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post #1 of 16 Old 11-20-2012, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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KL600 doohickey

I originally started this thread on the KLR general discussion forum. Seems like this is a more appropriate place. I have ordered and received a doo and torsion spring for a KLR 650(thru 87). Looks like it will work fine for my KL600. Will be out of town for Thanksgiving so won't be able to install till next week. Will take pics and post them along with results as soon as my status allows.
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post #2 of 16 Old 12-01-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Have had time to look over the parts and get started on the mod. Looks like the doo will work, but turns out that the 600 is slightly different than the later models. On the 600 the doo is retained by a circlip. Apparently on the later models it is retained by a bolt in the shaft. I think that the circlip and bolt only function to retain the doo and do not play a part in positioning the shaft that the tensioning gear rides on. That being said I am going to reassemble and rely on the adjustment bolt to retain the doo. Would appreciate any thoughts on my plans. Will post pics when my status allows.
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post #3 of 16 Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a pic of the beast.

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post #5 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 09:02 AM
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alright mate,

how's it working out for you?

I'm going to be doing the doo myself shortly so any advice would be much appreciated

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I have had no difficulties. In retrospect, I probably could have just replaced the original spring with a torsion spring rather than replacing the doo. As near as I can tell, the 600 doo is different from the one on later models. I decided to be on the safe side and replace the whole thing.
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post #7 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 01:46 PM
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interesting. I guess i'll open it up and see the state of the doo. Did you have to drill a hole for the torsion spring? did eagle mike send instructions?
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Yes, I had to drill a hole for the torsion spring. I was not difficult, and it came with instructions. I didn't get mine from Eagle Mike, but I would be very surprised if the ones from Eagle Mike don't come with instructions.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-10-2013, 11:51 AM
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yeah I have to say, the eagle hasn't been very helpful replying to questions I have and as his site is setup for klr650's and he has such a good rep I could have done with some reassurance that I would be okay buying for the 600, kind of fancied the air filter he sells but as i haven't got confirmation it's okay on the 600 will have to give it a miss
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