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I, like a lot of 916 era Superbike owners, felt nervous with the crazy lean angle on the stock side stand. Here is a comparison of the stock 996 side stand to the 1098 era, and the SSR side stand. I have no experience with any of other SSR style stands but I imagine they are all the same length. Hope this helps someone else trying to alleviate the sketchy lean. As far as I know my ride height is stock. I have been told you can change the lean angle by adjusting ride height but I don't feel comfortable making those changes. YMMV.

These measurements were made in my garage. I used the angle finder on my iPhone. On the swing arm stand it read 0 degrees.

All measurements were made on my 2000 996 Biposto. Each side stand was a direct bolt on and no additional or different brackets were needed.

The stock 996 side stand had a lean angle of -13 degrees
The stock 1098 side stand had a lean angle of -10 degrees
The SSR side stand had a lean angle of only -6 degrees

I can tell you when I switched from the SSR to the 1098 it felt fine letting the bike down off the swing arm stand onto the side stand. When I went from the 1098 to the 996 however, I honestly thought I forgot to put the side stand down before taking it off the swing arm stand and stopped to make sure it was indeed down.

I now feel way more confident in the ability of my side stand to keep the bike upright.

Attached are some images of the angles and the stands themselves for comparison.

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A.W.
 

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Attached are some images of the angles and the stands themselves for comparison.

Thanks,
A.W.
Side note.
The stand in the center is for a 1098 R Part# 55610462AB
For anyone wanting the stock Alloy look , the 1098 S Part# 55610462A
 

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Side note.
The stand in the center is for a 1098 R Part# 55610462AB
For anyone wanting the stock Alloy look , the 1098 S Part# 55610462A
Good info. Thanks. I didn’t know. I thought previous owner had it powder coated. That black coating is really thick.
 

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Did this as well. I found a clean 1098 side stand assembly on eBay, mount and all, but found there was no difference. Turns out the 1098 stand is longer but the mount has more angle than the 916 part so it still had the excessive lean. The improvement comes with the 1098 stand attached to the 916 mount.

To be honest, for me the bigger improvement is the larger foot of the 1098 stand. Easier to catch it with the heal of my riding boots to put it down without getting off the bike. The original stand's foot was pretty hard to catch with a boot.

Took these pics to post on another forum as a graphic to show the improvement. Still maybe a lot of lean, but I have my ride height raised a bit.

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1098 stand on the 916 mount.
 

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Did this as well. I found a clean 1098 side stand assembly on eBay, mount and all, but found there was no difference. Turns out the 1098 stand is longer but the mount has more angle than the 916 part so it still had the excessive lean. The improvement comes with the 1098 stand attached to the 916 mount.

To be honest, for me the bigger improvement is the larger foot of the 1098 stand. Easier to catch it with the heal of my riding boots to put it down without getting off the bike. The original stand's foot was pretty hard to catch with a boot.

Took these pics to post on another forum as a graphic to show the improvement. Still maybe a lot of lean, but I have my ride height raised a bit.
Very cool. I had someone on Instagram suggest pics of the bike with earth stand. So I think I’ll follow your lead and swap them out again and get pics of each one mounted.

I can’t get over the amount of confidence I gained when parking it. It’s the little things that we do that make our bikes our own.
 

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Off topic but I can’t get over how similar your tool box looks to my own. For some reason that struck me funny. I have the same box but in black and it’s over flowing with tools and other “stuff” :grin2:

And I just saw the 2 old computer towers on the floor. Similar interest I am guessing
 

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LOL. Calling my tool box orderly would be a stretch at best. I mostly know where everything is, sort of. I will admit to repurchasing small parts I forgot I had on hand, for some reason I have a lot of rubber well nuts...
 

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LOL. Calling my tool box orderly would be a stretch at best. I mostly know where everything is, sort of. I will admit to repurchasing small parts I forgot I had on hand, for some reason I have a lot of rubber well nuts...
Oh man. Same here. Always rebuying something. I now have no clear flat surfaces in my garage. Tools on top of tools. I really need a garage reorganization but last August my wife and I came to an agreement, a bunch of new tool boxes and cabinets or the 996. Looks like I’ll just have to keep tripping over stuff >:)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 went on the hunt when I bought my bike last year just because it seemed really extreme and made me uncomfortable. Even in my garage it was too much for me so I alway parked it on the swing arm stand. Now I have a ton of confidence and don’t feel as if I’m walking on egg shells when I set it over on the side stand.
 

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i bought 1098 sidestand. comparing to 996 NO difference. same legnth.. I am really suprised. will try to swap stand holder..
Then you didn’t buy a genuine 1098 stand !
I’ve said it before, in this thread & others on numerous occasions .... if it’s advertised to fit 916 996 998 1098 , well , it’s not a 1098 stand.
 

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some guy from ebay.

from which bike then is that one which I bought?
Hmm, some guy from eBay.

I’ve been searching & haven’t been able to find that part# yet , so I couldn’t tell you what it’s from.

Can you send me a pic ?
 

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will this fit?

casting number on the stand is 55630422a.
Tha part number is 55610462ab

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The Part# 55610462ab is a correct part# which is for a “black” stand found on the 1098R
The casting number on the stand is what the part# for that stand , which is from “god only knows what”

The numbers is what it is ,, you’ve been sold some thing that isn’t what it’s meant to be. Buyer Beware
If I sold you the stand in the pic below & told you that it would fit a 1098 ,, I wouldn’t be lying , but it still doesn’t make it a 1098 side stand .
 

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