Installing Center Stand Frustrations

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Oki Koki, option two
At the bottom left under the reply box you will see a Go Advanced tap.Clicking this then scrolling down a tad will give you a Manage Attachments option.
Hit that and follow the prompts and you should be sweet.:y16:

No dice..even in "Advanced" I don't have an option for "Manage Attachments". I also tried using Firefox, so now I think maybe it's my account settings? But I don't see any option to allow/disallow uploading from computer in my account settings. Frustrating!ANGER
 

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A few months back, I am not sure, but I thought similar to how we made it so only sponsoring members could use TapaTalk, we also made it so only sponsors could attach photos hosted here and not linked from a photo sharing site????

Do you have an option to LINK to a photo hosted from another site?

I could be wrong....it was discussed though.


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A few months back...we made it so only sponsoring members...could attach photos hosted here...

That would certainly explain it! Here's an attempt at linking through a URL (since we're talking about sponsorship):



Seems to be working, I guess I'll have to start using Picasa or something like that to post my pics.
 

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So, I finally got around to getting my pictures online. Here goes...

This shows the center stand installed, looking forward on the the right side of the bike. Specifically note where the spring goes (on top of the cross member of the frame, and pointing backward).
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This is a view pointing up at the mounting points. The hole where the spring is bolted is just hidden by the exhaust pipe. "Forward" is to the right.


This pic shows the additional rubber stopper installed behind the existing stopper for the side stand. "Forward" is to the left.


This is the leg of the center stand that you press on to engage, and the screw assembly that contacts the rubber stopper to prevent it from clanging into your exhaust. I ended up using an additional rubber spacer (shown) to add clearance, and painted the whole screw assembly with a rattle can of flat black.


And here it is when engaged. This is a view of the left side of the bike. The rear tire is about an inch (or a couple of centimeters for you metrics) off the garage floor.


And lastly, a view of it engaged from the right side. Note the spring location. This actually requires the shaft part of the spring to bend around the cross member of the frame slightly, but since there is that black plastic (or rubber) sleeve I assumed this was intentional.


And that's it...pretty straightforward once I had Mrs. Guj help with the bolt installation.

The only other additional thing I had to do was take a grinder to the outer forward corner of the side stand since there was some interference between it and the center stand when both were stowed, causing the side stand to get stuck when trying to deploy. After 5-10 minutes of filing and Dremel-ing it's smooth as butter with no binding.
 

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That looks like the TEC stand. Doesn't the Triumph stand have a "C" bracket for the spring?
 

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Yeah, it is the TEC stand. Not sure exactly what the differences are between it and the OEM one.
 

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Easy spring installation: Use 51/2" hook-and-eye turnbuckle
Extend fully
connect spring to stand and c-bracket (spring ends pointed away from you)
Connect eye of turnbuckle to spring (behind the bracket) - slip hook over spring retainer post.
tighten turnbuckle until spring is elongated enough to slip bracket onto post (it will fit side-by-side with turnbuckle hook)
loosen and remove turnbuckle
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I put one on my new 1200 XC and it was pretty easy. Hooking the two springs was a bit of a rub though. I didn't have a spring pulling tool. I made one up out of a pipe and twine. I drilled a hole in a hallow aluminum pipe. Tied the loop of twine through it. I hooked it around the spring and began to roll up the twine on the pipe. As the twine rolled up around the pipe to the location of where the spring was to hook. All I had to do was pull the twine over the hook and let go.
 

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Great solution. Thanks for posting it.
 

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I am clearly a masochist. As I can no longer afford to have a leather-clad dominatrix come round and beat me up every week, I now spend more time with my 1976 T140v. It's a similar experience.
I can entirely empathise with the pain and frustration that comes with fitting a centre stand. 2 years ago I put on a new one (after crashing into a skip lorry) and have been undergoing therapy ever since.
With regard to Chadtx's problem I can offer the following. The two side legs of the centre stand on my bike measure 25cm top to toe and it has a top width, (outside measurement) of 14.5 cm. When the bike is on the stand the front wheel naturally lifts 3 cm from the ground. I've had numerous Bonnies and this has been the same for all of them. Would this size stand suit your bike?
I'm not usually very informative but I hope this helps.
And bear in mind, if you can get that f****g spring on yourself without going mad you can fix just about anything on an old bike. Don't give up!
 
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