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post #1 of 13 Old 07-24-2016, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy or rent rotor wrench and puller. I just bought an 09, and I'm was told it had the upgrade, but I want to make sure.Thank you!
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-24-2016, 02:33 PM
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Rhinelander Wisconsin. The great northwoods. I'll pay for shipping from wherever. Thank you.
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-25-2016, 06:23 PM
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If you just want to check for the presence of a new doohickey, you don't need the special tools (rotor holder wrench and threaded puller bolt). Just take a sharp photo of the portion of the doo that can be seen below the rotor and post it here. 50 different people can tell you if it is new or not.

You might need a new gasket which would be cheapest to order in from a local dealer rather than pay freight for an online order of one item.

Keep in mind that shipping is a good part of the expense. If you find you need a new doohickey, you will have to order and ship the doo, the spring and rotor bolt. So, you might as well get the puller in the same shipment. You can also include the rotor holder in the shipment or make one. I heated and bent a 32mm wrench from Harbor freight for $8. It would cost more than that just to ship it one way from here to there.
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Thanks for the good advice! I'll order a gasket set before I tackle the covers. I wasn't sure if I could see the spring without removing the rotor. The how to video's didn't show that part clearly.
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I have a set of tools. I'm in Spring Grove, IL, about 4.5 hours from Rhinelander. I'm looking for a ride to do on Saturday. I could be convinced fairly easily to do the trip up there, although likely on the Harley not the KLR, to drop off the tools. It might make for a nice Saturday ride.
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tjduexjr-Thank you! That would be AWESOME! Gas and Bratts are on me!
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Thanks for the good advice! I'll order a gasket set before I tackle the covers. I wasn't sure if I could see the spring without removing the rotor. The how to video's didn't show that part clearly.
There's this nasally wingnut who drones on and on and sounds like Bob Ross who has some videos on YouTube.

He has a series of four videos on doing the doohickey. Video #3, starting at about 1:15, goes into exceptionally boring detail on the difference between a stock doohickey and an aftermarket one. You can watch that video, but it will make you want to put pins in your eyes and ya gotta provide your own pins.

Video #4, at 7:30, shows you what you're looking for:

He's too inept to have mentioned that you can turn the big gear clockwise to expose where the torsion spring would hook in...

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Thanks Tom. Just what I needed to see...i kept the sound down through most of it
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tjduexjr- I appreciate the offer, but I'd like to pull my covers off and check before wasting your time on a 5 hr ride, then find out it was for nothing!
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