Fitting rear stand spring on 1944 ridged

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boilerman
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Fitting rear stand spring on 1944 ridged

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Help anyone. Has anyone in the club got any idea how to fit the rear stand spring on my 1944 ridged. The spring is 8 inches centre to centre, and the distance from pin to pin on frame and stand is 10.5 inches. The spring is so strong even putting washers between the coils it still wont fit. Any advice given would be appreciated . Mike
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Samuel
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Re: Fitting rear stand spring on 1944 ridged

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Fat screwdriver used as a lever - stick end in loop on end of spring and then tip of screwdriver into the hole in the frame, then pull firmly!
Well that is how I did it on my 1949 G80 which is similar...
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Re: Fitting rear stand spring on 1944 ridged

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On my '46 I put a loop of cord on the rearmost spring hook then hook the other end of the spring onto the forward pin and pull on the cord, stretching the spring whilst sat behind the rear wheel, pressing my foot against the rear tyre.

(Other methods of injury are available).
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Re: Fitting rear stand spring on 1944 ridged

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It is a swine of a job. from memory I copied the pulling technique a couple of times but the bike does try to follow you across the floor, I have seen a drawing of an offset spring extender somewhere that would make it an easy job, an arm/hook in each end and turn a hex to extend.
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