else would know the steps. I don't have alot of time off but maybe we can make it happen.

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post #10 of 18 Old 07-15-2008, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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DXKLR thanks for the advice and help. Hopefully I can the job done before to long.
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