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post #1 of 14 Old 03-20-2019, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Extra spring appeared... help identify?

After putting new tires on the '12 DL650 yesterday I noticed a small spring laying on the floor near the front of the bike on the right hand side. I can't think of anywhere that it may have some from, does anyone recognize it? Things I did yesterday:
Removed / installed rear wheel to put on new tire.
Removed / installed dogbones to return rear suspension to OEM spec from being lowered 3/4"
Removed / installed front wheel to put on new tire.
Removed front fork cap, spacer sleeve, wash and spring to check to see what spring weight I had.
Adjusted front suspension down to OEM spec from being lowered 3/4".
The only place I can even think that might have a small spring would have been the front calipers or front speed sensor. I'm pretty sure this spring came from a toggle switch that blew apart but I want to make sure no one recognizes it as a critical part
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-20-2019, 11:54 AM
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I'm guessing the toggle switch. Too small for any thing else. Also nothing you mentioned touching on the Strom would have that spring.
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That's called the Oh Shit spring.

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I would also vote for the toggle switch. Don't think a spring like this is anywhere you worked on.

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You have the rest of that toggle switch to see if there's a place for it? Does your bike have adjustable hand levers and did you take them apart? These levers have a similar spring in the pivot area.
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That's called the Oh Shit spring.
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You have the rest of that toggle switch to see if there's a place for it? Does your bike have adjustable hand levers and did you take them apart? These levers have a similar spring in the pivot area.
No adjustable levers. Pretty positive it's from the toggle switch, just wanting to make sure.

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Dija work on the shock pretension handle? there are a couple 3 ball bearings and springs in there.
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No help I know; but, did you recently do a trigger job on a rifle recently?
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Looks like a ball point pen spring to me.....could have been lost and lodged and knocked loose during the work?
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