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Old 04-25-2006, 08:41 PM
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Anyone know what this spring is for?

I found this spring in the V of the engine right below the choke cable. It wasn't attached to anything... I just wonder where it came from.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:05 AM
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I think that is the flux capacitor.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:13 AM
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Fitting new avatar there Loco. Goes well with the post.
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It's the retainer for the muffler bearing.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:30 AM
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Whats a muffler bearing?
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Re: Anyone know what this spring is for?

its in the same family as a left handed monkey wrench and flight line.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by DaxMiddler";p=&quot View Post
Whats a muffler bearing?
http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=10
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:23 AM
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OMG stop F'n with the poor guy. Can't believe you actually found one.
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Re: Anyone know what this spring is for?

Opps! Your right, it looks like a piston return spring. Better replace both of 'em.

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=27
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:43 AM
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I suspect its an internal part to a cam chain tensioner that was replaced at some earlier time.
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Re: Anyone know what this spring is for?

Actually, it looks an awful lot like a Jonhson rod retainer spring. Many of you may not be familiar with this part but it is used to retain the blue compression

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A Jonhson rod eh? I'll have you know my Jonhson rod works perfectly fine without the aid of a spring. I'm guessing no one really knows.
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:10 AM
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Looks like a "post-er" trying to get everyone to view his site. Personally I try not to reply to "newby post-ers" until they log a few posts.
This way they weed themselves out and most people can see if they are legit.

The spring is to hold the gauze in place for the svector valve.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:43 PM
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Who you callin a newby?
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Originally Posted by Loco";p=&quot View Post
Who you callin a newby?
The person who started the thread (DaxMiddler).
I've seen it before where someone logs on a forum and asks a question then refers you to their other site(for whatever reason) without getting to know the site(in this case SHF.com) or it's members. I did not see anything in their signature to indicate that they are/were a repeat post-er.
Looks "Newby" to me.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by superhawk22";p=&quot View Post
A Jonhson rod eh? I'll have you know my Jonhson rod works perfectly fine without the aid of a spring. I'm guessing no one really knows.
Hold on...not all Johnson rods are created equal.
The new ones use a hydrolic pump to lift the rod to full extension..
Older models require retrofitting either an air pump to replace worn out fluid chambers or a stiffer spring for full rod extension.

In any case...judging by the penny comparrison, a moment of silence is in order if that is a Johnson rod spring.
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I heard some older johnson rods work better via fly by wire.
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Originally Posted by motojoe";p=&quot View Post
Looks like a "post-er" trying to get everyone to view his site. Personally I try not to reply to "newby post-ers" until they log a few posts.
This way they weed themselves out and most people can see if they are legit.

The spring is to hold the gauze in place for the svector valve.
I can see why. He really hasn't attracted any good looking women. He must have heard about us; that we have them.
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My problem is keeping the jonhson rod to himself.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:24 PM
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Re: Anyone know what this spring is for?

Suuuure.... n00b if it makes you happy. I'm just new to owning a SH, and my other site is where I host pics I'll post on here... I figured you guys would appreciate good looking girls on sportbikes... especially since one is a SH.

So I'm guessing the muffler bearing is much like a board stretcher?
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Originally Posted by DaxMiddler";p=&quot View Post
So I'm guessing the muffler bearing is much like a board stretcher?
I don't know about that...but I have heard you absolutely MUST use relative bearing grease when installing them muffler bearings or they will not orient themselves properly.

BTW is SHawk girl posing on your bike?
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:26 PM
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Re: Anyone know what this spring is for?

No, my bike wasn't put together at the time those pictures were taken... I'll see if I can get a pic of it to put up soon.
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I'm pretty sure that spring has to do with the hydroponic system of the bike. It connects the piping to the spark and it's what helps your bike get higher. I've heard it doesn't always work the first time though. VERY popular on the California models.
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Originally Posted by Loco";p=&quot View Post
I'm pretty sure that spring has to do with the hydroponic system of the bike. It connects the piping to the spark and it's what helps your bike get higher. I've heard it doesn't always work the first time though. VERY popular on the California models.
Aha!
That must be part of the new "Green" emmisions program.
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