Originally posted by mblab:
Is there any time proven trick to re-attaching the return spring?
You mean other than removing the left-hand silencer, rear wheel, final drive chain and the skin from four knuckles!? :p
Seriously, Mike, what you need is:
1) good stiff piece of 1/8" or 3/16" round stock and bend it up like the photo.....(hint: a coat hanger could work if you use it in loop fashion)
2) If you don't have strong fingers use a pair of Vise Grips to grab the handle end of the hook you fashioned....will save some skin on your fingers.....
3) I use a screwdriver in the other hand to 'persuade' the end of the spring over the edge of the trunnion lever...