Centerstand spring install

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cicatriz63
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Centerstand spring install

Post by cicatriz63 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:42 pm

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.

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Re: Centerstand spring install

Post by TonyKZ1 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:49 pm

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.
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Re: Centerstand spring install

Post by cicatriz63 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:21 pm

Tried searching but I guess I was frustrated and didn't look hard enough. I will try the coin trick later!

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Re: Centerstand spring install

Post by cicatriz63 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:29 pm

Well I was finally able to get the damn thing on using a combination of quarters and some elbow grease. Anyone know what the torque should be on the bolts? I don't see it listed anywhere.

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