Doing the Doohicky



In order to get the KLR 650 up to a bullet-proof, simpson desert crossing (hah!) level of reliability, one of the things that has to be changed out is the balncer shafter tensioner lever. Understandably, folks call it the doohicky. Here is the process for doing your doohicky:

Mine is the red 04 KLR, the green one is an 08.

Plastics, tank and shifter removed: