Hey, Kawa Rider, and welcome aboard. Enjoy your new ride. Consider a Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider course. Completion will eliminate the need for DMV motorcycle endorsement tests in most states and qualify you for lower insurance premiums with most carriers. And keep you from learning some painful and expensive lessons the hard way.
As far as the balancer lever [doohickey] replacement, one common way to get that done is to get involved with an area "Tech Day". You might try to generate some interest in getting one set up in your area in the regional forums, maybe in the "Midwest Riders" section. This is where a number of riders meet up and work on each others bikes. They share tools and experience, doing maintenance and upgrades. Loaner tools are usually available, instructional videos are out there, articles and a limitless amount of online forum advice.
As far as where to buy, there are a number of distributors that carry replacement parts. I tend to buy from places that will offer me some future support on future items.
Last edited by vatrader; 06-29-2010 at 02:41 PM.
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