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post #1 of 12 Old 08-22-2016, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I had my motorcycle shipped and this spring was in the bottom of the crate. The shippers didn't strap the bike down and the kickstand fell through the floor.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-22-2016, 01:05 PM
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Looks like the spring to hold the kick stand up

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-22-2016, 01:35 PM
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Not a good sign for the shipping company! I wonder what else was damaged?
You should carefully check the left side to see what the bike was leaning against.

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-22-2016, 06:20 PM
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Nobody cares about your bike the way you do. And some people care about nothing. Sorry you had such an experience. I will be shipping my bike this fall. Care to share the shipping company's name that wronged you? So I may avoid them?

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I had my motorcycle shipped and this spring was in the bottom of the crate. The shippers didn't strap the bike down and the kickstand fell through the floor.
The part is the secondary centrestand spring.
Sort of a failsafe should the much larger and stronger primary spring fail.
I have found that care is needed when refitting, or first time putting on, the secondary spring.
The primary spring is mounted first, then the secondary.
I found that one end of the secondary spring in particular, could be fitted without being properly hooked.
The upper hook on the spring in the picture is nowhere near being in the correct shape.
Someone may have butchered it to get a "hook".
Buy a new spring, as if it's reshaped there's too much of a risk of it breaking sooner than later due to having been stressed by the bending.

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The part is the secondary centrestand spring.
Sort of a failsafe should the much larger and stronger primary spring fail.
I have found that care is needed when refitting, or first time putting on, the secondary spring.
The primary spring is mounted first, then the secondary.
I found that one end of the secondary spring in particular, could be fitted without being properly hooked.
The upper hook on the spring in the picture is nowhere near being in the correct shape.
Someone may have butchered it to get a "hook".
Buy a new spring, as if it's reshaped there's too much of a risk of it breaking sooner than later due to having been stressed by the bending.
Thanks. That explanation was much appreciated.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-23-2016, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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The shipping company was lake county movers. They are local to the west lake Michigan area, so if you aren't around there then you don't have to worry about them. The credited motorcycle movers should not be an issue. And I could not pick who moved my stuff because I'm sure it was to the lowest bidder.

This was a military move that I wasn't there to witness which was my bad, but there was even eyelets to strap the bike down and those weren't used. I have yet to start the bike up and ride it, but hopefully it doesn't ride funny as there would be deeper issues here.

Thankfully I can file a claim and be reimbursed monetarily in full but the pain in my ass can never be taken away.

Rubber side up boys.

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-23-2016, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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I looked and could not find how this second spring is installed. If someone could snap a picture of how the springs look attached to the bike that would be great.

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post #9 of 12 Old 08-23-2016, 12:33 PM
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Rubber side up boys.
I think you're doing it wrong

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-23-2016, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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If you lean enough it could be considered the rubber side is up right?

Good catch. Long hours don't help my spell check...

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The small spring goes inside the big spring.
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The small spring goes inside the big spring.
Yes, and small spring ends should be inboard of the big spring ends.

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