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Old 02-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #31
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One major point with an oe sidestand (on my 81) is that it will retract if/when I ride off with the stand down.....Done it quite a few times over the last 19 years on the same bike.
Each time the stand has retracted with just a scraping noise, never an unsettling jolt.

How do the aftermarkets stand up in this regard?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #32
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With my Surefoot you know it if you went round a corner with the stand down. If you first corner was a 50mph left handler then you would be in trouble
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:03 AM   #33
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Why has...

No one mentioned the Migsel stands yet?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:47 AM   #34
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Because the migsel stands are a UK gs club thing?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:34 AM   #35
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Because the migsel stands are a UK gs club thing?
I guess so, but I've yet to see anything match the quality.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #36
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Do you have a link for Migsel sidestands?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:48 AM   #37
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One major point with an oe sidestand (on my 81) is that it will retract if/when I ride off with the stand down.....Done it quite a few times over the last 19 years on the same bike.
Each time the stand has retracted with just a scraping noise, never an unsettling jolt.

How do the aftermarkets stand up in this regard?
As far as I know all airheads came with self-retracting stands, at least in the US.

My tpot stand is substantial enough that it would probably upset the bike in a fast left turn, but that has not happened since I rigged a beeper to warn me to raise the stand before riding.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763499
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #38
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I just found this service bulletin from 1990 on how to repair the 81-84 stands
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #39
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As far as I know all airheads came with self-retracting stands, at least in the US.
That's what I've heard from most folk.
Must have been an Aussie thing, as I know of other RS's with stay-down side stands.

Nice little safetey device!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #40
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Do you have a link for Migsel sidestands?
http://www.migsel.com/store/index.ph...ewCat&catId=12

You will need to send an email as they can't be found on the site.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:06 AM   #41
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http://www.migsel.com/store/index.ph...ewCat&catId=12

You will need to send an email as they can't be found on the site.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #43
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Never liked the stock sidestands on airheads and have replaced most of them. The worse one was on my r80g/s. There wasn't a good aftermarket stand for it, at least none I knew off. I did put a pad on it to increase surface area and a bent aluminum bar with some teeth on the upper part and pointed back to enable me to reach it easier. That helped lots.

The surefoots ended up on all my rs's and rt's and is a great stand. Also had browns on some of the slash bikes and certainly an improvement. There is a version of the browns called a Farley made by a fellow in Michigan. I assume he still is. A little nicer finish and all the way around than the browns. If anyone is interested they can pm or email me and I'll try and find his phone #. This guy is real old school. Might be on snobums site also.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #44
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Never liked the stock sidestands on airheads and have replaced most of them. The worse one was on my r80g/s. There wasn't a good aftermarket stand for it, at least none I knew off. I did put a pad on it to increase surface area and a bent aluminum bar with some teeth on the upper part and pointed back to enable me to reach it easier. That helped lots.

The surefoots ended up on all my rs's and rt's and is a great stand. Also had browns on some of the slash bikes and certainly an improvement. There is a version of the browns called a Farley made by a fellow in Michigan. I assume he still is. A little nicer finish and all the way around than the browns. If anyone is interested they can pm or email me and I'll try and find his phone #. This guy is real old school. Might be on snobums site also.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #45
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/2 side stand

I have a 1968 R60 US model and in need of a decent side stand. The aftermarket one I have ain't worth a sheite. I'm getting old to where putting the bike on its center stand to kick start it is getting to be a chore. If I kick start the bike on it's side stand it tends to bend the side stand arm. I can't find the modified/stock side stand I had. It was made of round bar stock welded to the stock side stand mounting assembly & is longer w/a bend like the Harley so the stand does not sink on soft ground or hot asphalt. Any recommendations???? Would sure appreciate it...thanks
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