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post #1 of 20 Old 04-22-2010, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Doohickey info on KLR600

Anyone know if the doohickey is a common part to an older 85 KLR 600?
I'm thinking it may be a good thing to be proactive and install it.
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-22-2010, 06:01 PM
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From everything I've gathered, it's not an issue on the 600's. Different design or something..

I'm going to move this to the Modification and Wrenching forum so more people see it and can chime in..
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post #3 of 20 Old 04-22-2010, 07:41 PM
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I put one of Eagle Mikes on the old 600. Everything inside looked the same as the '08

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'86 KLR 600 (sold)
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post #4 of 20 Old 04-24-2010, 09:00 AM
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Anyone in the Glendale AZ area have to doohickey tools I can use, so I can do the Do on my 07
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post #5 of 20 Old 04-25-2010, 12:09 PM
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Hi walkman,
I am over in Phoenix (Biltmore area) and want to do up my 09... I'll check with a friend who did his...
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Hi walkman,
I am over in Phoenix (Biltmore area) and want to do up my 09... I'll check with a friend who did his...
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Thanks so much Mark. I am in Glendale by the Arrowhead Mall

Look forward to hearing from you.

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post #7 of 20 Old 04-26-2010, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Still looking for a solution to the small gas tank. I did find a Acerbis auxiliary tank that mounts to the back fender behind the seat. Holds 1.6gal. Unfortunately I have a luggage rack there.
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-28-2010, 12:55 PM
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Red face Doohickey??

I have an 08 KLR and had a friend replace it for me, however I have another friend who bought an 07 KLR last year. I told him about replacing the doohickey. Since I am a little mechanically challenged I had a hard time defending why I replaced it and why he should replace his. Based on what I read, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

He talked to the dealer and the dealer totally shot down any idea that there is a need to replace this.

So,, Exactly what is the deal? Can someone explain to me (simple terms) why I replaced mine and why it seems like a good idea to do so?
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post #9 of 20 Old 04-28-2010, 01:10 PM
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Tell your friend too ask the dealer that shot it down to write out a legal guarantee that the doohickey and spring in his bike will never fail, and that all resulting damage will be paid by the dealer, in full.

When the dealer refuses, spend the $40 and address the issue before it causes catostrophic failure of your engine..

$40 is pretty cheap Peace of Mind, if you ask me.. I've seen 4 broken Doos or springs removed from KLR 650 motorcycles. 4 were broken out of 10... 40% failure.. $40 fix.. Seems simple to me, but I did mine 3 years ago and haven't had to worry about it since. $40 well spent..
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Tell your friend too ask the dealer that shot it down to write out a legal guarantee that the doohickey and spring in his bike will never fail, and that all resulting damage will be paid by the dealer, in full.

When the dealer refuses, spend the $40 and address the issue before it causes catostrophic failure of your engine..

$40 is pretty cheap Peace of Mind, if you ask me.. I've seen 4 broken Doos or springs removed from KLR 650 motorcycles. 4 were broken out of 10... 40% failure.. $40 fix.. Seems simple to me, but I did mine 3 years ago and haven't had to worry about it since. $40 well spent..
Ok,, Thatís to the point! Thanks,, But, can you explain what is happening in the bike if the Doo is not replaced?
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