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post #1 of 20 Old 04-03-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Doohickey or not to doohickey that is my question

So I've got a bone stock 07 650 with 5400 miles on it. I've been seeing repeatedly a mod or upgrade called the Doohickey. Is this something I should be considering? If so where can I order from? I've had this bike for a couple weeks is all so I am getting learned up as fast as I can
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post #2 of 20 Old 04-03-2013, 07:16 PM
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do it do it do it, www.eaglemike.com do it do it do it.

hope thats clear enough.

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Hey Bowfinger1200, Welcome to the forum. I will say it like Scrapper. Just do the do. Then you don't have to worry and the Eagle Mike Do Kit is beautifully engineered as a bonus you get a cool key chain fob. I mean what else do you do once you've done the do?

I did mine at the Santa Rosa Tech day. Another piece of advice...keep track of your bolts and the order they came out. A wise man ( MarkB4) showed me how to use the egg carton as a handy way to keep all in order.

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Use the search function to learn all you need to know about the Doohickey. There is more information on that than on anything else on the web.

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So I've got a bone stock 07 650 with 5400 miles on it. I've been seeing repeatedly a mod or upgrade called the Doohickey. Is this something I should be considering? If so where can I order from? I've had this bike for a couple weeks is all so I am getting learned up as fast as I can

Definitely want to fix the doo on a Gen 1 bike. There's a significant risk of catastophic engine damage with the OEM. Replace it and use the torsion spring so you won't have to go back in.

Top of this forum is a stickey Common Mods and Issues there's a section about the doo. Also a Google on the doo will turn up lots of info.

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it is very simple to do, just make a check of all washers and such.

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I did mine at the same tech day as Snakeboy. Scrapper might think it's "very simple", but it was definitely the biggest thing I'd done by far, and I was very lucky to have all the tech day veterans there helping out. It took a few hours, but it would have taken me twice as long without their advice.

Go real slow, check all your work. There are a lot of steps and bolts and washers to miss and lose. I borrowed click-type torque wrenches for the job; it would have been a pain with the beam-types I own.

Or, better still, do it at a tech day.

Three bikes were done that day.

Mine was a gen 1 with 16,000 miles. Doo and spring were both intact and working properly. I had the "soft metal" OEM doo.

Another was a gen 2 with low miles. Doo was fine, but the spring had no tension in it.

Snakeboy: yours is a gen 2, right? Was there anything amiss when you opened it up?
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My gen 2 was fine but as limp as a noodle. Not even one adjustment in it.

Heard (read) some ugly stuff about generation one. (2007 and back)

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If your looking for advice do the doo unanimously voted on ,then later when you meet someone who Dident and had a $ 1200 repair bill ,You,ll be glad you did ! ��
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post #10 of 20 Old 04-04-2013, 09:35 AM
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I will be doing mine shortly with the help of another forum member,I have read a few horror stories of what happens when that part fails.
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