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02-27-2019 07:06 PM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by rodent64 View Post
So- if I I buy the tool ( the one with a hole through the center for access to the rotor bolt) for the latter yr model KLR, it should work on all, no?
q.v., Posts #2, # 3, and # 6 above.
02-27-2019 05:46 PM
Damocles Who has signed up for the Doohickey Tamer Relay from this website?

(Just askin'!)

Full disclosure: Not I.

02-27-2019 05:40 PM
rodent64
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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
Modest proposal: Ask again, after you have bought your chosen vintage KLR!

(Fear not an advance purchase of doohickey tools; engine largely same-o, same-o. Buying a suite of doohickey tools before acquiring your KLR suggests meticulous preparedness; when your day of proud KLR ownership comes, you can, "hit the ground running!")
Thanks for the tool loaner suggestion, but Iíll be installing an Eaglemike tensioner (dohicky) and torsion spring regardless of yr model. I do not wish to borrow tools. Besides after doing my own, thereís probably going to be another KLR 650 rider (or more) ask about the dohicky. I wonít do it for him or her, but I will walk them through the process using my tools. So- if I I buy the tool ( the one with a hole through the center for access to the rotor bolt) for the latter yr model KLR, it should work on all, no? Thanks for understanding, just the way I roll. Besides I have a lot of specialty tools Iíve bought/used over the last 50 yrs. some get used still.
02-27-2019 05:29 PM
Tom Schmitz It is an event, a way to get people together. I think it is to celebrate the long rune (rule?, reign?) of the KLR now that it is out of production. They've already set up a wandering route with participants positioned to meet up, transfer the dingus, and carry it to the next participant. I believe the objective is to get it to all of the Canadian territories and all of the US states.

The canister holds a logbook, the knob is a KACR (not sure why), and I think the only tool is the red wrench.
02-27-2019 04:46 PM
pdwestman I do not understand the silver contraption. Most riders couldn't carry that with their existing touring gear, to the next state & then continue on their journey.

One needs 1/4 drive ratcheting inch pound (40-200" range) torque wrench with 8 & 10 mm sockets with 6" extension. Also a 18inch+, 1/2 drive 25-200 foot pound ratcheting torque wrench with 19mm socket. (turn it clear to the maximum to loosen the bolt! or use breaker bar.) Also the rotor holder wrench and the puller bolt. A proper gasket scraper is a good thing to have. A power drill & a couple 1/16th inch drill bits. A complete set of proper instructions (laminated paper & dvd).
Plastic bags & rags for coordinating parts & keeping them clean & a tarp would be nice if having to work outdoors. All of this in one traveling kit, I would think.

One can lean the bikes hard right, against a garage wall, storage shed, fence or tie from rafters or tree branch and not even need a drain pan for the oil.
Am I forgetting any 'Bare Necessities'?

So "What" is in the "DooHickey Tamer" kit? All I see is the Red rotor holder wrench. (And what might be a hacked off KACR for a knob?)
02-27-2019 02:13 PM
Damocles
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Originally Posted by killerkaw View Post
I can verify this post. I haven't needed the tools, as I have them but I've seen the loaners travel the country and abroad on the adv rider site.

https://www.usdualsports.com/klr-doohickey-tamer-relay/
Thanks for the corroboration, killerkaw!

I'm AMAZED the initiative has its OWN website!

I'll try to post an image, redundant to a picture on the website:

02-27-2019 01:36 PM
pdwestman This wrench & puller bolt is relatively inexpensive. And as said above, fits all years.
I do wish the 'handle' was an inch or two longer. But it is only intended to rest under or on top of the footrest bracket, not hand-held.

And you won't have to wait 8 months for the 'pony express' to hopefully reach you. https://www.happy-trail.com/find-you...all-tools.html
02-27-2019 12:50 PM
killerkaw I can verify this post. I haven't needed the tools, as I have them but I've seen the loaners travel the country and abroad on the adv rider site.

https://www.usdualsports.com/klr-doohickey-tamer-relay/


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Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
(I am not making this up!)

Anyone (living in the United States or Canada) wishing to use a set of doohickey installation tools free, without charge, has only to: Sign up to the Doohickey Tamer Relay on ADV!

Again, this is NOT a rib! I may post a picture of the Doohickey Tamer kit (I think it fits the KLR rack, or at least within a milk crate) to give some verisimilitude to my narrative! <img src="http://www.klrforum.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
02-27-2019 11:24 AM
Damocles (I am not making this up!)

Anyone (living in the United States or Canada) wishing to use a set of doohickey installation tools free, without charge, has only to: Sign up to the Doohickey Tamer Relay on ADV!

Again, this is NOT a rib! I may post a picture of the Doohickey Tamer kit (I think it fits the KLR rack, or at least within a milk crate) to give some verisimilitude to my narrative!
02-27-2019 10:52 AM
DPelletier wrench is the same all years.....it's changed in appearance over the years but either work. The only reason EM needs to know the year of your bike is to include the "deep hole" spacer on early Gen2's. I bought the tools but most of the time you can find a set to borrow if you're so inclined.


Dave
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