I pried off the one side, the opposite one of recoil spring.
There is an assembly of nylon gears and a small weight.
The nylon gears rotate and engage the cam lock on the reel.
I ended up spraying some silicone and exercised the reel a bunch of times.
Installed with side cover off; just to be sure. It seems to be working!
Funny, the gears did not seem to be sticky?
I'm going to try and see if I can lube the other side without taking the side over off as you have to destroy the long pin that peens over and helps hold the plastic cover on. The other cover actually seems to clip on and hold ok.
I took some pics if anyone is interested.
Wish me luck.
'88 Spider, '82 911 SC-Sold, '68 Triumph TR250 - Sold - N of Boston