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Old 20/04/2017, 02:57 PM
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Default Main stand for off road bikes

Having the Ranger nearly topple over off the side stand has prompted me in to thinking about making some main stands. I made one with a friend for the grumph that turned out okay. One thing missing from the original is a lever to help get the main stand down and locked in place.



Adapted for the different alloy engine plates



Having just had to change the rear wheel due to a puncture it won't be soon enough
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Old 21/04/2017, 07:05 AM
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Good idea Tony. Could a roadster stand be adapted? There will no doubt be factory drawings. Ian
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Old 21/04/2017, 06:00 PM
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Hi Ian,
I tried my roadster main stand and it would be too short, and if hung on brackets the lower brace would rub on the tyre.
I think it might be okay on the Scottish as it has the lower footrest cradle. I think the ISDT style one is more elegant than the utilitarian roadster one - if a main stand can be elegant
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Old 21/04/2017, 07:43 PM
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I suppose I was thinking about a roadster one with extended feet, which is in effect what some other manufacturers did back in the day. Not very pretty though, as you say. I wonder if drawings exist of the ISDT one....
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Old 21/04/2017, 10:17 PM
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Yes, they do
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Old 24/04/2017, 11:34 AM
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If you plan on having a batch made, I could be interested Tony. As your Grumph is a TFS frame, and I would like one for a TE/S frame, they should be compatible. Ian
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Old 24/04/2017, 01:13 PM
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I will make a few extra Ian so there will be a few available
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Old 24/04/2017, 01:39 PM
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OK Tony, thanks. You are I guess making them for your Ranger(s)? Their frame is derived from the Anglian, which evolved from the TE frame, but I don't know whether there are any detail differences which could affect compatibility.

You may know the answer to that, or someone else here may.

Ian
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Old 24/04/2017, 08:43 PM
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Yes for the Ranger(s), the TFS Trail and the Anglian. The fitting was different for the grumph as the alloy plates for the Triumph engine are different from the original plates. I am sure that the stand will fix to any frame all be it with a slightly different mounting brackets, trial and error no doubt.
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Old 25/04/2017, 07:10 AM
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Fair enough. Keep me posted! Ian
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