Ratcheting Center Styand


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Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby norseman47 » Tue May 20, 2014 2:07 pm



My Interstate has a center stand, with legs that ratchet up, when you rock the bike side-to-side. This allows you to remove the rear tire easily. It has lost one of the legs. I can't find it's like in internet, or eBay searches. Since the bike has an extensive Markland setup, was the center stand a special order?

Thanks!



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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 20, 2014 2:19 pm

I've never heard of such a thing before, that's definitely an aftermarket product. Can you post a picture of it?

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby jeffcosmo » Tue May 20, 2014 8:44 pm

I do recall something like this, so you've not a one-off, but I cannot recall who made it.

Perhaps searching the '80's mags might bring it to light.

Good luck.

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Re: Ratcheting Center Stand

Postby norseman47 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:29 pm

Here's a few snaps of the stand.

The extension of the near lag is missing.
The extension of the near lag is missing.


The little cable snapped on the missing extension, allowing it to escape.
The little cable snapped on the missing extension, allowing it to escape.


The leg in the back is starting to extend.
The leg in the back is starting to extend.

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby themainviking » Wed May 21, 2014 6:21 am

That looks like trailer supply stuff welded into a ratcheting center stand. It would not surprise me if it was a one off just for that bike, by a previous owner. You may be able to pick up a jack leg insert by buying a tongue jack support from an RV place.
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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby Oldbear » Wed May 21, 2014 11:35 pm

Now I want one... Anyone else seen these?
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby norseman47 » Thu May 22, 2014 8:37 am

I don't think it was a one off, as it rather complex. When you drop the legs, the extension automatically drop down to the ground & lock. Then as you rock the bike side-to-side the leg on the high side drops further & locks in the new position. You hear a "click" at each position, like a spring loaded lock is engaging. It works & sounds exactly like a jack stand. Eventually the bike is high enough to remove the rear tire. When you're done, you rock the bike forward, it drops off the stand & the extensions are pulled back into their collapsed position. I can't get a shot of the mechanism until the tire's off next week. It seems to have cams & springs on the top/rear of the device, with the steel wires connecting the spring/cam devices over a pulley & down into the legs. The wires must allow the legs to drop & release the locking lugs for use when down. The wire then pull the locking lugs out of the stops & retract the legs when rocked forward.

I'm thinking that if the money appears for a new exhaust system this winter, I may remove the stand & have it fixed. Maybe by Rick's crew on American Restoration? :D

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby KHAWK » Sun May 25, 2014 6:06 pm

I would sure like to find out were I can buy one of these jack stands! As I have a broken back and can't fore all the tea in china lift my BIKE on to the center center stand. Thanks to anyone that can help in advance. ;)

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby thrasherg » Mon May 26, 2014 11:13 am

That is a great idea, I have never heard or seen of such a thing until this post. It seems like a great idea, I wonder why they never took off? :D

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby 82aspen » Fri May 30, 2014 10:44 pm

KHAWK wrote:I would sure like to find out were I can buy one of these jack stands! As I have a broken back and can't fore all the tea in china lift my BIKE on to the center center stand. Thanks to anyone that can help in advance. ;)


i use 1200 shocks which are ~ an inch+ longer making centerstand use easy peasy

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby Dave N » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:56 pm

I think I found what you have on your wing. Check this out.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GL1100-GO ... d3&vxp=mtr

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby norseman47 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Yup. That's it! Thanks!

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby alwims » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:50 am

That thing is just too cool. Good thing it won't fit my 1200 or you'd all have a hard time out bidding me for it.

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Re: Ratcheting Center Styand

Postby urbanmadness » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:52 pm

That is awesome!

I wonder if they still make them?




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