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post #1 of 12 Old 03-13-2018, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Help. Found fuel and metal when draining oil

The other day the bike started flooding and I had to keep it in a high rpm to get home. I thought it was the carb needle that was stuck. Today I tried starting it up and a adding carb cleaner. Then noticed some foam in the oil from oil meter thingy. So I drained oil and found it was diluted with petrol and a weird metal object. I've attached a picture. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-13-2018, 08:21 AM
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Strange object

Doo-Hicky spring???

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 AM
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Not good! I'd say that Larry31's comment isn't a guess. That is definitely part of the Doo Spring.

If the Doo hasn't been done yet, do it NOW!

If the Doo has already been replaced, I think I'd still pull the left and right covers.

Either way I'd recommend that one fish the crankcase with a magnet and check the oil pump inlet screen for the rest of the spring.
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What year of KLR650 are you riding? A link for your reading / viewing pleasure.

http://www.klrforum.com/2008-klr650-...ng-spring.html

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yep; 99% chance it's the end of the doohickey spring...


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Thanks for everyone's input. I've got someone helping tomorrow to take a further look. I did have the doohickey replaced a few years ago. But only the doohickey not the spring. I'll keep keep everyone updated on what I find.

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Had you adjusted the doo-hickey a time or 2 since you installed it & how many total miles since install?

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Had you adjusted the doo-hickey a time or 2 since you installed it & how many total miles since install?
I had the doohickey installed when I got the bike at around 30000km then bike just reached 70000km so about 40000km (2400miles) since the install. But i don't remember adjusting the doohickey since the install.

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Still haven't said what year of bike.
Are you in North America? Or other? Was the replacement doo-hickey an Eagle Mike item or other?

Do not run the engine until after you take the LH side apart, remove the remainder of the extension spring and install an Eagle Mike Torsion spring onto preferably an Eagle Mike Doo-Hickey (previously installed, we hope).

The extension style spring doo-hickeys should have been readjusted about every 3000 miles, so your about 8 times late. If not performed on a regular basis the cyclic action wears the hooks off of the springs.

The Torsion Spring equipped Doo-Hickey will only need to be readjusted about every 5000-7500 miles.

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Still haven't said what year of bike.
Are you in North America? Or other? Was the replacement doo-hickey an Eagle Mike item or other?

Do not run the engine until after you take the LH side apart, remove the remainder of the extension spring and install an Eagle Mike Torsion spring onto preferably an Eagle Mike Doo-Hickey (previously installed, we hope).

The extension style spring doo-hickeys should have been readjusted about every 3000 miles, so your about 8 times late. If not performed on a regular basis the cyclic action wears the hooks off of the springs.

The Torsion Spring equipped Doo-Hickey will only need to be readjusted about every 5000-7500 miles.
Hi pdwestman,

Now that I'm posting the bikes year I realize I'm in the wrong forum. My bike is a 2004 and I'm in South Africa at the moment. I actually did buy the eagle Mike doohickey with spring. But the mechanic who installed it could get the eagle Mike spring to fit so he used the original spring. So that's my problem along with not performing the adjustments you mentioned. Darn probably a very costly lesson to learn.

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