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I just finished doing the valves on my bike,38000 klicks though that was ok,but when I picked up the new shims,there was an 06 there with a busted balancer adjuster or doo hickey as I find out there commonly called.This bike had 4700 miles on it.Now I,m thinking should I or leave well enough alone.Opinions please.
 

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The risk of breaking the balance shaft tension adjuster on all the KLR's, 08's included, increases with the engine rpm's. Ride conservatively and you will probably never have a problem. Buzz it up and ride anywhere near 80% or more of the redline and you will snap that doo hickey.

I have put an aftermarket doo hickey kit on my 08, but have lots of friends that still ride with the OEM unit unchanged and unbroken. For 08, and the last of 07, Kaw changed the tension spring, but that did not seem to help the underlying problem for the guys that really work them.
 
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