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I just bought my KLR last month and need a doohicky installed, plus would like to meet/ride with others. I can offer my home in Bountiful as a meeting site, and Skyline drive starts about a mile away (25 miles up to Bountiful peak and down Farmington Canyon. The best view of Great Salt Lake available!)
 

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Just a suggestion, but look into attending the Canyonlands Motor Classic in Moab at the end of May. Lots of KLRs will be there, and we'll almost certainly be doing some tech stuff.

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Since buying my bike in '05, I've eagerly scanned the forums for a nearby tech day. I've seen a number of KLRs since moving to Salt Lake and would hope that a little passion and effort could lead to a successful gathering. Of course, a little expertise wouldn't hurt either.
 

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Tech Day in August or Sept

Since last year I have met a couple other KLR'sters and a tech day looks more real this year. I replaced my doohickey yesterday so I have the tools (and an extra woodruff key!) Good days for me are:23 AUG, 20 SEP, 27 SEP, 2008.
 

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Could it happen?

Since last year I have met a couple other KLR'sters and a tech day looks more real this year. I replaced my doohickey yesterday so I have the tools (and an extra woodruff key!) Good days for me are:23 AUG, 20 SEP, 27 SEP, 2008.
I continue to see a number of us on the road (unfortunately) and just yesterday was thinking about some minor tinkering I need/want to do. Doing the doo' alone would be a great result to a gathering. The August date would be poor for me (until late afternoon), but the two September dates look good.

What can I do to help Utah's Tech Day see more than 2 bikes in attendance?
 

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Craig,

With a firm date/time and a set location, we can distribute flyers to local motorcycle shops. I have visited Performance in Draper a few times and at least one of the employees has a KLR and should be amenable to spreading the word.

Your house could be ideal, as a group ride(s) would be so convenient. I don't know if having some lifts on hand would be ideal; I could deliver mine prior to the date so that I could drive the bike. What mods, if any, are you personally wanting to accomplish? How's the valves?

Marvin
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I just bought a new Go/no-go feeler gauge to do the valves. I also have a MC Jack.

I would think valves and doohickey adjustments/installations. When I did the around the lake ride with two others the most beneficial was talking to the others about what they have done and their KLR experiences. I imagine a tech day is largely a little wrench turning and a lot of "bench racing", which is certainly appropriate.
The Bountiful B to Farmington Canyon (skyline drive) road is about 3 miles from my house and certainly do able with a KLR, and a couple of side trails are available that are more challenging. Minimum 25 miles, max ??
 

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Yep, valves and doohickies are the big ticket items. I'd be happy to accomplish either...both would have me buying beverages of choice for anyone lending a hand and/or expertise. I've already made a few posts on the General Forum on threads started by Utah riders.

I got on what I assume is Skyline sometime last year. The main road was plenty fun, but I also found myself on some side trails that were both too technical and seemingly just right. I just ran out of time that day and the upper road to Farmington was not open.

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Tech Day

Count me in from Sandy UT. End of September seems like a long way away but I'll roll with it. I bought a 06 about a month ago and have been commuting from Sandy to SLC daily. I don't know that I can add much technical advice yet but I can stand around an point and the cool stuff on your bike. I'm gonna need a doo hicky so I wouldn't mind watching how it’s done.

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I do want it deleted. I edited the post, but tell me whether I could have actually deleted it. If so, I could not figure out how to do so.
 

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WHO: You

WHAT: Tech day for Doohickey replacement or whatever.

WHERE: My House, 2068 S. 200 E., Bountiful, UT 84010

WHEN: 20 SEPT 2008, 0800 to ??

Possibility for a nice ride afterwards as I am a couple miles from the Bountiful Peak/ Farmington Canyon skyline road. The best view of the Great Salt in the area.

Let me know if you will attend!


Craig Young
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TECH DAY!

I have the big wrench and flywheel puller. Bring your own doohickey, gaskets, oil, etc.
I will also have a cooler full of sodas.

Craig Young
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It's time

Hey Craig,
I will bring chips and and some tools(I have everything but the flywheel puller) that way we can have extra just incase. Have you heard from Brandon? I will try to contact him and others. Let me know if there is something else I can bring. I know I am planning on doing the "Do" and putting on some heated grips along with a skid plate. And any other smaller mods if there is time. See you on Saturday. Thanks, Dave.
 
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