Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Without the washer, there won't be enough tension on the spring to hold the screw in place. The washer is just a wee bit larger in diameter than the spring. I found one the correct inside diameter and turned it down with a Dremel grinding stone. Put washer on a nail, clamped nail in vise, oiled the nail to minimize wear on the washer, and began grinding. Check for fit frequently.
Guba is right!
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
2001 & 2009 Rebel 250, 2006 Ninja 250, 1989 Vulcan 750
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