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PostAuthor: brightnsunnyray » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:49 am

There is nothing like a good homemade soop. So in that direction how can an expensive after market center stand beat the homemade one? It doesn't in my book. So here's my great tool, it was made with a 2 x 8 cut in two 3 feet lenght, they where "sandwiched" with screws to make a 4'' wide 3' long board. Put a galvanised pipe flange and two 2 footer 3/4" galvanised put together, couldn't find a 4 + feet.
It works fine, I lift with the left hand while the right hand stays on the left handle bar and it setles easy. It feels like the bike wants to fall off on the other side when you lift it but it stays straight up unless you cranked it up under the side stand. When I lube the chain I simply use a car jack on the other side to lift up the rear wheel, you could pry it with a 2 x 4 instead.
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: fevitz » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:12 am

Good idea , looks like a plan !!!
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: Tom Boyte » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:57 pm

Ray,
Whatever works...and doesn't fall on you. :bg:
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: fevitz » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:59 am

Hi ray , heres the centre stand I built today , only ive added wheels from a scooter . Its easy and smooth to use , no problems , :bg:
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: brightnsunnyray » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:46 pm

Wow! Pretty cool.
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: brightnsunnyray » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:37 pm

@ habitant I did see your stand and proud of the Quebecer's geniuses but its not that you sell it too much, its just that I can't afford paying $200. plus when I can gizmo one for $40. But yours is better no doubt and advise anyone to get yours if they can, after all I can't bring mine on the road :ops:
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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: Habitant » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:18 pm

Thanks Brightnsunnyray (why such a long name?),
When I bought this bike and looked for the centerstand the first time, I was so mad that it was not there. For me it's essensial for all bikes! All my former bikes had one!

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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: FiL » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:18 am

Habitant wrote:Why not a permanent centerstand? After much search on the internet and not finding anything, I designed my own centerstand which is for me essential on any bike. Just the fact that a bike takes up much less floor space in a garage when it is standing vertical makes it worthwhile.

If you wish to have détails on this centerstand, send me a PM.



Your Center stand looks good.

Can you please send me the details for manufacturing this one. Or can I get one off the shelf. Let me know the cost.

Your help is appreciated very much

Best regards

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Re: Homemade center stand

PostAuthor: welshflyboy » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:15 am

Hi habitant I have just seen your home made centre stand can you post up a drawing with some dimensions as I have some steal section similar to what you have used on yours to make one for mine if you could email me some mesherment's on a drawing that would save me a lot of time making one for my virago 250 and others viewing this post on making a centerstand would find it usefull & where to get a spring from and size of spring in length . :ghug:

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