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post #11 of 17 Old 04-14-2019, 12:10 AM
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Randy, I have 2 of these, one is about 50 years old, got when I was 16, the other was for work. That, and a pair of brake spring pliers will do it all for pull-type springs.
With that lever tool, youre done before you know what you did.
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Similar to the tip by cavedweller22, but using the wheel rotation to open the spring set (https://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php/topic,1619.0.html). Yes you did read correctly, there are normally two springs, one within the other, on most of the center stands.
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Big Boy, thanks for the "coins in the springs" trick! I am altering and replacing my side stand on my 14' Vee, and this trick will come in handy. Vautti
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yes wear glasses, yes you made a good call ordering a spring puller. as someone said, pay attention to spring orientation. Use a good waterproof grease as well.

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-17-2019, 04:26 PM
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Worked for me too.
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How did the install go?

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post #17 of 17 Old 04-18-2019, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Centerstand arrived but still waiting on the spring puller. Suspect it will be installed this weekend.
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