Kickstand Spring Removal and Installation

Raise your bike on a lift or have a friend hold it in vertical position. Extend your kickstand so the spring is fully stretched. Fill-in the spaces between the coils of the stretched spring with washers or coins. (You may want to secure them in place with some electricians tape). Now fold the kickstand back and the spring will remain stretched and easy to remove. Do this steps in reverse to install a spring on a kickstand.