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post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Not another SW Motech Centerstand question..

I just ordered my centerstand and was wondering if any one used Twisted Throttles spring puller tool or if it was really necessary. They are back ordered 3 weeks and I don't really want to wait that long to install it. Can it be done without it? Your hints/tips greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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Simple answer-NO I just used a phillips head screwdriver, stick the screwdriver through the spring hole and rest the tip on the tang where the spring attaches and lever it right on, I did it on the first try, piece of cake.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 03:45 PM
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I used the string technique.

Learned about it in this thread. But that links to a VSRI thread that's broken.

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post #4 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 06:55 PM
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Coat hanger spring puller

I used a bent coat hanger wire with both ends firmly, repeat firmly, locked in large vice grips to form a 'U'.
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Good sized flat blade screwdriver worked for me.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 07:55 PM
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Agree with the others...

I put an SWMotech centerstand on my Wee about three weeks ago and used a VERY LARGE screwdriver to pull the spring, it was very simple and took about 5 seconds, honestly. Hint: It must be a BIG screwdriver, for leverage.

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post #7 of 8 Old 04-05-2010, 11:43 PM
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I used a flat blade screw driver too. But I pushed the spring past the attachment and then removed the screw driver. I don't remember how exactly but I don't think I really leveraged it against anything. I think there was room to just push it past the the pin it pulls on. I definitely don't think you should get a special tool for it as others above attest.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-06-2010, 09:54 AM
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I used a regular brake tool, it has a small divet in the end that rests on the tang and won't slip off as you're levering the spring on. Still a bugger though. My index finger still hurts where the spring popped it during one of many tries!

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