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giff
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side stand

Post by giff » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:10 pm

does anybody have a reasonably priced sidestand for my armstrong,in north or south devon pls.many thanks and many xmas. :D
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Re: side stand

Post by P.I.STAKER » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:36 pm

HI Giff

what sand stand do you require, there are a couple of different types.

l/h or r/h

hope this helps


https://sites.google.com/site/gvsparts/
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Re: side stand

Post by Vtrsp1da » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:48 pm

Check out Sportax Racings website he has a used one for sale
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Re: side stand

Post by giff » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am

:D my armstrong is heavy for me to get onto centre stand and im fit as a butchers dog,what does army use;thanks for all help
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Re: side stand

Post by Wirralman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:07 pm

giff wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
:D my armstrong is heavy for me to get onto centre stand and im fit as a butchers dog,what does army use;thanks for all help
The army hasn't use Armstrong for a few decades so they don't do anything ! I've never had a 500 but I think it's usually easier than the 350 IFF in standard trim. Some bikes have shorter aftermarket shocks or been modified which make things harder. If at home the easiest way is to roll the rear wheel onto a plank to raise the bike. If memory serves one member carried a small block of wood around. Good technique is better than muscle strength
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Re: side stand

Post by Minter » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:17 am

giff wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
:D my armstrong is heavy for me to get onto centre stand and im fit as a butchers dog,what does army use;thanks for all help
Use right foot to hold centre stand on the floor. Grab pannier or shock absorber if panniers removed with both hands and lift up and back..

Practice until proficient as it was part of the bike test!
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Re: side stand

Post by Derrick » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:55 pm

Minter wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:17 am
giff wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:42 am
:D my armstrong is heavy for me to get onto centre stand and im fit as a butchers dog,what does army use;thanks for all help
Use right foot to hold centre stand on the floor. Grab pannier or shock absorber if panniers removed with both hands and lift up and back..

Practice until proficient as it was part of the bike test!
I do the same to hold the centre stand, and then grab the bar across the center of the handlebars, with the handlebars straight, and pull back. Bike rolls back onto the stand.
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Re: side stand

Post by giff » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:47 pm

thank you minter.my method is correct.its normaly a three hour ride and maybee im a bit pooped at parking up time :D three good hefts right hand on ns frame,bottom rung.normaly gets it done..in full kit with visor up. :geek: i dont normaly hold the centre of the handle bars.i hold my ns grip..still seems odd not to have a standard mod item specialy :arrow: when loaded for recon or whatever :idea: . i like the block idea.thank you chaps
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