Amidst varied home and railway actions, the FH Dry Construct marches ceaselessly onward – and I’m starting to expire of jobs. Did I actually say that out loud?
I took a sequence of images for the courting certificates and this one reveals graphically that the entrance stand is fallacious – it is both not Ariel, or maybe is for a motorcycle with a smaller wheel, although I can not see that in some way. The FH has a 19″ entrance rim and not one of the bikes I’m conscious of use a smaller rim than that, other than the Chief & Arrow neither of which use a entrance stand.
Anyhow, it has the suitable becoming on the rear and is the suitable form, so I’m going to make use of it.
Eradicating the stand within the security of the workshop reveals it’s about 3/4″ too quick:
What I’ve achieved is minimize each legs as sq. as I can and trimmed them up on the linisher. Then, I’ve taken a chunk of 5/8″ x 16 swg tube and minimize two 3/4″ sections on the lathe; I’ve additionally minimize two items out of a scrap footrest bar (which was bent) to help the spacers and hold every little thing aligned:
I’ve set all of it up on the bench, and cleaned the areas to be welded on the wire wheel. There is a little bit of 5/16″ bar via each ends to maintain them aligned whereas I tack it collectively:
Two autogenous butt welds on either side, 40A:
And there we go, drawback solved.
All we want now are a few Thackeray washers and I could make the pivot bolt spacers on the lathe.
Right here they’re now, 5/16″ ID, 3/8″ OD and seven/16″ lengthy 303 stainless:
Bolts are 5/16″ CEI x 1″. That is how they match:
The stand pivots across the spacer and the Thackeray washer prevents all of it rattling. You’ll be able to drop the stand by loosening the one nut behind the mudguard.