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Centre stands.

Postby lathejack » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:06 pm

I bought a couple of centre stands from the Autojumble, with the intention of fitting them to my 250 & 500 Victors.
Not sure what they are originally off. The one on the left has already had the tang modified, but the position stops are on the outside edge of the top of the legs instead of the inside faces. This one does fit and is the correct length.

The one on the right may be off an OIF A65 or T120. This has the stops in the correct place and fits straight on, but it was 20-25mm too short.
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So I hot forged some 20mm solid square bar to the shape of the end of the feet, welded them up and blended them in to the correct shape.
I may have to drill some holes on the inside face of the extended solid feet to lighten the end of the stand a bit.
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The lengthened stand now holds the Victor 250's back wheel 30mm off the ground. It just needs a short tang welding on and a spray with Dove Grey paint.
The other stand will be modified as required to fit the B50.
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Re: Centre stands.

Postby Jack Gifford » Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:50 am

Good work. To lighten- how about drilling/milling a triangle out of each foot?
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Re: Centre stands.

Postby lathejack » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:46 am

I can't get in to mill on the inside face of the feet between the legs. But I do have a drill with a 90 degree spindle that I can use to drill a row of increasing diameter blind holes on the inside face. If I really meant business I could join them up using a die grinder to form a triangular shape as you suggest.
If the spring is strong enough to hold up the heavier stand, and stop it flapping about over bumpy ground, then it can be left as is.

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Re: Centre stands.

Postby Jack Gifford » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:15 am

I had thought maybe cutting all the way through the legs, leaving enough foot to be sturdy (1/4" or so). This could be milled from the outside- hanging the opposite leg under the table and swiveling the mill's head over to the side (in the manner of the photo).
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"Motley" bike history: Horex 400, 1940 HD 45 FH, HD Baja 100, '49 Indian Scout 440, Victor 441 Roadster, H*nda TL125, Guzzi V50, H*nda FT500, 400-4, '71 B50T
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