Author Topic: V7 Centerstand Modification  (Read 147 times)

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V7 Centerstand Modification
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:50:02 PM »
My after-market centerstand by Stucchi was too tall, and a bear to lift the bike.  I cut 1" off the legs, made new "feet" from 1/8" strap iron, and had a friend weld them back on.  The new stand still gives me 1/2" clearance for the back tire, and it's no problem to lift.  A huge improvement that I should have done years ago. 

I see why Stucchi made the orig. stand so tall; when shortened it fouls on the sidestand.  They simply nestle together, touching, without hanging free and clear as originally intended.  This is no problem, but just an fyi.  And the shortened stand is such a pleasure.

Joe

P.S. a tip: jam quarters into the stand spring when removing it, to keep it extend for an easy reassembly. 

modified centerstand Guzzi V7 by sign216

1/8" steel new stand foot by sign216



"Primping" the sidestand spring by sign216
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 04:54:14 PM by sign216 »
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Re: V7 Centerstand Modification
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 07:08:45 PM »
Nice mod Joe, one of those things that pays dividends every time you use it. l Iike the spring expander too, perhaps I could borrow it sometime. :thumb:


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Re: V7 Centerstand Modification
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 07:48:35 PM »
Nice mod Joe, one of those things that pays dividends every time you use it. l Iike the spring expander too, perhaps I could borrow it sometime. :thumb:

Dave,

I got the spring tip from a British bike post.  Those cheap bastards always find a way to do things on the sly.
09 Guzzi V7C
58 BMW R50
65 Gilera 106
69 Benelli 350

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MG_750/info

 


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