Definitely appreciate the comparisons and pictures but this got me thinking, has anyone had a 996 side stand fail on level ground or know somehow who had that happen?
I've owned and commuted on mine for over 5 years so I'm very familiar with the extreme angle on the stock stand, just wondering what the true risk is or if anyone knows the backstory for why it was designed this way. At the very least I would still consider switching to a longer stand to allow parking in more non-level situations.
I had the stock mounting plate bend (I put it down to the already severe lean angle) which made the lean angle even more excessive.
My bike would regularly pierce asphalt on warm days because of the small foot on the stock 996 stand , made me scared to park it on anything but concrete.
I’ve been running a 1098 stand on a stock 996 mount for quite a few years now, I had to find out myself if it would work . Nobody on this forum including Shazaam, nor anyone else on 3 continents could tell me if it would work or fit.
Eventually I came to the conclusion that it would fit due to the pivot bolt being the same part# .
I originally had my 996 stand lengthened ,, warning to all DONT TRY THIS
,, it failed , broke at the weld . Better to block the foot than it is to lengthen the shaft.