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#693370 - 04/29/17 1:42 am centerstand for a 1970 commando?  
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i have a nice 70 commando with no centerstand and an aftermarket sidestand that has given up the ghost.

anybody have a servicible centerstand assembly?


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#697692 - 06/07/17 3:07 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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maybe some Q & A, then?

here's an eBay unit, listed as 1971:

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and another, listed as 1972-1975:

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they look similar.

i'm ignorant of commando interchanges. will either of these fit a 1970? i'm not worried overly about original-- i just want to be able to park without having to find a tree to lean against.



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#697693 - 06/07/17 3:21 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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I think it will fit as will the new replacement version if you drill the engine / gearbox cradle to mount it.
Was the 1970 centre stand attached to the frame like the earlier bikes from 68 up ?

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#697713 - 06/07/17 10:45 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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My 69 has cleats on the bottom

#697734 - 06/07/17 2:02 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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i dont know what the original looked like, as i got the bike without one. my parts manual is just numbers, no illustrations. i'll see if i can take a picture of the mounting tabs on the frame.

i dont recall ever seeing a stand labelled specifically "1970" for sale, oddly.

cheyenne, do you have a picture of your 1969 stand?


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#697740 - 06/07/17 2:41 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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#697742 - 06/07/17 3:16 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Here ,,damn photobucket to much of a pain,,lol

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/mpo/6166171241.html

#704816 - 08/12/17 8:32 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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this is what i need, i have determined. my machine is number 136944, and the stand apparently changed at 141783:

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anybody got one of these?


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#705038 - 08/14/17 11:49 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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damn.

i didn't realize that norton centerstands were made of impossibilium.

nobody knows where one of these might be found? eBay, craigslist, access norton, and andover are turning up blanks.


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#705064 - 08/15/17 1:22 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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I have a 68 commando and my center stand looks like your picture. I have a bin of center stands and kickstands... Let me look tomorrow for you.

#705102 - 08/15/17 12:43 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: qside]  
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Nope no luck... sorry

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#705178 - 08/16/17 1:00 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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part number 06-1116 is the right one-- U-shaped, not the later H-shaped stand. still looking, but i bought a side stand kit from andover so at least i won't need to lean it against a tree any more.

looks like i could fit the later H-shaped stand by drilling out the engine cradle, which is what they did to the 1970 1/2-on machines. but i'd like a stock one if i can find it.


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#705179 - 08/16/17 1:14 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
I bought a side stand kit from andover so at least i won't need to lean it against a tree any more.


Maybe there is more than one side stand kit but I got the AN kit for my 1971 Fastback and needed to get the new mounting bracket also to suit it.
I don't know what those earlier bikes have, maybe it will fit the lug if it has one, the 1971 version had longevity issues so it was changed on the bikes afterward to suit the new stand (I guess)

http://www.oldbritts.com/38_200002.html



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#705206 - 08/16/17 11:43 am Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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hi les

thanks for your suggestion earlier about drilling the cradle for the later stand. i may end up doing that.

the sidestand system on my machine is the one with the plate bolted near the cross tube and the cast lug attached outboard to it. i have the plate and mounting lug, but someone has attached an OIF triumph sidestand there, which doesn't work. it looks like andover kit will supply all the missing bits.

they're very helpful people, btw.


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A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast how
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?
#705249 - 08/16/17 10:14 pm Re: centerstand for a 1970 commando? [Re: kevin roberts]  
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Hi Kevin
The 1971 mount for the side stand must be a little different to the other years but can't remember exactly what, I know they had a habit of breaking and mine has been welded in that area (lots of weld)
I picked up a new AN lug/plate off Old Britts and will follow the procedure as per the link for mounting it when I give the bike a full rebuild, I think I almost have shares in Andover Norton but am grateful the support is there for Commando's and their service and passion is second to none.

I think I read here or Access Norton that the later cradle mount centre/center stand will fit the early Commando's but it would need a second opinion by someone more knowledgeable than me. bigt


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