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Old 05-19-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Seeking a KLR Mechanic in Northern California

I need to have my 2007 KLR650's engine rebuilt, and i've decided to go with a bore kit since we'll be in there. Can anyone recommend a mechanic in Northern California that has a penchant for this beast and it's wiley ways?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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You might want to pop over to the regional forums and ask the question.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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I'm more in tune with Honda XR's but heck an engine is an engine. It ain't rocket science. I replaced a top end on a KLR last year. Your not going into the lower end are you?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713831
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Thanks Kawidad, I've posted in the regional threads.

Steve, we're living in an apartment and I don't have the proper tools anyway, so would prefer to hand this work over to a professional.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:36 AM   #5
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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Steve, we're living in an apartment and I don't have the proper tools anyway, so would prefer to hand this work over to a professional.

Have Steve do it, he's a good wrench and good people too.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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Me too. Steve's good, knowledgable and honest.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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Just finished tearing down a 06 YZ250f motor. Funny how not maintaining an air filter can cost so much to fix. The head is going to Engine Dynamics for the full Kibble White treatment (stainless valves and a spring set) and a valve job.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #10
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Randy,

You posted in the wrong Regionals. The Pacific Northwet is just a bit North of the Bay Area.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...5#post21447975

I'm not stalking you, just offering my services.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #11
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a good wrench

if you don't mind going north a bit. I would take your bike to P&M Motorcycles in Petaluma Ca. I send a lot of work his way and have not heard a single complaint. he is a very clean and thorough mechanic. ask for Paul (707) 762-9253 tell him tom sent you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #12
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Sorry Steve (mcma111), My Misunderstanding

Hey Steve,

I thought you were suggesting that I should take this on myself, thus the statement "we're living in an apartment and I don't have the proper tools anyway, so would prefer to hand this work over to a professional.". By no means was I suggesting you were a hack, I thought you were saying it was easy and that I should dig in and do it on my own.

To elaborate a bit, I just spent over 6 months riding through Central America and around South America. I then flew the bike from Buenos Aires to Miami and rode to Connecticut, then crisscrossed the U.S. getting back home two weeks ago yesterday. She still runs okay and I can squeeze a few more miles out of her, which I'll need to do since I'm low on reserves and jobless at this time. But when I get things lined up, I want to pull the engine and upgrade to a 685 or 705. I'd be interested in staying in touch if this project sounds interesting to you and is within your bailiwick.

Here's a link to the not-very-thorough blog I had for the trip.

http://pretirement2012.blogspot.com/

Again, my apologies.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #13
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No apologies needed. When your able to do the deed gather all of your parts and bring it over. If it dies in the meantime I have a truck and a trailer so I can fetch the bike. If schedules allow you can watch the procedure and learn the inner secrets of replacing the top end on your bike. Cheers.
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