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Thread: Linkage bracket and spring for R90/6 stock center stand

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    Question Linkage bracket and spring for R90/6 stock center stand

    Fellow Airheads! I am really proud of my recent efforts in removing the OEM side stand from my '76 R90/6 and replacing it with a Brown side stand. All's good so far....the rub is that in removing the stock stand, I had to, of course, push the front through bolt in enough to remove the stand. The problem is that I cannot for the life of me figure out how to put the linkage bracket and spring back on the left side of the frame. Before taking off, now I have to physically bend down while sitting on the bike and lift the center stand up by hand because there is only one spring on the right side. Not good for the long run. Anyone have any experience on this one? Thanks in advance brothers and sisters.

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    May I suggest that you leave the stock stand on. It does not interfere with anything and can come in useful if you need to remove the center stand with the Brown stand.

    I found out this when I wanted to replace the bushings in my center stand only find out that I had to remove the exhaust, which of course the Brown uses as an attachment. This left nothing for me to secure the bike with so I found a Ebay factory stand and installed it.

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    Put the spacer/spring attachment back in without the spring, The curved part of the bracket goes under the sidestand pin with the spacer portion against the motor. After you have installed it, install the centerstand spring.

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    Putting linkage bracket back on to attach left center stand spring

    Quote Originally Posted by lostboy View Post
    Put the spacer/spring attachment back in without the spring, The curved part of the bracket goes under the sidestand pin with the spacer portion against the motor. After you have installed it, install the centerstand spring.
    Thanks. I appreciate the info. You are speaking about attaching the black (painted the color of the frame) nickel-to-quarter sized 3/4" - 1" OD cylindrical protrusion that angles slightly up on the inside of the assembly where the OEM stand was attached to the front long through bolt, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tishgold View Post
    Thanks. I appreciate the info. You are speaking about attaching the black (painted the color of the frame) nickel-to-quarter sized 3/4" - 1" OD cylindrical protrusion that angles slightly up on the inside of the assembly where the OEM stand was attached to the front long through bolt, aren't you?

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