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Thumbs down Shonky Kickstand

Hi all, Just wondering if my shonky kickstand on my 04' F41000S is a common problem or if its just mine? Just seems to me like my bike is leaning over too far while resting on the stand and also the auto-return system seems like it has more hassles than what its worth. Is their an after market stand or a OEM stand off a later model which would be better suited for my bike? And has anyone fitted a kickstand eliminator switch in order to be able to have the engine running while it rest on the stand?

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Have you looked to make sure all the bolts were tight?
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Second that. I noticed my bike looked leaned over a tiny bit too far one night. The next morning it was laying on the ground. Two of the bolts had rattled out, and the third sheared off.
Blue loc-tite on those bolts for sure!
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My Kickstand feels & looks the same!! I always get the sensation of it leaning over a little too much & compared to the Ducati 1098S it leans significantly more.
I have checked the bolt and its all the way in and tight. So I too would be interested to know if anyone has fitted an after market stand (perhaps even in Titanium?) and if they achieved a better result.

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Unfortunately, there are no after market stands available for the MV range as far as I know, but I bought the CC stand and that made a slight improvement on the lean angle ..

Has anyone ever tried installing a Ducati 996 or 998 stand ???.. They look very similar and both MV & Ducati models were designed by the same genius.
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I'll throw a "spanner in the works" as my English friends say.

Where is your rear ride height? It is pretty tall on the 1000 anyway and if you raise it at all, or raise the ride height of the bike in general, the lean angle on the stand will be greater.

If you park your 1000 next to a 750, you will notice the lean angle is greater.

I discovered this by re setting the suspension on my Ducati. I have raised the height of the bike, just a little but it made a huge difference in lean angle.
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Hi all, Just wondering if my shonky kickstand on my 04' F41000S is a common problem or if its just mine? Just seems to me like my bike is leaning over too far while resting on the stand and also the auto-return system seems like it has more hassles than what its worth. Is their an after market stand or a OEM stand off a later model which would be better suited for my bike? And has anyone fitted a kickstand eliminator switch in order to be able to have the engine running while it rest on the stand?
Same here, however i like the position of the bike that way (seems to be safe, never had problems).
Don't understand your last question: the switch turns off engine only when you put first gear on. Why would you need to put gear on with the sidestand open?

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I'll throw a "spanner in the works" as my English friends say.

Where is your rear ride height? It is pretty tall on the 1000 anyway and if you raise it at all, or raise the ride height of the bike in general, the lean angle on the stand will be greater.

If you park your 1000 next to a 750, you will notice the lean angle is greater.

I discovered this by re setting the suspension on my Ducati. I have raised the height of the bike, just a little but it made a huge difference in lean angle.
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Same here, however i like the position of the bike that way (seems to be safe, never had problems).
Don't understand your last question: the switch turns off engine only when you put first gear on. Why would you need to put gear on with the sidestand open?
so for example i can leave the bike running in neutral, put the stand down and get off to open my garage without having to shut the engine down for the 20 seconds it takes me to do so etc. Also on very cold mornings i could warm the bike up some while i put my gear on as i only have a short ride to work and it doesn't reach full operating temp during this ride in winter

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so for example i can leave the bike running in neutral, put the stand down and get off to open my garage without having to shut the engine down for the 20 seconds it takes me to do so etc. Also on very cold mornings i could warm the bike up some while i put my gear on as i only have a short ride to work and it doesn't reach full operating temp during this ride in winter
Of course. My bike (i think all ones) stay normally running in neutral with the sidestand down without turning off. I think that if yours turns off u might have something wrong.

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