So, I called the local Kawasaki dealership and asked if they could give me a ball park quote on changing out the "doohickey" and after 15 minutes of me explaining exactly what and where an Idle shaft Lever and spring were
(I think she was just a parts person and not a mechanic) I finally got a quote of 150.00 - 200.00 (I provide the after market doohickey and spring) to do the job, as they estimate 1.5 to 2.0 hours of labor.
Now, bearing in mind that I do not have all the tools needed and do not feel extremely comfortable... is this a fair price? I'm not totally freaked out about doing it but I am a little concerned.
I recently changed my doo with a Eagle MFG kit,,and I wasnt sure I could do it. But I studied the step by step on the web for a week or so,,,and I'm happy to report that it was easy,and now the left side of the motor is WAY quieter,,and the bike runs smoother,,less vibration at handle bars,,,and I dont have to worry about the Doo breaking inside and destroying the Mtr. Eagle Mike is a great guy,,,he will help you thru the whole proccess. If you can change a spark plug,,,you can do "THE DOO",,,and I would highly recommend replacing it,,a new mtr is almost 3 to 4,000$ Mine had 23,000 on it and the doo was "stuck" in one spot,,so over a year or so when I thought I was adjusting it,,,,it really wasnt moving at all!!! Not Good. So give it a try,,,its fun,,lots of coffee,,,,,put on some Lawrence Welk and dig the groove!!!!! PS;; Make sure to use the torsion style spring,,,thats the one EM recommends.