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Offline cahallett

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Dragonfly Stand
« on: 09 Jul 2012 at 11:01 »
Hello,
We noticed that the stand on our Dragonfly was stiff, creaky and heavy to operate.
So we took it apart to grease and found it bone dry.
We also found that two distance pieces were missing (by reference to the parts book), that the special shoulder bolts, one shorter than the other,were loose and sloppy causing the stand to overreach itself.
 
So does anybody know....
1)why are the special shouldered bolts of different lenghts?
2)which should go to which side and why so?
3)why is it necessary to have distance pieces?
4)there is a prong welded to the left hand side of the stand foot to ease pressing it down. But why on the left hand side? as we would prefer to have it on the right hand. is this original?

Kind Regards
Chris

Offline eddie

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Re: Dragonfly Stand
« Reply #1 on: 09 Jul 2012 at 11:31 »
Chris,
        If you look at the brackets on the frame that carry the stand, you will see that they are made of plate and folded at 90 degrees. The spacer is there to make sure the stand operates correctly without fouling on the radius of this fold. From memory, the stand should be fitted with the spacer on the offside of the machine, between the stand and it's mounting bracket (to make sure the stand locates correctly in the retaining clip). The nearside pivot bolt has no spacer, thus making allowance for any discrepancy in the widths of the frame or stand. Both pivot bolts should be tightened in the frame brackets so that the stand pivots on the bolts rather than the bolts turning in the frame.
  With regard to the prong on the stand - this is fitted to the nearside as most Dragonflies were intended for the home market, and it is normal practice to stand kerbside of the machine to lift it onto it's stand. It's a lot easier to steady the bike if you are standing down camber with the bike leaning towards you than to have it lean away from you and take you completely off balance.
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                     Eddie.

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Re: Dragonfly Stand
« Reply #2 on: 09 Jul 2012 at 11:43 »
I think every bike I have ever come across has the prong on the left hand side of the stand - British, German, Italian, Japanese, you name it.. I presume this is due to 90% of people being right handed, and prefer to lift the machine from the left hand side where your right hand is doing the lifting.

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Re: Dragonfly Stand
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jul 2012 at 19:34 »
Thanks Eddie and Graeme,
We are fixed.
Best regards
Chris

 

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