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Oily Rag
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After attending the National Rally in Norfolk a few weeks back, I took a tip from

fellow D14 owner, Ross and have fitted a sidestand.

Now, it isn't a BSA item, or the usual aftermarket bolt-on, which quite a few

folk advised against, but its actually off a Kawasaki ZX600.

 

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Looks OK and there is no flex in the mounting spot, which is the rear footrest hanger.

The hanger is plenty thick enough to cope with the through bolts for the sidestand.

I used a couple of mini g-clamps to site it correctly, since there is a little curvature

in the footrest hanger, but there is a 'sweet spot' it fits just fine.

 

As is the norm, you need to have the foot of the stand facing forward, in order

to prevent cacky-fally-over incidents.

This type of sidestand costs around £10-15 on eBay, so not expensive,

given the extra convenience.

 

Just thought I'd share the modification.  Not one for the purists probably, but

I tend to cover long distances and carry a lot of luggage, and trying to lift

the bike and the luggage on/off the centre stand is proper irksome.

This works. 

 

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Lateral thinking for a side stand - makes sense. thumbs-up

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Hi Steve

I think the cacky-fally-over moments are due to excessive over-consumption of Adnams (other brews are available).

I also think, to be serious for a moment, that the centre stand isn't made from the best steel available nor is it of the best design so repeated lifting on and off with the bike loaded will inevitably end up with a stand that doesn't work or is broken; the side stand is well worth having. There used to be ones available that bolted to the front engine mounts, but that is just as good.

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Wotcha.

The ones that bolt to the front engine mounts are fine . . . . until  you try to load anything on the bike.  They are placed so that the front wheel will lift from the floor and the whole plot hits the deck.  There used to be a similar stand available for Royal Enfields which did exactly the same.

My B175 has a stand mounted on the rear footrest hanger and is fine - the D14 has one mounted on the front engine plates and I only use it as a last resort.

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I'm happy with the sidestand fitted on the front engine mount, except that the bike leans over a bit too far for my liking, and there's not quite enough of an angle on the stand when fully deployed. In other words, the bike looks likely to roll forwards. I leave the bike in gear when using the sidestand but have been known to forget that when starting it up again...

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I have both types and the pillion plate stand is better by miles.

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I bid for a second hand Bantam side stand about 4 weeks ago. My final bid was £25.00 it went for £56.00. Silly money or what. So Oily Rag that's a great option. Thanks for sharing the info.     thumbs-up

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I was bidding on that one too, and it went for more than I was willing to pay. The next day another one came up on ebay and I got it for £15. It's a bit crap though, the engine mounting plate isn't flat.

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Stand by for a run on Kawasaki sidestands! I just got one for £7. cool

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Dookie said
I was bidding on that one too, and it went for more than I was willing to pay. The next day another one came up on ebay and I got it for £15. It's a bit crap though, the engine mounting plate isn't flat.

Hi Dookie, It may be crap, but I don't think it will cost you another £41.00 to straighten it out.

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I do quite like this idea and I too can sense a bit of a run on theses on eBay. 

Jusy bought mine on eBay as well. 

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dunnoMine arrived yesterday, complete with switch too ... Can I make that into a brake light switch I wonder?

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Well mine has just arrived and it fits beautifully and it's very sturdy. 

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Looking good.  Glad you like it 😀

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Hi ...

Can't remember who posted a thread on side stands ..but I got one £8.00.. e-bay and just fitted it.

Works and looks fine ...who ever it was ..Thanks.thumbs-up.....Bob

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Looks similar to the one I fitted on one of my B175s, best place for them I think. Regards Basil.

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Wanted to thank Oily Rag for the tip about the ZX kick stand.

I got one for £9 & fitted it over the weekend - what a result! Took about 1/2 hour to drill & fit. The stand is an ideal size for my D14 & really secure. I spent some time grinding off the unnecessary lugs & stop switch mounts - a coat of smooth hammerite & bingo.....

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I'm using it more than the main stand already. Just wanted to tell someone - really chuffed, Broadsman. 

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I had a look and got a bit confused, kept comparing the ones on here and there, different models and years, some with and without the hinging piece for some reason?

Some with or without the switch, who needs a switch to tell them the bike's on it's side stand??? Or is that the brake light switch?

Looks like I've bought one anyway! £15, people are beginning to latch onto this new trend maybe, are prices on the up?

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On bikes with more advanced electrical systems the switch is used as a cutout (usually in conjunction with the neutral indicator) to prevent you riding off with the stand down.

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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Piquet said
On bikes with more advanced electrical systems the switch is used as a cutout (usually in conjunction with the neutral indicator) to prevent you riding off with the stand down.

They also usually prevent you starting it in gear with the stand down - Health and Safety, dontcha know - but after a bit of wet and road salt, the cause of lots of starting problems!

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