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Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at April 12. 2017

My newly rebuilt Electra is in need of a sidestand. Does anyone have a spare they would like to sell or know of another that would fit. I know the club has new ones but I don't want to part with 129 pounds to get one. The one I have is bent and the foot has rotted off. It would be salvageable as a last resort, but I really don't want to do that.

Ian

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by patrick_mullen at April 12. 2017

I think the side stand was only standard on the Electra. Original side stands were an optional extra on the Jubilee and Navigator but are very rarely seen so hopefully someone might reply with some practical suggestions.

Patrick.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Terry Grimwood at April 15. 2017

After 6 months of hoping (either for a stand to come up for sale or a 'practical solution') I eventually gave up and forked out 129 quid plus the cost of a longer stud, plus postage, to the NOCShop. My lower back will, I'm sure, thank me, even if my wallet won't.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Terry Grimwood at April 15. 2017

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by patrick_mullen at April 15. 2017

I have a non-original side stand on the Standard Navigator fitted to the bottom bolt of the front down tube as original but I have forgotten what it came from - almost certainly from some Japanese machine.  I bought it at some auto jumble but I then fabricated my own mounting bracket to make it fit the Navigator - so it's simple enough to do with a bit of chopping and welding.

Ian's best bet in my opinion is to recondition the original rusty stand but Electra spares might be easier to come by in the USA.

Patrick

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at April 22. 2017

Well, I started on fixing the stand I have. I got it straightened so now I just have to fabricate a new foot and weld it on.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at May 08. 2017

Trying to fit the newly straightened stand but it is now way too high and the bike would have to lean too  far over. Does anyone have a photo of their side stand set up? It looks like I need to modify the mount to get it to sit at a decent angle. Electra spares are pretty hard to find here in the US. Any parts I've bought has been from the UK with the exception of the seat and front mudguard.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Dan Field at May 09. 2017

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at May 09. 2017

Well, that's interesting.  It looks like I'll just have to modify the mount to make it work well.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by peter_holland1 at May 10. 2017

Previously Ian Easton wrote:

Well, that's interesting.  It looks like I'll just have to modify the mount to make it work well.

Hi Ian,

I would advise you to have a look on NOCShop, at side stand assembly 22611 for lightweights. This is the stand as designed by Norton for the lightweights and faithfully copied by the spares scheme.

As you can see from this image, (click on the picture of stand foot to see full assembly) and the excellent Navigator image forwarded by Dan, the stand is straight and fairly slender. It is also fairly vertical when deployed and takes more thrust load than bending moment.

Now £129.25 +Postage to you non-vattable members.

I spent a long time getting a Harley Davidson sidestand onto my Electra. Getting the stand to do its supporting role is quite easy, but getting the stand to fold away where it is not in the way of the centrestand and easily reached by toe is a b*****r. Be prepared for a few failures and some judicious bending and twisting in an acytelene flame.

Why Harley Davidson? Eye candy.

The NOC carry 3rd party insurance for spares provided from the scheme and that should be a small comfort knowing that damage to your fresh restoration from a faulty side stand will be covered. As for your home-made? .....

Peter

 

 

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by john_dunn1 at May 11. 2017

I managed to purchase the original side stand for my Jubilee a couple of years ago, hoping to fit it soon.

The problem is it came without the connection between the frame and stand. I do have some decent pics of it, dont think it would be difficult to make. I dont have a lathe but I do have a drill stand and a heavy duty file. Whats the best material to use, dont want it to snap off.

John.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Barry Carson at May 11. 2017

i was in the same position a while ago with my es2 if you found a stand for sale they wanted the earth for it so i got round to making a bracket out of 5mm steel bent the angle on my press to suit then i found a Kawasaki stand would do the job altered the position of the kick down lever on it, fitted a spring mount to the bracket.  the stand will hold the bike no problem. i think when i take it off again i will put a strengthening piece at the front of the bracket just as an overkill now i know its ok .

Barry

 

 

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Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Dan Field at May 11. 2017

That looks good Barry

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Barry Carson at May 11. 2017

thanks for that Dan.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at June 07. 2017

I've measured up what I need in the way of a mount and started cutting it out of a block of steel - I'll post photos when it's done. Seems like the critical angle for the mount is 124° on my bike.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by trevor_veale at June 07. 2017

I purchased a new one from the club together with the long s/s stud but the angle when down is such that it is so low the bike just falls over  it needs to be about 2 inches longer has anyone else had this issue if so how did you overcome it

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Ian Easton at June 12. 2017

That's why I cut a new mounting block. The angle on mine made the end of the stand about 5" in the air when the bike is upright, so would have to lean too far over.

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Terry Grimwood at June 19. 2017

Previously trevor_veale wrote:

I purchased a new one from the club together with the long s/s stud but the angle when down is such that it is so low the bike just falls over  it needs to be about 2 inches longer has anyone else had this issue if so how did you overcome it

I also bought the pattern side stand from the club for my Navigator, along with the longer stud. Mine works just fine. The angle is a bit shallow but certainly no different from what I've seen on some other bikes.

Terry

Re: Electra sidestand.

Posted by Terry Grimwood at June 19. 2017

Previously Terry Grimwood wrote:

Previously trevor_veale wrote:

I purchased a new one from the club together with the long s/s stud but the angle when down is such that it is so low the bike just falls over  it needs to be about 2 inches longer has anyone else had this issue if so how did you overcome it

I also bought the pattern side stand from the club for my Navigator, along with the longer stud. Mine works just fine. The angle is a bit shallow but certainly no different from what I've seen on some other bikes.

Terry

Here's a pic of it.

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