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Offline iansoady

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Norton prop stand
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:27:42 PM »
Been a bit quiet here so thought I'd bring you up to date. My ES2 came without the prop stand which is a hefty affair that looks as though it was designed by Brunel. It's possible to buy repros but at the thick end of £150 a bit much for me.

I'd read that a Kawasaki ZZR item could be pressed into service so picked one up from ebay for £7. With an old alloy engine plate and some spacers and lengthened studs this is the result:












Seems to work very nicely. I do like saving money.......
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 08:33:31 PM »
I canít weigh up why reproís can be so expensive, but at 7 quid for a Kawasaki one you canít go wrong.

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 09:33:07 AM »
Nice work, well done.

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 10:17:06 AM »
Nice job, but can you remember which Kawa it was meant for as I could do with one too?

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2018, 10:47:27 AM »
ZZR 600 - but I expect others may work.

here you are:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAWASAKI-ZZR600-ZZR-600-D-COMPLETE-SIDE-STAND/183339362213

I chopped the bit that holds the switch off.
Ian
1952 Norton ES2
1982 Moto Guzzi V50

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 03:17:56 PM »
Quite a nice fix, now paint it black please.

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 04:08:15 PM »
Thanks Ian, and I'll paint mine black... ;)

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 07:31:18 PM »
So you should, if not you'll be in grave danger from the sort of blokes that stand there and say "that's not original is it?"

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Re: Norton prop stand
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2018, 12:15:53 AM »
If the mount is forged steel,rather than cast ductile,it would be possible to weld the jap one onto a mounting similar to the original,and it would be very hard to pick then.