maxtolan384
maxtolan384
2 posts
Joined October 2009

XL650 indexer return spring

Hello all. I was reloading today when a spring popped off, as pictured below

https://photos.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous-Pictures/i-jsSHRv6/0/e27d1a47/O/MVIMG_20200223_214227.jpg

I couldn't figure out where it came from, but after googling, it appears that it is the indexer return spring. Here is one place it attaches to:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous-Pictures/i-23mqPNZ/0/a44980ca/1908x1344/MVIMG_20200223_214200~2-1908x1344.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous-Pictures/i-23mqPNZ/0/a44980ca/1908x1344/MVIMG_20200223_214200~2-1908x1344.jpg

Can anyone post a picture of the other attachment point? Fortunately I have the repair kit and have the extra spring... But I don't know where it goes!!!
divejj
divejj
145 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: XL650 indexer return spring

I can tell you as I don't have a picture posting site to refer you to. From the post you have shown in your picture, the spring goes clockwise around the shaft and attaches to a similar post on the opposite side of the shaft, behind the primer punch assembly.
I hope this gets you reloading,
JJ
maxtolan384
maxtolan384
2 posts
Joined October 2009

RE: XL650 indexer return spring

Thank you for your description! I was able to figure it out and get it back running again.

Cheers
joe.surprenant6@gmail.com
joe.surprenant6@g...
1 post
Joined August 2018

RE: XL650 indexer return spring

Mine just went too. Question: can you just wrap it around or do you need to take the indexer and platform off? Would like to avoid all that just to replace the spring.
divejj
divejj
145 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: XL650 indexer return spring

Don't take off the platform unless you have the alignment tool. You should be able to use a needle nose pliers to hold it and wrap it around to attach. I have a long pair with a slight curve that works for me.
JJ