Thank you all for the tips!
I'm a bit concerned about the lean angle after an enlarger is added. I'll be at the dealer tomorrow for the 600 mile break in service.
I'll see what the shop has.
Absolutely, when something can be made at home for pennies or factory made for a profit at $12 and the brand names are tryin to haul in $60/80! That's ridiculous.I generally avoid Chinese knock-off's like the plaque but, let's face it, a side stand enlarger is about as low-tech as a part can get. Further, with modern machining and production techniques I expect the profit margin on the $60-$80 that Wunderlitch, Touratech and SW-Motech's asked for these things is over 90%.
I wanted a head light and oil cooler guard and I decided to buy the cheap side stand enlarger as well. The premium price $280 CDN + Tax + shipping. Say $325 on the low side. I ordered all 3 for $75. I would pay allot more for the premium but $250 more? Nah, We'll see if the cheap stuff is junk for that price. I could have made all of it but for this price why not.I bought one from China on eBay. At a fraction of the price of SW Motech or Touratech. There are MANY things I wouldn't consider buying from the Chinese. That said, I think you're safe with this: