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post #1 of 8 Old 01-15-2013, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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I know this +7c weather is just a tease, but anyone doing a Tech session or ride in the spring around Edmonton?

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-16-2013, 08:44 AM
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What are you looking to do in a Tech Session.

As to local rides your best bet would be to sign up on the Alberta Dual Sport forum. Once spring comes the rides are posted by those organizing them. See you there.


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What are you looking to do in a Tech Session.

As to local rides your best bet would be to sign up on the Alberta Dual Sport forum. Once spring comes the rides are posted by those organizing them. See you there.


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Don't know what I need as the bike is in a crate at Echo. Bought it at the motorcycle show. I'll be ordering a Seat Concepts seat mod for it first thing, don't know if I need to do a Doo on a new 2012 KLR and thinking about a Thermo Bob.

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don't know if I need to do a Doo on a new 2012 KLR and thinking about a Thermo Bob.

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My personal feelings on your Doo is that it only needs to have the spring changed. The Doo itself is adequate for the task IMO. Only thing is that to get at the spring You have to remove the Doo so do you replace it anyway?? Up to you.

It's fairly easy to do and I have the tools and a set of case gaskets should you need them. Don;t buy gaskets because most times you can use them again. I keep a set on hand for emergencies because the dealers don't.

The Thermo-bob is definitely worth doing. The instructions that come with it are excellent. If you can read and know how to operate a ratcheting wrench you will have no problems.

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To add to that last comment.

I would get the torsion spring for the Doo.

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To add to that last comment.

I would get the torsion spring for the Doo.
Where do I get the torsion spring?

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Where do I get the torsion spring?

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Hi Garry!
You can go to Eagle Mike's website to order direct or purchase one through A Vicious Cycle in Ontario.
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What Jeff said. Best to get it right from the guy that makes it.


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