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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:16 am
by bdiedenhofen
Hi,
My exhaust springs are getting pretty tired. I've looked at hardware stores, auto parts stores, motorcycle/snowmobile shops, small egine shops. No one has similar springs. Does anyone know where I might find some?
Thanks,
Brian D.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:21 pm
by Shannon
If you find some that work let us know:
http://www.mfgsupply.com/m/c/02-375.html

Macmaster Carr Supply carries a wide range of springs you can look through. Search type, length, coil width, specify material, hook type, wire thickness, pull strength, ect ect ect....
http://www.mcmaster.com/#extension-springs/=49jrda

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:35 am
by ozzie
would the original rotax exhaust springs from the 503 582 series be the same?
remember to put a bit of spark plug antisieze were the springs contact the hooks.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:22 am
by bdiedenhofen
Thanks for the links Shannon, I'll see what I can find there. The 503, 582 springs are quite a bit bigger sadly. I was sure that springs like these would have some small engine applications, but no small engine guy could help me so far.
Cheers,
Brian

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:59 pm
by russell
It's been many years since I was involved with motorcycles but 2 stroke motorcycles used the spring method to hold their exhaust on. Just a thought.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:22 am
by Shannon
Brian did you ever source some suitable replacement springs ?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:37 pm
by gdewsbury
I got springs direct from a local manufacturer last summer. If there is difficulty getting replacements I can ask what they want for a bulk buy. The springs I used were a shelf item. To get the price break the order would want to be 100 to 200 pieces.

Cheers
Glen

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:59 am
by bdiedenhofen
I've been pretty busy all winter and haven't had a chance to look around yet. Last time, I checked small engine and automotive supply shops and noone had anything similar. Mine are all getting pretty stretched out, so I need six. I'll start looking again soon. Glen, it's good to know that you found them and that they are a shelf item.
Thanks,
Brian D.