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Default Do Sportster Low XL883L models have a shorter jiffy stand spring?

Mine's a 2007, first EFI year, I'm having loads of trouble with the darn jiffy stand.... won't stay up all the way and won't stay down, kicks back up (I need to step on it when I get off the bike or it will spring/kick back up).

Springs = I've lost two and broken one. This last one I bought from the dealer + new bushings, pin and pretzel clip, the ones on the jiffy stand were in very bad condition.

The spring I got from the dealer has been on for about 3 thousand miles, but my jiffy stand won't stay up all the way (it kinda dangles down, it can get so low that it scrapes the road on roundabouts!!!).

So, are the springs on the jiffy stand shorter on Low models? That's the only think I can think of. It's that or the actual jiffy stand leg is faulty...

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No, the jiffy stand spring is the same across all models.
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Get a shorter spring at an hardware store, to install: first the spring then the jiffy pin.
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No, the jiffy stand spring is the same across all models.
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Get a shorter spring at an hardware store, to install: first the spring then the jiffy pin.
I did it the other way around.... pin first and then spring, is this the correct way to do it?? how do you get the jiffy stand not to pop out?

vids I've seen online do it the other way around.
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Here are the Sportsterpedia pages on the Kickstand (bushing, spring, etc.):
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:evo:body05
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alrighty, thanks!!!

I guess I'll open a different post and upload a vid to show you what's happening, seems like it's not an issue with the spring, thanks guys
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I did it the other way around.... pin first and then spring, is this the correct way to do it?? how do you get the jiffy stand not to pop out?

vids I've seen online do it the other way around.
When you gone try spring first then the pin you will say to yourself :how did I try to install that spring with so much trouble.
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Also consider....for the stand scrapping issue.
- What settings are the rear shocks at... minimum preload puts a 883L very low down .
- My jiffy scraps on turns and roundabouts as well, but its not loose or buggered. Just a sign that the bike is a Low. (bolts on the exhaust pipes also scrape on the ther side)
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Also consider....for the stand scrapping issue.
- What settings are the rear shocks at... minimum preload puts a 883L very low down .
- My jiffy scraps on turns and roundabouts as well, but its not loose or buggered. Just a sign that the bike is a Low. (bolts on the exhaust pipes also scrape on the ther side)
tried everything, I give up, haha

I removed everything, re-installed, same thing. it's nothing major, just a pain in the arse to have it scraping on roundabouts.

it's not coming off, that's what I was most worried about

oh well, I guess I'll have to live with it, hehe

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