Maintenance, repair, troubleshooting, etc.
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- Lookin' Around
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- Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:26 am
- Region:: PA
- Motorcycles:: 1996 XJ600S
So I picked up centerstand off of eBay and it finally came today all the way from Germany. Thought it would be a quick install but boy was I wrong. I cannot for the life of me get the spring hooked up. Is there a trick to it? Even using something for leverage the spring barely moves. I feel like there has to be an easier way.
- XJ Enthusiast
- Posts: 885
- Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:15 pm
- Region:: Missouri, U.S.A.
- Motorcycles:: 1997 Yamaha XJ600s Seca II
- Location: Marble Hill, MO. U.S.A.
There's several tricks and most are listed on our site, but one that I used was to bend the spring so that one coil opens up somewhat and then put a quarter in the spring coil, after putting in several that stretched it out enough to easily attach both ends. Then you extend the centerstand and all the quarters fall out.
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.