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    Centerstand trick..

    I'm sure most of you know this trick but for those who don't here it is.
    I'm always working by myself so I need to figure out how to do a 2 man job by myself.
    When installing a centerstand by yourself,getting the springs on can be a real PITA.So all you have to do is tie something REALLY strong around the spring and around one of the spokes of the rear wheel.
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    Then just roll the bike forward untill the spring is stretched enough to reach the hook on the centerstand.
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    When it's lined up just push it on and roll the bike backwards and cut/untie whatever you used and your done.
    Took me less than 20 minutes to install it.
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    I enjoy reading about the ingenuity people use to do things that would discourage most! Very clever!

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    Very neat.
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    Genius!!! Wish I would have thought of that.
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    You should have seen how I bled my front brakes years ago by myself!!!.I took the squirter and tube out of a windex bottle and safty wired the end of the tube to the bleed screw and opened the screw and started squeezing the trigger and pulled all the air and fluid right down the line !!.I now have a speed bleeder pump BUT I still keep the old windex parts around use them sometimes...
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    Great idea, thanks!

    The more I look around the forum the more I learn about these tricks! I should be able to install mine!!

    Thanks,

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    DId not know that Thanks for the lesson! Good idea!!!
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    Ok so who makes the best center stand? Is the Honda part the one most people use? It seems to be the cheapest.

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    The honda stand literly took me 20 minutes to install,and most of that was getting my tools.
    There is only 1 little like 6mm bolt,ALL the brackets are already on the bike from the factory.


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    My centerstand install took about 20 mins. Big thanks for this trick. No way was I going to get those springs onto the centerstand mount. Thanks.

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