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Drunk A7 #25497
05/31/07 5:24 pm
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Hi all,

I'm still working on trying to bring my A7 to the road.

I've managed to get the bike from my dad's and bring it to my house so I can work on it more often. My gripe at the moment is that the bike has no stand on it at all, so I constantly have to find something to lean it against. My dad took the stands off when he was younger so he could corner better on it.

Does anyone know of anywhere you can get a stand from for an A7 or of any other type of centre stand that can be fitted to an A7 without it interfering with the bike's cornerability?

Cheers,

Kris

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Re: Drunk A7 #25498
05/31/07 6:45 pm
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C and D Autos over your way has the factory stands. Whether these stands would accomodate your cornering style is another matter.

Re: Drunk A7 #25499
05/31/07 7:05 pm
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There's always eBay. I bought both my stands there. It's also generally cheaper than buying from a vendor...at least that's been my experience. HTH

Josh


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Re: Drunk A7 #25500
05/31/07 7:13 pm
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I checked eBay already and nobody seems to be selling one for the A7. That's why I asked if any other types would fit the A7 frame.

I sent C & D Autos an e-mail a couple of days ago and am still waiting for a reply. I'll see what they say.

To be perfectly honest, I'd rather a different type did fit coz the arm on the factory A7 stand is a bit too prominant.

Re: Drunk A7 #25501
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You will be waiting a long time for a reply, give them a ring, other than a reticence to reply to emails C&D give good service.

Re: Drunk A7 #25502
05/31/07 8:37 pm
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I'll call them tomorrow. Thanks.

Re: Drunk A7 #25503
06/01/07 2:02 am
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Have you also tried posting on the buy and sell board?


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Re: Drunk A7 #25504
06/01/07 2:35 am
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You could use the standard A7 stand and modify the arm any way you like. I've removed them completely and attached smaller arms for different silencer applications. For a Siamese system the arm can be modified down to a nub leaving just enough to function with your foot.


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Re: Drunk A7 #25505
06/01/07 6:16 am
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Good thinking batman! I'm gonna call C & D today, but I'll have a look on the sale board too.

Thanks for your help.

Kris

Re: Drunk A7 #25506
06/01/07 5:10 pm
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I got a reply from Burton Bike Bits today and they want 62 for a B31 stand which will fit my A7. I certainly didn't expect to have to pay 62 for a small metal frame!

Does anyone know if it's possible to have stands made specifically for a bike or am I being ridiculous?

I simply can't jusity 62 for a centre stand.

Re: Drunk A7 #25507
06/01/07 5:42 pm
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Side stand and center stands are always costly. You should be able to locate one at a jumble. Having one fabricated would be more costly than a new one, I'm afraid.


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Re: Drunk A7 #25508
06/01/07 7:08 pm
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Never bought anything from Burton Bike Bits, you now know why. That said center stands and side stands are higher priced than most Brit spares, if bought new and they fail either the bike falls over or you fall off, a seller would be liable so they have to be well made.

Re: Drunk A7 #25509
06/02/07 1:18 am
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Center stands are either forged of cast steel which is not cheap.
If they were a forging then making pattern parts is not an option due to the high tooling costs.
In your garage you can use a simple pair of small axel stands from whatever cheap cheap car parts chain that you like.
Better still fork out the money for an elevated work bench with a wheel clamp ( or the better quality ones with 2 wheel clamps) then perhaps by the time you have the bike road ready your back will be in fit condition to enjoy riding on it.
If the cost of them frighten you then there is a plethoria of dirt bike stands from the cantilever rear wheel lifters to the better hydraulic ones that go under the engine but I found that when using one of these I had to clamp the bike to the stand with a U bolt.
The A 7 stand is the same as the A 10 stand and there is no shortage of them on sale at swap meets.
If it is a plunger then any BSA plunger center stand will be a direct fit.
If it is a swing arm then any pre-unit swing arm center stand can be made to fit.
Although most stands will need some repair and if you have to bore them out & fit a bush then you will end up spending 65-00 just the same.
OTOH if you can not afford 65 for a brand new stand what makes you think that you will have enough money to repair & run the bike in any case ?


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Re: Drunk A7 #25510
06/02/07 9:29 am
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It's not that I can't afford it, I just don't value a centre stand at that amount of money. I was expecting to pay around 20 for something like that. I'm just surprised at the cost of them.

I'd rather spend 100 on a bike jack.

All I'm looking for is something to keep the bike upright while I work on it.

Re: Drunk A7 #25511
06/02/07 10:01 am
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try beno rodi in georgia.he has lots of bsa stuff.mr whatley you out there??


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