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Offline Paul S

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Make your own sidestand V2
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:41:16 am »
I thought I had better post the pictures again, as I used Photobucket hosting last time, and they have now taken the pictures off because they are blackmailing all their old users, so here are the pictures again.

Note, the plate was bent by cutting along the line of the bend with a hacksaw part way though, then bending away from the cut and then filling the open cut with a mig welder.
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:45:31 am »
I tried to post all the pics, but it wouldn't work, here's the next.
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 10:47:05 am »
And the plans
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:48:36 am »
The finished article.
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 08:14:46 pm »
good job
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 08:27:18 pm »
Great work if only I had the skills
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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 05:39:29 pm »
It's a great piece of work that  ;) but if you can't make one [I admit it's out of my league] just buy the Indian one [it's for a vespa ??!!]. It isn't as pretty [or as satisfying] but it does the job OK and only costs £15. Just needs one hole drilling and one stud threading

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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2018, 10:09:46 am »
Hi Paul.  For my B series single I had no side stand bracket on the frame and the centre stand was awful.  I struggled to figure out a good way to make a side stand until I read this.  I didn't want to clamp to the frame or modify it in any way.  I've copied your bracket and fitted it to the part of the frame where the swing arm pivot and chain case fixes.  I probably didn't bend the plate quite enough but it works very well.  I cheated and used the stand and pivot from a Honda (sorry) I intend to alter it a little to make it look less Honda.  Anyway thanks for the great work, very helpful.

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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 11:02:36 am »
It's a great piece of work that  ;) but if you can't make one [I admit it's out of my league] just buy the Indian one [it's for a vespa ??!!]. It isn't as pretty [or as satisfying] but it does the job OK and only costs £15. Just needs one hole drilling and one stud threading

Any chance of a link? Thanks

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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 11:10:41 pm »
Seem to have gone up a bit but check the E Bay item number 132589339346   All you need do is drill a hole in the footrest mount and cut a thread [I admit I used M8] onto the stud that sticks out on the rear of the stand mounting plate - the hole in the plate fits the existing mounting bolt [bit large but a simple sleeve/spacer cures that] + a bit of filing here and there to make a neat job - it's been working fine since I fitted it. A tiny bit tall but fine with a bit of care. I'll post a picture soon as I get the old girl out of the shed

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Re: Make your own sidestand V2
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 08:30:37 am »
Hi Paul.  For my B series single I had no side stand bracket on the frame and the centre stand was awful.  I struggled to figure out a good way to make a side stand until I read this.  I didn't want to clamp to the frame or modify it in any way.  I've copied your bracket and fitted it to the part of the frame where the swing arm pivot and chain case fixes.  I probably didn't bend the plate quite enough but it works very well.  I cheated and used the stand and pivot from a Honda (sorry) I intend to alter it a little to make it look less Honda.  Anyway thanks for the great work, very helpful.
No need for apologies, I just showed what I did, if any of it helps anyone then that's great, looks like I could have saved myself a bit of work, all that really matters is that everyone gets the best out of their C, I understand the Kawasaki zzr600 stand can be modified to fit, but I need mine on my zzr.
Growing old is compulsory, but growing up is optional.
1955 C12
1961 Greeves Scottish
1998 Kawasaki zzr600
1967 Triumph Vitesse 2 ltr convertible
1959 BSA C1000