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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Side stand modification??

Hey,

this springy side stand on the F4 is driving me up the wall, I've nearly dropped her a few times now.

Is there any modifications that can be done to make it stay down - like a normal stand. Removing the spring is a no go as it'll just flap about.

Any advice would be welcome.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 02:00 AM
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You can get a different C bracket?? (don't ask me what the technical name is), off either a later model 750 or 1000 or even Ducati 916. You see them on ebay time to time. This will stop the side stand from springing up automatically.

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Yes it can be modified. You'll find info at

mvfaq.blogspot.com

Have a look through there, lots of useful info.
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I modified mine using a block of wood and a hammer. I just gently tapped on the bottom of the C bracket until the sprung point was bent passed the stop pin. Now it will stay down.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 02:47 PM
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Hi,

I have just replaced the side stand that broke on my bike. The new one came with the spring and bracket, so if you need it I think I have the spring and other bit from a 2009 312.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Spent a few hours this morning making a new crescent shaped piece out of 4mm galvanised, instead of the straight one.

Worked a treat at zero cost.

I'll post some pictures
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 09:43 AM
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I "notched" out the stand where it bears when down enough to allow it to go more fwd. Also made a new curved piece to clear the spring and stand. Let's it overcenter more.

Because the stand is now more fwd the bike has more lean to it ( too much lean stock anyway) so i made a little shoe which goes under the base pad on the stand to get the bike more up right.
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