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Got my K12 almost back together after all sorts of problems (mainly radiator and rust!), but the garage that took a look at it before I had a go, took the side stand spring off and a C shaped bit of metal.
What in the world do I have to do to these odd parts to put it back!
I havnt had any problems till now and I am almost finished, but having not seen it come off, I am stumped.
 

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To put the clip on

Howdy, Cookie.
There's a pin (pivot) and "c-clip" (the small flat metal part) retainer.

Use eye protection!

The clip is very strong spring steel. To reinstall, make sure the parts are clean and lubed. Start to push on the clip with your fingers in the thin groove in the pin, then use a pair of "needle nose" or channel-lock adjustable plier (not the vise type), to span the clip and pin at the widest point. As you squeeze the plier, the clip will slide in the groove and seat in the slot.

Be sure you keep the plier in correct position so that the clip slides "parallel" in the groove or it will bend or come out with very high velocity and disappear into the dark dimension where all "lost parts" go.

NOTE: another trick is to cover the area with a plastic bag or other transparent plastic. That way you can watch as you squeeze the clip and see what you are doing. That way, if the clip slips off the bag should contain it.

NOTE2: Using the plastic bag trick, you can use the tool on the outside of the bag.. yes, it will damage the bag... but that's no biggie.

hope this helps...remember.. be careful!
 

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Stand position

I would imagine you get the spring on the stand first, then install pin...each person has their own "preferred method". Some folks like to install the parts then hook the spring. K?
 

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OK, thanks for the help. Eye protection on..............................
 
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