Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

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Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

Postby Folsoml » Sat May 03, 2014 7:01 pm

When I was putting the center stand back on my CB750C, I got to wondering if everyone knew this easy trick to remove and reinstall large springs--such as the center stand and kick stand springs. You can use pliers or some other spring puller tool, but I never fail to bash my knuckles at least once in the process. Using a few pennies and a pair of channel locks, your knuckles will be bash free!

Take your kickstand spring

Using the channel locks, squeeze a penny into the spring (never mind why my channel locks have tape on the jaws. That is not important for the technique :) )

Repeat the process until there is a penny in each loop of the spring

You can then remove the spring with just your fingers

When it's time to reinstall the spring, you can place it back on using only your fingers and remove the pennies one at a time.

When all the pennies have been removed, the spring is back on and you are good to go!
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Re: Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

Postby MiGhost » Sun May 04, 2014 12:04 am

Great Tip!

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Re: Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

Postby JorgenL » Mon May 05, 2014 7:33 am

That's a clever trick!
Unfortunately I replaced that spring a couple of months ago using the busted knuckles method :(

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Re: Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

Postby Richard van Leeuwen » Tue May 13, 2014 10:22 pm

Fancy trick with the pennies! But I just use a wire or a cord loop and pull it into position. Then take away the loop.

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Re: Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

Postby bubbachicken » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:47 pm

FolsomL, you both have excellent tricks here (I do like yours better for creativity, however!).

I just must know, though, why is there tape on your pliers? LOL!

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