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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2015, 10:46:39 AM »
I've had a few bikes with sidestands.  The best was the Harley Sportster. When the bike was leant over it locked; so was not able to roll forward off the stand.
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2015, 06:24:04 PM »
Well done Paul that is beautifully made. Wish i had done the same as you and bolted it to the bracket bolts. I just drilled two holes and fixed to the bracket. I made the plate but the stand is off a 70's Suzuki Gs.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2015, 11:06:18 AM »
Yes, I'm a bit funny about drilling holes in original parts of the bike, I'm stupid really because once it is fitted and in use it is just part of the bike.
Yours looks fine, as long as you don't tell anyone that it's Japanese ;)

But seriously it looks right on your bike.


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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 12:19:28 AM »
It has a little bit of flex from the original bracket. It fell over a couple of times until i got use to it. Now it's fine. I didn't have the tools to do a better leg like yours so i just utilized what i had in my spares box. It does look like its part of the bike and no one has picked up on it yet. As long as I don't have to struggle with the centre stand anymore then i'm happy. Cheers. Gaz

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2015, 07:42:21 PM »
Excellent job there Paul S.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2015, 10:13:18 AM »
The stand is now painted to match the rest of the bike ( I got hold of some matching paint)
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 07:08:57 PM »
Smart job. Well done.  :)

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2015, 09:17:47 AM »
How did you do the white background on your picture Paul?
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2015, 03:52:07 PM »
How did you do the white background on your picture Paul?

Quite a painstaking task, first of all the picture is quite high definition.

Then I used Paint shop Pro and used the point to point selection tool round the outside edge of the bike, and copied and pasted as a new image, this makes a Paint Shop Pro image which is built up of layers, so now I had a picture of the bike as a separate layer with no background, apart from the bits that show through all the gaps in bike.

Next I picked out each bit of the background that could be seen through the bike using the point to point selection tool and deleting each one, (very complicated doing the gaps between the spokes) this was quite a time consuming task to get rid of every bit of unwanted background.

Then finally after all the gaps are cleared out I used the retouch tool to smooth out all the jagged edges.
This gave me a picture of the bike which can now be copied and pasted onto any background.

To put it on the site I first looked to see which background colour the next post would be (as the background colours alternate with every post) then I copied the required background colour and pasted the bike onto a background of that colour before posting onto the site.

It's a long job but I like the results, I have a selection of pictures of my favorite vehicles that I have owned all done in the same way on the wall in my computer room.

 
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2015, 09:02:19 AM »
That's how I thought you done it Paul, but was hoping you may have found an easier way. It's up for the calendar next year.
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2015, 09:58:00 AM »
I guess there must be a way it could be done by photographing the bike against a green or blue screen and then just deleting everything that is the background colour, it's called Chroma Key I have done it with video but never with still photographs, maybe this software would do it  http://www.greenscreenwizard.com/?gclid=CMDhqd647MgCFcFuGwodDksKTg
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2016, 09:30:09 AM »
Many thanks guys. I will admit I'd never thought of making one, but I will now. Might find a donor jap and modify. Thanks all.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2016, 09:22:07 PM »
make a picture in front of a white background, ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Another side stand option !
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2016, 08:48:10 PM »
Hi there Beezer Geezers
I have another side stand option that took all of 15 mins to fettle and fit this afternoon.
Order a Bullit side stand from eBay
 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-ROYAL-ENFIELD-SPARE-PARTS-MOTORCYCLE-BULLET-BIKE-SIDE-STAND-BLACK-/272220306232?hash=item3f61983b38:g:lZAAAOSwyQtV0hGb
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2016, 08:55:31 PM »
Three hacksaw cuts later.......
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