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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sidestand length

I tried to rise the forks my tbs to see how it handles, in case I decide to go for clipons. However, rising the forks made the bike very unsteady on the sidestand. So I understand the T-bird stand is shorter than the TBS sidestand? I measured my stand to be 27 cm (10"5/8) from center of the bolt to the ground. Could someone please inform me how long the sidestand is for a the T-bird. What other options do I have, legend...?
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I put a T bird stand on my Legend after changing the rear shock. Legend stand is shorter than T bird, but I don't know how either compares to TBS?
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The Tbird stand should be longer than the legend and shorter than the TBS. If no one answers in the meantime, I will measure mine tomorrow.
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Will someone with each kind of bike list the lengths.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Tbird stand should be longer than the legend and shorter than the TBS. If no one answers in the meantime, I will measure mine tomorrow.
Thank you that would be great!

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Will someone with each kind of bike list the lengths.
God idea. Then we'll know for sure.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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OK, OK

Took some pics.

In summary. The TBS and TBird stand measure the same 240mm length, but the TBS stand is straight where the TBird stand is bent.

The Legend stand is only 220mm long and is bent similar to the TBird stand.

Also a friend here in Indy area has a 2004 TBS and his sidestand is slightly longer than the stand on my 98 TBS.
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OK, OK

Took some pics.

In summary. The TBS and TBird stand measure the same 240mm length, but the TBS stand is straight where the TBird stand is bent.

The Legend stand is only 220mm long and is bent similar to the TBird stand.

Also a friend here in Indy area has a 2004 TBS and his sidestand is slightly longer than the stand on my 98 TBS.
Tank you Denny. That makes good sense. I always thought my TBS is standing more upright than older ones. I guess Triumph changed the length for the 2004 model (or perhaps earlier). I guess the issue of the bent and straight differences between T-bird and older TBS is due to the exhaust.

In conclusion I will first go for the T-bird stand.
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As Denny says, I made it 240mm from bolt centre to the bottom
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When I added cast wheels, TBS forks and TBS rear suspension to my Tbird, I had to lengthen the TBird side-stand accordingly as the bike was then too tall for the original side-stand.

I had intended to weld some flat bar to the 'foot' of the stand, but I ended up just bolting on a small piece of hardwood - about 15mm thick from memory. I only planned to do this as a temporary measure, since it was an easy way to establish the correct thickness of steel to weld on, but it worked well enough to just leave in place.

BTW: Don't make the side-stand too long, as if you get a flat rear tyre, the bike may not be able to lean over far enough to rest on the stand.
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BTW: Don't make the side-stand too long, as if you get a flat rear tyre, the bike may not be able to lean over far enough to rest on the stand.
That is very good advice as I probably would have done that.
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