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Re: Close call, my mint 09 almost fell on the poor excuse Yamaha calls a kickstand

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Do you guys notice that there is ZERO tension/spring in the stand? As in, you can slowly push it down and half way stop and the stand will just stay there (not snap back or snap down)? Trust me...I'm SUPER anal about making sure that thing is locked down and forward before dropping the bike down. Is there any adjustment that can be made to have the kickstand spring down/up?
This doesn't sound right.... Stupid question-- is the spring attached to your kickstand? Is the spring intact?


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If your having trouble operating the kickstand that makes it scary about your ability to operate the bike :look:



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Re: Close call, my mint 09 almost fell on the poor excuse Yamaha calls a kickstand

My kickstand is similar to the OP and I know what your talking about with the CBR stand. My buddy has a 1Krr and his stand snaps up and down with force. I have to guide mine up and down, but I'm used to it. Yes the spring works, but doesn't have the tension of the CBR's. I just like knowing it's where it's supposed to be.

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Re: Close call, my mint 09 almost fell on the poor excuse Yamaha calls a kickstand

The stand on my '07 was really lethargic. I had to push it all the way up or down. Tech inspector gave me crap about it at a trackday.

Shot some cable lube at it in a fit of lazy and the SOB wings back and forth now.

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im pretty sure there is something your with your guys spring/kickstand lol

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The kickstand is pretty gay. There should be a locking ball joint thing for it to slide past, like the OEM passenger pegs have. Something to hold it in the final "rest position", before it is let down and the bike's weight supports itself. Would let you know it is where it needs to be.
EXACTLY!

Glad a few of you notice the same on your bikes. Trust me, the CBR and R6 kickstand are worlds different. I inspected it, and there seems to be no grime in the pivot. The spring is attached and everything is super clean. I think possibly the PO may have tightened it too much for some odd reason? I'll loosen it and re-tighten it up and blast it with some WD40 and see if it changes anything. If not, it is simply a poor design. A "click" locking position like the CBR would be ideal.

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I felt the same way about mine on both 06 r6. My buddy had an 05 zx6r and his kickstand felt more "comfortable" when setting the bike down. I always pushed my all the way down and after setting the bike down a would pull it back a little just to make sure.
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I felt the same way about mine on both 06 r6. My buddy had an 05 zx6r and his kickstand felt more "comfortable" when setting the bike down. I always pushed my all the way down and after setting the bike down a would pull it back a little just to make sure.
Ya that's a good idea...I've been pulling mine back too Damn kickstand just feels like it wants to fold too easily. Imagine if some fu^*tard hopped on your bike for a photo...? (which happens WAAAY too often) And then set it back down. BOOM.


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Re: Close call, my mint 09 almost fell on the poor excuse Yamaha calls a kickstand

My bike doesn't even have a kickstand.


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