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Technical => Frame => Topic started by: Rex on 28.09. 2018 13:16

Title: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: Rex on 28.09. 2018 13:16
Quick question...1951, did the nearside (primary side) centre stand leg have a foot sticking out from under the silencer to get your foot on and push it down?
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: Greybeard on 28.09. 2018 13:20
Quick question...1951, did the nearside (primary side) centre stand leg have a foot sticking out from under the silencer to get your foot on and push it down?
If it's the same as my '55 bike, yes.
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: Rex on 28.09. 2018 17:31
I was hoping you weren't going to say that GB... *sad2*
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: muskrat on 28.09. 2018 21:26
Yes they should but mine has been ground off through exuberant cornering. Makes getting it up difficult.  *shh*
Cheers
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: cotterpinkid on 28.09. 2018 22:00
Quick question...1951, did the nearside (primary side) centre stand leg have a foot sticking out from under the silencer to get your foot on and push it down?
If it's the same as my '55 bike, yes.
If it's the same as my '57 bike, yes.
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: Brian on 28.09. 2018 22:20
Actually 1951 didnt have the "tang", I believe that was introduced in 1953. Both stands are identical otherwise so you could look for a later stand or maybe weld a tang onto yours.
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: Rex on 29.09. 2018 11:10
Thanks Brian. Nearing completion I've noticed that just the tip of the stand foot pokes out under the silencer, and though I could get the tip of my boot on it it's inevitably going to leave burnt rubber marks on the silencer. Welding a new tip on is the ultimate solution but I just wondered whether the tip was never there, worn off or just sawn off my Mr Bodge in the past.

I'll try and run the bike for a while and then when the inevitable remedial tasks need doing post-rebuild I'll do it then.
Title: Re: Plunger centre stands.
Post by: BSA_54A10 on 02.10. 2018 10:21
And check the mufflers as there should be a cut away for the stand leg to sit in.