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Main stand
« on: September 12, 2012, 06:42:37 PM »
I have ordered a Honda main stand that I will fit myself as soon as I get my bike.

Was wondering if any one has fitted one themselves, does it require two people, any tips appreciated.

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 04:46:10 AM »
Hi
Could you if possible weight the center stand and fitting kit before you fit, would like to know what extra weight the unit adds to the bike

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 08:19:34 AM »
Hi Eric

Approx 4 kg, not the most scientific manner of weighing as I only have an old set of bathroon scales and got my 10 year old son to stand on them then handed him the stand and kit!

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 08:30:43 AM »
Thanks
Scientific enough for me!!  :152:

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 11:03:35 AM »
Managed to get the centre stand fitted at the weekend.

It took two of us to get the damn thing fitted as we didn't have a spring puller.

One to hold the bike over to allow maximum access to the springs, and another person to pull the springs on.

If anyone is thinking of getting this fitted and you don't have anyone to give you a hand my advice would be get it done by the supplying dealer as part of the deal

It's a PITA  :232:

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 11:11:07 AM »
I have a centre stand ready to install, but there are no instructions.  Did you have any instructions and how difficult is it? Should I get a spring puller or could something be rigged up to pull the spring.

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 11:24:50 AM »
Klunk

I have the instructions and will try and photograph them and post them.

The stand itself is easy to go on but the springs require a fair bit of strength to pull on. We only had a pair of vice grips but I would recommend that if you are doing it yourself that you buy a spring puller, it wont go wrong for any future, or you make up some form of lever to get the stretch on the springs.

Definitely GET SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE BIKE or you risk pulling it on to yourself.

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Re: Main stand
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 07:26:59 PM »
A decent sized cable-tie can be utilised by forming it into a loop and pulling one end of the spring with it, once on it doesn't matter if it trapped as you can just cut the cable tie away (for better leverage you can put a hammer shaft or spanner through the loop and pull on that.

I have even used a camping 'tent-peg puller' in the past :084: they are actually quite good as they tend to have a decent handle to pull on :037:

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