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Technical => Frame => Topic started by: Peter Gee on 28.08. 2019 09:13

Title: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: Peter Gee on 28.08. 2019 09:13
Nearly everything on the market seems to be an Indian or MCA "generic" clamp on stand with "golf lub" shaped foot as per 3rd pic...but I have found this which is "thought to be" BSA by the owner. It would be for my 59 A7SS and I have the  frame bracket.

I already have an old aftermarket one, identical to the "all purpose" sold today but the little "golf club" shaped foot rests/stops against the exhaust pipe.

This looks it might be quite useful????? If it will fit...........Cant tell if it's original or modified by an owner but I like the easy engage arm.
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: Gerry on 28.08. 2019 09:53
Hi Peter, What ever you do stay away from the Indian made ones. I have a friend who fitted one and it snapped. Not good. Same as most Indian stuff, pretty poor quality. I just fitted a set of fork bellows and found they have split without even being tried on the road, but where do you find decent ones. Another bloke bought a A10 rear sprocket and it lasted about 6 months before becoming a paper weight. My Indian tank has signs of rust and it was only out for one ride where it rained. Good luck. Gerry
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: morris on 28.08. 2019 11:48
Don't trust the clamp-on ones. One day or another they'll slide... DAMHIK.
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: chaterlea25 on 02.09. 2019 23:57
Hi Peter,
I think the stand pictured is AJS/Matchless ?
All original BSA stands have a part number cast on them

John
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: muskrat on 03.09. 2019 09:42
G'day fellas.
Funny I've never had a problem with the Indian clamp on I have on the Cafe. It did slip once but a couple of tacks with the old electric glue gun fixed that. I use the stand when starting the beast so it takes all my 80Kg  *dunno*
Cheers
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: coater87 on 03.09. 2019 16:10
G'day fellas.
Funny I've never had a problem with the Indian clamp on I have on the Cafe. It did slip once but a couple of tacks with the old electric glue gun fixed that. I use the stand when starting the beast so it takes all my 80Kg  *dunno*
Cheers

 Did you use the glue sticks made for fabric or the ones for paper?

 Lee
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: RDfella on 03.09. 2019 20:27
I use a piece of wood screwed to a plywood pad for my Weslake. Nerver failed yet. *smile*
Title: Re: Will this side stand work (with photo)??
Post by: muskrat on 03.09. 2019 20:39
G'day Lee.
No mate I used the long grey/blue ones that can blind you without a helmet  *smile*
Cheers