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post #1 of 2 Old 03-16-2017, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Portland area doohickey help?

Hi all,

I just joined and am a new rider. Super pumped to start commuting and exploring on my 2006 KLR 650. Is there anyone in the Portland area who might consider helping me with a couple things (doohickey, fluid flush)? I would be more than happy to provide some beers, pizza, and good vibes, or even something like a rafting trip or photo shoot (my skills). I don't have tools yet and am thirsty to learn how this bike works. Not to mention don't want to spend a fortune at a shop. Anything is helpful.

Thanks a lot for considering to help,
Harry
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-17-2017, 02:26 AM
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Just did the Doohickey on the 2007 that I bought a couple of weeks ago.

When I took the Generator Covers (left side of the bike) off, the original Spring on my Doohickey was already broken. So-o-o-o 1.) DO NOT perform the Balancer Chain adjustment procedure unless or until you have replaced the Doohickey! 2.) I found the missing part of the original Spring caught in the Screen that is acessed by pulling the Clutch Cover (right side of the bike). This includes messing with the Water Pump. (What fun!)

Note: All of this is pretty basic stuff. Definately time consuming, but basic never-the-less. However . . . before you begin . . . in addition to the Doohickey (and the optional "Torsion" style Spring, which I'd highly recommend) be sure to have on hand: all of the gaskets, the various "O" Rings, all of the Water Pump Seals, and an Oil Filter. The Oil Filter is fairly easy to acquire. The other bit and pieces are available but can vary widely in price and can take quite awhile to arrive at your doorstep. Two weeks in some cases via Amazon.com, unbelievable based on my past experiences with them, of all on-line sources.
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