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Mags 1
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October 11, 2015 - 3:42 pm
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Thanks, never knew that.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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Well, glad the sidestand tip has worked well for others too.

 

Nice to share a good thing.

 

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I am a new forum member here on the BSA Bantam Club site.

My D14/4 lacks a side stand and I am sure would benefit greatly from one, looking on these pages a popular fitment seems to be an aftermarket  ZX type but I cannot find them on ebayuk, does anyone please have a link or know of a supplier for these stands?

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July 9, 2019 - 6:19 pm
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July 11, 2019 - 11:45 am
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Thanks I now know what to look for.

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Hi CadetChris just wondering what side stand you used mate. Will it work do you think on a B175 ?

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Hi a lot of people used the zx600 stand

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

5 weeks after you I paid £22. Prices seem to be going up. I bought another one today for a friend for £25.

Thanks to who ever started this trend off. Very pleased with mine. Just 90 mins to fit from start to finish. Could do with Chopping off the switch mount and applying some fresh paint, but will I bother? I doubt it 🙂

Gary.

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Wow - this topic is longer-running than 'The Mousetrap'! My £7 stand was bought 4 years ago (and doesn't fit a D3 frown).

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cocorico said
Wow - this topic is longer-running than 'The Mousetrap'! My £7 stand was bought 4 years ago (and doesn't fit a D3 frown).  

Oops, looked at the date but not the year! Thought your post was 5 weeks ago 😀

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Just bought one thanks for the information 😎

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I recently bought one for £15 delivered off fleabay.

Some thoughts on fitting:

1. if you look where the mounting points are for the brake/footrest plate are, to get maximum rigidity for the side stand, it needs to be fitted as far forward as possible. I notched my side stand so the brake pivot nestles into the side stand mounting plate. This also allows the mounting plate to fit on the flat front part of the brake lever plate.

2. Grind the inside rear part of the mounting plate at an angle to allow it to seat where the brake lever plate bends out towards the rear foot peg mount.

This allows the side stand to seat a little closer to the swing arm under the rear foot rest. It also fits better against the brake lever plate.

3. One problem after fitting is that the centre stand is slightly less accessible and you may have to deploy the sidestand to get easy access to the centre stand. I may have another look at welding a small bar to the centre stand to make it easier to deploy.

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AdrianS said
I recently bought one for £15 delivered off fleabay.

Some thoughts on fitting:

1. if you look where the mounting points are for the brake/footrest plate are, to get maximum rigidity for the side stand, it needs to be fitted as far forward as possible. I notched my side stand so the brake pivot nestles into the side stand mounting plate. This also allows the mounting plate to fit on the flat front part of the brake lever plate.

2. Grind the inside rear part of the mounting plate at an angle to allow it to seat where the brake lever plate bends out towards the rear foot peg mount.

This allows the side stand to seat a little closer to the swing arm under the rear foot rest. It also fits better against the brake lever plate.

3. One problem after fitting is that the centre stand is slightly less accessible and you may have to deploy the sidestand to get easy access to the centre stand. I may have another look at welding a small bar to the centre stand to make it easier to deploy.  

Great advice Adrian. Mine would have fitted even better if I'd followed it all. I did fit mine as close as possible to the brake pivot but didn't grind it to get it further forward.

My mounting plate doesn't sit flush against the hanger at the rear, but this doesn't seem to make any difference as the hanger is quite thick. 

I don't appear to have any issues deploying the main stand, so maybe our stands are from a slightly different model and mine sits higher?

Gary.

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Hi all...just to add recently fitted stand...I added a drop bracket to mine as I felt there was too much 'lean' without...I dont have welding gear anymore so will whip it of for welding the 2 plates together...looks ok to me...hope it helps anyone fitting oneIMG_20191103_093123963.jpgIMG_20191103_093135275.jpg

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Not a criticism Noddy but your bike looks almost upright in that picture. One small push and it might go over. Or maybe it's just a trick of the camera?

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Thanks for the caution note ...but its fine..I just felt without the plate it was too far over..

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Could be that your particular stand is shorter than mine. If I had mounted mine that low the bike would literally have been leaning the other way when the stand was down!

Was yours a ZX600 stand?

Wonder if different year models varied in size of stand?

Nice job anyway👍

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Hi..its from  a 1993 zzr600e...and at £10 deliverd it WAS going to fit;;lol

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November 3, 2019 - 3:03 pm
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Wow, great price. Mine was over twice that and another I bought for a friend was £25.

Well done for making it fit👍

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Hi all,

Well I have joined the club also and fitted my £14.00 ZX600 side stand to my D7. Thanks to oilyrag and the rest for the fitting tips. I just went for it, the whole job only took 30 minutes and that included sawing off the redundant switch bracket and drilling the footrest bracket.

Well impressed with the end result, I also think the lean angle is spot on.

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