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The original centre stand on my recently bought 2001 ET4 is quite bashed so I've refurbed and resprayed a second hand one and went to fit it along with new springs. The nut on the centre bolt was pretty rusted up though I managed to free it, but the bolt head on the other end is fast and I can't seem to shift it even with a ring spanner and a fair whack.

I see on the parts diagram that the stand is fitted with just this bolt and a spacer, so just wondering whether to key trying to release the old bolt (keep unscrewing or try to drive it out?) or buy a new bolt and spacer and cut off the original in the centre and drive out either end before fitting the new parts?

Any thoughts or tips would be really welcome?!

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Spin the nut back on the bolt to get it flush with the end, then whack it with a 2lb lump hammer. This shouldn't harm the end of the bolt, or the threads, but should deffo free the bolt!
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Thanks Jim, good tip.

Gave that a try but it's not shifting, but then I've only managed to get the scoot slightly up on some blocks so still I'm flat on my back underneath and can't get a good swing! (the rear brake cable also runs across the line...)

It'd be easier to work on if the scoot was on it's side but I'm a bit reluctant - other than making sure the fuel cap is well screwed on and the side panels have a soft cushion, what else would I need to bear in mind if I decided to tip her to work on the underside and stand more easily? Any issues with the carb or oil flows etc?

Cheers,
Paul
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