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Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:12 pm
by rick king
I have a much cut and welded centre stand. It's pretty hard to use and having one deformed spring, it bounces against the road and whatever it hits.
I wonder if someone with a picture with a good view of the stand could post it?


I will ask about sidestands later. The previous owner, his mig and angry grinder had a play with the sidestand.

It's a 56 VB.

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:28 pm
by Simon.Gardiner
Drags have a picture of their new ones, which is the right shape (click on the pic and it enlarges):
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/c ... Itemid=505
They also do replacement feet (and there are sidestand pics and parts).

HTH

SG

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:36 pm
by will_curry
My centre stand came from:

Paul Jelbert Email pjelbert@btinternet.com

3 or more years ago. If he's still making them I can heartily recommend them. You may
also be pleased with the price.

It was made deliberately 'rich' around the stops to compensate for the wear which inevitably happens
on the frame and so required some fettling to fit. The end result is as good as you can get.

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:45 am
by Mick D
Hi

This is my 58 FH centre stand, stripped ready for powder coat. It's now reunited with the frame and performing as designed.

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Regards Mick

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:23 pm
by rick king
Mine sort of looks like that. Both wheels are firmly on he floor when the bike is on the centre stand; I guess I should measure it's height.

Where you have those curved feet, mine has a plain angled bit of metal.

I had an Atlas without a sidestand for years, when I weighed 9 stone, and I never had a problem with the stand. The VB stand is hard work, not a lot to hold and nothing on the stand to stand on, to let my 15stone do the work.

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:31 pm
by Mick D
Hi

On the stand my rear wheel is around 2" off of the ground, your modified feet may be responsible for this discrepancy or the stops at the top of the legs, (adjacent to the pivots), may be worn on your stand and/or frame.

Regards Mick

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:41 pm
by will_curry
The curved feet on the stand act as a 'roll-on'. When the stand first touches the ground it's the
front of the foot which makes contact. As you pull the bike onto the stand the point of contact
moves back toward the rear of the foot. This not only makes it easier/less difficult to get the
bike on the stand but also raises the bike appreciably.

stand_1.jpg