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Offline nimrod650

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footrest
« on: 15.11. 2017 19:51 »
different saw a rgs replica with   a pillion footrest replacing the top n/side rear shocker bolt to use as drop down lifting handle??

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Re: footrest
« Reply #1 on: 15.11. 2017 21:07 »
That's worth a try
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Re: footrest
« Reply #2 on: 16.11. 2017 07:11 »
Fitted one to mine, but used modern alloy type which is spring loaded and came as a pair and were a lot cheaper than the original pillon foot rest.
Find it helps alittle but position is not ideal and still use other areas of the the bike to get her up on the stand.
Should never have cut the foot extension off the centre stand, but was never comfortable applying the stand from that side of the bike.
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Re: footrest
« Reply #3 on: 16.11. 2017 10:04 »
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Should never have cut the foot extension off the centre stand, but was never comfortable applying the stand from that side of the bike.

I still have the foot extension which is why I have never thought of lifting from the other side, wonder how left henders find things
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Re: footrest
« Reply #4 on: 16.11. 2017 11:21 »
De Groot does a lifting handle for SA models.
Seems a bit more practical than a footrest. *dunno*
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Re: footrest
« Reply #5 on: 16.11. 2017 12:08 »
I have a similar one fitted morris - just does not seem to be at the right height to get best purchase, maybe something to do with riders height
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Re: footrest
« Reply #6 on: 16.11. 2017 13:09 »
Morris and Bill ,I had one of those when I got my first s/arm A7SS never fitted it and it was one of those parts that was always in a toolbox and always glossed over as "don't need that" ,I eventually gave it away , never thought I 'd get old  *sad* *lol*
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Re: footrest
« Reply #7 on: 16.11. 2017 15:44 »
Do lefties get on/off a horse on the wrong side (right).  *smile*
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Re: footrest
« Reply #8 on: 16.11. 2017 18:17 »
My BSAs all have the original lifting handle. Quite handy in fact. The S/A A10 and Star Twin have the centre stand foot which is good. They are also good for showering sparks on left handers. Once in a while I build up the worn down bit with weld. A titanium plate would make for some spectacular sparks. Something to contemplate.
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Re: footrest
« Reply #9 on: 16.11. 2017 23:09 »

A titanium plate would make for some spectacular sparks. Something to contemplate.
Please do it and take a video!  *smile*

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Re: footrest
« Reply #10 on: 17.11. 2017 10:15 »
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Do lefties get on/off a horse on the wrong side (right).

depends upon which side they carry there sword
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Re: footrest
« Reply #11 on: 17.11. 2017 13:59 »
I have a 1956 A7 swinging arm model and a 1963 A65 Star twin the A7 has the original lifting handle, my method for putting on the centre stand on the A7 is to use my left foot to hold down the stand using the foot extension then grip the original lifing handle with my left hand then grip the L shaped rear mudguard stay with my right hand and pull. the lifting handle on it,s own I find to be a little too high up. The A65 has a similar fitting as a footrest which I made myself it fits into the sidecar fitting hole next to the top rear suspension bolt I find it quite easy to get it onto the stand using the foot extension the reason I made that fitting is because I have Craven Panniers fitted and they get in the way a bit the A65 is much easier to get on the stand than the A7 maybe because the A65 has 18" wheels whereas the A7 which is a heavier bike has 19" wheels.