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I went for a short ride and returned home to find that my kickstand was completely malfunctioning. The kickstand was somehow bent slightly outwards (upwards) during the ride because it now rests against the underbelly exhaust cans. When extended, the kickstand keeps extending under the weight of the bike and does not support the bike at all. I decided not to test it and set the full weight of the bike on the kickstand because it began pushing the side fairing out. I haven't been able to get under the bike to see what's the matter because it was dark out.

For a $17,000 bike with 1,000 miles on it I'm quite disappointed. I hope it's an easy fix and that no structural damage occurred.

Bottom line: Be careful every time you get off your 959 because I'd hate to hear that any of you accidentally have your bike hit the ground.
 

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1) May I suggest you post your observation after having looked at it in daylight?
2) The kickstand is not under stress and didn't bend by itself while riding. Have you put your stand under weigh while parked?
3) Can you post a photo?
 

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yeah... a lot of what the OP states doesn't seem right - there's only 2 screws that secure the side stand assembly. Perhaps one of the screws worked its way out or the support partially broke because I can't see it operating at all if both screws were out or it broke after the screw locations.
Pic taken from page 696 of the Service Manual
 

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This is possible as I was cleaning the bike today and noticed the yellow marks did not line up today on the kickstand.

Well I retightened the stand with almost 3 full turns and the yellow lines lined up

Wonder how many other screws will be like this

Need to put some lock tight on these
 

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warning to all members please check thsese

this is possible as i was cleaning the bike today and noticed the yellow marks did not line up today on the kickstand.

Well i retightened the stand with almost 3 full turns and the yellow lines lined up

wonder how many other screws will be like this

need to put some lock tight on these


good copy!
 

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May be a good idea to retighten the bolts with red loctite or safety wire them.
 

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My bike seems to lean a little more than it did when I bought it. The dealership says that it isn't uncommon for the Panigale's to shake their kickstand bolts loose. Anyone know what the torque specs on the bolts are so I can lock tight these bitches?
 

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Side stand pivot fastener 25 Nm +-10% Tolerance - Grease B (Shell Retinax HDX2 or Shell Gadus S2 V220 AD 2) Molybdenum disulphide grease, high mechanical stress and high temperature resistant
 

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What does that mean to a person that has no idea what that means? :D
I get the torque spec, but the rest is gibberish to me.
 

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What does that mean to a person that has no idea what that means? :D
I get the torque spec, but the rest is gibberish to me.
EDIT: FWIW, I saw this same bit of info in the tech manual, I just didn't know wtf it meant, so I figured i'd ask here. :crying:
 

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Newton Meters (Nm) is a measure of force, just like Foot Pounds (ft-lbs) - Nm is Metric and ft-lbs is Imperial (US)

25Nm = 18.44ft-lbs

you take 25Nm OR 18.44ft-lb and use a Torque Wrench (like this quality one) to tighten the bolts

the "rest" was just a special grease they want you to use on the bolts (one of 2 kinds)

hope this helps :wink2:
 

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Newton Meters (Nm) is a measure of force, just like Foot Pounds (ft-lbs) - Nm is Metric and ft-lbs is Imperial (US)

25Nm = 18.44ft-lbs

you take 25Nm OR 18.44ft-lb and use a Torque Wrench (like this quality one) to tighten the bolts

the "rest" was just a special grease they want you to use on the bolts (one of 2 kinds)

hope this helps :wink2:

That does help. I don't have any grease. How would I grease the bolt and use locktight at the same time?
 

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Without looking.. the reason they will be suggesting grease is dissimilar metals, ie the bolt SS and bracket Ali. because you get corrosion/oxidation between two different metals, the grease acts as an isolator.
 

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Old thread but it might come in handy for new owners, like me :D

The grease is probably what let it rattle lose; use thread locking compound instead.
 

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Warning to all members please check thsese

This is possible as I was cleaning the bike today and noticed the yellow marks did not line up today on the kickstand.

Well I retightened the stand with almost 3 full turns and the yellow lines lined up

Wonder how many other screws will be like this

Need to put some lock tight on these
While you're at it, locktite everything you take out lol. I've had the following fall out: fairing bolts, kickstand bolt, mirror bolt, exhaust heat shield bolt (the little covers at the bottom of the bike), the 2 lower subframe bolts (!).......... I make it standard practice that if it doesn't have LUBE on it, I locktite it when it goes back. The subframe bolts were the exception. I sprayed brake clean inside the mounting hole and on the bolts, and then blew them both off with compressed air and let it dry, and locktited those SOBs!
 
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