note for future work... when removing ,swing the sidestand to about 3/4 position. this will extend the spring to its most extended position. then push washers(even pennies) between the coils. do as many as possible. then re-installing will be much easier.
Great! Thanks for your assistance for I successfully made the installation. Took a bit of tugging and a little anger, but I got the spring in position. Thanks again. I'll have to be honest and tell you that I used a comealong. I stretched that spring out, got the right angle for the cable to be pulled, and aligned the bolt hole, and then bingo! I've learned from past experience that when everything fails, it's time to try again for this just might be the time!