Author Remove and refit centre stand  (Read 458 times)

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  • Offline Murphy   gb

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    Remove and refit centre stand
    on: Apr 07, 2022, 08.22 pm
    Apr 07, 2022, 08.22 pm
    Has anyone done this? Mine has taken a bit of a beating over the winter, what with salt on the roads and stuff, so it could do with a Hammerite birthday. THing is, the springs holding it look like a ###!
    Anyone with any good tricks for pain free removal and replacement? The manual just says to get someone else to hold up the bike while it happens.   

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    Re: Remove and refit centre stand
    Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2022, 08.46 pm
    Apr 07, 2022, 08.46 pm
    It's easy enough if you invest in a spring puller, just do one at a time. Just buy a decent one, I had a cheap one and it snapped. I then got a Beta one, like this; https://www.primetools.co.uk/product/beta-1410m-exhaust-brake-spring-puller/
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    Re: Remove and refit centre stand
    Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2022, 10.33 pm
    Apr 07, 2022, 10.33 pm
    One tip i learned on how to extend the spring when I was fitting a centre stand to my other bike was to bend it with your fingers so that the coils open up and then insert coins ( I used 2p's) into the gaps between the coils. That just stretched the spring enough for me to hook it round the locating tabs and fit the stand.