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MichaelB

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I thought I'd start a new thread since my concern is the side stand.
I have a 71 with what appears to be an unblemished side stand factory mount. The stand has been removed, I was considering putting one on.
What is the issue with these? I have heard they break and your bike falls to they fall off while riding and cause a crash.
This particular mount is welded as a gusset between the front cross bar and the side rail with the pin inboard, upside down. Is this correct? It appears to be strong. I have some theories as to what is wrong this, but I'd like some feedback.

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The earlier sidestands were a bad design.

It is personal choice, but it is very simple to weld the later lug on & even put a new cross brace between the downtubes.

Then you have the better sidestand.

If you want originality over practicality then don't do it.
Otherwise do it.
 
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The issue is that the sidestand is held in position by a flimsy little circlip at the BOTTOM of the pin. So you go for a ride, the circlip pops off, the stand falls off and digs into the pavement, and...

Debby
 

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Debby and MichaelB,

I just ran across this tidbit.
http://www.britcycle.com/Products/06-2593Lug.htm
It's a side stand lug repair that appears to be made by Andover Norton and carries part number 06-2593. It appears to be a bolt on mount for the late side stand. Purported to work for '71 frames.
 

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"They" say that millions of catholics can't be wrong.

Have a quick look at this nice 1971 Norton Commandos.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... eName=WDVW

Then have a look at the buyers description relating to the sidestand.

I am willing to bet anyone that disagrees with me that this type of sidestand was introduced for the 1971 model.

Shock & horror, I know, but it just may be possible..............
Have a glance throught the 1971 norton catalogue "Wild Bunch" also, if you happen to have one.
I just know that some are going to say the above bike has been modified.
Don't worry I have similar reactions in Australia relating to this sidestand/centrestand "discovery"
 
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Looks like a nice bike doesn't it? Too bad it's got the crappy sidestand, fibreglass tank, and drum brake.

Reg, I think the comments were to the effect that the 72+ sidestand was introduced at some point part way thru the 71 model year. So some 71's have the crappy stand, others were more fortunate and got the good one.

Debby
 
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Debby,

I didn't like the look of those U-Bolts holding a norton up. (the brit-cycle site).

Maybe it could be fitted and welded for more strength ?

In reference to the 72+ sidestand debate, I have had to eat my words b4, so lets how it ends up. As long as the facts are correct in the end, I don't mind admitting I am wrong if I am.

How is your norton going ?
 
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nortonfan said:
Debby,
How is your norton going ?

Hey Reg, sounds like you're keeping busy!

My new imitation Lucas ignition switch arrived and I installed it. It looks like a good unit - has a nice positive feel and it checks ok with the voltmeter. Haven't had a chance to run the bike with it though. Too busy, and now it looks like winter weather is headed our way.

Debby
 
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