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Center stand
« on: November 24, 2008, 04:11:10 pm »
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From: nick-bishop0  (Original Message) Sent: 06/05/2006 18:27
Regarding a C12
i Have just had a look at the centerstand gearbox mounting plates and rear half of frame which appears to only now be held together by a bush? is there a correct way to remove this so it all comes apart?
Thanks nick
I awaiting a digital camera so i can get some photos posted.

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From: PeteRudge1 Sent: 07/05/2006 16:08
Hi Nick, I had the same problem removing my spacer tube. In the end I had to beat it out. I think when the bolt loosens in use, the spacer takes a battering and eventually wears grooves in it, making it impossible to remove. When I managed to remove mine, I found the plates had been welded to the frame. Obviously a previous owner had given up on the bolt working loose!
I think the answer is to do away with the tube and fit a bigger diameter bolt. At least that's what I shall probably do.
Anyone else had the problem and found a solution?

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From: nick-bishop0 Sent: 07/05/2006 20:06
Thanks Pete,
is the space tube just a narrow thing right through the frame?
I have a spare center stand and the hole in that is much bigger than the end of the tube i can see. It's just that i can move all the bits independently so i was going to try a press type approach to getting it out.

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From: thomasjasper Sent: 07/05/2006 22:30
In the case of both my C12's, I have had the centre-stand bored out straight, made myself a new spacer tube,(not forgetting to cut a grease spiral on the outside for lubrication purposes----quite important on the C's),reaming- out the hole in the engine plates slightly, and then making a through- bolt to precisely fit the new holes in the plates and tube through the stand; cutting an appropriate thread on either end, (I have a BOXFORD lathe....far better than a Myford!!!). For one of my bikes, I had to make new sections for the rear end of the plates because the originals were so bad and do a bit of welding. I chose toe graft the new sections on form a point between the two gearbox slots. In both cases I have a nice tight frame and centre stand free of play. I apply the grease gun regularly, Joe M.