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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: sofiaspin on 03 February, 2018, 15:45:21

Title: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: sofiaspin on 03 February, 2018, 15:45:21
Hello all, I am thinking of acquiring a 1954 M33 plunger.  I am trying to source a quality side stand as being short would find the bike difficult to get on/off, and raise onto its centre stand. I would be grateful for any suggestions on where to source a side stand, and where the best fixing point might be on the frame.  Has anyone gone down this route?  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: chrisgoodwin on 03 February, 2018, 23:02:36
Hi, I have a rigid B31 and use a generic bolt on side stand without any problem, available from fleabay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-triumph-norton-matchless-UNIVERSAL-PROP-SIDE-JIFFY-STAND-1-1-4-FRAME-TUBE/142666425118?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49919%26meid%3D9f6056df1e1d4770bbebdef7a174037d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D173113263962%26itm%3D142666425118&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: sofiaspin on 04 February, 2018, 08:55:54
Thank you Chris Goodwin.  Did you weld it to the frame to stop it rotating/slipping?
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: chrisgoodwin on 04 February, 2018, 22:15:08
No, Just nipped it up with the two bolts, just watch that you give enough clearance for the drive chain when fitting.
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: sofiaspin on 05 February, 2018, 12:49:55
Thanks again.  One last question - where on the frame did you fix the side stand?
Regards,
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: LJ. on 07 February, 2018, 13:11:22
Hi,
A side stand makes a huge difference, mine, on my B33, is as shown in the photograph and is welded on. Trouble is, the centre stand is difficult to pull down, it is a job where I need to weld on an arm of some sort.
Title: Re: M33 / B33 plunger side stand
Post by: sofiaspin on 07 February, 2018, 21:38:45
Ideal thank you