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Old 03-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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All set for Saturday, May 2, 2015 at my place.

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I'm planning on being there. I notice you requested "Strippers" on your site for things to bring. I just want to verify--is that your word for a Phillips screwdriver?
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:48 AM   #3
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I'm planning on being there. I notice you requested "Strippers" on your site for things to bring. I just want to verify--is that your word for a Phillips screwdriver?
No.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:06 AM   #4
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Doesn't matter, it never happens. The only reason I've been there all these years and it STILL hasn't happened!
Worse still, I get suckered into a lot of work! I'm a glutton for punishment it seems!
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:11 AM   #5
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Planning to come! Is there enough time to lube swingarm and suspension pivots?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:30 PM   #6
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Planning to come! Is there enough time to lube swingarm and suspension pivots?
Certainly.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:24 PM   #7
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I'll be there. Happy to lend a hand with anything that needs to be done.

Don't have anything that really needs to be done to the bike, it pretty much got all done at the last tech day. (doohickey thanks to kawioops, Moab rear shock, new front springs)

Cathy may be coming too. If so, she'll probably drive and could bring some stuff like the small Sears motorcycle lift if it would help to have an extra one?
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:23 AM   #8
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An extra lift would be great. A guy in Pueblo still has one of my bike stands... for about eight years.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:31 PM   #9
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i think i'll try to make it this time, planned last time but something else came up.
might do my progressive front spings.

can doohickey/spring be inspected by just opening case but not pulling the rotor?
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:27 PM   #10
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The spring can be checked without removing the rotor, but to see the entire doohickey lever, it's necessary to remove the rotor. Not a big deal.

If the lever is broken in the right way, it might be obvious without removing the rotor, but best to fully check it once you're in there.

I have an extra doohickey lever on hand that I'll sell for what I paid for it. Torsion spring, too.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:40 PM   #11
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thanks for the offer. i'll pm you
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:04 PM   #12
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i have a set of rear side racks that are used for protection (or for soft luggage/saddlebags).

they are something similar to these but not bought from HT:
https://www.happy-trail.com/KLR650/OS...All-years.aspx



they are supposed to fit 2008 and up, but could be made to fit gen1 as well, i think.
PM if interested, I'll bring them with me
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:37 AM   #13
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Ok per my usual, all riders from the North wanting an escort to Marty's place can meet me at the Denny's on 104th & Grant around 7 Am. I usually have breakfast there and depart around 8.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:50 PM   #14
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Alan, Eric from Wolfman knows you are group-riding down here. I don't know if he'll join you or not. They will be trailering the bikes down, and probably won't be that early. I mention it just in case.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:57 PM   #15
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can i borrow the rotor wrench for doohickey work from somebody?
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:11 PM   #16
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I have two. your welcome to borrow one.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:11 PM   #17
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Alan, I live near you and will plan on joining you for breakfast and the ride down. Hoping to get a motor swapped into my KLR in time for the ride...
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:51 PM   #18
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I have two. your welcome to borrow one.
thanks!

i'll try to join you for breakfast.
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Thanks Marty! Ok , cjxj, we'll look for ya blacklackdavey.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:29 PM   #20
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Opened up my rescue 2003 to do the doo, and it had already been done: even had the newer design torsion spring.

So I'll have a complete doo kit with gaskets, bolts, doo & spring for sale at the tech day.

I'll ask my friend James if I can bring his doo tools to share for the day.
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