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Offline phil37

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Universal centre stand
« on: February 21, 2018, 17:08 »
I expect some of you are already familiar with this type of stand - but I've only just come across it. It's made by Sealey and was £37 delivered (UK). It would be very useful for front wheel removal on the 750's as the front heavy bias makes it a pain. It's easily fitted and removed and the bike remains in a strong and stable position that even saint Theresa May would be proud of! With some spacing wood underneath it also fits an off road bike on its maximum height setting. - Regards - Phil

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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 22:41 »
Clever idea. I use two old Holden bottle jacks on mine, but that would be a lot bloody simpler. Shame it's sold in the UK and not in convictland!
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 22:46 »
It is a clever idea, except for those motorbikes that have exhaust underneath it.
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 22:57 »
Clever idea. I use two old Holden bottle jacks on mine, but that would be a lot bloody simpler. Shame it's sold in the UK and not in convictland!

You're handy with the tools aren't you Quentin? It wouldn't take more than a couple of hours with a hacksaw and welder to make something similar.

I was having similar thoughts to Chris though. It wouldn't suit most of my bikes because of the exhausts or fairing belly pan getting in the way. Laverdas usually have their own centre stand anyway. Something like that might be handy for my Yamaha TY350 on the rare occasions that thing gets any attention in the workshop.
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 23:14 »
You could easily make one with protruding (semi-spherical) lugs correctly spaced to engage with the frame rails...
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 23:21 »
You could easily make one with protruding (semi-spherical) lugs correctly spaced to engage with the frame rails...

Unless you owned an SF or SFC.
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 23:44 »
Unless you owned an SF or SFC.


ok, space the lugs to engage with the downpipes.. (bolt)
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 08:43 »
I have one of these and they do work with Laverda (Breganze) triples and twins:
https://www.louis.de/artikel/rothewald-scherenheber-mit-adaptern/10003265?filter_article_number=10003265&list=362c3bb8fa728bce701702f89882999d

There are two sliders that you can put on the top, they can be adjusted to the width of the lower frame-tubes width f.e., then tightened with a screw so they do not move. there are 3 different length of adapters coming with it (I use the middle length). If you use a cordless screwdriver, an adapter and a wrench socket fitting to the end of it, it is a one person operation to lift the bike...

there is also the black series existing for roughly 30 € more. The only difference I can see is that that one is powder-coated and has 2 angled metal brackets bolted to it to keep the thing from tilting. This would only be necessary from my point of view if you extend the lift fully (Cross bikes f.e.). Haven't had any issues so far with the red one except for a broken bearing.

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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 18:29 »
I have one of these and they do work with Laverda (Breganze) triples and twins:
https://www.louis.de/artikel/rothewald-scherenheber-mit-adaptern/10003265?filter_article_number=10003265&list=362c3bb8fa728bce701702f89882999d

Like that, Lothar.  Might be worth a thought ...

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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 21:00 »
I have made such plank. Dimensions are 33x70mm (can't remember length of it) and I have planed it from one corner to fit where it is. I think it is spruce that have grown up slowly and therefore strong enough. Also spruce withstands variation
of humidity quite well. No even need to remove exhaust system when working with the frontend,
which would otherwise lead to many retightenings again.
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 22:31 »
Writing reads SFC ................ when packaged. What is the rest?
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2018, 12:59 »
Writing reads SFC ................ when packaged. What is the rest?
Can be understood "SFC stand accepts exhaust system"

I was writing that text in middle of the night and somewere on the center of the wooden block
I noticed there was no room to write what I was going to with same size of letters and phrasing became some kind of brain fart but still understandable.

Idea was to write something to it or someone would use that peace of wood or throw it to rubbish.
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Re: Universal centre stand
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2018, 21:29 »
I have one of these and they do work with Laverda (Breganze) triples and twins:
https://www.louis.de/artikel/rothewald-scherenheber-mit-adaptern/10003265?filter_article_number=10003265&list=362c3bb8fa728bce701702f89882999d

There are two sliders that you can put on the top, they can be adjusted to the width of the lower frame-tubes width f.e., then tightened with a screw so they do not move. there are 3 different length of adapters coming with it (I use the middle length). If you use a cordless screwdriver, an adapter and a wrench socket fitting to the end of it, it is a one person operation to lift the bike...

there is also the black series existing for roughly 30 € more. The only difference I can see is that that one is powder-coated and has 2 angled metal brackets bolted to it to keep the thing from tilting. This would only be necessary from my point of view if you extend the lift fully (Cross bikes f.e.). Haven't had any issues so far with the red one except for a broken bearing.

cheers

Lothar

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