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post #1 of 7 Old 05-26-2019, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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North America wide Doohickey Tamer Relay

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KLR riders are transporting a relay tube across North America .

To learn more, join up or follow the relay there is a interactive map:


https://www.usdualsports.com/klr-doohickey-tamer-relay/
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-27-2019, 10:54 AM
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Thanks Bill for getting this started here. I’ve made it a sticky and I will inflate your post count to allow pictures and links. Hope you are okay with my copy and pasting some more info.

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To celebrate/commemorate the long production run of the klr that ended in 2018 ....
Over on ADV some canucks are shipping doohickey wrenches and a log book to Texas with a plan to start a "ADV doohickey tamer" relay.

The idea is to relay ride the infamous tools coast to coast.... slowly climbing northward with each north american wide pass. Riding comradery being the intent by handing off the tools and logbook in relay /photo op style to another klr rider in your adjacent province or state . Besides signing up and riding your KLR as part of the relay ...we are hoping there will be photos taken of the exchange and posted up on both the local dual sport sites and ADVrider Klr only thread.

To know when the "ADV doohickey tamer" is getting close and for tracking it... i will be maintaining a simple map of North America showing the tamer's geographic whereabout/travels as they happen on the info link below ...as well as the list of riders for each State or province{ in the event you would like to sign up to sport your KLR and participate in the rally} The more the merrier ...

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I take it that the thing is in Glendale right now. Where is it going next and how is it going to get there?

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Thanks adding the background info post @klr4evr

May 27th 2019 updaate:

For anyone just tuning into the doohickey tamer relay, The relay started in Texas over the winter..entered NM then AZ now....
over the weekend the AZ to California exchange just happened... The first indication that this relay stop would be different from any other ...was from one message sent by relay rider Travis Kiesow‎ ..a simple snap shot of the relay log book ...

Special,guest by b cam, on Flickr

within a few hours more pictures of Eagle Mike receiving an appreciation plaque ... just a small way for KLR riders to pay homage to Eagle Mike the man.

AZtoCAwitheaglemike1 by b cam, on Flickr

The Glendale Advrider on the left known as Wheresbaoskee after just receiving the doohickey tamer relay kit,,,

AZtoCAwitheaglemike2 by b cam, on Flickr



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I take it that the thing is in Glendale right now. Where is it going next and how is it going to get there?

The next stop is Seaside California . What happens is that the Glendale rider and the Seaside rider will meet each other at the 1/2 way point which i am guessing is the Morro Bay CA area.

What is unique about the relay is that the riders decide on the exchange date x communicating by phone or email with each other .... to decide what date works based on their own schedules ... The ->relay map<- is an really important part.. second to that getting the word out about the relay is key ..
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OK, sounds like it's well covered. If need were to be, I'd have been happy to run a leg of the relay.

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Thanks Tom

On last word from North Cal the riders that are performing a doohickey change with the dohickey tamer tools are thinking of having their own mini tech day ... another is suggesting a group doohickey tamer relay ride to celebrate their doo's already being completed and of course just a reason to ride the KLR !!

There is one aspect of the relay not reported on here yet.. some will get a chuckle,.. i will report on the side event happening next time i stop by the site.

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