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Offline Karol

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2016, 08:57:31 pm »
Quick bit of spanner work.......
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2016, 09:00:28 pm »
Job done ..................
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2016, 09:39:47 pm »
 :o The side stand does rest on the centre stand when both are up,
So you have to put the side down before using the centre sand
( no big issue though).
A way round is to use the next bolt along( I will try this tomoz and post my findings )
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2016, 09:49:48 pm »
BTW....... Great job Paul
Alas I am  now retired ( due to back issues  :( ) from engineering at a University
So I no longer have access to the workshops, that's why I thought
my stand idea would suit those with a hacksaw and a couple of spanners.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2016, 10:58:22 pm »
Is there a particular reason why you don't bolt it to rear footrest plate where it should be?......is the stand too short?
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2016, 11:55:29 pm »
Hi Graham
Am not sure about "where it should be" as if I tried to mount mine to the
Foot peg bracket it would have needed  a major refurb and indeed
It would be too short leaving the bike leaning over way to far.
My mod as stated is an off the shelf solution that requires no specialist
Engineering and at less than £18 seems a very cost worthy solution
to the problem of getting the bike on the centre stand in old age.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2016, 12:56:12 pm »
As mentioned earlier I have just moved the kickstand to the next position along it fits great
And doesn't foul the centre stand.
If you do this mod you can leave most of the bracket intact drill it out on the right and then
A hole for a extra nut and bolt on the adjustment bar.
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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 06:19:31 pm »
perfect
every model from C10 '39 to C12'58  exept C12'40
and others

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2016, 06:20:58 pm »
good for every C model
every model from C10 '39 to C12'58  exept C12'40
and others

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2017, 01:35:29 pm »
Did a very similar mod using the Indian supplied stand for a vespa. Only requires one hole drilling in the footrest bracket for the odd mounting stub [for a spring ? I don't know I don't have a vespa]  at the back which I threaded and used as the rear fixing bolt. A couple of washers for spacers and there you go. Check E Bay number 281633439406 and the idea is pretty clear

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2018, 11:14:35 am »
Nice work, might have to make one meself. Ta.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2019, 06:36:40 am »
Thanks for this post, Paul. Finally got around to acting on it and made my own, hopefully it will help save my back a bit. Stuck pretty close to your recipe, but had to make mine a bit longer, probably due to maybe longer shocks and bigger tyres. Only alterations I made was to use a tapered tube chainstay from a pushie and just drilled a 2mm hole in it to take the end of the spring. I kept the spring short to avoid fouling the centre stand. Works a treat.

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Re: How to make a side stand for a C12
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2019, 07:39:56 am »
That looks really good, It's nice to see another one made to the same design.
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