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Rusty Shovel

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Brake Return Spring snapped
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:25:31 pm »
The brake return spring broke.  I had a long ride today.  I went to the dealer and they gave me a new spring off a bike on the showroom floor.  No Drama.  Good customer care.
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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 03:43:33 pm »
The brake return spring broke.  I had a long ride today.  I went to the dealer and they gave me a new spring off a bike on the showroom floor.  No Drama.  Good customer care.

Shovel, you in Houston man ? ole Roost hangs in Beaumont, so you have had good luck with our local dealer, are there more than one in H-town

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 08:30:21 am »
Mine broke too, I replaced it with a lighter weight spring

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 09:13:36 pm »
The brake return spring broke.  I had a long ride today.  I went to the dealer and they gave me a new spring off a bike on the showroom floor.  No Drama.  Good customer care.

Shovel, you in Houston man ? ole Roost hangs in Beaumont, so you have had good luck with our local dealer, are there more than one in H-town

Sorry for the slow response, I've been working/playing in Maine for the past few months.  I'll be back in Houston in mid-October.  Wildwest is okay, but their service department could stand improvement.
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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 05:38:11 pm »
Mine broke too - discovered it when installing the Kouba link.  Got a replacement and self installed.
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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 03:01:23 pm »
Now did you gents all get your asses out there and get the recall done on the rear brake spring mounting stud?  I just had to remind some boys that we in-country whenever we get on this bike.  The Nam doesn't gib up second chances, mulligans, or gift certificates.  Its up to each of us to keep our shxx wired tight at all times.  My original rear brake spring broke too, but when my dealer replaced the stud, they put a little too short spring in there to go with it.  (all they had at the time)  That slightly over-stretched spring is still holding up just fine.

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 11:54:00 pm »
mine broke as well. im going to see if i can find an old one in my shop that will fit.

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 05:47:22 pm »
Mine broke several weeks ago.  Found it when I was installing my Rekluse clutch.  Picked up a replacement and spare from the dealer.  Wow a part for this bike that doesn't have to be special-ordered and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.  LOL.
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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 09:19:13 pm »
KTM uses this same spring on many of their bikes. It's crap and way to short for the 690 to be stable. I just bought 3 because they don't last past a few hundred miles. They break due to stress as they are always under tension. I'm going to source a slightly longer spring. My other bikes have much less strong springs that last for years.

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2015, 06:17:45 am »
Order a few and keep one in the tank bag :) I did.

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Re: Brake Return Spring snapped
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2015, 02:56:27 pm »
After 45 minutes of cursing the spring installment methods I was trying, I finally figured out the quick n easy method.

Get on your knees and say goodby to your knee bones. Take the spring by hand and come up under the lower hole from under the bike. Slide the spring end into the top of the lower hole, then push up on spring body while also directing to a forward position facing the front of the bike. At the same time use your fingers or pliers to seat the spring into the lower hole. Your spring should now be wedged facing forward ready to grab with needle nose pliers.
As you work the spring into the upright position the bottom will seat into the hole. Now the top spring opening should be facing the top spring hole on the brake lever. Grab it with needle nose and pull up and shove the end into the hole. Once in, use your finger to snap it all the way in. Total time about 3 minutes. Have fun as you all will be doing it sooner than later.