Date: 23-04-19  Time: 01:40 AM

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Graham Reaper

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Side stand Free play
« on: 05 June 2016, 12:43:59 PM »
Picked up my Fazer 1000 last weekend and have a slight niggle with the angle the bike sits at when on the side stand....it's a bit further over than I would like and suspect that it's not how Mr Yamaha intended it to be. Has anyone else come across this problem and if so, a cheap and simple fix would be much appreciated....

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Re: Side stand Free play
« Reply #1 on: 05 June 2016, 01:12:56 PM »
Could be that the bike has a jack up kit fitted, this is a pretty common mod which helps improve handling. You could source some OEM dogbones its a 10 minute job to swap them over,  if you do fit them you might find the bike is a little less responsive round the twisties.

I've had a jack up kit fitted for the past 7 years with no issues, the bike does lean more but if concerned I leave the bike in gear or on the centre stand.
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Re: Side stand Free play
« Reply #2 on: 05 June 2016, 03:01:59 PM »
Put your bike on the main stand (on level ground), if the rear wheel is only about 1cm clear of the floor you will most likely have a 25mm jack up kit fitted. If the wheel touches the floor it might be a 40 or 50mm jack up kit fitted.


I have 25mm jack up kit fitted and I only have a problem with the lean angle when I have a loaded top box and panniers fitted.


I have been looking for a side stand foot (big foot) for the last few years but have not had any luck.

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Re: Side stand Free play
« Reply #3 on: 05 June 2016, 03:59:12 PM »
Thanks chaps.
I did suspect the presence of a jack up kit though it doesn't feel too high up, coming off sports bikes maybe I haven't noticed though.....there's about an inch under the rear wheel on the centre stand. Doesn't sound like too much of an issue, it's liveable.