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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. :jsm:

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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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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wow! you pivot yours around on the stand :jsm:??? 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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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. :jsm:

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 :jsm:
 

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Bump. This totally happened to me today. I know this is an old thread byt all 3 bolts were crazy loose on my 05 1000S. I just took the fairing off, unscrewd the kickstand sensor and tightened down the 3 screws. I will probably loctite them the next time I clean the bike. Just a friendly reminder to take a quick peek at your kick stand. If I didn't check tonight my bike would have probably fell on its side the next time I try to use the kick stand.
 

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great thread - thanks for the pointer
 

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Happened to me, only difference is that I had a puddle of oil under my bike. I posted about it awhile back. It was fixed under warrenty. The mechanic told me that MV has the stand bolt to the oil pan instead of the frame. He said that when the bolt fell out my gasket to the oil pan was damaged.
Glade to hear your bike is good Ben, shes a beaut!!
 

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I posted a comment a last week sometime regarding the fact that I thought my bike leans too far over when on the side stand, and I had done some periodic checks of the bolts. I couldn't stop thinking about how upset I would be to wake up, walk out the garage and find my bike laying on its side.....so I went out and put it on the paddock stand and will give it a thorough check today.
 

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Made me look outside to see her still on her stand, when I get home from work I'll check thoroughly. Fortunately I ride my MV every day. 'cept for Rainy Days when I use the Sportster. I use that stand all the time, She is kind of bendy though, skeptical to say the least.

Happy riding days all!
 

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I've always been uncomfortable with mine - everytime I pull up, after I put the stand down which is almost impossible given the size of my feet and the settings of my rearsets - I never let go of the bike as I get off until I am sure it is holding.

My 'dismounting techique' gets me some pretty strange looks but I'd rather that than pick it up off the ground- in fact I am heading down to garage right to check on the bolts!

Thanks for rebirthing the post!:)
 

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wow! you pivot yours around on the stand :jsm:??? 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.

I have done that a few times, havent had any problems with doing so. But i will now run and check my bolts:) Thanks for the post
 

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my stand has like 2 different positions. one is the norm when you put stand down without the bikes weight on it. the 2nd is when you put the bike on it the stand moves farther forward and scares the fuck out of me every time i put it down because it seems like its going down to the ground. hard to describe.
 

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Glad to find my bolts had been tightened by King Kong - no problems there :)

What I didn't realise was that you can adjust the 'flickability' by turning an allen key (6mm) at front & holding the back nut (13mm). I have set mine now so that it requires more of a kick to make the stand retract - I am far more comfortable with that than the quasi Ducati suicide stand!
 
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