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Offline saluki42

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1934 Model Z Centre stand
« on: 22 Jul 2023 at 09:18 »
Hi there, has anybody out there got any information on the centre details for the Model Z. Specifically what I am looking for are details of the pivot lugs mounted to the top of each leg. As I'm about to put the wheels on my project bike it would be handy to have a stand to stop it falling over.

Here's hoping
Chris

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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #1 on: 27 Jul 2023 at 03:09 »
Until someone comes along with some actual pic/details/measurements, a quick study of whats out there may be helpful ?
Making up a cardboard/plywood template of something that fits what you have may be instructive ?
And then cobbling up something in angle iron may further refine the concept.
I've resorted to this on several projects, until the real thing came along.
Getting the lengths/widths/stops established is a good start...

Some helpful ? shots from those chaps at Yesterdays
https://www.yesterdays.nl/site/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Douglas-1933-S6-3109-4.jpg
https://www.yesterdays.nl/site/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Douglas-1933-S6-3109-5.jpg
https://www.yesterdays.nl/site/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Douglas-1933-S6-3109-1.jpg

This is 1933, but 34 wouldn't be much different ?

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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #2 on: 27 Jul 2023 at 22:41 »
Hi Chris,

It may not help but I did get some lugs cut for a guy with an S1, sorry I have no idea if the S6 stand lug would be the same, attached is a pdf of the drawing.

Cheers

Marcus


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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #3 on: 28 Jul 2023 at 07:42 »
'Yesterdays' photos show an S6 stand that has been modified by having extra blocks welded on the feet (probably to overcome the fact that the stop lugs were excessively worn!).

  Eddie.

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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #4 on: 28 Jul 2023 at 23:13 »
Well that certainly explains the somewhat cobbled-up appearance then !
(And may hint at that Z stands may not be too available to find ??).

It also begs the question of what visible difference(s) a Z stand will have ?

Offline Ian Hand

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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #5 on: 21 Aug 2023 at 09:08 »
I built a Centre stand out of what I think was a Norton (early thirties) centre stand.   I am away from home for a few weeks so I won't be able to measure and photograph it. Its not perfect and required quite a bit of effort to pull the bike up on the stand.  But it works.

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Re: 1934 Model Z Centre stand
« Reply #6 on: 22 Aug 2023 at 10:07 »
'Yesterdays' photos show an S6 stand that has been modified by having extra blocks welded on the feet (probably to overcome the fact that the stop lugs were excessively worn!).

Just bumped into this in the Motor Cycle 3rd Show Edition, 5 Dec 1929, showing the stand for the 1930 S6. The funny little feet presumably live in the toolbox, to be fitted if you wish to remove the rear wheel!

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Leon