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post #1 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Doohickey help in Idaho

Good day guys and gals, I just purchased a used 2015 KLR after doing what seems like years of research. I have just moved to the Boise area and am living in apartment complex with no garage and limited tools. I was hoping to meet some fellow riders and perhaps have someone help me out installing an Eage Mikes doohickey. Beer or whatever your poison is on me. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 01:53 PM
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I’m just down the road in Caldwell and have a garage and tools. I have no experience in doing a doohickey repair though, although I need to replace the torsion spring myself.

Anyone who knows what they’re doing care to guide these nubies? Lunch will be provided!
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully we get a local chiming in soon. I’ve seen some pretty good you tube vids.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 03:18 PM
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This series of videos will pretty much walk you through it, or at least let you know what it's all about.

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 08:41 PM
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You two should just do it yourselves. I did mine at my work a few weeks ago. I was worried I was too sloppy but I’ve put 1200 miles since I did it and she’s still running solid so I guess it’s ok haha. I’m decent but definitely no mechanic by trade. The YouTube videos are a huge help and 2 people will be perfect. Maybe don’t crack the beers until after though. Mine took me about 5 hours but I got stuck a few times and had to walk away at short periods. It was an eagle mike btw.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-24-2019, 08:42 PM
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Oh and I actually used the video series that me Shultz posted, above my reply. It was incredibly helpful.
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Who among us has not yet seen the single Best doo-hickey posting that I have ever read?

Be certain to click on the Link supplied in this supplied Link! https://www.klr650.net/forums/showpo...9&postcount=94
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Thanks Tom doesn’t look that bad.
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