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post #1 of 3 Old 03-23-2018, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hello, New in St Louis

Want to say hi to the group. Looking forward to exchanging ideas with you, the experienced owners. Have owned and restored many metric bikes, but this is the first KLR. I'm the 3rd owner, bike has only 8XXX miles. PO has no idea if the doohickey was upgraded, so I am sufficiently concerned and will have a look. Seems the conscensous is to not try to adjust the stock unit in case it is disconnected from the spring and loosening it makes it even looser, correct ? Anyone in the St Louis area that has the required tools, I'd like to meet you. Maybe there will be a tech day?

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-29-2018, 06:02 PM
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-04-2018, 04:06 PM
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Congrats on the low mileage bike! I recently took mine apart to find out that the PO had upgraded the doohickey, installed a progressive suspension, a K&N air filter, recessed magnetic drain plug, etc... all un-advertised. I'll cross my fingers you get lucky. There are tons of REALLY great videos on youtube to walk through the Doohickey swap.


EDIT: Plus, I found the original stock Doo in the bag of crap he gave me with the bike. The receipt showed it was replaced at 18K miles (the bike is currently at 22K) and the stock doo is in pretty much perfect condition as far as I can see. Sometimes you get lucky. You've got to figure, MAYBE 10% of KLR owners ever even switch out the doo proactively. I'm sure the failure rate is lower than hype would suggest. But then again, my knowledge is limited. It's just my speculation.

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