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Posted by keith_howe at December 06. 2017

My centre stand hangs down from the stop by approx' 5/8", and  touches the road at a very slight lean. Have I fitted it incorrectly? The 'C' shaped hanger bracket is pointing down to the stop. Any advice would be welcome.

 

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by Dan Field at December 06. 2017

I had this problem and assuming you have the right spring I put it down to wear in the stand, both where the spring attaches and in the pivot. I shortened the spring a tad and re tempered it.

dan

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by keith_howe at December 06. 2017

Previously Dan Field wrote:

I had this problem and assuming you have the right spring I put it down to wear in the stand, both where the spring attaches and in the pivot. I shortened the spring a tad and re tempered it.

dan

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by keith_howe at December 06. 2017

Thanks for the reply Dan. The spring is new. The stand hinge bushes have been renewed so there is hardly any slack. I would have thought that if the spring is shortened you would not be able to get the stand up without breaking the spring. As it is the spring has to stretch a long way.

Keith.

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by Dan Field at December 06. 2017

My spring was new too, the prob seems to be a common one, I only shortened it by 1/4 inch or so and it works ok but even then it’s not right up to the stop

haveva read of this https://www.nortonownersclub.org/noc-chat/technical3-light-twins-forum/96677031?b_start=0#391981984

dan

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by keith_howe at Tuesday 20:52

Previously Dan Field wrote:

My spring was new too, the prob seems to be a common one, I only shortened it by 1/4 inch or so and it works ok but even then it’s not right up to the stop

haveva read of this https://www.nortonownersclub.org/noc-chat/technical3-light-twins-forum/96677031?b_start=0#391981984

dan

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by keith_howe at Tuesday 20:57

Hello Dan. I took your advice and shortened the spring by two coils. I also allowed the anchor plate to swivel, and moved the stand stop to the offside. This allows the stand to work nicely! Job done.

KeithLaughing

Re: Electra centre stand

Posted by Dan Field at Tuesday 21:19

Result, glad you got it sorted!

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