Kickstands, they’re on the loose! - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2020, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Kickstands, they’re on the loose!

I bet no one else has had this problem.
I had a friend coming to visit and was excited to find out she knows how to ride a motorcycle. I went to the garage to oil the chain and noticed that the bike was leaning over a little more than normal. So, I sat on the bike and put the weight back on the stand and it broke, close to where it attaches to the bike. I was upset but grateful that it happened with me in the garage instead of with her riding it and breaking when she would get off.
I think the screw got loose and added pressure to the kickstand until it broke.
Otherwise, I love the bike, it is so much fun due to the way it handles and shifts.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2020, 12:23 AM
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jesus, that's an odd place for the kickstand to snap. if you have any scratches on the left side of your bike, you should tell KTM the kickstand breaking caused it lmao
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2020, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Luckily, I was on the bike when it broke so there was no damage.
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post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2020, 02:18 PM
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Great. Now all of us on this forum will go check the side-stand. LOL
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WTF? I've been riding for nearly 2 decades and have never heard of that happening.

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WTF? I've been riding for nearly 2 decades and have never heard of that happening.
I've been riding for 4 - and it's rare.

Old Guzzis have a habit of bending the frame mount of the prop stand.

Seen the mount rip out of the engine block (ouch) on newer bikes.

Very often (I'm not saying it's the case here) it's becase folk stand, sit, bounce on the bike whilst it's on the stand. That or a bolt has de-torqued and has some waggle.

But that break looks more like a crystallized weld - if it were mine - I'd be all over KTM.
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Generally most of the things around us isn’t as solid or thought as it use to be 30+ years ago. I have never seen anything like this before either, but in KTM case they’re trying to shave as much weight( and money )as possible. If I’m not mistaken this stand is casting instead of solid steel to save a few once’s witch for sure not as good( if i see right I’m noticing something that look like an air bubble or impurity in the middle where it broke ). I use to often turn around my ´89 GSX literally standing balancing on the stand, i wouldn’t do that now !! I would go back to KTM.
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this stand is casting instead of solid steel to save a few once’s
Not to mention a few pennies.

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Generally most of the things around us isn’t as solid or thought as it use to be 30+ years ago. I have never seen anything like this before either, but in KTM case they’re trying to shave as much weight( and money )as possible. If I’m not mistaken this stand is casting instead of solid steel to save a few once’s witch for sure not as good( if i see right I’m noticing something that look like an air bubble or impurity in the middle where it broke ). I use to often turn around my ´89 GSX literally standing balancing on the stand, i wouldn’t do that now !! I would go back to KTM.
My wife spins her 05 CBR around on the stand like it's nothing, it gives me the willies every time. When she worked at a Ducati dealer they couldn't do it with the engine case mounted stands, she's seen more broken mount bosses than anyone should have to. I haven't wanted to try with the 790.
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We had a case of that in the german speaking forum.
It happened because the screw of the kick stand started to loosen (is that even a word? ) and the angle of which the kick stand stands on the ground changed.

After that some users checked said screw and it was already loose at some bikes.
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