Center stand - Page 2 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance, Tech and Products. Maintenance questions, how to threads and product information/reviews.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 17 Old 04-14-2019, 12:10 AM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 1,542

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.
MAZ4ME is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 17 Old 04-14-2019, 03:09 AM
Gert's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 1,226
Similar to the tip by cavedweller22, but using the wheel rotation to open the spring set (,1619.0.html). Yes you did read correctly, there are normally two springs, one within the other, on most of the center stands.
Gert is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 04-14-2019, 09:04 PM
vautti's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 14
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
vautti is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 04-15-2019, 08:18 AM
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Western Mass
Posts: 211
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.

2016 DL1000 ABS
ERockJL is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 04-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Junior Trooper
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 4
Worked for me too.
Shakeyjake is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old 04-17-2019, 05:13 PM
Numbercruncher's Avatar
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 247
How did the install go?

Numbercruncher is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old 04-18-2019, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 33
Centerstand arrived but still waiting on the spring puller. Suspect it will be installed this weekend.
RandyinTN is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Happy Trails center stand woes zener DL650A - 2012-2016 14 04-16-2019 05:37 PM
Center stand + front stand OK? skyguy Maintenance, Tech and Products. 13 09-21-2018 08:10 PM
2013 650 Outback Motortek Center Stand joeslabb V-Strom Modifications and Performance 2 09-11-2018 04:22 PM
Suzuki center stand just bent Bugzy DL1000 from 2002-2012 30 05-07-2018 05:58 PM
Shortening the center stand ? Dandy Doug DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011 4 06-10-2008 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome