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post #1 of 3 Old 05-14-2011, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. Did the doohickey yesterday. Many thanks to this site for making the whole process kinda quick and painless. Made it a point to check the stock doo before moving anything. Nothing broken, spring and doo intact. Upon close scrutiny I found the spring had never adjusted, it couldn't, it was completely slack and the doo was mid-range in adjustment and had never adjusted (marks on the stock doo told the story). Put the Eagle Mike doo in and the torsion spring. Wow what a difference, much quieter and less vibration. One problem was the rotor was hitting the EM doo. Some very careful grinding on the EM doo solved the problem. IMHO do the doohickey, well worth the time and peace of mind. 2006 with 5,500 Mi. (no Kidding)
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-15-2011, 01:38 AM
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Hi all. Did the doohickey yesterday. Many thanks to this site for making the whole process kinda quick and painless. Made it a point to check the stock doo before moving anything. Nothing broken, spring and doo intact. Upon close scrutiny I found the spring had never adjusted, it couldn't, it was completely slack and the doo was mid-range in adjustment and had never adjusted (marks on the stock doo told the story). Put the Eagle Mike doo in and the torsion spring. Wow what a difference, much quieter and less vibration. One problem was the rotor was hitting the EM doo. Some very careful grinding on the EM doo solved the problem. IMHO do the doohickey, well worth the time and peace of mind. 2006 with 5,500 Mi. (no Kidding)
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EagleMike would be interested you having to grind on the lever. I have seen the EM Doo made and everyone of them is hand finished. Gotta wonder what part touched the rotor.

I am going to be in your area in the latter part of June. Maybe you could show me a couple good rides over a coffee.

Tim

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-15-2011, 06:47 PM
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Congrats...I too just replaced the OEM with a em...2006 with 4500 mi...
I also noted there was not much spring left to pull, but all in tack, saw wear marks on both sides of OEM doo...
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