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Gearbox shift spring won't stay flat?
« on: May 11, 2021, 09:00:03 AM »
The new shift spring I'm installing won't stay sitting down flat on the selector mechanism. though I can easily push it down with my pinkie .  It's as if I installed incorrectly, but it's not. I've tried it both ways. The other way is obviously wrong. (Wronger?  :laugh:)






 I noticed that this new spring is wound the opposite way of the original. See the pic, new spring on the left.





Looking for some assurance that I can go ahead with the spring as is. It's an '83 SP1000.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2021, 09:12:17 AM by berniebee »

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Re: Gearbox shift spring won't stay flat?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 10:01:17 AM »
As long as both of the prongs of the spring engage the eccentric screw, then it won't be a problem. The rear cover will hold it flat once assembled.
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Re: Gearbox shift spring won't stay flat?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 03:27:34 PM »
Thanks Charlie!

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Re: Gearbox shift spring won't stay flat?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 05:46:06 PM »
nd now the final assembly begins :) . Peter

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Re: Gearbox shift spring won't stay flat?
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