I must be getting old, I normally pull the bike onto the rear stand by standing behind the bike an pulling using both hands on the mudguard handle. Its proving painful for my back. is there a better technique for pulling a 1929 Scott its rear stand ?
Hi,I stand along side the bike with the stand unclipped ( on the near side as it happens) and get the bike moving backwards to generate some momentum, place my boot behind the stand as I heave the bike upwards using my right hand on the mudguard handle and balancing the bike with my left hand on the saddle. Works for me, I’m 72 and weigh 10 stone.
This seems to be a Scott problem. I was having the same problem with my 1932 Flyer and thought’ this not doing my back any good’ so removed the stand (it weighs a ton anyway) and fitted a prop stand. It made life much easier.
As well as tool boxes, John Rose on email@example.com makes neat prop stands. He brought one to our last NW Meeting.
One problem with a propstand on a Scott is that unless your gearbox High Gear bush is in perfect condition, or fitted with an oil seal, leaning the bike over to the left puts the oil level above the bottom of the bush, and it will leak out into the clutch.
I agree, however, what little mileage I have managed to wring out of the beast has been somewhat blighted by said rear stand detaching itself over every darn speed hump in Oxfordshire.
I have wound the screw in so tight I have to boot the stand out of the clip — except over said bumps when it gladly flops out on it’s own 😈
So the side stand it is, with of course a seal.
Just need to fabricate a paddock stand, or in my case a stable stand, for those periods of inactivity where I ponder what’s gone wrong now —
Agree with Brian… suffered with oil creeping onto clutch myself… so if I put it onto sidestand I get it as close to 90 degrees without toppling over and wedge under footpeg the other side with trolley jack.
My technique for centrestand deployment: bungee cord hooked onto stand crossmember once on the ground and other end hooked onto footpeg or some low, stable part of bike. Stand to rear of bike and lift rear of bike by frame or rack on mudguard. Lifting by just half an inch allows stand to pull toward front and then it’s an easy and quick pull back to complete. (works for me)
Thanks for the replies, I’ve just borrowed a side stand off my Royal Enfield, It won’t fit on the Port side of the bike due to the alloy cover over the final drive sprocket. tried on the starboard side but then realised it folds forward ,shame as it would keep the gearbox oil contained, if leaning to starboard ! Are all side stands designed for the Port side ?. Might try the bungee idea , sounds simple but effective !
I’ve made up various brackets over the years to mount my prop stands using the lower front engine lug. I feel the bike seems more secure with stand at the front rather than down by the gearbox.
After adding panniers to my Velocette l found it almost impossible to heave it up on the rear stand. No room to put my legs in their usual positions. This is my little solution to make it somewhat easier. Add a folding passenger footrest to one of the rear stand legs. No magic cure, but it sure makes things easier.