Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cuernavaca, Mexico
Murph's Center Stand Binding Problem
I installed my Murph's Center Stand today. It all went together in about half an hour, and even the springs only took a couple of tries.
Now here's my problem.
I don't have an extension for my torque wrench so until I can get one I just snugged up the bolts with a short wrench. I'm pretty good at judging torque, and I certainly didn't go crazy.
The stand was impossibly stiff, and would stay wherever it was put. I tried loosening the 10mm bolts back out until they were finger tight but it didn't help.
Have I bent the brackets and they're pinching the bushings? It seems unlikely that they could be so warped from my puny strength and a 4" long ring spanner.
Will they hammer out?
I used plenty of grease on all the surfaces so that's not the problem.
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