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New Centre Stand

Postby Pharisee » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:55 am

My new "Rob Swift" centre stand came back from the powder coaters a couple of days ago, so yesterday, I spend an interesting hour or so fitting it to the G80CS. It fitted very well and wasn't as difficult as I'd expected. It angles far enough forward to be stable and holds the rear wheel clear of the ground. That should make life a bit easier for this decrepit ol' fart :lol: :lol:
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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby oldandsmelly » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 pm

I've got one of these fitted to my 650 twin and it is beyond amazing. The bike goes up onto the centre stand with the merest whiff of pressure.

What's needed now is a redesigned side stand to replace the standard one which the bike will fall off on anything other than perfectly flat ground with no puff of wind or anyone near it.

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby MalcW » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:36 pm

oldandsmelly wrote:I've got one of these fitted to my 650 twin and it is beyond amazing. The bike goes up onto the centre stand with the merest whiff of pressure.

What's needed now is a redesigned side stand to replace the standard one which the bike will fall off on anything other than perfectly flat ground with no puff of wind or anyone near it.


+1 for the centre stand. My 650 is transformed.

My centre stand is OK; does yours not go far enough forward? I got rid of the 'fly up' stand by locating the anchor point for the spring further forward.

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby Plugsnpoints » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:48 pm

I keep thinking about getting one, but does the lifting lever stick out too far on a single? :)

I find the twin more front heavy than my M16, and harder to pull on the stand!

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby ajscomboman » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:02 pm

Plugsnpoints wrote:I keep thinking about getting one, but does the lifting lever stick out too far on a single? :)

I find the twin more front heavy than my M16, and harder to pull on the stand!

Andy


The arm on the CS and Single stands is 35mm closer than the Twins as there is no extra pipe or silencer to clear.

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby Plugsnpoints » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:31 pm

ajscomboman wrote:
Plugsnpoints wrote:I keep thinking about getting one, but does the lifting lever stick out too far on a single? :)

I find the twin more front heavy than my M16, and harder to pull on the stand!

Andy


The arm on the CS and Single stands is 35mm closer than the Twins as there is no extra pipe or silencer to clear.


Thanks for that. I'll be putting an order in when I've fixed my big end! :)

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby ajscomboman » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:03 am

A small word of warning, the stand is designed around original tyre sizes, if like some you then decide to up the rear to a 4.00 from a 3.50 the bike will roll off much easier. I'm sure the advert policeman will veryify this (Stupid boy! Pike.). :headbang: :headbang: I can supply extensions that can be welded on to raise the bike to compensate. It's the reason why I ask for tyre sizes and model when ordering.

Also the frames all vary in wear around the frame rail lug/stand stop. If the bike stands too vertical when carrying out a dry run without the spring on (you all do that don't you?) you can if required dremel out the indentation in the stand deeper, this allows it to go more over centre. I don't make them deeper from scratch as some frames are way more worn than others.

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby 39speedtwin » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:38 am

Where’s the adverts police?

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby ajscomboman » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:00 pm

39speedtwin wrote:Where’s the adverts police?


Hiding his head in shame for putting on a larger tyre I should think! :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: New Centre Stand

Postby clive » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:59 pm

The adverts policeman is thinking of suing the supplier for the damage to the indicator when he knocked it off the stand whilst moving another bike. Fortunately the indicator was only 4.99 from ebay so the bill won't be high. The 4.00 tyre was fitted to stop concussion punctures when travelling 2 up. Didn't work as i hit a bad pothole and got a puncture first time out. Now having to think about a much more radical alteration - loosing some weight.
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