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Danedg
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After the fork rebuild I'm reinstalling the front fender only to discover some missing/wrong parts. Researching the right(available) parts brings up a question.
The lower rear brace on the 54' R51/3 front fender is referred to as a FRONT WHEEL STAND.
Was that bracket actually used as a stand?

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Was that bracket actually used as a stand?

No
When the bike is on the center stand it will raise the bike so the rear wheel has clearance

When used it tilts the bike rearward so now the rear is on the ground and now the front tire is free to service
Most of the weight is still on the center stand

My /2's are always heavy on the front with the center stand

My R27 on the center stand just rocks front to rear with just a small touch

Tommy

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Actually yes,the rear bow on

Actually yes,the rear bow on the front fender of a plunger bike IS a front wheel stand. You remove the single bolt from the rear of the fender,you pivot the stand/bow down and it holds the front of the bike up for front wheel removal. It is in the original handbook for plunger bikes. This is a carry over from the 30's-40's when lots of bikes had these.

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Here is the picture in the

Here is the picture in the owners manual.

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That's right! I would never

That's right! I would never use it except in an emergency though. It requires 3 special bolts and 2 springs to mount, available from M. Huggett and probably others.

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