Center Stand Installed!
Thanks for sharing your clever idea to install the Africa Twin center stand springs. I quickly realized that the springs were too strong to use obvious tools like a screwdriver shaft. I was pretty much stuck. A quick web search pulled up your posting. Your idea immediately appealed to me as being a workable approach.
I was unsuccessful when I tried to use the motorcycle tire as a fulcrum. So, I pulled up my car close to the right side of the motorcycle (with pannier removed) so that the back side of the front left tire was slightly behind the motorcycle rear tire. Then I turned the wheels to the right so that the rear of the left wheel stuck out from the wheel well. I then used the car tire as the fulcrum. (I elevated both ends of the broom handle with boxes to situate the handle and help me get started with the pushing action.) Having the fulcrum further way from the twine helped a lot in my case. Less angular rotation of the broom handle made it easier for me to get the spring back far enough to reach the hook.
I now have the center stand installed. Things were looking really bleak there for a while. A celebratory beer tonight sounds like a great idea, and I will salute you!