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I have taken off the original side stand from my 75 R90s
It has been painted black and looks horrible and i want to return it to original colour / plating.
Ive looked at some pics and it looks plated .
Can anybody confirm what type of plating was on the original ?

Thanks

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Cadmium If I'm not mistaken.

Cadmium If I'm not mistaken.

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Plating? They aren't a bare

Plating? They aren't a bare aluminum alloy forging?

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Sidestand material

khittner wrote:

Plating? They aren't a bare aluminum alloy forging?

I don't believe it's aluminum. Magnets stick to my stock unit. Aluminum would be too weak anyway.

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Define your aluminum!

RickR90s wrote:

Aluminum would be too weak anyway.

There are USAF T-38 aircraft flying which were designed to take 7.33g of pilot yank on the stick. I would say that the right kind of aluminum, formed the correct way, would be strong enough.

Just sayin'... Big Grin

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R90S Side stand

Judging by the weight ,the hardness and the fact that its magnetic . I reckon that its a cast steel shaft with the "foot" welded onto it.

Im looking at satin chrome ?

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Interesting...a magnet sticks

Interesting...a magnet sticks to my /7 side stand, too.

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Hmm--I hadn't tried a magnet.

Hmm--I hadn't tried a magnet. I just assumed from the porous texture and absence of visible corrosion after decades of exposure, that it was nonferrous.

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The sidestands are steel

The sidestands are steel forgings - you can see where the forging was removed from the front and rear of the stand.

When the sidestand is deployed it is sitting on the back of the foot and tends to want to roll forward off the sidestand. To prevent this you can take a 8mm x 20mm (or 5/16" x 3/4") bolt and put it into one of the holes in the foot. Lock it on with a nut. Then the bike will have roll up and over the bolt to fall over - and that won't happen unless you use the sidestand on a steep downhill. I've done this on several /6 an /7 bikes with excellent results.

Mike

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Would you mind adding a pic

Would you mind adding a pic of your enhancement ?
Thanks much

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