Well, I did a search to see if there was an existing thread I could add to, but didn't find one exactly a match, so I'll put up a new one. Yesterday while starting on the homeward leg of my work commute (60 miles from home) my jiffy stand lost spring tension and wouldn't stay in place when up against the frame. This worried me a bit because any bump in the road would cause the stand to fall on down closer and closer to the pavement. I thought about using tape, or wire to hold the stand up against the frame, but solo that would be a real pain to do and I also needed to make a stop for gas which would mean repeating the process at that stop. I ended up just riding it home the 60 miles constantly pushing the stand up against the frame with the very firm conviction that I was going to fix this the next day and also do something to never have this problem again. The jiffy stand spring from the Harley dealership for my '05 Electra Glide was right about $7.00. I used my Harbor Freight lift to raise the bike just enough to level the bike and allow the jiffy stand to stay closed up against the frame. The old spring was easy to remove and the coils of the spring had spaces; it was obviously worn and stretched out. One end of the new spring was easily hooked into the appropriate hole in the frame. There was about 1/4 inch of heavy pressure required to stretch and hook the other end of the spring into the appropriate hole in the jiffy stand. I used the round shank of a small diameter long screwdriver, with hands on both ends of the screwdriver, to push the hook of the spring into it's hole in the jiffy stand. Everything's cool now as the stand is under spring tension and it didn't really take much time/effort...but I'm thinking there's gotta be an easier way to replace the spring. If anyone has one and feels inclined to post it here, I (and others too, I'd bet) would like to read it. OK, springs are just naturally going to get stretched so the same thing is going to happen again someday. In my promise to myself to never have a loose jiffy stand ever again I've ordered the $20.00 Kickstand Kaddy that uses a nylon clip to hold the jiffy stand up against the frame even if you were to completely lose your spring and had absolutely no spring tension. I'll post here when that comes in and I've installed it and tried it out for a bit.