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post #1 of 4 Old 08-30-2011, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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Got the Doo and Valves Done....

....and i just wanted to give a huge thanks to Darin (SLO-KLR), since he did most of the hard work. Thanks alot Darin!

Bike is running soooo much better now, and the noises have stopped and it is now a breeze to fire up when cold.

This site has been a great resource, lot of great people here.

I almost forgot, the Doo and spring were in good shape after 45,000 miles.

Mark

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-30-2011, 08:25 AM
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I almost forgot, the Doo and spring were in good shape after 45,000 miles.

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First, glad your bike is running right, Mark!

Next, thanks for sharing the information about your doohickey.

Some believe the stock balancer chain tensioning mechanisms on all KLR650's are incapable of functioning correctly at all, even when new. Congratulations on the 45,000 miles of serviceable performance you received from your exception to this rule.

Kudos to SLO-KLR for lending you a hand with your maintenance.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-01-2011, 09:05 PM
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First, glad your bike is running right, Mark!

Next, thanks for sharing the information about your doohickey.

Some believe the stock balancer chain tensioning mechanisms on all KLR650's are incapable of functioning correctly at all, even when new. Congratulations on the 45,000 miles of serviceable performance you received from your exception to this rule.

Kudos to SLO-KLR for lending you a hand with your maintenance.
Well the parts were not broken but the doo had never moved either, thats why it was noisy. It did adjust once I gave it a push which put the bolt at the rear of the loop.

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Yeah it had a nice round notch worn into it from the adjusting bolt.

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