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Old 11-14-2012, 05:43 AM   #2
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That spring is kinda a bitch to get off I'm not sure how you lost it...
I had to use my brake pliers ....

My bike is 2009 F658GS the spring is actually two-springs and the coils are are interleaved/interwound...
I've never seen another one like it ... bless you BMW

But a good auto parts store may have something that will work ...
beefy clutch arm return spring or maybe a drum brake spring
or maybe

length from inside of the "hook" to inside of other hook is 5.25" when "relaxed" (off the bike)
Outside diameter is ~0.60"
wire diameter is ~0.082
then it has a piece of thin plastic/rubber tubing over it to keep it from banging around....

Since you'll be unlikely to find a "double" spring replacement ...
I'd probably go with something that has the same outside diameter as stock,
with same or heavier wire gauge and working length that was maybe a little shorter than 5.25"

JRWooden screwed with this post 11-14-2012 at 08:45 AM
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