Doohickey Tools for loan in Vancouver, BC area? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
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post #1 of 7 Old 09-26-2017, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Doohickey Tools for loan in Vancouver, BC area?

Have a 2005 with 13,000KM on it (bought it a few months ago) and looking to do the doohickey, but being able to borrow the tools would make the operation cheaper, since we'll do my son's 2004 at the same time. Anybody in the Vancouver, BC area (more specifically, Maple Ridge, but I can certainly travel to pickup and drop off the tools) have, and willing to lend out the tools? I'm in no rush, figured I'd do it in the fall/winter. I normally have no issue buying tools, and they aren't that expensive, and being able to use it on two bikes helps justify the cost, but it would be even easier to borrow the tools, since after doing our bikes, it's not too likely that I'd ever need them again.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-02-2017, 12:52 PM
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lets split it

I've been looking to do the same. Can't find anyone who may have the tools to borrow. One option is that we can but them together. Split the cost. Then we can offer them here to anyone who may want to borrow for like $5 . Eventually it will cover the cost.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-02-2017, 03:20 PM
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I have some tools out there somewhere, hopefully whoever has them will speak up.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-02-2017, 03:56 PM
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I have some tools out there somewhere, hopefully whoever has them will speak up.
Just for grins, I glanced at your 41 postings listed in your 'Statistics', and didn't see anything doo-hickey related.

Maybe you loaned them thru another forum?

Really I'm just helping to drive-up the readership of this thread.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-02-2017, 04:59 PM
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It was done through the messenger system.

I loaned them to Jhawker23, told him to send them to the next person that needed them.

I got a mention in this thread http://www.klrforum.com/marketplace-...ls-borrow.html
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-03-2017, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered the Tusk flywheel puller from Rocky Mountain ATV - $4.99 (although I've now read a couple of posts where people said anything but the Eagle ones would strip out. Hopefully not, but if so, it's only $5 down the drain, as long as it strips the tool and not the bike. I'll go ahead and order the rotor holder wrench. I don't mind buying tools, but just didn't want to if there were plenty of them already in the Vancouver area not being used.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-09-2017, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just as a note, I have the flywheel puller and rotor holder, so there are tools for loan in the Vancouver, BC area now.

Did both my 2005 (13,000KM) and my son's 2004 (22,000KM). Both had broken springs. The end 'hook' of my spring came out with the oil when I drained it - rest of the spring was sitting there hooked on the left. My son's spring had broken the same way, but on the other end, so it was still attached to the adjuster lever - there were some grooves in the spring - apparently from contact with the chain. My son pretty much felt the doohickey was a big conspiracy to sell stuff to people who didn't need it. After finding broken springs in both bikes, he's glad we decided to go ahead and do both of them, and he's a 'believer' now in getting the doohickey done.
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