Thanks! Now as far as the doohickey...
1) If I call the dealer where MY bike is now sitting, is there a chance that I could order the part and have it sent to him and he would change it before I pick it up? Will dealerships do this or have you heard of dealerships doing this?
2) Would you highly recommend I just do this before I ever start er up?
In a perfect world, you wouldn't need to do the Doo, and "most" dealers will blow off this as a non-issue... I've (and most here) have seen at least one broken Doo or spring, and the parts are only $40, so it's pretty cheap Peace of Mind when you look at it that way..
If it were me, I'd take delivery and ride it. The bike's covered under warranty, so if you did have a problem, it's covered.. Ride it and bring it, your tent, and some beer to Mogwai's in July, along with the parts to fix it and you can watch and help guys who've done dozens of Doos work their magic..
It's actually pretty easy to do, and even easier when someone who's done it several times either helps or guides you through it. We've already got the tools to perform the work, and the parts are available from Arrowhead Motorsports for $40 plus shipping from Utah..
The part is fully machined and the spring is of far superior quality than the factory spring (which is known to break) , and the guy that makes them (Eagle Mike) not only stands behind his product, but uses it also. He's also one of the absolute best at Customer service if you're doing it yourself, which wouldn't be an issue.
Ride it, enjoy it, and come July we'll make it as bullet proof as could be..