Information relating to the Matchless G9 or AJS Model 20 500cc twin
Mick D wrote:Cue Rob
robcurrie wrote:Mick D wrote:Cue Rob
.. and Clive...
Oh come now, are we that predictable???
Oggers, I'll send you a PM with my contact details and I'll tell you all you need to know about the stands.
I'd be inclined to investigate the stiff rear wheel. Firstly check brake is not binding. second, check for tight chain. Third check that bearing isn't too tight. Failing all that ensure there is oil in the gearbox and the clutch is free.
Oggers wrote:Malc - Do you have details of the main stand you mention please - I have not as yet subscribed to Jampot....
Hi Oggers. I forgot to mention - signing up to the club is well worthwhile. The expertise and support available here is well worthwhile, and can potentially save expensive mistakes, which more than offsets the membership fee!
I never had any problems with centre stands doing the job intended. After some 60 years you are not in a position to judge how good or bad the stand was 60 years ago. When the bike was new, the bike rocked on the stand. It needed little effort to transfer the rock, so the front or rear wheel would clear the ground, for wheel removal. After 60 years of wear on the many parts of the bike, most bikes on the stand will have little or no rock. Getting the bikes on and off the stand also proves much more difficult. If you had never owned, like I have, a bike when it was new. You are not in a position to judge how well the stand works. Believe me, they are nothing near as good on a 60 year old bike, as they were on a new bike. Robs redesigned stand is said to work well. If you ask me why? I would say it is because it's design, overcomes all the problems of 60 years of wear of parts, plus the additional design to make roll on and off easier.