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    73 R 75/5 Center Stand Tang

    The tang on my centerstand broke off. Any creative solutions to this dilemma besides welding it back on?
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    See this thread, the last entry. May be of help. When mine broke I sourced a used one to replace it. http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...Stand-Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjmcd13 View Post
    The tang on my centerstand broke off. Any creative solutions to this dilemma besides welding it back on?
    Apart from removing the stand and welding it, I have used a stainless steel ribbon type hose clamp holding a piece of a cut up inner tube. If you position the clamp at the lowest point on the arc of the stand when it is in the "up" position with the screw head facing outboard, and, let a small length of the ribbon protrude, you will be able to put the toe of your boot on the assembled attachment and deploy the stand. The rubber part is to prevent the clamp from rotating around the bent tube stock of the stand itself. If properly installed it will be just forward of the point where the stand meets the ground when you kick it down from "up-at rest" position.

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    All /5, /6, and /7 centerstand tangs have been broken off at some point because folks think in error it's supposed to be stepped on when putting the bike on its centerstand.

    Its ONLY purpose is to help lower the centerstand to the ground ... then you step on the left centerstand foot to help raise the bike.
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    All /5, /6, and /7 centerstand tangs have been broken off at some point because folks think in error it's supposed to be stepped on when putting the bike on its centerstand.
    Well, that's certainly how I broke mine off ... shortly after buying the bike in 1974.

    I've used the tip of my boot to pull it down ever since.. . ..
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
    1973 R75/5 - original owner

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    What's the big deal? Go by any welding shop for a nothing repair. They always have a piece of strap or small round as scrap. Put a very slight bend in it like the original, wire brush or hand grind the center stand paint off, have the tech spot weld it in place where the old one was, check it out that it clears the muffler, WELD IT. When you get home shoot a bit of Rustoleum gloss or satin and you are in business..........10 minute job and slip the tech a $20 to make him happy.........God bless........Dennis

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    I have taken an old type mirror clamp from a British bike and clamped it onto the stand. Then I used a long bolt with similar diameter as the mirror stem was and tightened it into the clamp.
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