Roaring Toyz Kickstand install


FZ1inNH

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Roaring Toyz '09-'10 Yamaha FZ6R Kickstand Install

For this task, you need the following tools:
  • 14 mm socket
  • 17 mm wrench
  • small box end wrench or something with a hook to pull the spring
  • grease
  • torque wrench
This picture is looking up from the ground where you can see the single bolt and the spring that needs to be removed.



Using a hooked tool or a small box-end wrench, hook the spring ends at the kickstand while the stand is in the up position. Pull backwards and release the spring from the post. Carefully move forward with the tool until the spring is relieved of all tension. Allow the spring to hang freely.

Using the 17 mm wrench for the nut and the 14 mm socket for the bolt, loosen the nut and remove the assembly.



This photo is to show the difference in the sizes of the stands. While the stock stand does still work after the lowering mod, if you were to park the bike with the stock stand on an uphill incline, it is very unstable. It is recommended that should you not get the Roaring Toyz kickstand, you should always park with the stock kickstand on a level surface or on the downhill side of the bike.



Remove and lubricate the small bushing inside the bolt hole. Lube the outside circumference liberally with axle grease. Replace the bushing.

Place the larger washer over the bushing and hole and slide the new kickstand into place. This will be a tight fit. If needed, use a small flat screwdriver to carefully slide the washer into position. Place the bolt through the hole, place the smaller washer on the back of the bolt and then the nut. Tighten and torque to 40 ft lbs.

Place your hooked tool or small box-end wrench on the ends of the spring and while holding the kickstand up, pull the spring back and over the new kickstand post. Be sure that both spring ends are locked into the groove provided.

Congrats! Enjoy the riding!


 

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bmw675

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nice write up, guess you were pretty busy today.

how easy is it to move the kickstand without the little stud sticking up?
 

FZ1inNH

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nice write up, guess you were pretty busy today.

how easy is it to move the kickstand without the little stud sticking up?
Thanks! I actually did this all yesterday while it was raining and wrote up the articles today after sifting through all the pictures. :D

She said it will take a bit of getting used to because she was used to catching the peg. Now, she has to look down and catch it but in time, muscle memory will fill the gap.

The end result is just as much lean as she had before and should I need to lower the triples any further, it will slightly raise the lean.

Oh! Forgot the LAST picture!!! The Victory Shot!

 

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elderproctor

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Great Taste

That is a great reward:steve::steve: A nice cold Sam Adams!!

Last thing, I did not buy the kick stand because of the other threads that said that it was not needed. It is very much needed, just took the bike out and it is standing straight up. I have to buy a kick stand, just wish it was a little cheaper.
 

FZ1inNH

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That is a great reward:steve::steve: A nice cold Sam Adams!!

Last thing, I did not buy the kick stand because of the other threads that said that it was not needed. It is very much needed, just took the bike out and it is standing straight up. I have to buy a kick stand, just wish it was a little cheaper.
Yes and that Coastal Wheat is awesome!

If the front is dropped the entire 1.75", I'm sure it's close to standing straight up.

Their kickstand is quite beefy. Give them a call and see if, since you ordered the link, they will give you the discount on the stand. If it is too much, you can have your stand cut (at the bottom only) and have a welder put the foot back on. I'd have them cut as close to the bottom pad as possible, the take off at least 1" but no more than 1 1/2" and weld the foot back on.
 

RZ350 Rider

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I notice that the bottom of the lowered kickstand doesn't sit flat on the ground like the stock one does. I use a 1/4" aluminum plate under my kickstand during the summer to prevent the stand sinking into the hot pavement and preventing a tipover. I wonder how well it will work sitting on the thin edge of the new kickstand? You'd think they'd machine it on a slant to match the stock one. I might have the stock one shortened now that I see it, and might just sell my Roaringtoyz one.
 

XTRAWLD

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Is this kickstand less cumbersome to put down than the stock version? I find with the nubby sitting BEHIND the peg it's frustrating to kick it down and out.
 

jmlevy85

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overall length and support

How stable is the new stand? It seems considerably shorter than the original.
 

JSP

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How stable is the new stand? It seems considerably shorter than the original.

It needs to be shorter if you are lowering your bike... So you wouldnt want this if you are not going to lower your bike first.
 

XTRAWLD

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It needs to be shorter if you are lowering your bike... So you wouldnt want this if you are not going to lower your bike first.
Does this mean it only works with a lowered bike? I'm not lowering mine, but I want an alternative to my stock kickstand.
 

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JSP

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Does this mean it only works with a lowered bike? I'm not lowering mine, but I want an alternative to my stock kickstand.

Correct. It would lean way to far if it was not lowered.
 

fz6rowner

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I needed the roaring toyz lowering link to lower the seat height. I bought a new one off of ebay for $86 /w free shipping, but did not want to pay another $88 for their over the top engraved kickstand. Since the kickstand needs to be shortened the same time the lowering link is installed, I called around to make an installation appointment with a motorcycle repair shop who could also proportionally cut the stock stand and reweld the base plate. They charged about $90 for lowering link installation and $20 additional for shortening and painting the stock kickstand. With price not the only concern, to me the roaring toyz kickstand also appears relatively unstable without the base plate. Moreover, the lack of little ball head pin attachment at the bottom makes it less likely to lower the stand without looking down.
 
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