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The Doohickey got fixed on the Gen2 bikes, right? Ah, but the spring, the spring....

So how can you tell if the spring is not working
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Unfortunately there is only one way and that is to open it up. Have you adjusted your DOO yet? What year bike? Are you the first owner? How many miles?

If this isn't your bike from new and is more than a year old......I would say open it up. It will cost you a gasket at most IF you can't reuse the old one, I don't recommend to reuse gaskets. Watch the original video clip, you can see how they show how to check. IF it is the same, you can adjust it manually by pushing the DOO lever to tighten the chain until you can buy a EM DOO and which ever spring you like. Again it's all your call. But that is the only way I can recommend you find out.

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The Doohickey got fixed on the Gen2 bikes, right? Ah, but the spring, the spring....

Thanks Willys it is a 08 with 50ks had second hand at 10ks adjusted the doohickey about every 5ks no noises yet
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Are you planning on having a look? I'd be very interested to hear what you find....if you would......please and thanks.....

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Are you planning on having a look? I'd be very interested to hear what you find....if you would......please and thanks.....
Not sure if I have the skill or the nerve
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Well if you decide to try there is lots of info here and lots of people willing to jump in with advice, knowledge and help if needed!
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I wonder if you can make the spring come off when you turn it the wrong way when trying to adjust it.

In the meantime, we are supposed to believe Kawi doesn't know how to build engines and buy someone's product. I know a dealership mechanic in Illinois who does the maintenance for mechanical nincompoops and he says all their KLRs need are oil changes, and other manufacturer recommended adjustments, nothing breaks, and some have 40k plus miles. He said he would install the doo for me if I bought the parts and then asked me if I believed in aliens, too.
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