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1Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Fitting stand springs on Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 pm

sidecar paul

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Today I tightened my prop stand by turning a few thou off the steel bush to compensate for wear and on re-assembly this is how I fitted the springs without having a trip to A&E (accident & emergency).
Just fit a load of washers between the coils and the spring fits neatly over the pegs. Operating the stand then extends the spring and all the washers drop onto the floor. QED.

Fitting stand springs Sam_0613

Might help someone,
Paul.


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2Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:49 pm

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Great idea!


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3Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:01 am

Agerbundsen

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Clever git, aren't you:D

    

4Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:06 am

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@Agerbundsen wrote:Clever git, aren't you:D


Actually he is. And it is really annoying for the simple ones like me.


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5Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 am

Agerbundsen

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rossko wrote:
@Agerbundsen wrote:Clever git, aren't you:D


Actually he is. And it is really annoying for the simple ones like me.
Natural first reaction is "Why didn't I think of that?" quickly followed by "I am sure glad he did think of it, and I'll remember that one for a looooong time:"

    

6Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:38 am

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Brilliant.
Natural selection at it's best.

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7Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:11 am

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It's a ruse that does work, I've used it but these days I find a pair of needle-nosed mole-grips clamped on the spring hook is quicker. Hook the top of the spring in place then pull downwards on the mole-grips set the lower hook and released the grips.

    

8Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:55 am

AJ.Valente

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Wish this was posted earlier. Replaced those springs last winter using 90deg angle needlenose plyers. Had to wrap the kickstand itself in a soft towel because my hand kept hitting it violently every time I missed the mark. Mad

    

9Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:32 am

the.postman

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I inherited a pair of brake spring pliers from my Dad. He said "you might only use them once a year, but you'll be glad of them"
Saves all that cursin


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10Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:44 am

Alheng

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Love the washer idea, bloody brilliant!

Never seen a spring plier before, really neat tool!

    

11Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Just a caution on Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:55 am

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A caution about the pliers, Mike......it is possible that a "scratch" or score mark left on the spring hook area from a pair of pliers can cause a hardened spring to fracture off at that point

    

12Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:17 pm

sidecar paul

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Thanks Postman,
I've never seen those pliers before.
Paul.


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'84 K100RS (0014643) (owned since '85), 86 K100RS (0018891) with Martello sidecar (built as an outfit in '88),
'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
....No CARS never ever!
    

13Back to top Go down   Fitting stand springs Empty Re: Fitting stand springs on Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:37 am

the.postman

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You can pick them up on fleaby for 5 to 7quid. But as my old man said you may only use them once a year so are they worth spending that much to save a few little blood-blisters and an ear full of foul language ?

Sealey VS035



Last edited by the.postman on Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:41 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added Sealey part number)


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