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Old 8th June 2018, 09:27 PM
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So in work and the bike fell off it's shitty near vertical sidestand on it's left hand side.

Bar weight end seems to have saved the day, fairing doesn't have a mark.

The clutch lever broke 1/3 off and it's after ever so slightly bending the left handlebar.

Could the handlebar be straightened by an engineering shop? It's 60 quid for a new one but it's such a small bend I'm wondering if it's an option I could try? Mainly because I need to drive it Monday and it's basically just a hollow tube..

Is there anything I should be checking here with the hydraulic clutch cylinder that the lever was attached to, I have no experience of these but it seems to work fine when I drove it home

Anything else I should be looking for? I can't believe the bar bent so easy tbh
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Old 8th June 2018, 09:30 PM
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Jaysus lad sorry to hear that. Id be buying a new clip on. Bending metal weakens it. And you don't want a weakened clip on. See can you get a different stand too
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Old 8th June 2018, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by goose81
So in work and the bike fell off it's shitty near vertical sidestand on it's left hand side.

Bar weight end seems to have saved the day, fairing doesn't have a mark.

The clutch lever broke 1/3 off and it's after ever so slightly bending the left handlebar.

Could the handlebar be straightened by an engineering shop? It's 60 quid for a new one but it's such a small bend I'm wondering if it's an option I could try? Mainly because I need to drive it Monday and it's basically just a hollow tube..

Is there anything I should be checking here with the hydraulic clutch cylinder that the lever was attached to, I have no experience of these but it seems to work fine when I drove it home

Anything else I should be looking for? I can't believe the bar bent so easy tbh
At that price Id change bars to be honest...personal choice tho.
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Old 8th June 2018, 09:31 PM
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Yeah that's what I was thinking lads, my dad was just like get it straightened but he's old school. Bloody replacement lever is 100 quid and bar end is 50 if I replace it, the bike was showroom condition when I got it so I'll probably end up replacing the bar weight cause it's chipped up
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Old 8th June 2018, 09:35 PM
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Yeah you don't want a fatigued bar that all your weight goes on while braking hard.... but changing it might be a pain. You could stick a solid bar in the end and give it a bend back yourself. I would. It's not likely to be too bad after one bend each way.
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Old 8th June 2018, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by goose81
I can't believe the bar bent so easy tbh
Which would ring alarms bells straight away where a repair should not be considered considering how easily that thing lost its shape.

That fall over could have been a whole lot worse and you very easily could have a list of cracked fairing and niggly other damage that adds up very quickly.

I'd just cut my losses and replace with new.

Do something with the side stand or it could happen again.
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Old 8th June 2018, 10:04 PM
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Yeah I think your right mate. I don't even want to know the cost of replacement fairing for it , you'd be north of a grand for used I'd imagine
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Old 8th June 2018, 10:22 PM
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Sickening. But as said above, just replace with new, especially the bike that it is. My yoke is the same, near vertical with the side stand down, I believe there's a mod you can do, might be looking at some of the Ducati forums
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Old 8th June 2018, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by goose81
So in work and the bike fell off it's shitty near vertical sidestand on it's left hand side.

Bar weight end seems to have saved the day, fairing doesn't have a mark.

The clutch lever broke 1/3 off and it's after ever so slightly bending the left handlebar.

Could the handlebar be straightened by an engineering shop? It's 60 quid for a new one but it's such a small bend I'm wondering if it's an option I could try? Mainly because I need to drive it Monday and it's basically just a hollow tube..

Is there anything I should be checking here with the hydraulic clutch cylinder that the lever was attached to, I have no experience of these but it seems to work fine when I drove it home

Anything else I should be looking for? I can't believe the bar bent so easy tbh


ahh feck that is a balls but least the fairings are ok, silver lining
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Old 8th June 2018, 10:54 PM
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Sorry to hear that lad, sickening but could be a lot worse, as other lads said, replace the bar, mostly imo because its almost impossible to get totally right in all directions and your bike will always feel a little 'off' not quite right if you see what i mean, for the cost involved it would be worth it.
Seems to be a common fault in Ducatis, the sidestand, well worth investigating a mod.
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Old 8th June 2018, 10:56 PM
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is the side-stand problem a well known problem or just your bike bro
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Old 8th June 2018, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc
is the side-stand problem a well known problem or just your bike bro
I dunno man but when the sidestand is down the bike is very upright compared to the Gixxer , I thought this would happen at some stage. You can't even put the side stand down on any sort of incline, gonna see if there is a mod I can do
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Old 8th June 2018, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by goose81
I dunno man but when the sidestand is down the bike is very upright compared to the Gixxer , I thought this would happen at some stage. You can't even put the side stand down on any sort of incline, gonna see if there is a mod I can do
ahh that would wreck my head now , especially down here every road is a bit inclined well a lot of them are , could you chop a cm or 2 off it and get it welded would it be strong enough to weld?
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Old 8th June 2018, 11:49 PM
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try this one op

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-1299-panigale
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Old 8th June 2018, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc
ahh that would wreck my head now , especially down here every road is a bit inclined well a lot of them are , could you chop a cm or 2 off it and get it welded would it be strong enough to weld?
I think I might try man, when I say how upright it is you wouldn't believe like I'm talking the sidestand leans over probably less than an inch it's ridiculous the thing could be blown over by wind
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Old 9th June 2018, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by goose81
I think I might try man, when I say how upright it is you wouldn't believe like I'm talking the sidestand leans over probably less than an inch it's ridiculous the thing could be blown over by wind
basically the oem one you could check the oil level lol and it would not be far off, weird one that desigh the stock one but the after m one for 50usd looks ok
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Old 9th June 2018, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by HIGHSIDER
Which would ring alarms bells straight away where a repair should not be considered considering how easily that thing lost its shape.

That fall over could have been a whole lot worse and you very easily could have a list of cracked fairing and niggly other damage that adds up very quickly.

I'd just cut my losses and replace with new.

Do something with the side stand or it could happen again.
It's amazing how easily cast aluminium bends, but if you try to straighten it, it snaps.
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Old 9th June 2018, 08:19 AM
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Are you sure the bar is bent and not just rotated slightly?

Also check your oil level, probably not an issue with fuel injection, but on my carbed Ducati petrol leaked into the cylinders and then when lifted up it filled the crankcase with fuel!
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Old 9th June 2018, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Burt_Munro
Are you sure the bar is bent and not just rotated slightly?

Also check your oil level, probably not an issue with fuel injection, but on my carbed Ducati petrol leaked into the cylinders and then when lifted up it filled the crankcase with fuel!
No it's definitely bent, thanks for i'l give the oil a check
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Old 11th June 2018, 10:09 AM
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Replace the clip on and check the alignment of the front wheel, forks etc. When a bike is dropped the front is often misaligned as it doesn’t take much to move the yokes, they are only friction grip. No big deal may just need to be realigned
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