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Old 04-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #5986
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Doo question

I just acquired 2008 KLR that previous owner said the doohickey had been done. Can I remove the stator cover and confirm or do I have to pull the stator? Bike has only 4K miles but plan to ride cross-country and don't need any surprises.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #5987
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I just acquired 2008 KLR that previous owner said the doohickey had been done. Can I remove the stator cover and confirm or do I have to pull the stator? Bike has only 4K miles but plan to ride cross-country and don't need any surprises.
You shouldn't need to pull anything. You should be able to tell if it's done by the sound of it running. There's a couple youtube videos about it.It's quite clear.

If you can't tell by sound, there are youtube videos on how to check if it's been done or needs replacing.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #5988
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Does anyone know where I can buy a carb slide for a 2012 model? I want to get the US version as it doesn't have the holes in the top which restrict the power!

HD part is much cheaper, search on ebay.....
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:23 PM   #5989
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I was in the same boat as you just days ago...

Id just pull the cover. Its super easy to check. I'd recommend pulling the cover and loosening the bolt like you were "adjusting" the doohickey and see if it moves. Then use a screwdriver or something to play with your doohickey and see if you can feel/see spring action on it. Mine has an EM doo but has no tension like the spring is too long or missing. Im doing the torsion spring install once it comes in the mail.


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I just acquired 2008 KLR that previous owner said the doohickey had been done. Can I remove the stator cover and confirm or do I have to pull the stator? Bike has only 4K miles but plan to ride cross-country and don't need any surprises.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #5990
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I was in the same boat as you just days ago...

Id just pull the cover. Its super easy to check. I'd recommend pulling the cover and loosening the bolt like you were "adjusting" the doohickey and see if it moves. Then use a screwdriver or something to play with your doohickey and see if you can feel/see spring action on it. Mine has an EM doo but has no tension like the spring is too long or missing. Im doing the torsion spring install once it comes in the mail.
This is a good idea to do this,you can really get a idea of where your at on the Doo using his method,all you'll be out is 1 gasket,might be able to salvage the old 1 but I'd replace the gasket myself,that said I have cheated on gaskets before.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:26 PM   #5991
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Thanks for the help. I did find one for $46 but its called the carb diaphragm. Is that the correct part? Sorry but I am a complete dummy when it comes to this stuff!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #5992
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Thanks for the help. I did find one for $46 but its called the carb diaphragm. Is that the correct part? Sorry but I am a complete dummy when it comes to this stuff!
price sounds about right, got a link??
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:07 AM   #5993
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price sounds about right, got a link??
Yep. Here it is:

http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/on...category_id=42
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:58 AM   #5994
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yep, that's it. just watch their postage costs...............
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:17 AM   #5995
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No Harley dealers around?

Don't want to J-B Weld the vacuum port and re-drill to 7/64"?

Your bike; best wishes!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:26 AM   #5996
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The only issues I have with the full and drill method is I am likely to f#ck it up. My thinking is I'd be more likely to succeed with a US slide. Harley's are very pricey here but I'll get a price anyway before ordering. Thanks for all your help guys!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #5997
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No I don't think it does fit,and when I asked the Green Lady in the garage she got kinda pissed and wanted to know if I thought she wasn't pretty any more,I told her she's beautiful and asked if she wanted to go get dirty someplace!
Lmao! so did she say yes or tell you to get dirty with a KX or something? haha
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:39 AM   #5998
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I'm gonna jump in here and say that I've actually had a carb diaphragm issue before so just be careful. It wasn't seated properly in the groove where it's supposed to sit so I had about a 35% loss of power. I was on the highway with a WOT and only going about 80 km/h, 90 if the wind was at my back.

I'm sure you're not dumb but just make sure you put vaseline or grease in the groove to help keep it there!
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:47 AM   #5999
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Look at what I just bought today

Somebody's special....lol, jus kiddin. Looks good. Is that a model specific or generic? My GPS bag is flat on bottom and of course the KLR tank is anything but.....
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:57 AM   #6000
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Well when you buy it you get the mounting harness that fits your specific bike, if that answers your question.

The one I got is the Aexpedition Lite which is just 2" shorter than the one my boyfriend has called the Rainier. I got the smaller one because I'm short enough as it is and I didn't want some huge thing to keep me from seeing the dash. I'm still a rookie so I look at the RPMs when I'm about to shift
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