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post #1 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Just another confirmed Doo failure. Have the Doo, have a babysitter for this Saturday's tech day...looks like about a week or two too late.

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Doo and the spring broke, both piston/valves are wasted...bummer, but still love the klr (only had her around 3-4 months).

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 02:37 PM
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That sucks, sorry man. But hopefully you can save someone else from the same fate.




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post #3 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 07:13 PM
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it wasnt the "doo"... they dont break.... ever.
thats a story eaglemike trumped up for business....







bummer.

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 10:26 PM
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Some of my customers say it's a myth. Funny that the ones that say it's a myth are cheapskates that want deep discounts.

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post #6 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 10:55 PM
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My 09 has about 8300 on it now. Been meaning to do the "Doo" since last April, just haven't gotten around to it. Now that I have the cool wrench from Eagle Mike, I will be swapping it out next week. Hearing this puts this project on the front burner

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 11:56 PM
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Bummer RR. Think of it as a chance for a 685 kit and stainless steel valves. Is the head damaged? If so, there is a shop in Petaluma that can repair it.

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-29-2010, 01:24 AM
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So is there an easy way to tell if the Doo has been done?

I was told that the doohicky had been replaced on my A 16 shortly before I bought it. But he could have told me anything. He even wrote it down in the owners manual.

Any ideas other than taking the side cover off?

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post #9 of 18 Old 01-29-2010, 07:17 AM
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there is a shop in Petaluma that can repair it.
Go Petaluma !!


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Have to pull the cover... no way around it.

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-29-2010, 09:47 AM
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I don't know why anyone would believe it's a myth with so many reported cases, but this one has been the first catastrophic report in quite a while. All the myth folks just need to rationalize it. Why would people create a myth about changing parts that only cost around $40 and then recommend they attend a FREE tech day where somebody will even help them change it for FREE and provide the tools for FREE. That's the craziest damn myth I ever heard. If it was a myth, it would be more like "The parts are $40 and the dealer has to do it which costs $300".
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