As used on BMW Airhead Motorcycles (and some Yamaha motorcycles)
article number 64
© Copyright 2013, R. Fleischer
Reynolds Ride-Off center-stand factory notes, copied from the original, spelling & grammar errors left intact:
"The Reynolds Ride-off stand replaces the factory center stand. Use only the bushings and bolts provided with the stand. Put a little grease on the bushings and place them and bolts into holes of the ride-off stand flush with the inside of the stand. Make sure locking teeth of bushing go against the motorcycle frame. Then slide into place and tighten bolts securely. After installation of the stand check bolts regularly to make sure the stay tight until the locking teeth seat in. Make sure stand swings freely before installing springs. Attach spring to frame tube first with the special half circle per illustration. The half circle is made to snap onto frame so you need to use a little force to get it on. You may use a small wire to tie it on if you want. Install right side spring so it does not touch clutch cable or arm. For those that have the tab for rear disc brakes the half circle goes against tab on outer side. Spring hook should face side of motorcycle so the spring will not hit the end of mounting bolt. Attach the special washer to the spring through one end hole, using an old spring in the opposite end hole pull washer onto ride-off stand hook."
1. I have a single page scan of rear (tail) luggage racks that includes some OILHEADS and K bikes, it is nearly totally UNreadable. It does contain a few of my scribbled notes. The original printing is not at all clear for part numbers and descriptions. The Reynolds PRICE LIST of April 1, 1985, item 6 below, may be of SOME help, as it lists the R440 combination TourRest/Luggage Rack for a K100, same as my scribbling. I have been unable to confirm that the R1100 and R850R used the R286 luggage rack.
2. Scan of page 38 from a Luftmeister Catalog:
You may want to view this .jpeg image zoomed a bit. This has sketches/photos of the Ride-Off center stand; Trailer Hitch; TourRest/rack; TourRest; and the Luggage Rack.
3. Scan of page 39 from the same catalog:
You may want to view this .jpeg image zoomed a bit. This page is a list of the products and their numbers.
4. 7 pages from the 1985 Reynolds Catalog:
pg 1 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg1.jpeg
pg 2 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg2.jpeg
pg 3 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg3.jpeg
pg 4 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg4.jpeg
pg 5 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg5.jpeg
pg 6 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg6.jpeg
pg 7 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-1985-pg7.jpeg
5. 8 pages from an undated Reynolds Catalog, believed to be 1983; this catalog has a cover page, in color, of a R100S.
pg 1 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg1.jpeg
pg 2 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg2.jpeg
pg 3 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg3.jpeg
pg 4 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg4.jpeg
pg 5 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg5.jpeg
pg 6 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg6.jpeg
pg 7 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg7.jpeg
pg 8 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-catalog-R100S-pg8.jpeg
6. Rather poor scan of a rather poor previously copied page, showing an Oilhead and some information on the K-100 R-740 hitch; and R440 Combo Tour Rest and Luggage rack (and separately R-240) also for K100. Anyone having this catalog page in decent condition is invited by me to submit a scan, so we can have all the numbers and references that were on this page.
See also the cover page, that is, pg1, of the 1985 catalog, in item 4, above.
7. Reynolds Price List, 2 pages, dated April 1, 1985. These can be useful as the part numbers for the specific years/models of BMW motorcycles is clear:
pg 1 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-prices-1985-pg1.jpeg
pg 2 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/reynolds-prices-1985-pg2.jpeg
8. Two pages, scans of the Luftmeister 1990 price list, some of which are Reynolds items. These are useful because there is additional information on what the R-xxx numbers fit. All the Reynolds information is on the RIGHT SIDE of these:
pg 1 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Luftmeister-prices-1990-pg1.jpeg
pg 2 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Luftmeister-prices-1990-pg2.jpeg
9. Two pages, scans of BCW catalog, Reynolds, photos and part numbers/notes:
pg 1 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Reynolds-BCWBrochurePage1.jpg
Pg 2 http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/Reynolds-BCWBrochurePage2.jpg
10. MISCL notes:
a. BMW has used several different stock center-stand springs. See my article: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/hardware.htm
b. There is a Reynolds catalog on Duane Ausherman's site:
Initial release: 12/15/2013
12/20/2013: Add Reynolds-BCW brochures
11/17/2014: Note on '1983' on item #5, and add link to Duane's article, in #10-b
07/06/2015: Minor updates; mostly add some descriptions to the links, and show full/complete link addresses for all.
03/21/2016: Metacodes, format, colors, fonts
10/19/2016: Metas, scripts, layout improvements, HTML cleanup.
Copyright 2013, R. Fleischer
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