Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Still haven't said what year of bike.
Are you in North America? Or other? Was the replacement doo-hickey an Eagle Mike item or other?
Do not run the engine until after you take the LH side apart, remove the remainder of the extension spring and install an Eagle Mike Torsion spring onto preferably an Eagle Mike Doo-Hickey (previously installed, we hope).
The extension style spring doo-hickeys should have been readjusted about every 3000 miles, so your about 8 times late. If not performed on a regular basis the cyclic action wears the hooks off of the springs.
The Torsion Spring equipped Doo-Hickey will only need to be readjusted about every 5000-7500 miles.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting