Taller centre stand

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Pete.
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Taller centre stand

Postby Pete. » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:46 pm

I made a centre-stand for my R1100S. The stock one is too short for bikes fitted with the factory sports pack and don't lift the wheel off the floor so I made it taller than stock.

I cut the legs from steel tube and chopped a piece out of some old engine crash bars for the brace. Drilled the brace at the correct centres for the leg span.

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Cut the pivots from thick steel flat bar

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Made a temporary spacer to hold the pivots at the correct centres an tacked them on

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Welded the brace in at the correct height

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Hack-sawed a fish-mouth at the top of the tube, crimped it in the vice and welded it fully. This is to add strength and to stop the tube filling with water.

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Welded the foot pads to the bottom of the tube, and then welded the stops on the inside of the pivots (not shown here)

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And a test-fit. Going to finish it tomorrow by fitting the spring peg, the rubber stop bracket and the foot lever then give it a coat of paint

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EDIT, all done. Need a spring is all:

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