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|06-28-2013 09:27 PM|
Originally Posted by willys View Post
|06-28-2013 09:42 AM|
|willys||If you carry any type of load or are of the larger size of human, think about the drill through subframe kit from EM. It comes with everything you need.|
|06-28-2013 09:39 AM|
|Sandstone||To clarify, I used the Motech supplied 10.9 upper bolts and the factory lower bolts. I'll get some stronger lower bolts next time I place an order.|
|06-28-2013 09:33 AM|
Goes to show you don't always believe what dealers have told you or the mothership.....go by what the majority of owners have seen and reported from their experiences. Those who work on these bikes usually know what happens over someone who just says what the manual or dealers says as the truth.
|06-28-2013 04:26 AM|
|Sandstone||'09 with 12k. Doo spring had no tension and lever was very sloppy on the shaft. Upgraded to EM lever with torsion spring and she purrrrs. Lower subframe bolts were loose so 18ft-lbs and some red loctite. Upper bolts were changed when I installed my Motech bars. I used blue loctite on them due to the larger diameter.|
|06-16-2013 08:00 AM|
Hi Blockbuster - I see posts by riders who pack a lot of cargo on their KLR who chose to increase the size of the fasteners at the frame connection point. Can't hurt to do it if you haul freight or a "husky" passenger, unless of course you goof up the drilling your frame part...
At around 7500 km I took apart my engine to install an Eagle Mike balancer lever (aka doohickey) kit and radial style spring. The OEM lever is stamped steel. It doesn't look as flimsy as the pre 2008 model's lever. The tension spring was completely slack i.e. the system was no longer able to adjust itself like it is supposed to during maintenance. You cannot see the adjustment not happening from outside the engine doing the maintenance procedure for tensioning the chain.
When the tension is gone from the OEM spring no adjustment happens. But you don't know because you cannot see it...
|06-14-2013 06:03 PM|
Originally Posted by blockbuster View Post
As mentioned; whether you wish to further refine your bike's configuration remains your choice alone.
|06-14-2013 03:18 PM|
I am sure if there had been any upgrades for the 2012 we would have heard. I believe the doo and spring still have the same issues that have been mentioned for the gen2 bikes. Sloppy fit on shaft and too short tension springs providing little to no adjustability have been reported. As to the subframe bolts which are known to be soft. You can upgrade with better bolts or do the drill through mod with a kit supplied by Eagle Mike. I also did a search on 2012 doohicky and only got 3 responses, none helpful.
|06-14-2013 02:08 PM|
Originally Posted by MISFIT View Post
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|06-14-2013 11:41 AM|
|Scrapper||had a subframe bolt wiggle out on my 09, so it happens, nature of the offroad beast we drive.|
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