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Fitting New Comet Stand

big ben

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Hi, This is my first posting on this forum.

Can anyone advise me as to which is the best auxilary stand to fit on my Comet I am looking at the moment at the Neal Videan side stand and the Dave Hills centre stand, I dont feel confident about the original side stands,

Thanks, Paul.
 

deejay499

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Hi Paul.
I cannot comment on the Neal Videan side stand, but have put a Dave Hills centre stand on my Comet, as have many others. It is so easy to put on and off the stand, I could not possibly go back to the original set up. Have a look round the next rally or meet that you go to and see how many centre stands you see.
Cheers, DJ
 

john998

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Centre stand

Hello, Have fitted two Dave Hill stands, one to a Comet one two a twin.
Both work well, much easier than the back stand which is for young men only.
Money well spent.
Regards John.
 

b'knighted

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Japanese sidestand

Hi All,

If you just want quick and convenient for everyday riding I would suggest fitting a modern propstand to the left pillion plate. Several of our section members have used Kawasaki stands but while the one I have on my Comet doesn’t fold in quite as well, its foot sitting under the pillion rest, it does bolt onto the lower plate fixing bolt and only require one extra hole. If only I knew which Japanese bike it came from, I’d tell you. Try visiting a bike breakers or inspecting the pictures on ebay.

Cheers, Ian
 

Albervin

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Hi, This is my first posting on this forum.

Can anyone advise me as to which is the best auxilary stand to fit on my Comet I am looking at the moment at the Neal Videan side stand and the Dave Hills centre stand, I dont feel confident about the original side stands,

Thanks, Paul.
I have had one of Neal's side stands fitted to my Rapide for several years now. It is easy to flick out & in when seated & gives the rider confidence that the bike will not fall over. I still have the original stands fitted in case I need to remove the front wheel when away from home. This requires removing the Videan stand which takes less than 2 minutes. As I have a new BTH fitted as well I would have to move the coils & that would take a bit more than 2 minutes. I would rate the stand as 5 stars!
 

Graham Smith

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Can anyone advise me as to which is the best auxilary stand to fit on my Comet I am looking at the moment at the Neal Videan side stand and the Dave Hills centre stand, I dont feel confident about the original side stands.

Big Ben - you'd be able to see one of the Dave Hills stands on various models of Vincent motorcycles (including my Comet) at the Riders' Rally on 7th June (it's not far from Chingford).

Give me a shout if you need further details.
 

Pharquarx

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Just my two cents worth on the Dave Hill Stand. Got it here in the US, unassembled, no pictures with it, only written instructions. Between the instructions and the photos on the site here, two and a half hours to fit it up on my Comet. A little filing in one area and enlarged two holes slightly. Have taken it back apart to prime and paint tomorrow. Thing of beauty. Thanks Dave.
 

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