I don't believe you have to remove the springs, but, don't quote me on that. LOL. Checkout the link below from Ledude's Burgman Center on removing the center stand. His tutorials address many maintenance and service issues with the Burgman 650 and are a great asset to all Burgman riders. Ride smart and have fun. Rick.
No you do not have to remove the springs, I left them one when I removed and replaced my center stand. It is easier to remove and replace it if you take the rubber bumper stop off first though. With the stop on it places tension on the stand that tries to push the wrench off the bolt.
You may want to take the springs off when you paint it though. This thread has info on a method to put the springs back on if you want to look at it. There is also a video Robin made of me installing the springs on her center stand on the second page of the thread.
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