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Could anyone recommend the easy way of re installing my kickstand spring?? I brought the baby inside and knocked the spring off coming up the steps :)
 

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Well here's how I would do it.
Get a piece of wire that can be looped through the lower spring hook and long enough to reach a lever placed against the foot peg of the stand. Hook the spring into the top mount and lever the spring down to fit over the lower mount.

Mind your fingers!

Bob
 

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There is a tool made for working on automotive drum brakes for installing springs. It's shaped like a "T" and has a hook on the end of the shank. Mind you, its best to do the install with the stand in the "up" position. The spring requires less extension there...
 

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I like the leverage idea, but I've done it with the assistance of vise-grips to allow maximum grunt. For the side stand, you might have to use an S-hook or something like it between the spring and the vise-grip.

Be careful, and wear eye protection in case you send something flying.
 

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got it---used pennies and vise grips and still had to do them one at a time(2springs, yaknow)....thanx all for the suggestions
 
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