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1967 A65 Side Stand Confusion #576052
12/12/14 5:30 pm
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What is the correct side stand for a 1967 Thunderbolt? My project bike had one on it that was 15" long, thin and very bent PN 67-4223BSA to the point it would fall over. I got a replacement PN 67-4339 that looked the same but was significantly straighter also 15" long. The bike still leans way over more than I think it should. I've seen photos that show the same style side stand???? The parts book identifies the stand as PN 42-4778 and looks different than the one I got...it actually has a pad on the foot rather than a bend at the contact point....any clarification??? Thanks


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Re: 1967 A65 Side Stand Confusion [Re: 93stc] #576062
12/12/14 6:34 pm
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Sounds like the one on my 67 A65L. My parts book shows a different one, #42-4778. I lowered and stretched the rear of my bike, so I had a welder heat and bend stand so the bike won't tip over. It's still fairly upright though so I have to be aware of how I park it.


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Re: 1967 A65 Side Stand Confusion [Re: 93stc] #576074
12/12/14 8:14 pm
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This just came up recently, about the picture in the parts book, and neither I nor anyone who commented has ever seen one in the flesh (in the metal?) with a foot on it.

My guess is that the side stand you received is the correct part, and the original somehow got more bent than it was originally.

There was also a recent thread about dry-frame A65s leaning over too much (it's agreed that the OIFs all lean too much), and it seems that some lean farther than others. I also commented that the hole in the side stand lug can get hogged out, causing more of a lean. This is easily checked by pulling up and down on the side stand and seeing how much play there is at the mount.

One thing that you should definitely check though is that the side stand lug is not pulling away from the frame at the bottom. This is a common problem and not obvious until you look underneath (or it breaks).


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Re: 1967 A65 Side Stand Confusion [Re: Mark Z] #576141
12/13/14 8:47 am
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Thanks for the responses....I checked the lug and everything is snug and tight...looking at photos on line it's position is also correct when raised...I also have a 67 XLCH with a side stand angle much like the BSA.....guess it may have been a period thing.....


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Re: 1967 A65 Side Stand Confusion [Re: 93stc] #576687
12/16/14 11:36 am
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Some side stand lugs were jigged up at more of an angle than others at the factory. The '68 Spitfire here had too much lean over, so I cut 3/4 thru the lug at the upper edge of the flat, opened it up for less angle and welded it up.


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