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Central Stand for Vincent

Michel

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3 weeks ago, I asked informations about central stand to D. Hills, but he didn't answered. His email adress is correct : d.hills@ntworld.com ?
Thanks for your help. Michel.
 

Michel

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Central Stand

I assembled the central stand kit from David Hills on my Comet without any problem. Really good job, thanks David.:)
 

Pharquarx

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So, I am assuming, based on what I have read here in the forums, that Dave Hills' center stand for Comets is the way to go, hands down, yes?
 

Tom Gaynor

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Bob Hill's stand

The only faffing you MIGHT have to do is removing metal to make sure the stand goes sufficiently over centre. Initially mine would lift a fully laden twin by foot pressure alone. Alas, a puff of wind from behind and it would roll off. So I spent 15 minutes with a file, and now need very little more effort to roll on, and it needs a hefty shove to roll it off.
Also recommended, Neal Videan's propstand.

So, I am assuming, based on what I have read here in the forums, that Dave Hills' center stand for Comets is the way to go, hands down, yes?
 

john998

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An excellent bit of kit, Have fitted two now no, problem.( no not to the same bike) Tom is correct it is worth getting the over centre right. John.
 

ray vinmad

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The only faffing you MIGHT have to do is removing metal to make sure the stand goes sufficiently over centre. Initially mine would lift a fully laden twin by foot pressure alone. Alas, a puff of wind from behind and it would roll off. So I spent 15 minutes with a file, and now need very little more effort to roll on, and it needs a hefty shove to roll it off.
Also recommended, Neal Videan's propstand.
Sorry to correct you Tom, but I know of at least one Bob Hill in the Club who has a centre stand fitted, but it is definitely a Dave Hills stand!!! And Dave has made over 800 of them now so I suppose they should work.
Every now and then you can see a twin around that also has a prop stand on the pillion plate (one side only). Now, how many bikes are there around with 6 stands!!!!

Ray
 

john998

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When I mentioned the number of stands to a rider of modern machinery he unkindly said, well a Vincent probably needs a lot. John.
 

Tom Gaynor

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Stands

Most people would be content to be named for a single hill...

I met the man himself earlier this year: even his august presence failed to stop me calling him Bob Singular.

Mine has five stands, the NV prop and the BH centre being the only ones routinely used. I have thought about taking the OE Vin prop/front stand assembly off (thus saving about 10 lb) because as prop it is useless, but it comes into its own used as a front stand in conjunction with the Inquisition-designed, hernia-inducing rear stand if one plans to remove the front end of the bicycle. (Dress code: collar and tie, tweed sports coat.) All one needs then is a jack under the gearbox.

The big bonus from NV and BH stands are that I can now get on and off the damn thing, even fully laden, without the lurking fear that with a momentary loss of coordination I'll end up underneath it. Which had been known to happen.

Sorry to correct you Tom, but I know of at least one Bob Hill in the Club who has a centre stand fitted, but it is definitely a Dave Hills stand!!! And Dave has made over 800 of them now so I suppose they should work.
Every now and then you can see a twin around that also has a prop stand on the pillion plate (one side only). Now, how many bikes are there around with 6 stands!!!!

Ray
 

ET43

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Vincent stands.

I've only got one on my Vin, it's called a sidecar.

Signed,

Brian Philip Primmer aka ET43, and if any of you B%"*&s call me Brian, watchout! This is so that you all now know who I am.
 

Tom Gaynor

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Vincent stands, and nicknames

ET43 is one nickname I can always remember. I've always rather fancied ET50 as a nickname. Well, ET50/2 properly - ET50, but bushed.

All surnames fall into four categories: patrimony; origin; trade or occupation; distinctive physical feature. ET50/2 falls into the last category, as possibly does ET43. It's difficult to tell by telephone. My own surname is allegedly a corruption of the Irish Gaelic "son of the fair-haired man".

The Life of Phil? Well, it has a certain ring to it... I can hear Terry Jones saying "E's NOT a bloody Messiah, he makes panniers for Series D's...".

I've only got one on my Vin, it's called a sidecar.

Signed,

Brian Philip Primmer aka ET43, and if any of you B%"*&s call me Brian, watchout! This is so that you all now know who I am.
 

ray vinmad

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I've only got one on my Vin, it's called a sidecar.

Signed,

Brian Philip Primmer aka ET43, and if any of you B%"*&s call me Brian, watchout! This is so that you all now know who I am.

Hi Phil,
The trouble with your stand is that it's hopeless for changing a tyre.
Signed,

Ray
(You know who I am, the South London Mafia location is a good clue).
 

lindie

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on the contrary ray. should you find a wide long right hand curve and a willing chair passenger, at least one wheel can be repaired without even coming to a halt.
 

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