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Exclamation You may want to check your kick stand bolts!

Yesterday when I was parking my Senna, I noticed the bike was leaning over more than usual and the stand felt loose, but since I was at work and didn't have time to check the kick stand... when I got home, I put it on the rear stand and as I was doing that, one of the bolts fell out! after removing the belly pan I realized out of the 3 bolts that mounts the kick stand, only one was still in there.

Luckily, I happened to have a same size bolt in my tool box, so after thoroughly cleaning them and applying a healthy amount of purple Loctite, I was able to replace the missing bolt and re-install the kickstand.

I am not sure why this happened, I have only about 2,800 miles on the Senna, and I don't have a habit of pivoting the bike on the side stand(I only did it once 3 month ago)... my guess is the vibration and the heat of the bike had loosen the bolts, and perhaps the bolts were not tighten up to the torque spec from the factory?


Another thing I did after reinstalling the stand was to adjust the kickstand tension/pivot bolt... not sure if other MVs have this issue but when mine came, the kick stand goes down to about 95% of the full range and the last 5% had to be engaged by either pushing the stand foward by foot or by rolling the bike backwards a little while it's on the side stand, after carefully adjusting the pivot bolt tension, the stand locks 100% when lowered, and still springs up easily and fully when raised.


I have never had any issue with kick stand bolts coming loose on any other bikes I owned, even with the Ducati 916, which vibrates more than the F4 1000 Senna... as any signs before yesterday that the stand was loose? not really except I do remember that I retracted the kick standa few days ago it seem to rattle a little more than before. anyway, I just wanted to share this experience with you all, hopefully it will prevent a few bikes from falling over due to loose kick stand bolts.

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a Zx7 of mine droped the one bolt it had holing the stand on . went to use the stand an it just rolled forward it was funny atthe time . i wont be laughing if it happens to my mv . ill check mine thanks
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My 910 leans over alot more than my old 750 did, so i asked my dealer about it. He said that it seems they all lean over differently. I checked the bolts and the're tight. Does anyone else notice this on their bike. Even my buddies with other bikes ask me if its supposed to lean that far.

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Possibly time to drill a small hole and lock wire in place
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You're not alone. Happened to me, posted it under Maintenance about a month ago. Paranoid from years of riding HD Sportsters, so I check bolts when I wash the bike each week.
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Good post!!!

Ever since I picked mine up I noticed it leans way over.
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wow! you pivot yours around on the stand ??? i see guys with yamahas do that all the time, but i would never try it on the MV stand. i don't think it's no ways strong enough for that.
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Originally Posted by odonata
Yesterday when I was parking my Senna, I noticed the bike was leaning over more than usual and the stand felt loose, but since I was at work and didn't have time to check the kick stand... when I got home, I put it on the rear stand and as I was doing that, one of the bolts fell out! after removing the belly pan I realized out of the 3 bolts that mounts the kick stand, only one was still in there.

Luckily, I happened to have a same size bolt in my tool box, so after thoroughly cleaning them and applying a healthy amount of purple Loctite, I was able to replace the missing bolt and re-install the kickstand.

I am not sure why this happened, I have only about 2,800 miles on the Senna, and I don't have a habit of pivoting the bike on the side stand(I only did it once 3 month ago)... my guess is the vibration and the heat of the bike had loosen the bolts, and perhaps the bolts were not tighten up to the torque spec from the factory?


Another thing I did after reinstalling the stand was to adjust the kickstand tension/pivot bolt... not sure if other MVs have this issue but when mine came, the kick stand goes down to about 95% of the full range and the last 5% had to be engaged by either pushing the stand foward by foot or by rolling the bike backwards a little while it's on the side stand, after carefully adjusting the pivot bolt tension, the stand locks 100% when lowered, and still springs up easily and fully when raised.


I have never had any issue with kick stand bolts coming loose on any other bikes I owned, even with the Ducati 916, which vibrates more than the F4 1000 Senna... as any signs before yesterday that the stand was loose? not really except I do remember that I retracted the kick standa few days ago it seem to rattle a little more than before. anyway, I just wanted to share this experience with you all, hopefully it will prevent a few bikes from falling over due to loose kick stand bolts.

ben,I remember the same problem on one F 4 1000S of my friend.
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ben,I remember the same problem on one F 4 1000S of my friend.
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My 1000R had the sameish problem, the bolt and nut that hold the stand onto the steel bracket was lose, I only noticed it because the stand "felt" funny when I pushed it down

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