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Center Stand spring installation

I removed my center stand to repair and paint it from previous owner damage and wanted to install a new spring as well. I cant get the spring installed. Is there a procedure, trick or special tool needed to get this spring re-installed?

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You can use a large screwdriver to pry it on, but that will scratch some paint. If you have a means of stretching the spring while it is off the bike, you can insert washers, pennies, or dimes between the coils to hold them apart, install the spring, and then use needle nose pliers to pull out whatever you put between the coils. I have used this method several times, and it has always worked. Jerry.

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I think I used the vise grip on the spring and a heavy screwdriver to get some leverage but if you try this be sure to get the vise grips good and tight and maybe wear some gloves cause if it slips off, well you can imagine, I do it this way on my riding mower too.

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do you have brake spring pliers or know any one who does they are great for almost any spring installation.




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do you have brake spring pliers or know any one who does they are great for almost any spring installation.
awwww, but that would take the fun and danger out of it! (wish I had a pair)

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awwww, but that would take the fun and danger out of it! (wish I had a pair)
It's all fun and games till some one get's hurt,Then it's hilarious!!!!! (This is a joke people and said in sarcasm so don't send me hate mail) I wish you had a pair too wib !!!LOL




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Jerry,

I had seen some other posts about pennies or washers and that ultimately did the trick..had to use 22 cents to be exact and still had to use the channel lock pliers to squeeze that last bit to get the spring end on the center stand post...Thanks for the help!

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I have every brake tool made for cars and light trucks. I do not own any air (spring) brake tools, but use them at work. But on bikes, I prefer to do things in such a way that nothing gets damaged. Who cares if you scatch a dump truck? But I don't want to scratch my bike. And yes, both my car and truck have drum front brakes, neither one power assist, so I have the tools to work on them, including one of those really cool little gadgets to repack wheel bearings with a grease gun, and a MityVac to bleed the brakes with.



BTW RHoschet, glad you got it on. Jerry.

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