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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #60 on: Jun 29, 2018, 05:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by bgp [+]
I just laughed very loud with nobody around.
+1  I really do appreciate a good of touch sarcasm.  ..................or is it irony.  :notsure:................. :008: :008: :008:
« Last Edit: Jun 29, 2018, 05:05 PM by whiskydave »

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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #61 on: Jun 29, 2018, 08:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
We need pictures at all stages  - otherwise you did NOT build one  :211:

As soon as I said I had built one I was expecting this...


*Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
I understand your wife follows a similar principle :whistle:

I simply cannot argue with this... :008:

Ok a few photos, itís still very rough looking as I said itís built from what ever I had lying about.

Ive got a bit more to do and I need to clean it up and paint it but it works and is as solid  as a rock.

I started with and old scaffold pole and the remains of the garden gate. And just ad-libbed as I went along using the sizes off the OP
Itís a bit odd looking with one square box section stabiliser and the other round. But it works.

My father in law who is an engineer/farmer said, just because itís not pretty dosent mean it wonít work.

« Last Edit: Jun 29, 2018, 08:41 PM by Lord Muck »
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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #62 on: Jun 29, 2018, 08:58 PM »
I will have to give you this one.
Its not pretty but it is pretty functional!

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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #63 on: Jun 30, 2018, 12:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by Lord Muck [+]
Ok a few photos, itís still very rough looking as I said itís built from what ever I had lying about.

Ive got a bit more to do and I need to clean it up and paint it but it works and is as solid  as a rock.

I started with and old scaffold pole and the remains of the garden gate. And just ad-libbed as I went along using the sizes off the OP
Itís a bit odd looking with one square box section stabiliser and the other round. But it works.

My father in law who is an engineer/farmer said, just because itís not pretty dosent mean it wonít work.

Haha you really weren't kidding when you said it looks like shite!  :008:
But it sure does work, so fully deserved props!  :020:
If you can pull that off, who knows what else you can do?  :notsure:  :008:

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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #64 on: Jun 30, 2018, 06:13 AM »
 :008: :008: Thanks chaps!
Iím sure it will look better when Iíve cleaned it up and given it a coat of paint.
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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #65 on: Jul 09, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Gents, well done on the brilliant stand!  :152:

I do have a question which I have asked Lord Muck, but Iíll also post it hers as it would be good to get feedback form other builders:

Have you tried using the stand in the reverse way, and if so, did it lift the front wheel?  :016:
Life is like riding a bike, itís all about balance and momentum, hesitate and stop and youíll fall off!

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Re: The perfect stand for the V
« Reply #66 on: Jul 14, 2018, 04:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Versaki [+]
Gents, well done on the brilliant stand!  :152:

I do have a question which I have asked Lord Muck, but Iíll also post it hers as it would be good to get feedback form other builders:

Have you tried using the stand in the reverse way, and if so, did it lift the front wheel?  :016:
Unlike classic paddock stands for front/rear wheel that use different lifting points, this stand uses the same lifting point on the bike (just like a center stand).
So no matter how you position it, the bike will always lean forward on it because of the engine (the center of mass is shifted forward as a result).
The only thing that changes is the position of your body in relation to the bike when you're lifting it, nothing more.

However, this stand is sufficiently close to the balance point of the bike and it only requires a minuscule amount of strength to lift the front end,
after which you can use a wooden block under the header pipes (like I did) or come up with something else and have both wheels up.