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Old 03-17-2013, 10:17 AM   #5566
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:20 AM   #5567
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"before the torsion spring was available" according to the current owner.

Can the Torsion spring be ordered and used to replace the coil spring of the original install, or is the doo different? If so, is it worth it?
It's my understanding that earlier Doos do not have the groove for the torsion spring to sit in. I've seen insturctions somewhere that indicated that you may have to file a groove yourself. Not a deal-breaker on upgrading, but something you may run across.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #5568
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Good call, sandalscout... I am sure EM could shoot them a pic of the groove.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #5569
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Good deal? M/Y seems earlier and a few blemishes. Doo done, bash plate, windshield wedge mod. 18k

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3684076934.html
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #5570
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I had the old style and filed the groove.

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Looking at a KLR that had the doo done with the early kit. "before the torsion spring was available" according to the current owner.

Would there be any reason to mess with it?
Eaglemike.com says "The torsion spring is a FAR better setup."

Can the Torsion spring be ordered and used to replace the coil spring of the original install, or is the doo different? If so, is it worth it?
Once you get inside you will see how easy it is and how much better the torsion spring is. I would not consider anything but the torsion spring.

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Don't forget when you do order the torsion spring you might as well get the gaskets (2 of them) so you don't have to try as use the old ones because they will leak.
No leaks so far.

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Here's the one I used on youtube. He drills the torsion spring hole in the wrong position.
The torsion spring I bought from E.M. said just left of 6 o'clock. I left out bla, bla, bla.
You will understand when you watch the video. I did it a little different, left the starter
gear/flywheel together, left the 2 washers on the crank, pulled the 2 small starter gears
out in one piece shafts/ washers in place, no gasket sealer and reused my gaskets.
I did have a new set on hand incase the old gaskets were bad or torn.
I put a little grease on the shaft ends of the 2 small starter gears and a little grease
on the bronze bushing of the big starter gear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbTzQ1PJwKI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1N-89r84Xo
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #5571
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Good deal? M/Y seems earlier and a few blemishes. Doo done, bash plate, windshield wedge mod. 18k

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3684076934.html
Heck, I would like to take a look at that one...
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #5572
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Heck, I would like to take a look at that one...
me too that seems like a good deal. might need to go over the maintenance stuff when you got it home but the price is right.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #5573
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Hey JBradley! Used the stock links you sent me and raised the bike back to stock for a 6'2" friend. I can not even begin to sit on it now!!
Thanks again for the links.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #5574
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Good deal? M/Y seems earlier and a few blemishes. Doo done, bash plate, windshield wedge mod. 18k

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mcy/3684076934.html
Screaming deal. As in run there screaming to scare all the others away
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #5575
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Good deal up in the wet state,I just wanna ride the 1 I got,I've been through too many bikes in the last couple of years,I'm worn out from buyin and sellin.Its just to easy to just open up the left side and know its good and the torsion spring really made me say"now I get it"when I got in there and saw how the system works.Nice lamp shade mod watch out there will be a whole cult started just fer the lamp shade mod and some guy like me will be sayin"ya it really works"Would this be a fine time to ask about OIL???No really I ment foil fer fixin a fuse I did not say oil!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #5576
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Don't mind me I'm just havin dinner,a good hillbilly dinner,beer and Skippy peanut butter outta the jar with a fork,oh and did I mention I own a KLR!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #5577
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Hey JBradley! Used the stock links you sent me and raised the bike back to stock for a 6'2" friend. I can not even begin to sit on it now!!
Thanks again for the links.
Nice! I'm glad everything worked out good for you. Have fun!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #5578
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Thanks to Gas Guy/ Aprilla/ and mxboy96 for the Doo-Hicky info that I passed on to my Alberta Canada friend up here with the 2012 KLR.

We appreciate good ideas that help keep the bikes running, so hats off to you folks for the help. His plan is to run for a bit, then switch it over when the snow flies at the end of the 2013 year.

From Jeathrow Bowdean in Western Canada... Yo Yo Yo.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #5579
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Eek Bridgestone Trail Wing TW22

Does anybody have any experience with this tire? I have one on the rear of my 09 klr and it seems lousy on mud. I think it actually pushes the rear end out, even when traveling in a straight line. Before I change the tire, I just wanted to know if it was the tires fault, or my lack of skills.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:24 AM   #5580
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Does anybody have any experience with this tire? I have one on the rear of my 09 klr and it seems lousy on mud. I think it actually pushes the rear end out, even when traveling in a straight line. Before I change the tire, I just wanted to know if it was the tires fault, or my lack of skills.
I had a set on my KLR for a few miles, then swapped it out for a TW42 rear for more off road performance. If you start doing more off road, highly recommend getting even more aggressive tires.
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