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Anyone know what the hole diameter is please?

I need to buy a bar to go through so I can use my existing paddock stand for the front (I bought a new stand for the rear).

I'm assuming aluminium is the way to go to prevent damage etc?

I don't collect my bike until the weekend, so trying to get paddock stands etc sorted before the big day ! :)

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Welcome mate.
I don't know why you'd want a bar going through the front axle, NOBODY does that, simply because that would be useless and prevent you from removing the front wheel.
Have a look in the Tools section for more reference to stands, but in general any front stand would work which engages under the front brake caliper brackets or axles.
 

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Many thanks for your reply :)

Actually, it was the guys at the MV Agusta dealership who suggested I do that lol

I'm not really bothered about removing the front wheel etc, I'm more interested in having it on the stand whilst cleaning/detailing etc. If the front wheel needs to come off then I will take it to a garage as I don't trust myself lol
 

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I think, Dons, the issue is fork torque.

When fork stands are used and there is no axle, then the folks can skew and cause a fall.
That is prevented by re-installing the axle in the forks to provide rigidity when the wheel is removed.
 

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I think, Dons, the issue is fork torque.

When fork stands are used and there is no axle, then the folks can skew and cause a fall.
That is prevented by re-installing the axle in the forks to provide rigidity when the wheel is removed.

I know a few "skewed" folks too Chuck !

OP get yourself a Bursig stand... I wouldn't be without mine..The bike practically lives on it with both wheels off the ground.

Joe

ps Dominos have lost the sponsorship and I have adjusted the chain...
 

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Apologies guys, new to all this.

The MV Agusta dealership actually took me into the workshop & showed me where they put an aluminium bar through the centre of the wheel. They actually do it in their workshop. They did explain that I wouldn't be able to remove the wheel etc, but just for cleaning/detailing etc it would be fine.
 

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If someone could post a link to a recommended front stand then I will happily buy one ?
 

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I know a few "skewed" folks too Chuck !

OP get yourself a Bursig stand... I wouldn't be without mine..The bike practically lives on it with both wheels off the ground.

Joe

ps Dominos have lost the sponsorship and I have adjusted the chain...

+1 on that. Love it. If you go that route add the wheels.
 

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I think, Dons, the issue is fork torque.

When fork stands are used and there is no axle, then the folks can skew and cause a fall.
That is prevented by re-installing the axle in the forks to provide rigidity when the wheel is removed.
I hear you big fella.
The OP distinctly said he didn't want to remove the front wheel Chuck, and even then, install the rear stand first. Then if you use a regular fork stand, re-install the axle after you've removed the wheel, no problems.
NEVER use regular a front axle stand by itself.:)

Apologies guys, new to all this.

The MV Agusta dealership actually took me into the workshop & showed me where they put an aluminium bar through the centre of the wheel. They actually do it in their workshop. They did explain that I wouldn't be able to remove the wheel etc, but just for cleaning/detailing etc it would be fine.
You didn't mention where you're located, so I'll just post as much as I can, hopefully some will help buddy :naughty:
http://www.klsupply.com/JACKSANDSTANDS/STANDS.aspx
http://andersonstands.com/front_stands.htm#uf
http://www.kaneg.com.au/categories/Bike-Stands/
http://abbastands.co.uk/
http://oxford-products.com/us/products/Front-Paddock-Stand.html

Scroll down through this section with tool and equipment etc in it , lots of options on stand sin there buddy, and look towards forum sponsors http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=35 for stands etc.
 

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I almost learned that axle lesson the hard way...luckily I saw what was transpiring before disaster struck.
 

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I almost learned that axle lesson the hard way...luckily I saw what was transpiring before disaster struck.
Oh yeah, I remember that Chuck :yo::)

Wow - lots of stands to choose from, many thanks :)

P.S. I'm from Selby in Yorkshire
Good luck man, let us know abt you pic, some of the forum sponsors have some great examples to match the MV look.
 

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Thanks Guys :)

I bought a 500mm long piece of 3/4" diameter aluminium bar which suits my needs perfectly :)



p.s. I'm from Selby in North Yorkshire. I just bought my F4 in time to put it away in the garage for the winter lol

Gary
 
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