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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: A10 JWO on 14 September, 2017, 15:06:32

Title: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: A10 JWO on 14 September, 2017, 15:06:32
My newly painted frame is ready to come together with the newly painted side and centre stand. I have two brand new springs as well. Not looking forward to fitting these, there must be a wealth of experience out there and any tips would be greatly appreciated. The engine is not in so I can lay it down on a nice off cut of carpet. Help please.
Title: Re: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: Bess on 14 September, 2017, 17:15:26
Hi,
    I use a bar with a notch, hook the spring on the bar, put the notch on the frame lug and lever on. See Utube link at about 27 secs, a nice young lady will show u how...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKhFHNt2d6Q

Best wishes...
Title: Re: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: Martin on 15 September, 2017, 14:18:58
Yes, I did much the same as Bess.

If you could get the springs fitted without some form of lever, then they wouldn't be under enough tension and the stands might easily come down and hit the ground while you're riding. Both stands ought to retract with a pleasing "clang" and stay there.
Title: Re: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: A10 JWO on 15 September, 2017, 15:56:18
Thanks lads. Had a good look at Youtube  after posting this, will be tackling this the weekend.
Title: Re: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: A10 JWO on 20 September, 2017, 16:39:30
Did both springs today. Centre stand several pennies, put spring on first with no bolts, then lined up opposite bolt and connected, then levered the spring side in place, quite easy. Don't put the coins the wrong side of the spring they will get in your way. Side stand four pennies, spring on first and levered the S/S on with no paint loss, job done. thanks for replies.
Title: Re: Stand Springs Woe.
Post by: Caulky on 24 September, 2017, 18:38:04
A spring puller is invaluable.