I have a 1972 model and I rarely use the side stand as it leans the bike over a lot and to me it looks to far. On investigation I don't have a normal set up, the fixing point on the frame on mine is missing.
The 3 pics attached show how my side stand is attached to the frame, 2 'U' bolts round the frame.
Has anybody seen this before as I would like to renew as this is worn hence why my bike leans so much over.
hello yes this a side stand so what's new this one will just side round the button of the frame tube best thing it to fit a bracket to the back of the rear engine plates to the side stand so then it is going no were just like I have to both my Nortons yours anna j
... a '72 would have the proper lug welded to the frame. I always liked the prop stand on my 850 although it was easy to catch the trouser turn-ups on it....
Anna is not talking about Commandos - you wouldn't want a prop stand on their engine plates.
Andover Norton sell the weld on bracket, Old Britts website has a downloadable gauge you print and then cut out to give you the right angle for your welder. I did that recently to a 72 frame where the original bracket had been removed.
Hello now thanks, Ian I had forgotten It's one of them Jelly wobble frames So, therefore, needs a proper solid mont of fixing this side stand too and a welded bracket with some strength to it, now have fun yours Anna J