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Offline Christo

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Side Stand
« on: 25 Jul 2016 at 18:28 »
Hi Folks,


Has anyone else had problems re no side stand - cos for the life of me I just can't manage that ridicules centre stand! I hope somebody has sorted the design of the side stand and would be willing to make another?
Christo, North bucks

1952 Mk5

Offline eddie

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Re: Side Stand
« Reply #1 on: 25 Jul 2016 at 21:14 »
Hi Christo,
                The fact you are having trouble managing the centre stand begs the question - 'Has your bike got a stand retaining clip fitted to the front end of the rear mudguard?' This clip not only keeps the stand in the raised position but also provides a halfway position that allows you to shift your foot from the pad to the bottom of the stand (making raising the bike onto the stand much easier).
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               Eddie.

Offline Red

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Re: Side Stand
« Reply #2 on: 26 Jul 2016 at 15:20 »
Hi Chris

Eddie is right about the stand clip. He pointed out that my Mark 5 had no stand clip, but even now this is fitted I still find the centre stand difficult to use. As a result I made up and fitted a side stand which is so much easier to use. Have a look at the link below. Roy

https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=5892.0


Offline tck

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Re: Side Stand
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jul 2016 at 19:22 »
I fitted one using the main engine through bolt and running a loop bracket around the exhaust pipe LH side of course then attached a prop stand to that keeps the stand in line with the main mass of the engine