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Old 03-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #841
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But sometime in the next few weeks we should meet up at the OSD so we can sit outside and I can bring Otto!

OSD? I don't recognize that acronym. This place does have outside dining, but I probably won't sit out there in the rain.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #842
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Old Sugar Distillery. Home of the sweet nectar that is the honey liquore. And within walking distance of my house.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #843
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Au contraire, Snowwwy....



I'm most definitely a mudder!

Just not so much on the tough part, I guess.

See you Thursday.
I stand corrected. I foolishly require protective gear while while doing that type of riding. We shall call you TOUGH MUDDER instead of Tough Mudder (tm). BTW, where/when is that?
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #844
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Who else rides a KLR that will be there and can instruct me on the doohickee?
Noodle, N9UDL, paging Noodle.......
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #845
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I stand corrected. I foolishly require protective gear while while doing that type of riding. BTW, where/when is that?
I'm wearing gear. Helmet, goggles, boots, gloves...

That was almost two years ago, somewhere off the Clark County trail system by Neillsville. I think it was a play area for quads, but the place was pretty much a swamp so we had it all to ourselves.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #846
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Latest weather report shows a 15% chance that it won't be raining at 6:00. Who's coming?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #847
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I'm out. Sorry. Gnarlley allergies or something the last day or so. I feel like cutting my head off, and don't want to subject you all to my coughing and wheezing and hawking up leugies (sp?) Next time, hopefully.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #848
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I'm out, too. Boo. Sorry gang.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #849
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Looks like we'll have to try this place another time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #850
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I've got a printer deadline that night that might keep me at work until the wee hours, but it is only a few minutes from work so I will be stopping by for a very short while... probably. Who else rides a KLR that will be there and can instruct me on the doohickee?
I probably will not be there (been sick all week, rain, etc...) but I do have a KLR.

Unfortunately, I have not yet "done the doo", as they say.

I see that you (like me) have an '08+ KLR.

The good news is that Kawi redesigned the "doo" itself and catastrophic failure is not likely (as was the case in '07 and earlier KLRs).

The bad news is that the spring is still too weak and doesn't have enough adjustment in it, so the prevailing opinion is that you really want to replace it with the torsion spring before adjustment is gone.

Lots of info online, let me know if you need links.

And if you're in there, you might as well replace the "doo" as well, since after-market (Eagle-Mike) is much more robust.

I've hesitated because pulling the side-case and rotor is maybe at the limit of my comfort, and also because you have to drill a hole in the case for the end of the torsion spring to engage, even more outside my personal comfort.

I've been hoping to eventually make a tech day somewhere and take care of it... Hasn't happened yet.

I also have a valve adjustment to do sometime in the next few thousand miles... So a tech day seems like a GREAT idea.

ps - Snowjob, if you're gonna page me, include a "waitress with beer" attachment..
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:40 PM   #851
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #852
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I've hesitated because pulling the side-case and rotor is maybe at the limit of my comfort, and also because you have to drill a hole in the case for the end of the torsion spring to engage, even more outside my personal comfort.

I've been hoping to eventually make a tech day somewhere and take care of it... Hasn't happened yet.

I also have a valve adjustment to do sometime in the next few thousand miles... So a tech day seems like a GREAT idea.
I seem to be in the same boat as you. I did get the Eaglemike kit so I have the rotar-puller and everything but am hesitant due to my limited mechanical skills (Snowjob has seen my fine soldering ). I have been thinking about the valve adjustment also but that really scares me! Let me know if you would like to try these out together or you are heading to a tech day (it would be nice to do these with someone who knows what they are doing).

Dave, are you going to be at Claddagh no matter what?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:35 PM   #853
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I'm still game, anyone else?
Aww man. I figured this wasn't happening, so I made plans to head east instead and go cause some trouble with number8teen.

Someone have a Guinness for me there!
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #854
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Thought I might make it. Now know I won't. See you next time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #855
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Yep, still planning on going. Instead of a MnG, perhaps Tim and I will do some TM training. Or we can drink beer in the garage and put the YZ back together.
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