Originally Posted by Xander
larger foot for my Africa Twin side stand, What is the best size plate to get put on, so that it offers maximum support but does not interfere with the swing arm?
Also anyone know of a good welder in Birmingham UK?
well I don't know what the AfT stand is like, but I have seen a stand for rally KTMs, (sorry can't find a pic) they just have a slightly wider and longer bottom plate, supported with a small stiffener rod welded to the side of the stand in about 45degree angle down, that supports the longer end and creates a sort of triangle. the size would be about a 2inch by 4-1/2inch plate with rounded corners replacing the standard round end of your peg the plate should be located not quite in parallelwith the bike if down if you look at it from the back view forward, rather a bit towards the rear wheel 160degree is better. that say the plate will lift up slightly to 70-80degree from the peg at the far end but flat on the ground all the way. (just the angle about how you would place your food to get a solid stand)
you only have to care that the mod don't catch the swing-arm if folded up
forget the dots... they are only there to get the graph right...
some thing like that will do to spreed the weight....
for welding try some Land Rover (not a official LR-Dealer), Agriculture or HGV workshop, there are always mechanics riding bikes as well and they know how to butch around and well used to special conversions...
be nice they can be your friends... thell them storys about a doggy workshop in Africa or even better the US with a smile in your face.... they will do a top job than... a local biker pub is a good source for a chapy with a welder or mechanic having a pint.... at least some one who knows to cut corners....
Last edited by spooky; 11 Jul 2007 at 15:39.