Side Stand

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Side Stand

Postby Waterslade6 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:51 pm

My G3 1960 the side stand when the weight is taken off the stand it springs back immediately, I can only locate the two holes in the frame to connect the one end of the spring to. I understand that on some frames there were in fact a further
two holes which the spring could be connected to which allows the spring to be returned using one's foot. I would be very grateful for any help in identifying/locating the possible position of these other two holes or in fact overcoming the problem of the side stand springing back automatically. Many thanks

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Re: Side Stand

Postby Expat » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:19 am

Hello Phil,

Had the opposite issue that you’re talking about but could not find any other holes to locate the spring in, despite many assurances that they would be there.

So, simply fitted a jubilee type clamp around the frame in a position such that the free end of the spring could be hooked into one of the slots in the projecting end of said clip, in a position that would ensure the stand would retract when weight was removed.

You could presumably achieve the opposite effect in the same way!!

Works for me!


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Re: Side Stand

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:11 pm

As far as I know the stand should automatically return as the bike returned to its upright position. Not returning could cause a nasty accident.

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Re: Side Stand

Postby shifter » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:04 pm

I secured a small steel dropper where the exhaust downpipe is mounted to the frame with a small hole in it to secure the stand spring on my bike works champion.

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Re: Side Stand

Postby cbranni » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:44 pm

I did same as Shifty :D , small bracket hanging down, I like my side stands to stay down.

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Re: Side Stand

Postby Pharisee » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:16 pm

My '54 G3/LS has two holes in the right hand bottom rail. The forward one is just behind the flattened section where the bottom rail bolts to the front down tube. Hook the sidestand spring in there and the stand will remain down when the weight is taken off it. The second hole is a foot or so further back. Hook the spring in that one and the sidestand will retract when the weight is taken off it

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