Kickstand Removal

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This replaces the Kickstand.


Tools
  • Center lift or stand.
  • Large flat-blade screwdriver or specialized tool like drum brake spring pliers for spring removal and replacement.
  • E-clip tool (or needlenose pliers) for the 3/8" E-clip.
Steps
  1. Place the motorcycle on a center lift or stand.
Spring Before Pin
  1. Pull the spring off of the kickstand hook with a large flat blade screwdriver or a specialized kickstand spring release tool.
    Raise the kickstand to the stowed/horizontal position, to reduce spring tension.
    Be extremely careful working with the kickstand spring as it is under high tension.
    A specialized tool makes this easier.
  2. Remove the pivot pin.
  3. Remove the kickstand.
Pin Before Spring
  1. Remove the pivot pin.
    1. Pull the E-clip off of the inside of the pivot.
    2. Raise the kickstand to the stowed/horizontal position, to reduce spring tension.
    3. Go to the left side of bike.
    4. Wiggle the kickstand while tapping the pivot pin from underneath with for example a soft faced hammer.
    5. Continue to wiggle the kickstand while gripping the pin until it slides out.
      Often comes out by hand with a rag.
  2. Carefully slide kickstand away from frame and unhook springs from frame.
    The kickstand will still be under some tension from both springs, inner and outer.


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