Author Topic: Just pennies to install center stand spring……  (Read 291 times)

Offline ChrisG

  • New Egg
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 48
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« on: May 26, 2022, 01:17:42 PM »
Breva 750, new center stand

Current: 96 California 1100i, 2008 Breva 750
Gone: 06 Breva 1100, 2007 Sportster,1971 BMW 75/5, 1969 Triumph Trophy
Forgotten: A couple Hondas, a Yamamaha, ??

Offline brider

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 1169
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 01:27:27 PM »
Thanks for that visual reference for a procedure I read about here when I struggled with installing my own centerstand springs last year. In my case, the last spring accidentally snapped into place as I was trying to lever it into position. It went "SPROING", and I closed my eyes and expected the spring to be imbedded into my eye or lost across the garage, but when I slowly opened my eyes I saw it in place.

YOUR method looks tedious (and expensive), but effective.
'85 Cal II Auto
'86 LM IV (sold)
'71 Ambo project
Wish'd I'd never sold:
'72 Red Eldo
'74 White Eldo LAPD
'77 Convert with DB bags
'06 Gas Gas EC300

Offline JohninPA

  • New Egg
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 28
  • Location: Chester County, PA
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 03:20:20 PM »
Do they fall out when you ride? :wink:
2021 V7 850 Special
2020 V7 III Racer LE

Offline SIR REAL ED

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 1409
  • uh.... it's personal....
  • Location: Forest, VA
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 04:37:18 PM »
Thanks for that visual reference for a procedure I read about here when I struggled with installing my own centerstand springs last year. In my case, the last spring accidentally snapped into place as I was trying to lever it into position. It went "SPROING", and I closed my eyes and expected the spring to be imbedded into my eye or lost across the garage, but when I slowly opened my eyes I saw it in place.

YOUR method looks tedious (and expensive), but effective.

Good point.  A lot of WG types will wince at the expense.  Better to save the pennies and lose an eyeball....
"If reading shite on the internet will trigger your head exploding, please wrap your head in Gorilla tape before logging on.  Thanks!!!"

2016 KTM Duke 690
2019 Beta EVO 250
1982 Yamaha Seca 650
1999 Suzuki DR 650 w/790cc kit
1986 Honda XL600R

Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 04:37:18 PM »


Offline ChrisG

  • New Egg
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 48
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2022, 07:40:28 PM »
The second 'inner' spring was kind of a pain. One end of each spring is more 'open' than the other. The more open end is easier to pull around the peg. I didn't account for that with the inner spring.  I left the more open end up where I had little room to leverage it over the peg. I'm pretty sure i'll not remember this lesson .....

Current: 96 California 1100i, 2008 Breva 750
Gone: 06 Breva 1100, 2007 Sportster,1971 BMW 75/5, 1969 Triumph Trophy
Forgotten: A couple Hondas, a Yamamaha, ??

Offline ChrisG

  • New Egg
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 48
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2022, 07:51:32 PM »
I know it might be a little on the pricey side for us Guzzi owners but I use one of these for stand springs, exhaust springs etc. Remember if you're a home owner you can always borrow on the mortgage to pay for it.

I have a spring hook but I couldn't quite pull it back enough - no muscles but plenty of pennies I guess .....
Current: 96 California 1100i, 2008 Breva 750
Gone: 06 Breva 1100, 2007 Sportster,1971 BMW 75/5, 1969 Triumph Trophy
Forgotten: A couple Hondas, a Yamamaha, ??

Online lucky phil

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1964
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2022, 08:23:06 PM »
I have a spring hook but I couldn't quite pull it back enough - no muscles but plenty of pennies I guess .....

Yes despite the gym work I'm not getting any stronger either.

Ciao
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to much room.

Online Kiwi_Roy

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 9591
  • Location: New Westminster BC
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 07:15:38 AM »
Yes despite the gym work I'm not getting any stronger either.

Ciao
Thats what i like, a new tool complete with swear words LOL
Universal Motorrad Auspuffrohr Frühling Haken t-Haken Auspuffrohr Frühling Puller Reparatur Werkzeug Motorrad Zubehör
72 Eldorado
17 V7iii Special
76 Convert
Half a V9 Roamer

Moto Guzzi - making electricians out of riders since March 15 1921

Offline guzziart

  • Gaggle Mentor
  • ****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 519
  • Location: Northeast Ohio
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2022, 07:36:27 AM »
I have one of those tools but have only used it for header springs.  Whenever I've had a center stand spring to deal with I'd start with removing the stand before unhooking the spring or hook the spring to the stand & bike then fit the stand into place, install mounting bolts.  For me, I have more leverage manipulating the stand than struggling with the spring tool.  The penny thing obviously works too but I've never tried it.
'72 Eldo, '72 CL350, '81 CB125s, '87 LMIVSE, '91 CT70, '02 CRF50, '03 V11 Lemans, '08 Wing & '12 Wee Strom

Offline cliffrod

  • Gaggle Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1642
  • AC Button II
    • Carolina Sculpture Studio
  • Location: Spartanburg, SC USA
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 07:50:01 AM »
I have one of those tools but have only used it for header springs.  Whenever I've had a center stand spring to deal with I'd start with removing the stand before unhooking the spring or hook the spring to the stand & bike then fit the stand into place, install mounting bolts.  For me, I have more leverage manipulating the stand than struggling with the spring tool.  The penny thing obviously works too but I've never tried it.

^^^ is what I do as well. 
1973 V7 Sport  "Now THAT'S a motorcycle!"-  Master Sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli
1967 V700 Corsa Record
1981 Lemans CX100
Meet my Guzzis- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExX3YmQel_Q
http://carolinasculpturestudio.com/
Carolina Sculpture Studio Channel on YouTube-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC

Offline Pescatore

  • Hatchling
  • **
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 149
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts
Re: Just pennies to install center stand spring……
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2022, 09:06:11 AM »
Yep, coins worked for me too.
I stretched the springs with my bike jack and slipped in the pennies.
Once installed, I yank out the pennies with pliers.
'91 Sessantacinque GT
'80 CM400T
MGNOC Member
Ascolta sempre e solo musica vera
E cerca sempre se puoi di capire


Harper's Moto Guzzi : Go Ride , Break Parts, Call me!
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here
 


Harper's Moto Guzzi : Go Ride , Break Parts, Call me!
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here