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post #1 of 22 Old 07-07-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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best doo-hickey replacement ?

my 2007 only has 3400 miles on it but I'm going to upgrade my Doo-hickey
this fall what is the best one to replace it with?

I don't want to do this again soon ....
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The only one I would use would be the Eagle Manufacturing lever and spring(s). It's well made to close tolerances and is a proven part.

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The only one I would use would be the Eagle Manufacturing lever and spring(s). It's well made to close tolerances and is a proven part.

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I don't think anyone here will dispute this recomendation. I might add that you may want to look into using the torsion spring that Eagle Mike offers as well. It's a bit more difficult to install but not hard.

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my 2007 only has 3400 miles on it but I'm going to upgrade my Doo-hickey
this fall what is the best one to replace it with?

I don't want to do this again soon ....

Eagle Mike yes and get the torsion spring that way you won't ever have to go in again.
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Yep, Eagle Mike I replaced mine on my 04 with about the same miles on my bike that you have on yours. My Doo was not broken, however it had been over tightened at the factory and had a burr on it so it would not move. I also had a broken spring. No problems since swapping it out. I now have over 32,000 on the bike.

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my 2007 only has 3400 miles on it but I'm going to upgrade my Doo-hickey
this fall what is the best one to replace it with?

I don't want to do this again soon ....
And I wouldn't wait till fall to do that DOO!!!!!Do it ASAP!!
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And I wouldn't wait till fall to do that DOO!!!!!Do it ASAP!!
saving up the dough to do the DOO
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Eagle the very best bar none.

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Done the Doo

Just did the Eagle Mike doo-hickey on my 09 as I had an unexpected day off work. I was due an oil and filter change and it made sense to get the Doo done at the same time.

It took longer than it should have done as I had to make three trips in to town, one for a torque wrench, then for a new filter that I forgot the first time and then for extra oil. I should have been better organized!

The rotor bolt was harder to get loose than I expected but no big deal. I had three other problems though.

I fitted the Eagle Mike torsion spring and there was no way I could tension that enough to hook it over the doo-hickey. Eventually, I removed everything and checked the position of the hole I'd drilled in the inner casing. It's supposed to be at 7:00 o'clock but I was maybe more like 7:30 or 8:00 and that is fairly critical. I had to re-drill the hole and that solved the issue. Fortunately there's plenty of metal in that area.

Second problem was re-locating the rotor with the woodruff key in place. If I ever do another Doo, I'll positioned the key slot at 12 o'clock while it's still possible to turn the shaft. In hindsight, that would make it easier to position the rotor assembly and align it with the key.

The stock doo-hickey actually seems adequate although the Eagle Mike version is better quality. The stock spring was okay too. No doubt the torsion spring is an improvement and if you're taking everything apart to fit the torsion spring then it makes sense to replace the doo-hickey at the same time.

Final problem was deciding where to stick the Eagle Mike decal that came with the kit. (I guess that's the doo-sticky.)

Anyway it went on the rear carrier.

So now I've completed the Doo-hickey and the Thermo-bob, so I'm good to go!
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