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#858481 09/14/21 10:07 pm
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A few weeks ago I bought a '60 Gold Star complete with both a center and a side stand. I use the side stand because it's much, much easier for me (5'5", 150lbs, 77 yrs old). I find it almost impossible to get the bike either on or off the center stand even though it's the correct and original one. Has someone here modified the original one or substituted another one to make it easier and less perilous to operate? In order to start the bike I feel I must have it on the center stand and thus far haven't been able to do it safely as a matter of course, Any help in this regard is much appreciated.
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It's always tempting, but not a great idea to start a Gold Star on the center stand. The undercarriage isn't strong enough to survive that abuse long-term. However, it's a much worse idea to start it on the side stand so I can understand if you feel you have no other choice. If you're not already aware of it, BSA made a loop that makes lifting it onto the center stand a lot easier.

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You shouldn't have a problem finding one of the loops from many of the usual suppliers or on eBay.

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Part number of that loop is 42-6865, "Lifting handle".

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Thank you gentlemen, this will help a great deal.


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