did you try a screwdriver ?
with centerstand in the down position ,.. one end of spring attached to frame .
place the driver-tip in Centerstand spring attachment loop
hook loose end of spring over screwdriver shaft .
Lever the screwdriver downward , stretching the spring until
the screwdriver angle allows for the spring to
Slip/slide over/toward the screwdrivers-tip located at the Centerstand spring attachment .
the spring can now be flicked onto the loop as the driver is twisted and withdrawn .
( the devil is in the details on this last move )
the spring may need to be twisted a quarter turn , one way or the other , before it is stretched
so the springs hook- end lines up better ... for the last part of the transfer onto the stand loop .
or spring tip can be tapped with a small hammer , to ease the spring off the driver onto the loop
this is the same technique that can be used to stretch those pesky springs on drum brakes .
Last edited by quinten; 10/24/20 3:26 pm.