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1967 BSA A50 Side stand problems
#754196 10/27/18 12:07 am
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Helow to all. New to the forum. I have a 1967 A50 Royal Star that the side stand lug is missing.
Any ideas on how to fix? I am 69 and I need a side stand to get off the bike.
I dont to pull the engine. Any help will be appreciated.
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Ron

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Re: 1967 BSA A50 Side stand problems
Ron Harper #754208 10/27/18 2:21 am
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If the "stub" is still there (i.e., the part that wraps around the frame), a talented welder might be able to TIG-weld a lug on there without damaging the engine.

If no part of the lug is there, and you don't mind a bodge: When I acquired my A65 bitsa, it was a crudely-built chopper. The PO had a piece of flat stock running under the engine, attached to both frame rails (left and right) with U-bolts. The left end of the flat stock was fashioned into a side stand lug, and the side stand was attached there. Ugly but it worked.



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Mark Z #754209 10/27/18 2:31 am
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Thanks Mark
Interesting idea but I hope to figure a way witout the bar.
Ron

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Ron Harper #754214 10/27/18 4:28 am
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Welcome to the forum Ron. Relatively speaking, we're neighbors. I live in Norman. I'm also fairly new to the forum. With the patient help of the fine folks on this forum I'm attempting my first ever rebuild of a 69 Thunderbolt. The history, knowledge, and experience to be found here is astounding. Locally there is the Cherokee chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club. The club will be sponsoring the national ride down in Texas next April. I'm hoping to have this bike sorted out in time for that event.

Re: 1967 BSA A50 Side stand problems
Ron Harper #754239 10/27/18 12:21 pm
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I repaired my 71 sidestand last year, I took the motor out, mocked up the exhaust pipe run to make sure the stand cleared everything before welding. Doing it without removing the motor will be very difficult for the welder.


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Tracey Spear #754244 10/27/18 1:13 pm
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I am thinking that also but hope someone has an idea. Was any part of the bracket still there mine is completely gone except where it was welded?
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Ron

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Ron Harper #754269 10/27/18 4:06 pm
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Here are a couple pictures of the side stand lug on my 1967 A50 frame. The original side stand lug is slipped on to the frame tube and is brazed not welded to the frame. As a matter of fact the exhaust pipe mounting tab and the engine mount lug are also brazed to the frame tube as well. The anchor point for the side stand spring is also part of the side stand lug. I believe there are aftermarket side stand lugs available that would saddle up to the frame tube and would need to be brazed to the frame. I am sure the brazing would hold up just fine.

I have a 1970 BSA 441 Victor Special that I had restored and one of the previous owners had cut the side stand lug off. It was also originally slipped over the frame tube like the A50 frame and also brazed on. I was able to steal a side stand lug off an old junk BSA 350 frame and its side stand lug was the saddle type and was easily removed and added to the 441 frame. It has been holding up fine for 20+ years. I think it would be a very difficult repair without removing the engine first.

I could sell my frame to you really cheap, but I think the shipping from California would be cost prohibitive.

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Re: 1967 BSA A50 Side stand problems
Ron Harper #754297 10/27/18 10:57 pm
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Mine was completely gone, I replaced the mount completely, the new one was an open U shape and had to be heated , bent, wrapped round the frame tube, then welded, i discounted trying to do that with the motor in situ.


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Re: 1967 BSA A50 Side stand problems
Ron Harper #754306 10/28/18 12:27 am
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You might want to look into some of the Universal type side stands available for Triumphs and BSA's, etc..

http://www.britcycle.com/Products/545/545_01.htm

http://www.britcycle.com/Products/830035.htm

https://www.eBay.ie/itm/NEW-BSA-TRIUMPH-ARIEL-1-UNIVERSAL-CLAMP-BLACK-SIDE-STAND-MANY-MORE-BIKES-AK/182536743682?hash=item2a8009ab02:g:BxEAAOSwCaBboM6B


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