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Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« on: 09 April 2019, 12:07:22 PM »
Watcha


Any hints to make life easier getting centre stand springs off and on again?


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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #1 on: 09 April 2019, 12:57:48 PM »
Jam a washer or penny between each wind of the spring. I’ve used this method a few times and minimises the risk of injury when trying to stretch them on.

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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #2 on: 09 April 2019, 01:29:43 PM »
Just undo a bolt on one side and it will all become obvious.
When refitting put one bolt on, then you can quite easily pull the stand across for the other bolt to be put in place whilst stretching the spring at the same time.
The only fiddly part is the fact that it’s in an awkwardly low place to manoeuvre.
« Last Edit: 09 April 2019, 01:30:51 PM by darrsi »
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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #3 on: 09 April 2019, 01:40:58 PM »
:agree

Though I would add, it is easier, and safer, if you get a friend to sit on the bike with the brakes on.
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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #4 on: 09 April 2019, 04:55:47 PM »
Brill, many thanks.


I've got it on front and rear paddock stands.  Good access, but was worried about pulling it over! (needn't have been)


Wire wheel, Hammerite, grease, refit.


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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #5 on: 09 April 2019, 05:24:17 PM »
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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #6 on: 09 April 2019, 08:19:35 PM »
Heres mine i did a couple of years ago http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php/topic,20049.msg231855.html#msg231855



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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #7 on: 09 April 2019, 10:33:59 PM »
Mine was a pig to get off.


Just getting the bolts out required a lump hammer.
Spring was also a nightmare, even using the coins trick.


A spring puller might make life a little easier.
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Re: Removing Centre Stand - Spring Hints Welcome
« Reply #8 on: 10 April 2019, 06:29:36 AM »
Mine was a pig to get off.


Just getting the bolts out required a lump hammer.
Spring was also a nightmare, even using the coins trick.


A spring puller might make life a little easier.


With one bolt in on one side of the stand the other side pulls into place quite easily with the spring attached, there's no need for any major or extra attention to the spring itself.
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