This post is as old as you and I Joe:surprise:
The one thing that is a plus on the bike is that it has the 80 inch EVO engine in it that were basically bullet proof.:smile_big:
The famous 'Broken return spring,' is caused by a Harley design error of having the 'inside' round diameter of the spring, riding on a 'square' boss, with it's 4 'SHARP as heck,' corners rubbing constantly on the inside diameter of the return spring and after the trans has been shifted a Million times, many of the springs will break off and either fall into the gears (OUCH) or just fall into the gearbox sump:surprise:
This happened to me in the middle of a thousand mile LEO club ride but I made it home :grin:
If the spring breaking didn't ruin gears, the fix is relatively cheap and quick.:wink2:
Rounding the 'square' boss off a little takes just a few minutes with a 'Dremel grinder' and probably and totally eliminates the problem.