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Hi all,
First post on this forum.


Bought the above as an addition to my wee stable to be my regular runaround and I have it running fine now. However, there is one small non engine niggle.
I have to regulary travel on inter island ferries and the side stand seems a poor design as the bike sits very upright and I can't get off the bike, when onboard, as may topple. Was onboard yesterday with a guy on a 1989 GSX-R750 and he had no issue putting the bike on stand and was able to leave the bike. Bikes are not strapped down on these journeys.



Question, is there an upgraded stand (obviously not paddock) that is longer and leans the bike out?
Thought I'd ask before I start cutting up and welding up a custom fit.
Thanks folks.
JB
 

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Hi all,
First post on this forum.


Bought the above as an addition to my wee stable to be my regular runaround and I have it running fine now. However, there is one small non engine niggle.
I have to regulary travel on inter island ferries and the side stand seems a poor design as the bike sits very upright and I can't get off the bike, when onboard, as may topple. Was onboard yesterday with a guy on a 1989 GSX-R750 and he had no issue putting the bike on stand and was able to leave the bike. Bikes are not strapped down on these journeys.



Question, is there an upgraded stand (obviously not paddock) that is longer and leans the bike out?
Thought I'd ask before I start cutting up and welding up a custom fit.
Thanks folks.
JB

Can you post a pic of yours on the stand? I don’t recall them being too “upright”, more like “just right”. Maybe the suspension has been messed with?
 

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I'm wondering if it my be a non-original that replaced, say, a bent or damaged stand? Might you have the opportunity of comparing yours with a fellow rider, or even post a close-up pic so that owners on here might comment?
 

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Lucky for you I ride to work today. Here's my bike and closeup, stock stand. I'll agree it's more upright than the r6 also pictured. Very similar lean to the versys 650 next to it though
 

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Lucky for you I ride to work today. Here's my bike and closeup, stock stand. I'll agree it's more upright than the r6 also pictured. Very similar lean to the versys 650 next to it though
Skant, your bike looks like exactly what he's talking about. Yours seems a bit too upright as well. Can you post a pic of it from the side? Or perhaps the relationship of your pipe to the axle nut? Is your suspension lowered? clapped out? or modded in a way to make it stand like that? I've always taken photos of mine on the rear stand, even my first 93, unfortunately I have no side stand pics.
 

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Skant, your bike looks like exactly what he's talking about. Yours seems a bit too upright as well. Can you post a pic of it from the side? Or perhaps the relationship of your pipe to the axle nut? Is your suspension lowered? clapped out? or modded in a way to make it stand like that? I've always taken photos of mine on the rear stand, even my first 93, unfortunately I have no side stand pics.
my suspension is completely stock. I just had everything refreshed so it's the stock height and travel. i've got preload up a little to support my fat ass but that's it. perhaps my stand isn't stock and i just don't know, lol.

It feels like it leans over a fair bit when i set it on the stand. when i put it on dirt, any further and it feels like the rear starts to come up. seems like the right lean to me.

Thunderstorms in Rochester today, I'll have it out again tomorrow. I'll get another photo then.
 

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My '98 also leaned over more than I was comfortable with, similar to Gunks, though I do have a Nitron shock. I ended up fitted a slightly longer stand from a GSXR so I could stop worrying about it.



Even with standard rear suspension it's possible to fit the "triangle" incorrectly which IIRC will cause the ride height to be increased. The other possibility is that the wrong rear shock has been fitted, different years were slightly different lengths:


CBR900RR 1992-1995 319mm
CBR900RR 1996-1997 305mm
CBR900RR 1998-1999 303mm
 

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That wouldn't concern me at all. I prefer them more upright to lessen the strain on the stand and bracket. Accept your point for ferry travel though. I wouldn't want to transport a bike in any manner without strapping down!
 
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