Fitting new kickstand


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canoodle
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Fitting new kickstand

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Got a nice chromed kickstand that came as spare with bike ( purchased on Sat. 07/18) Looks a lot prettier than the stock black one.
Not being a wrench head of note, is it a process to remove the old one and put on this chromed one ? worried about wiring/spring issues etc.
I did do an oil change on the bike on 07/18 and was a pleasure-took about 1/2 hr...PO luckily had not over tightened either the drain plug nor the filter-both came off in a snap.


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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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Easy way to work with the KS spring...with the bike on the centerstand, lower the kickstand to extend the spring. Use 6-7 quarters or quarter sized washers and insert into the spring. This will allow you to easily remove the spring and replace without trying to stretch the spring to get it off and back on!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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Thanks for the tip-still working up the courage to do it...
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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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canoodle wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 pm Thanks for the tip-still working up the courage to do it...
Go for it...really not that hard to accomplish!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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wingpilot08 wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:04 am
canoodle wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 pm Thanks for the tip-still working up the courage to do it...
Go for it...really not that hard to accomplish!
Agreed...even *this* guy could do it.

NOTE: No, it's *not* a Goldwing, but the process is quite similar.



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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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That doesn't look to difficult.....let you know how it goes. Thanks for vid.
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Re: Fitting new kickstand

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Dont 4get safety goggles.


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