Author Topic: Missing centre stand foot operating lever  (Read 810 times)

Offline andrewwoodhall

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Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:09:26 PM »
Hello,
I've just noticed my recently-acquired 1984 R65 is missing the centre stand side operating lever. The stand itself funtions well after awkwardly lowering by hand. Its  point of origin is obvious, and appears to have suffered corrosion, although the bike is otherwise in very tidy condition.
A common problem? Suggested fix ?
Current:
Velocette Venom 1957
BMW R65 1984
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Past
Honda 50
BSA 250 C15
Honda 90
Velocette Viper
BMW R100 RT
BMW F650

Offline wilcom

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Re: Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 01:39:15 PM »
If your going to fashion a replacement tang here are two pics of my 84 stand. It works fine, but after inspection appears to have been bent. I would look at another to see how misshapen mine may be....
Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline marcmax

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Re: Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 08:30:37 PM »
The tang was missing on mine when I bought it and I didn't know any better. I got real good at hooking the toe of my boot over the center stand near the curve and could put it down easily. I still use it that way when it is parked in the garage. For weekend rides I use a Browns side stand, quick and reliable.
Keep your bike in good repair: ?motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. ?

1982 R65ls ? ? ? ?1984 R65ls ? ? ? ?1991 K75

Offline andrewwoodhall

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Re: Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 11:04:10 AM »
Many thanks, both. Helpful reassurance.
Current:
Velocette Venom 1957
BMW R65 1984
------------------------
Past
Honda 50
BSA 250 C15
Honda 90
Velocette Viper
BMW R100 RT
BMW F650

Offline andrewwoodhall

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Re: Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2018, 02:20:18 PM »
Oh, joy !
I have discovered the broken tang in the under seat cubby.
Thanks to the previous owner for preserving same...
Current:
Velocette Venom 1957
BMW R65 1984
------------------------
Past
Honda 50
BSA 250 C15
Honda 90
Velocette Viper
BMW R100 RT
BMW F650

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Missing centre stand foot operating lever
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2018, 08:22:33 PM »
Yeah, just weld it back on.  There is a reason a lot of these "tangs" are broken off.  It's sole purpose is to be snagged with toe to get the stand to drop not to STOMP on to raise the bike onto the stand - some people don't realize this.  Some of the other stands have a sturdy bit and can support a lot of weight but these can't.
Justin B.

2004 BMW R1150RT
1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!