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So I ordered a new set of spools thinking that the Yamaha branded ones were the problem. It looked like they were bending when I put the bike on a stand. Well I got my new ones today and noticed it wasn't the spools that were the problem. There is a crack that formed in the thread where they thread into the swingarm. This is very disappointing. I doubt they'll cover this under warranty. Might have to take it to my guy and have it welded.

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That's interesting, and something to keep an eye out for. It's not the first use of this swingarm right, isn't it axactly the same as the other 700 models?

I'm using GP lift plates, spreads the load a bit, but I'm going to give this area a closer look. It should be covered by the warranty, but if yours cracks a better fix would likely come from a welder rather than having the dealer just replace the swingarm.
 

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That's interesting, and something to keep an eye out for. It's not the first use of this swingarm right, isn't it axactly the same as the other 700 models?

I'm using GP lift plates, spreads the load a bit, but I'm going to give this area a closer look. It should be covered by the warranty, but if yours cracks a better fix would likely come from a welder rather than having the dealer just replace the swingarm.
What this guys said, Gp style is the way to go.
 

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All this talk of GP style has me a bit nervous. I purchased an R7 as my first bike and am learning how to maintain it. All the info I read suggested spools + Pit Bull stand would be the way to go, so I just had a Pit Bull stand delivered.

Was planning on picking up some swingarm spools, but then I saw this thread.

Is this just a defective swingarm (sorry, bud) or should I return the Pit Bull stand and go with something else?
 

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All this talk of GP style has me a bit nervous. I purchased an R7 as my first bike and am learning how to maintain it. All the info I read suggested spools + Pit Bull stand would be the way to go, so I just had a Pit Bull stand delivered.

Was planning on picking up some swingarm spools, but then I saw this thread.

Is this just a defective swingarm (sorry, bud) or should I return the Pit Bull stand and go with something else?
Keep the pitbull, you can get the GP lift adapters.



Or return it and get the Woodcraft which offers a stand that already has the gp style set up and is cheaper.

I own both a pitbull and Woodcraft rear stand, can't go wrong with either.

Just understand that the gp style rear lifters kits go from anywhere 70 to a 100 depending what brand you get. Compared to the spool style for 20 bucks.
Stay away from Amazon and go name brand.
These will be holding up your bike.
 

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Keep the pitbull, you can get the GP lift adapters.



Or return it and get the Woodcraft which offers a stand that already has the gp style set up and is cheaper.

I own both a pitbull and Woodcraft rear stand, can't go wrong with either.

Just understand that the gp style rear lifters kits go from anywhere 70 to a 100 depending what brand you get. Compared to the spool style for 20 bucks.
Stay away from Amazon and go name brand.
These will be holding up your bike.
Cheers, appreciate the feedback. Return shipping will be expensive, so I might just bite the bullet and get the Pit Bull adapters you suggested! Didn't even realize these were a thing until reading this thread, so the feedback is much appreciated.

I think I'll get the TST Industries kit plus the delrin sliders... watched a video and it looks painless for a beginner.

I'm guessing I can install them on the Pit Bull stand I bought, but I'll check with them to make sure.
 

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You should be fine on the adapters, pit bull makes their stands interchangeable for the most part.

TST does make some good stuff, at fair pricing,and yes it's easy to do just 2 to bolts per side, use a little blue LocTite on the threads but don't get crazy with it.

What other plans do you have for the bike, and what color scheme did you go with.
 

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You should be fine on the adapters, pit bull makes their stands interchangeable for the most part.

TST does make some good stuff, at fair pricing,and yes it's easy to do just 2 to bolts per side, use a little blue LocTite on the threads but don't get crazy with it.

What other plans do you have for the bike, and what color scheme did you go with.
I have a black R7! I'm going to add a TST Fender Eliminator kit with the OEM mounting bracket (while I like the look of the JL Designs kit more, I don't want to do any soldering), and probably the TST Halo Front Turn Signal once it becomes available.

Also added some frame sliders!

Probably not going to mess with the exhaust until later... I want to learn how to ride the bike first, haha.
 

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I have a black R7! I'm going to add a TST Fender Eliminator kit with the OEM mounting bracket (while I like the look of the JL Designs kit more, I don't want to do any soldering), and probably the TST Halo Front Turn Signal once it becomes available.

Also added some frame sliders!

Probably not going to mess with the exhaust until later... I want to learn how to ride the bike first, haha.
You will be fine. Just be smart.

I actually have a YouTube video posted on the tst fender kit and my thoughts.
You should check it out.
I linked 2 videos of mine. Both the flushmount and the fender kit.

I was thinking jl also. But the tst block of plate looks so much better.


I also did the flushmounts with the hyper white,

 

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You will be fine. Just be smart.

I actually have a YouTube video posted on the tst fender kit and my thoughts.
You should check it out.
I linked 2 videos of mine. Both the flushmount and the fender kit.

I was thinking jl also. But the tst block of plate looks so much better.


I also did the flushmounts with the hyper white,

Thanks for sharing. Those look great.

For the low mount, what are you using for your turn signals?
 

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Thanks for sharing. Those look great.

For the low mount, what are you using for your turn signals?
I went witht the custom led blaster x.the one jl designs sells looks cheap, and in the videos the turn signals look to get lost in the red. But that is my opinion.
The custom led is programmable to 11 different flash patterns when the brakes are applied, you can also set brightness in both the brake and taillight.i do recommend getting the little programmer switch, it makes life easier to program, link below to the light.

Subscribe to my channel, its new but I do give honest, no bs reviews. I will be doing the next one on the exact taillight. My goal is to make sure people don't have to.pay twice. Perfect example is my latest video about the rearsets. I'm unhappy with those.

 

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Thanks for sharing. Those look great.

For the low mount, what are you using for your turn signals?
Here is a link to New Rage Cycles new undertail kit. Offered in 2 different versions, tucked and standard. I run one of these kits on my R6. It has everything you need and is plug and play. No soldering.
So maybe consider this one as well. It just came out.

 

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Here is a link to New Rage Cycles new undertail kit. Offered in 2 different versions, tucked and standard. I run one of these kits on my R6. It has everything you need and is plug and play. No soldering.
So maybe consider this one as well. It just came out.

Oh that looks fantastic! Thanks for pointing this out. Do you like it on your R6? (Guessing so if you're recommending it).

Is the Tucked version likely to get me pulled over? Looks sleek, but probably not worth the risk.
 

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Oh that looks fantastic! Thanks for pointing this out. Do you like it on your R6? (Guessing so if you're recommending it).

Is the Tucked version likely to get me pulled over? Looks sleek, but probably not worth the risk.
It is pretty tucked and makes the plate a little hard to see. But have had no issues. If it concerns you that you will get stopped, do the standard.

I got impatient and that's why I went with the tst, if this was out at the time, I would have gone with the new rage for sure over the tst.
 

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It is pretty tucked and makes the plate a little hard to see. But have had no issues. If it concerns you that you will get stopped, do the standard.

I got impatient and that's why I went with the tst, if this was out at the time, I would have gone with the new rage for sure over the tst.
Awesome. And when it says Plug and Play, exactly how Plug and Play was it for you on your R6?

I'm looking at this thread on Reddit and am concerned that Plug and Play isn't actually Plug and Play. For a noob like me, it makes a difference ha ha
 

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Awesome. And when it says Plug and Play, exactly how Plug and Play was it for you on your R6?

I'm looking at this thread on Reddit and am concerned that Plug and Play isn't actually Plug and Play. For a noob like me, it makes a difference ha ha
It has all the correct connectors for the brake light and turn signals. You should not have to do any soldering.

The r6 was easy to install.

The R7 is a little trickier, it looks a lot scarier than it is. Watch the tst video on the removal process. It's pretty good.
 
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