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Centre stand spring

pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 10:19 pm

Hi guys, I've just bought a CB500, I've been thinking of getting one for a while, Anyway one problem I had to sort was the centre stand spindle was seized in solid which I had to hacksaw off. I have drilled out the remaining spindle and made a new one, the stand now fits great but how the hell do I get the spring back on. I am used to the washers in the spring method on my MZs but there is no chance of using this method especially with the double springs, Help please, thanks,  Pete.
Fair Weather Rider
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 9:57 am

Put the spring on the stand first, then put the centre pin through, you will find you have more leverage.
Not an easy job............Mind you fingers. Very Happy
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Post by Beresford on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 2:28 pm

This has been covered a few times here. The easy way is to assemble the stand, then hook the springs to the stand and use a loop of strong nylon cord to the spring and a suitable lever (piece of wood is what I use) through the cord and the rear wheel , then just lever into place. Easy peasy.
pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 8:22 pm

Thanks for the ideas guys, looks like i'm going to have some fun as soon as it gets warm enough to get in my workshop.
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Post by sullivj on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 9:02 pm

Leverage is your friend here...I used wire, wrapped around some wood, leveraged off the rear wheel.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 12 Dec 2017, 10:49 pm

I did as Fair Weather Rider said, but then I decided to just remove the center stand altogether and only fit it when I need to use it (coursed ground clearance issues)
pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:05 pm

Cheers guys, got my spring fitted using the string and piece of wood method levering off back wheel easy enough although I had to put a long piece of tube over the stick I was using to get more leverage. Only trouble now is I've got bits of string hanging out of the spring Ha Ha
Fair Weather Rider
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:26 am

Burn them off. Very Happy
pete7mzs
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Post by pete7mzs on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:13 pm

Whaaaaat, I've just painted the stand and the spring,
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Post by Beresford on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 10:13 pm

It's why I used strong nylon cord. As Sully suggested, wire would do as well. When the spring is in place the cord is strong enough to be pulled/jerked free of the spring hook.
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Post by Fair Weather Rider on Sat 16 Dec 2017, 9:02 am

@pete7mzs wrote:Whaaaaat, I've just painted the stand and the spring,

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