QUOTE (Commander_Chaos @ Nov 3 2011, 12:16 PM)
I have one of these from harbor freight and it fits my FZR fine. http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-sw...tand-65620.html
My only gripe about it is that it doesn't have quite enough leverage to lift the bike easily with one hand. Plenty strong, though.
They also have an aluminum one that's totally worthless. It doesn't fit anything and would be too weak to support a motorcycle if it did.
Following your lead on this, I bought one of those this past weekend at Harbor Freight (Sacramento retail outlet is at 5051 Fruitridge, I seem to recall) and it's perfect; also plenty reasonable and sturdy. Works well on my Fizzer! I looked at the aluminum one you mentioned while I was in the store, but it seems to be intended for swing-arm spool use and the FZR (at least my 91 model) doesn't have spool bolt recepticles (don't want to tap & die the swing-arm to take them!). As you (also) observed, it also looks a bit flimsy.
By the way, I found out that that 'Takedown Motorcycle Support Stand' (Northern Tool part # 148014-1201)
offered by Northern Tool that I originally bought is actually a FRONT
axle support, from the looks of things, and NOT a rear swing-arm axle support at all! Looks like some dummy who prepared the Northern Tool Fall Master Catalogue bungled the description (obviously not a cycle rider). As erstwhile proof of this, they also have what looks like a rear axle support stand described as 'Front Wheel Motorcycle Stand' (part # 145015-1201).
At any rate, I now have both a front and rear support stand, since their 'rear' stand works perfectly on my front axle!
Naturally, use of a rear swing-arm stand like this requires two people but I note there's also a nice rear support stand unit that bolts to the swing-arm pivot point on both sides offered by an outfit in Canada. Can't think of the name of the company that makes it, but I spotted it on eBay (while searching "Yamaha FZR 1000"). It can be attached while the bike is leaning on its side stand and then actuated by one person sitting on the bike's saddle. Looks very sturdy and also easy to use. Since it bolts to the swing-arm pivot points (bilaterally), it doesn't damage the swing-arm's metal finish.Mahalos, hoaloa