Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Almonte, Ontario,Canada
What's the coolest tool you've bought in recent years?
Mine has got to be " the spring installation tool" , just purchased from AVC..
Years a go I set out to install a center stand on my BMW 650 Dakar, followed the directions to a T.. Every thing going according to plan until it came to installing the double spring.
Prying, cursing, prying, cursing, blood from my knuckles , more cursing, having now taken most of the paint off the stand because I was using it for leverage.
Finally I got it .. after 20 plus minutes .... Touched up the paint ..almost good as new.
The skin finally grew back on my knuckles...
Fast forward 2014 ... Winter, new strom, new center stand, followed the directions ..once again to a T... Came time to install the spring.. With the spring installation tool in hand I hooked it into the sping , positioned it in line with the tab on the stand... In a nano second the spring was pulled into place...amazing