Next Colorado KLR650 Tech Day
Look for comments and related chat at
ADVRider.com in the Rockies forums.
And, yeah... The
Come and join in the wrenching! I am located about 16 miles south-west of Castle Rock,
Colorado, which is between Denver and Colorado Springs.
There's plenty of room to wrench on several bikes at once, and
plenty enthusiasm. Plenty of camaraderie. Plenty of, um... advice.
We (pretty much) always manage to get things done, even if we need to stay late.
I have lots of hand tools, power tools, a 110v welder, and I keep lots of bolts
and other hardware on hand for whatever needs fixing.
Email me if you have any questions about what we can get done.
Doing a valve check?
Installing progressive fork springs?
Doing the Doohickey? (balancer chain idler shaft adjustment lever)
Replacing some wheel bearings?
Adding some farkles? Yes! Farkles!
Some aftermarket parts?
Want to check out some other bikes?
Want to help someone break their bike...?
Come on down!
Some food and beverages provided (although you are
welcome to donate--bring something unusual and interesting
if you do, since donuts are mundane).
Bring the parts you'll need, along with your flavor of oil,
coolant, etc. If you want me to have something on hand, check with
Tools are always welcome, too.
(Just remember to leave my tools here and take yours home
with you, okay?)
Since people often ask, I'll keep an
updated list here of things people can bring to share and donate
if they are in a generous mood.
Could use: Breakfast snacks
burgers, brats, chicken, or...? ...
shims: 235, 240, 250, 270 ...
soft drinks, water
adult malt beverages
bags of ice
Strippers still hoping
Have PLENTY: latex and plastic
blue paper shop towels
gaskets for doohickey jobs (so don't buy them)
Someone donated another bike
lift, so YAY! to Dave, who has gone back to his world travels (currently
Be a part of the local KLR community. Come Play.
All bikes and riders welcome!
Whenever possible, I recommend you use
genuine Eagle parts.
Be wary of knock-off parts being passed off as Eagle parts by
disreputable vendors. Specifically, if you buy your doohickey
(balancer adjustment lever) or torsion spring from
some online vendors, you are getting a cheap
knock-off and their installation instructions are wrong.
Check the Eagle link above for authorized vendors.
Know that I am not affiliated with Eagle in any way, but trust me on
Read the BigCee FAQ if you have not yet done so.
It's not up-to-date with Gen-2 KLRs, but it has lots of common
MarkNet. Good stuff.
I hang out at Glenn's KLR650.NET
KLRWorld.com site, and
ADVRider.com, and I
post new Tech Day arrangements there in the Rockies forums. You can post
to me there, or send me a message through those sites.
Otherwise, I can be reached at SgtMarty@SgtMarty.com.
Enjoy! And again, welcome!