Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

If it's broken or just needs tweaked

Moderators: Volker_P, tidd650

User avatar
Folsoml
Posts: 1338
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:02 pm
Location: North Florida

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
Image

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 :) )
Image

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

You can then remove the spring with just your fingers
Image

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.
Image

When all the pennies have been removed, the spring is back on and you are good to go!
Image
Have a problem with your CB650? Have a technical question? Click here!

Want to know how to post pictures? Click here!

My Current Bikes: 2005 HD FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic, 2007 Yamaha Vino,

MiGhost
Posts: 379
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:30 am
Location: South Central Mitten

Re: Easy way to remove and reinstall large springs

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

Great Tip!

Ghost
~ Ghost

PD50 Carb Info
82 CB650SC Brake Caliper Info

Stable
Wayward Son:1980 CB650C, RestoMod Period Custom Touring
Bad Moon: 1983 XJ750MK Midnight Maxim, Full Dress Tour Deluxe w/ X-1 Fairing
Nemesis: 1983 XJ750K Maxim, Old School style chopper

User avatar
JorgenL
Posts: 141
Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:00 pm
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden

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 :(

Richard van Leeuwen
Posts: 11
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:42 pm

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.

bubbachicken
Posts: 352
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:19 pm

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!


Return to “Technical Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 12 guests