Pete,...Paul or Tom or anyone: do you know what the spec is for free length? (I don’t have my manual handy).
I could not find a spec for the spring's free length in the KLR600 base manual, the '97 to '02 supplement, or the Gen 2 manual. The parts fiche doesn't show it as a separate part.
I have heard of the teeth on the adjuster getting messed up but never heard of a sacked spring.