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Offline FRD454

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Prop stands
« on: 21 Sep 2019 at 16:38 »
Has anyone any experience of fitting a prop (side) stand to a Mk 5 ?  Was it ever a factory option?

Offline andy1303

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #1 on: 21 Sep 2019 at 20:39 »
I'm not sure about a factory option, but the LDMCC were selling prop stands to fit Mark series bikes.

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Offline Chris

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #2 on: 21 Sep 2019 at 21:30 »
The LDMCC Spares scheme did offer side stands but these only fitted the Sports models with high level exhausts as the low level exhausts prevent the fitting of standard side stands. Several special side stands have been constructed by individual members. Details of their construction would be welcome on this Forum.
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Offline Charlescs

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #3 on: 21 Sep 2019 at 22:46 »
Many years ago I fitted a then generally available propstand to the left lower crash bar (it had an integral clamp) of my Mk 5 and that worked fine. I'm not sure what make it was. The bike is just re-emerging after a 40 year rest; I hope the aforesaid stand will still be there. If so I'll add a picture. Charles CS

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #4 on: 23 Sep 2019 at 09:39 »
Don't know if this will help. I used a prop stand from an early Honda CBR 600 and made up a small triangulated plate out of 5mm steel which at one end is attached to the foot rest bolt and the other end is notched to locate under the footrest. Has been on my Mark 5 for a number of years and works well. Simple to fit and is easily removed to return the bike to its original condition.

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #5 on: 23 Sep 2019 at 14:04 »
Thanks Red
That looks like quite a neat & simple solution. I have seen a number of Mark machines over the years with home made or adapted prop/side stands but never close enough to observe quite how they were carried out.
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Offline tck

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #6 on: 24 Sep 2019 at 14:36 »
Now if you had a recent copy of New Conrod you would know the answer...

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Re: Prop stands
« Reply #7 on: 24 Sep 2019 at 18:09 »
To be precise page 9 of the May/June 2019 issue

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