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post #21 of 45 Old 03-11-2020, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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That's a good idea, I will check it out to see if they will otherwise, I will just wait until twisted throttle has them back in stock and order the whole kit. I have watched a couple videos on it. Seems pretty straight forward. I am somewhat mechanically inclined, insomuch as I normally do most of the work to our cars(brakes, ball joints, sway bar link kits, valve cover gaskets etc...) I should be able to tackle it without too many issues. I think aside from changing out the fluids, I will do the doohickey before anything else. Bike only has 14k km on it.
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post #22 of 45 Old 03-11-2020, 11:32 AM
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When you do the doo,
Turn the crankshaft to TDC Before removing the flywheel completely.
This reduces the possabilty of dropping the woodruff key where it doesn't belong during dis-assembly.

Use an awl or center punch to place 2 small stipples on the lower half of the woodruff key and then gently tap it down into the fly-cut.
This keeps the key in place during reassembly.
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post #23 of 45 Old 03-11-2020, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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awesome thanks for the advice. I will be ordering the kit as soon as they have them in stock. I signed up for an email notification to let me know when they have them.
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post #24 of 45 Old 03-15-2020, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so far I have ordered a new sprocket and some filters. Which is a start. As soon as twisted throttle has the entire kit in stock for the doohickey I will order that too. Snow is melting here pretty fast. I figure 2-3 weeks and the klr will be my daily driver. In the past it was nothing for my other vehicle to be parked for the entire season and not moved.
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post #25 of 45 Old 03-17-2020, 06:12 AM
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welcome from east georgia.
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post #26 of 45 Old 03-25-2020, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Maverick
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post #28 of 45 Old 03-28-2020, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Went out on the bike today. Did an oil change and changed out the air filter. Cleaned the chain and degreased the undercarriage and the sprocket cover. Lubed the chain. I don’t have a socket to fit the shaft nut to change it out. Does anyone know what size it takes? Is it a 24mm? Quite the different ride compared to my cruiser but I have to say the ride position is pretty comfy.
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post #29 of 45 Old 03-28-2020, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well I ordered the doohickey, tools, and gaskets, and new front pads tonight. I figure I should be able to do the do in a few hours some afternoon. Approximately how long does it take on average?
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post #30 of 45 Old 03-30-2020, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I changed out the front sprocket yesterday. Adjusted the chain up. Looks like the chain and sprocket was previously changed. The bike definitely seems to pull differently and I find it better. Today my throttle cables are due to arrive, going to change out the plug too. I am hoping to
Do the doo next week providing the parts arrive. Other than getting on and off the bike I really like the ride. To be honest I picked this up because I was always a little curious about them. So far I like the ride better than any other bike I have owned. I have never been a speed demon so this bike is great in that aspect. I do find it a little cumbersome to mount and dismount. I am 6ft 1in. Other than lowering it, anyone have any tricks they use to get on/get off? Here in New Brunswick, Canada we have a graduated lisence system for all vehicles. Was going to let my son use it for his road test but he can’t touch lol. He’s only about 5’9”
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