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post #1 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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hate to sound stupid but here goes..

My 2011 got knocked over..long story. but it took most of the impact on the right handle bar weight...now my throttle does not return on its own. So I think the weight may have gotten shoved against the throttle and if I remove it and take a look, I can fix it.
Here is the stupid part. the nut to get off the wieght look like a Hex head, but not exactly. does anyone know what kind of nut that is? and has anyone had this problem?
I appreciate any help on this. I am sure it is an easy fix, I am just don't have a lot of tools.
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post #2 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 09:19 AM
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6mm hex should do the job.
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post #3 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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thanks

It just did not look right, but I am not much of a mechanic...I have changed my KlR oil though.
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post #4 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 10:07 AM
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Ya gotta ask to learn.

My bike has done the same.
(blaming the long kickstand)

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 11:13 AM
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What he said

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6mm hex should do the job.
Had that same deal happen to a friend on a ride. It jacked up that end. WE pulled it off and put one washer between it and the bars to get some space so the throttle would return.
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-31-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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wooo whoooo

okay went a bought a 6 mm...that info was right. pulled off the weight and the throttle freed right away, back in business. Now I think I want to buy some bad ass hand guards. Time to go shopping
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The tipping over is such a common problem with the new gen KLR. Makes you wonder what kind of engineering they did on the rest of the bike when they can't get a side stand right.

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The tipping over is such a common problem with the new gen KLR. Makes you wonder what kind of engineering they did on the rest of the bike when they can't get a side stand right.
knock on wood but never had one fall over yet....
maybe a center stand may be better....
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The tipping over is such a common problem with the new gen KLR. Makes you wonder what kind of engineering they did on the rest of the bike when they can't get a side stand right.
Probably figured most KLR owners do so well at overcoming problems, they didn't give it a second thought.
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Terry,
I think all KLR owners have a lil' Mac Guyver in 'em.
(We have to. LOL)

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