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FT: Frame (Twin) Series D stand catching

macvette

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Hi
I have a Series D stand on my C Rapide and when operated, the linkage bolt catches on the LH rear brake arm.
Also there’s hardly any clearance between the top of the brake arm and the cable support (pic).
I think it’s always done it judging by the wear on the brake arm.
Just wondering if anybody has one f these stands fitted.
Any help appreciated.
Like Garry, I have a D. Rather than get into a complicated discussion, go to WhitakerPedia where you will find a comprehensive guide to fitting the stand properly to your C. Youve got most of it and you need some parts and, it's not worth botching it
You need the "frame" section of the article. There is a short article but you need the one which is " how to".
Good luck. Regard Mac
 

Albervin

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I have a Series B with a D stand. The first thing I noticed in the OP was the photo with the horn on the LHS. There is no way I could mount a horn there with this set-up. My D stand was made in South Australia and came with new footrest brackets etc. It really was a "plug and play" but the horn had to be moved to the RHS.In use now for over twenty years and no problems at all. Where did your stand come from?
 

danno

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I have a Series B with a D stand. The first thing I noticed in the OP was the photo with the horn on the LHS. There is no way I could mount a horn there with this set-up. My D stand was made in South Australia and came with new footrest brackets etc. It really was a "plug and play" but the horn had to be moved to the RHS.In use now for over twenty years and no problems at all. Where did your stand come from?
Not sure where the stand came from. Possibly from the VOC Spares Company
in the early nineties or Conway Motors who restored the bike,
I think the stand was fitted after the restoration.
I have a bracket here that’s been taken off, I assume for the D stand.
 

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macvette

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Not sure where the stand came from. Possibly from the VOC Spares Company
in the early nineties or Conway Motors who restored the bike,.
I think the stand was fitted after the restoration.
I have a bracket here that’s been taken off, I assume for the D stand.
Its not from a D, hered what the originals look like. Sorry about the exhaust side, not easy to get a good shot.
 

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macvette

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Its not from a D, hered what the originals look like. Sorry about the exhaust side, not easy to get a good shot.
Its a bit confusing but in the MO drawings for the D, the majority of the stand is MO 90 whilst the exhaust side plate is shown on MO35
 

Bill Thomas

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Not sure where the stand came from. Possibly from the VOC Spares Company
in the early nineties or Conway Motors who restored the bike,
I think the stand was fitted after the restoration.
I have a bracket here that’s been taken off, I assume for the D stand.
The bracket is a standard "C" Right hand foot rest bracket.
 

Ostendorf

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I have a C with a D center stand. The kit came with a bracket that is mounted behind FT106. It carries the holding springs and the stand itself. I just had to drill two holes for the fixing screws of the springs into FT106. I added some spacers between the brackets so the springs could work freely. I'm still using the standard C brake cable. I bought the stand in the 90ies from a guy who advertised it as a complete kit in mph.
 

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danno

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Thanks, that’s useful.
I only use the stand for tyre change, brakes, chain etc. so I should really
take it off and start again. Not sure how many different types of D stand there are about. If it’s not from a D as macvette says then maybe it’s a new pattern D stand
made for a C.
I would then need the fitting instructions for that.

I have the bracket that fits behind FT106 and the horn doesn’t get in the way of anything.
A spacer is fitted between the stand’s bracket and FT106 as mentioned in the previous post.
 

A_HRD

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I bought mine, for my C, late 70s/early 80s from Trevor Southwell. All I have ever done to it is lengthen the handle for more leverage. It's still in regular use to this day, 40+ years later, and nothing rubs and the horn is also on the correct side...
Peter B
 

A_HRD

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OK, just to keep you happy Bill....

Note that the horn is mounted to a suitably threaded steel tube welded to the footrest plate. That stops a std through-bolt getting in the way of things. Also, it's a std C Brake Cable. Note also the essential thin nut to prevent rubbing on the brake lever.

Peter B
Rapide MOC145 Aug 07.jpg

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