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    Aluminum Hawk Center Stand?

    So I am about to attach a stock center stand after painting, and I see this Curtiss electric motorcycle with a really trick adjustable center stand. Well, why not. Has anyone tried to make an aluminum Hawk center stand? Would it cost as much as the bike itself? See photo below.

    Curtis Center Stand.jpg

    #2
    @6 would say: "you know what weighs less than aluminum?"
    And follow it with, "you know what is cheaper than aluminum?"

    That IS a neat looking piece, though.

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      #3
      Okay, I admit that is a complex design. But how about this casting on a Royal Enfield single from the 50s? Someone should be able to do that.

      RE Center Stand.jpg
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        #4
        There are several sets of likely attachment points for an accessory or stock positioned centerstand.Most peeps who go through the effort to mod their bikes with CNC ally bits
        just discard the centerstand entirely as unnecessary extra weight.It's a nice thought though.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by ricksax View Post
          Okay, I admit that is a complex design. But how about this casting on a Royal Enfield single from the 50s? Someone should be able to do that.

          RE Center Stand.jpg
          All it would take is $$ and desire. I'd suggest the front engine lower mounts. or stock

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            #6
            Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
            @6 would say: "you know what weighs less than aluminum?"
            And follow it with, "you know what is cheaper than aluminum?"

            That IS a neat looking piece, though.
            answer to question #1 is beryllium but answer to question #2 is NOT beryllium.
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              #7
              Greetings, first time 89 Hawk owner here. I am known to my friends for not leaving anything mechanical alone. I want to keep my Hawk mostly stock,except for…Factory Pro carb kit, programmable ignition, F3 forks, and half fairing it came with. Now to start fiddling.

              In response to the question what is lighter than aluminum, how about a carbon fiber center stand?

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                #8
                Originally Posted by ParcNHawk View Post
                @6 would say: "you know what weighs less than aluminum?"
                And follow it with, "you know what is cheaper than aluminum?"

                That IS a neat looking piece, though.
                Plastic?
                Look out, a beer!

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                  #9
                  Structurally, most of the strength issues are in compression (unless you move your Hawk around on the center stand, in torsion.) But you still need bushings at the top, a strong stud for the spring attachment, and abrasion-resistant feet. Seems to me cast aluminum would still be the most realistic. Or of course, CNC machined.

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