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03-08-2007 08:52 PM
josbek And here is mine. Spring was intact but very loose. 2004 with 16k.

11-29-2006 11:14 PM
054_Gville Another example of a late model KLR. This one is I believe a 2005. Heartbreaker to get almost all of the lever out but be missing that one tiny piece. Far as I know it was never recovered.

11-29-2006 11:06 PM
triggerfish markll,

Thanks for posting that picture. It really helps drive the point home. I'm ordering the kit today, and I'll do the upgrade ASAP!

11-29-2006 11:04 PM
Originally Posted by Dude
Mine looked good at about 7500 miles when i upgraded to the Eagle lever:

Dude...I saw that Doo... :lol: Doug
11-29-2006 10:23 PM
markII DO the 'doo'
11-14-2006 11:41 PM
gunny cap, the doo has been a point of contention since the first KLR's. The doos, when they break, appear to break in the very same places pretty much without exception. Damage from a broken do can range from just a minor annoyance, to catastrophic engine failure at speed. My doo was broken and so had the spring, I found both parts in the sump under the tranny, doesn't take a lot of thought to realize what "could" of happened. I was lucky. On another board, one guy had his doo break on a bike that was under warranty, long story short, KHI didn't foot the bill for the repairs, now whether that was from mistakes made by the dealer I don't know, all I know is they didn't pay. Bike that have had 70k+ have had the stock balancer adjuster last just fine, then again, bikes with only 1000 miles have had broken ones. Do yourself a favor, buy the doo kit, it's only $40, you could find the money just picking up soda bottles over the weekend, the point is, it's cheap, it's permanent and it just works. Get the doo from eagle mike, or one of the other vendors like Fred at arrowhead or klr650.com and put it in yourself , you will sleep better at night and ride with more piece of mind on the trail. Good luck and welcome to the nut house.
11-14-2006 09:04 PM
Biker Scout If in fact the doo is broken and you know it is... then by all means make them do the repair work if you don't have to pay anything. But they will replace it with the same inferior part. Some shops have been known to replace the old one with the upgraded part that you provide ahead of time. But those places are far and few between. You'll have to play that by ear. Because the warranty repair usually stipulates replacing with OEM parts. But it's really their call.

As far as the rest of us, it's just better to do it yourself. You save money and learn how to do minor surgery on your machine. There's plenty of step-by-step photo walk throughs between all of the KLR boards. If you aren't brave enough, chances are that there will be a Tech Day near by you coming up. It's always good to go to those, because there will always be someone there who knows how to do something that maybe you don't... and they are free. (Unlike the Dealership)
11-14-2006 08:28 PM
cap BikerScott--

What are you saying? The warrenty will NOT cover this repair? Or will they cover the repair of the doo hickey but not additional damges caused by the broken balancer? Somewhat confused why an extended warrenty wouldn't cover internal engine damage. Can you elaborate?
11-14-2006 07:14 PM
Biker Scout HA! They will deny there's even a problem with the Doo. If it breaks on you while you are riding, you could lock up your engine. Don't be fooled into thinking the Good Times Warranty is going to cover preventative maintenance costs.

Take a look at the pics I posted of what happened to my engine with an errant piece of Doo floating around in there:
11-14-2006 06:48 PM
cap Gentlemen--

Pardon me for being ignorant, are you all talking about the doo hicky repair in this thread? I am new to the KLR just buying a used '06 in Oct. It has 1500 miles on it and I really like this bike. I am a fairly good DIY mechanic having challenged many jobs on my cars over the years. The fellow I bought from told me I wouldn't need to worry about the doo hicky since my new KLR has the extended *Good Times Warrenty* till 10/2010. I could only assume this repair would be covered if it were necessary?

Any additional info is apprecited. Thanks
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