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Purchase of rear stand ? #777516 06/28/19 10:50 pm
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OK, so the resto of the Model G stalled a good while back due to no rear stand.
They seem few and far between.
If it can't (safely) be parked someplace, it gets tricky.

Hitchcocks list something Indian as needing fettling and a repaint.
But when you click it, its no longer available.
https://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.c...ttery_Carrier,_Air_Filter_and_Rear_Stand

So when I saw an Enfield Stand on fleabay from India, I thought aha !
It doesn't quite look like the one in the parts list, but a stand is a stand, right ?

It arrived promptly, doesn't quite fit but I think that can be fixed.
It was exceedingly well packed, I had to resort to surgery to remove the final layer of wrapping !
But what was it off originally, or copied from ??

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Re: Purchase of rear stand ? [Re: Rohan] #777757 07/02/19 8:54 am
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Hello, beware of the Indian made stands.
They seem to be a generic stand mostly made from poor material
If, as you say, it looks ok make sure the legs are the same length from centre of hole to the stand foot
Most aren’t
Richard

Re: Purchase of rear stand ? [Re: Rohan] #777849 07/03/19 3:48 am
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Thanks Richard.
I've not seen this style before, and its not the same as the Norton ones.

Both sides are 14.5 inches from pivot to base - an original was 15 inches, neither here nor there.
It has a nice metallic ring to it if tapped, each side is a full casting, so it seems quite sound.
And its magnetic, so there is some steel in there.

The spring mount is shorter than the stock one though, so we will see how we go sourcing a suitable spring ?
I'm going to cut it and weld it to the right width, since early bikes are a bit narrower than this was intended for.
If it will weld successfully, its good ... ?

It also came painted in a heavy coat of a brown/maroon, so that may give some clue to the model ?
Enfields were maroon early to mid 50s, but swingarm bikes wouldn't have used this style of stand.


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