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post #1 of 9 Old 03-12-2009, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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did my doo

I bought this bike over the winter it's a 2001 with 11,000 miles on it, original doo... did the replacement (with genuine eagle mike doo) and it went well, about an hour and a half, the doo was ok but the spring was broke, i was able to reuse the gaskets, i bought the puller off of ebay for 12.95 and i just used a cresent wrench and 3/8" impact to get the bolt off. so not to bad. heres some pics...

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old doo


broken spring


new doo
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-16-2009, 07:08 PM
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I have to do mine in the next month or so. I bought a kit about a year ago but never put it in. I have one of the hollow pullers. I am to understand I probably shouldn't use it. Is yours hollow or solid? Also when you put the thing back together what is the torque for the nut?

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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mine was solid, again i used a 3/8" mac impact gun to pull it off and to put the bolt back in... so torqued till impact stops turning it, obviously being careful not to overtighten or strip it but with my small compressor that wasn't a problem.. i don't see why you couldn't use a hollow puller, if you have an impact to pull it with i would use it made it a lot easier than i see in some write ups, but im sure some people are also appalled that i used an impact...
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-17-2009, 10:21 PM
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Thanks. I don't know why they don't just use an impact. It would seem a lot easier unless they don't have one. Did it take a lot of torque to pull the wheel off? If it took quite a bit maybe the hollow one won't work. If it cam off prettey easily maybe the hollow will. I think I'll ask on the forum also and see what kinda answers I get.

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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no it took more to get the bolt broke free and out but the flywheel pulled right off pretty easy with the impact, i had to use my 1/2 to pull it but only because i didn't have the 22 or 24mm socket i needed to use on the puller in a 3/8 drive but it comes off easy enough you could probably try the puller you got..
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 07:31 PM
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no it took more to get the bolt broke free and out but the flywheel pulled right off pretty easy with the impact, i had to use my 1/2 to pull it but only because i didn't have the 22 or 24mm socket i needed to use on the puller in a 3/8 drive but it comes off easy enough you could probably try the puller you got..
22mm fits 7/8"... 24mm = 15/16"
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah i just couldn't remember which socket i used on my puller
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-20-2009, 12:25 AM
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EagleMike

I ordered, what I thought was your kit from one of the suppliers (can't use their name) about a year ago. I think you were under the weather at the time. I thought I was getting your tools also but that was not the case. These are aluminum. Also as mentioned I got a hollow puller as well. I did get your doo and springs thought. Anyway is there any reason not to use the hollow puller? Is there any reason not to use the impact gun and if so will the tools I got work or should I reorder from you? Also is there any reason to order the new type spring from you or will the coil one work just as well? May as well do this once if I can.

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Gary
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-20-2009, 12:32 AM
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Gary,
The hollow pullers were actually recalled, I think. I would not use it. There are mixed reviews of the Al wrench thingie. It might work, might not. I wish I could give you more confidence. The torsion spring is indeed a btter setup. It has several advantages. Give me a call or email if I can be of service. Thanks for buying the lever!
all the best,
Mike
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