Side stand breakage issuegreenspun.com : LUSENET : MV Agusta F4 : One Thread
Does anyone know if the side stand on a '03 F4S is still prone to breaking. The side stand lays forward in a very steep angle. Did the early ones break at the pivot point or further down the shaft? I am thinking of modifying the stops to keep it from leaning forward so much. Thanks for your input.
-- Kenny Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 2004
mine did on 2k model see earlier bulliteins for a lucky story.about 6 mths back
-- errol meulen (email@example.com), March 27, 2004.
The stand on my old 2000 model had the side stand actually snapped in half when I parked it on an incline. First, I noticed it strench very far foward. I quickly straightened the bike and drove it to a level surface to see what happen. Once I got off the bike, the stand just broken in two (not at the joint).
So far, I haven't had that problem with my 2002 model.
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, Az) (Agibbs996@aol.com), March 27, 2004.
Many thanks for your reply. I have noticed that not only does the side stand lean forward a lot, but also it lets the bike lean over too far putting strain on the stand. If I put a 3/4" thick spacer under the stand, the "lean over" angle seems just about right. Somehow I'll fix it even if it's not broken. Once again, thanks for your reply. Kenny Nash
-- Kenny Nash (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 29, 2004.
There realy should be no problem with the sidestand on an 03 bike.
There seems to have been a batch of fragile sidestands fitted to some Y2K bikes - there has been no official recall for this but I believe they have generally been replaced under warranty.
The EV03 bike has a slightly different design to it's stand - same as SENNA ones. No reports of these breaking.
-- Mark M (email@example.com), March 30, 2004.