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Message started by Routy on 11/28/09 at 17:07:47

Title: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 11/28/09 at 17:07:47

Just noticed that bottom 4 hole pattern bracket just ahead of the rear wheel. Anyone know what bolts on there ? I don't know of a center stand available for this bike, but sure would be handy to have one. Maybe I'll make one, bolt it on there,.... when I don't have anything else to do :-/

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by marine5317 on 11/28/09 at 17:19:40

I think it's for that unessary Calif. junk to mahe it have clean breath.

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Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by justin_o_guy2 on 11/28/09 at 17:55:03

Do you drag your pegs in corners? If so, designing a c/stand that doesnt hit before the pegs may be a challenge. You might also want to just put some hard wire down there & ride a few days & see if you drag it going over things you pass over every day, like speed bumps, etc. These bikes have very limited clearance. so plan ahead.

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 11/28/09 at 19:22:24

Thanks,....good thinking on the clearance. I doubt that I will be draggin pegs anytime soon. That kinda stuff was neat 40 yrs ago, but not anymore. But I just mite have to check this out,... and design a stand for these bikes.

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by 12Bravo on 11/29/09 at 10:12:36

That bracket is for the canister that is on California model bikes

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Phelonius on 11/29/09 at 10:18:04

You could build a center stand like old Harleys and Indians had.
It was a flat bottom loop of steel that hinged near the rear axle.
It swung down to position itself under the rear wheel, then retracted up to be held by a spring clip at the fender. Properly don it would give a really old time look.

Phelonius

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by John_D on 11/30/09 at 03:37:45

Phelonius's idea would probably work better, I'm not sure just how stout that little bracket is.  I tried to jack my bike up under them, and they had an alarming amount of give to them. :-/

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 11/30/09 at 05:53:04

M'mmm, where did my post of last nite go,.....I posted exactly that,....that I'm not sure that bracket is heavy enough. It is just stamped sheel metal. But maybe a matching plate on top will sandwitch the frame w/ it. We'll see.

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by John_D on 11/30/09 at 22:28:29

The brackets with the holes might be ok, but if I remember right, they're just attached to a flat strap of metal that bridges the framework.  When I started to jack the bike up, that started to flex. :P

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by kel30734 on 12/03/09 at 10:08:56

Cut it off ya don't need it.... just more weight.
Just one more thing to get in the way

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 12/03/09 at 13:54:58

I checked it out, and the individual tabs are weak and bend/flex easily, the left side is bolted to the bike, and not all that sterdy, but the right side is welded to the muffler bracket, and seems to be perdy sterdy  ;).  So, I'm building a center stand off of it,.... as the way I will be plating the whole bracket assy together, I believe it will be plenty strong to support it. I have a good start on it already, 1/4" double plates made, and drilled. I'm making the round bushings now that will be welded to the plates, a relative easy job on my little 10" metal lathe :)

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by serenity3743 on 12/04/09 at 05:15:29


2E213B203C3A292B232D3A480 wrote:
I checked it out, and the individual tabs are weak and bend/flex easily, the left side is bolted to the bike, and not all that sterdy, but the right side is welded to the muffler bracket, and seems to be perdy sterdy  ;).  So, I'm building a center stand off of it,.... as the way I will be plating the whole bracket assy together, I believe it will be plenty strong to support it. I have a good start on it already, 1/4" double plates made, and drilled. I'm making the round bushings now that will be welded to the plates, a relative easy job on my little 10" metal lathe :)

I knew there was a way to do a center stand.  I asked about it some time ago.  I'll be interested to see what you come up with. ;)

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 12/04/09 at 06:51:09

I all but give up on getting images on here.
It was all I could do to get a URL here.
Anyway, heres the start I have on the stand, if you can figure it out :o

http://www.bikepics.com/members/routy/p1/

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by verslagen1 on 12/04/09 at 07:13:22

I don't know what I'm looking at?
http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2009/12/04/bikepics-1845909-200.jpg

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 12/04/09 at 14:34:13

You're a genius ! I sure wish I could do that.

Lets see, ......you're looking at the stand and the bushing it turns in while it is still in the vice,...because its very hot yet from heating and bending the 5/8 solid round bar. The bushing was then welded to the 1/4' plate that is bolted to the 4 hole bracket.

The stand is now temporarlly on the bike. But I have to shorten it because the wheel is 3" off the floor.  And it needs the over center stops trimmed a little. And last of all it nees an overcenter spring to hold it up.

http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1846467/

One thing is for certain, I ain't wastin no more time on tryin to post a pic here !

http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1846467/




Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by John_D on 12/04/09 at 19:24:29


6D636A3536313532060 wrote:
Cut it off ya don't need it.... just more weight.
Just one more thing to get in the way

The main reason mine's still there is because I've got a couple Harbor Fright magnets (see my sig. :D) bolted to it.  Works pretty good at most stoplights, although there's still a few stubborn ones. :P

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Routy on 12/05/09 at 15:22:17

The center stand is working and useable, but I have to conceed the emissions mount is flexy. I really won't really be satisfied w/ it untill I get some more support to that mount. W/o a lift of some kind, that is going to be a real challenge as it is hard to see just what can be made to work. I need a break now :o

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by Yonuh Adisi on 12/06/09 at 15:12:26


79766C776B6D7E7C747A6D1F0 wrote:
You're a genius ! I sure wish I could do that.

Lets see, ......you're looking at the stand and the bushing it turns in while it is still in the vice,...because its very hot yet from heating and bending the 5/8 solid round bar. The bushing was then welded to the 1/4' plate that is bolted to the 4 hole bracket.

The stand is now temporarlly on the bike. But I have to shorten it because the wheel is 3" off the floor.  And it needs the over center stops trimmed a little. And last of all it nees an overcenter spring to hold it up.

http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1846467/

One thing is for certain, I ain't wastin no more time on tryin to post a pic here !

http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/1846467/


http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2009%5C12%5C05%5Cbikepics-1846467-800.jpg

Title: Re: 4 Hole Bracket Just Ahead of rear Wheel?
Post by justin_o_guy2 on 12/06/09 at 15:47:36

Just get the bike up & cross brace that box./ Hekkuva good job.

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