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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 16th, 2011, 7:18 am Thread Starter
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Side Stand Springs

How important is it to keep both sets of springs on the side stand? It seems that one set of springs keep falling off. It seems to be the outside set. Also is there an easy way to put them back on. Thanks Brian
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post #2 of 8 Old Oct 17th, 2011, 7:39 am
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Re: Side Stand Springs

Your stand will probably sag with out both springs. Don't know why it is coming off?

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Re: Side Stand Springs

I knocked the first one off getting out of the garage, it hit the the drop off and broke it off.I replaced it and some where between the house and Tenn. last week the new one fell off. I still have one on but I guess I'll have to go and order a new one.
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Re: Side Stand Springs

These are really handy for removal and installation.

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Make sure the hole (slot) in the lower part of the stand is not crushed. Often this happens with a hit and the spring will not go fully into the opening, allowing it to pop out easily.

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I continue to lose my outside spring the side stand drags and bends the tab for the outside spring. any body have a solution to keeping it on. Safety wire???

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Re: Side Stand Springs

[QUOTE=brianf70 Also is there an easy way to put them back on. Thanks Brian[/QUOTE]

Bend the spring into a U shape by inserting in a vice or grabbing the ends with some vice grip pliers. Insert pennies in the coil - starting in the middle and work your way to the ends, alternating as you go. You can now easily hook the now expanded spring on the mounting posts or holes, then pull the pennies one at a time.


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Re: Side Stand Springs

I lost both springs after a piece of metal bounced my way on the interstate several years ago. Naturally the side-stand came down and the bike died, but that's another story.

It was necessary to bend back the holder and I replaced both that were lost with a larger heavy spring from Home Depo that lasted 3-4 more years without a problem.

Ron's method of slipping in change to keep the spring stretched works. I used nickles.

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Nickles DANO, I always figured that you were among the more affluent on this forum
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