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Just received a call from my selling dealer that there is a recall in effect for the Scrambler involving the side stand. She mentioned it was a quick twenty minute fix and if I had not received a notice yet from Ducati I would.

Have to say my dealer is on top of it. Glad to see. If you haven't received a notice call your dealer and ask them to order the recall part (which is a bolt).

Maybe a good time for me to negotiate on that H2 Ninja I want :)
 

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Thanks for the reminder Dave, just punched in the VIN at safercar.gov, and there's my bike.

Sarah

P.S. You be careful on that Ninja.
 

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Not sure of the reliability of the site below, as it is not one I visit, but it states those bikes with a manufacturing date Feb 17, 2015 to Nov 11, 2016.

Ducati Scrambler Recall: 5,502 Models Due to Side Stand Problems

I have googled and can't find any info for Australian bikes. Will appear here if it happens.

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I put a post up about this bolt about 6 months ago, bike wouldn't kick over finally tracked back to the stand sensor, yep the larger bolt that holds the stand to the frame was loose. That week I had a service booked Ducati Nerang I asked the service manager if they had ever had a problem with the stand sensor, he said No and just bloody ignored me was not interested same as the clutch lever sensor problem. Funny thing I rang the dealer on Monday to book in for a service this week. Iv got 32000klm so thought I better get a dealer service even though I can do it myself for 1/4 the price. Going to be interesting to see that they charge me.
 

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I put a post up about this bolt about 6 months ago, bike wouldn't kick over finally tracked back to the stand sensor, yep the larger bolt that holds the stand to the frame was loose. That week I had a service booked Ducati Nerang I asked the service manager if they had ever had a problem with the stand sensor, he said No and just bloody ignored me was not interested same as the clutch lever sensor problem. Funny thing I rang the dealer on Monday to book in for a service this week. Iv got 32000klm so thought I better get a dealer service even though I can do it myself for 1/4 the price. Going to be interesting to see that they charge me.
 

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That's interesting I started a thread about this in this forum last June (Loose side stand) - so mine is one affected. I'm in the UK
 

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At the end of November, I had started my Scramble and it was idling as I searched the garage to find something. I was on the other side of garage when I heard a crash. I looked over and the bike was on its side. I went over, switched it off, lifted it back up and checked it for damage. I was pretty sure that I had put the side stand firmly in place, but, seeing as the bike had fallen over, but I figured that I hadn't.

Then I heard about the side stand recall yesterday. Wondering if maybe the fall was related to the recall, I checked out the bike and the marks on the garage floor where it hit. The marks showed that the stand had been fully forward. I also found that the side stand had a bunch of play from side-to-side. It appears that the pivot bolt has walked out a bit, which is allowing the play and for the bike to lean more on the side stand.

Sent e-mail to the dealer and will call them when they reopen after the weekend on Tue.
 

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At the end of November, I had started my Scramble and it was idling as I searched the garage to find something. I was on the other side of garage when I heard a crash. I looked over and the bike was on its side. I went over, switched it off, lifted it back up and checked it for damage. I was pretty sure that I had put the side stand firmly in place, but, seeing as the bike had fallen over, but I figured that I hadn't.
Strange story : I just can't figure why it felt only once. If the stand has got too much free-play, the bike should fall each time you put in the side stand ?

Does any one know exactly where is located the part concerned by the recall ?
 

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Strange story : I just can't figure why it felt only once. If the stand has got too much free-play, the bike should fall each time you put in the side stand ?

Does any one know exactly where is located the part concerned by the recall ?
Apparently the replacement side stand bolt is a bit longer (2mm) and the torque specs increased.
 

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The pivot bolt in the stand.

I have been trying to work this out myself. What I came up with is that, with the bolt loose, the stand leans out more, so the bike leans more. That means more sideways force where the stand makes contact with the ground. It also flattens out the arc that the stand goes through, so it would be easier to move the stand back against the weight of the bike.

My wild guess is that the vibration from the engine contributed to the foot of the stand sliding on the floor and that started rolling the bike forward.
 

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Strange story : I just can't figure why it felt only once. If the stand has got too much free-play, the bike should fall each time you put in the side stand ?
Missed the "only once" part. This was the only time that the bike was idling. As mentioned in my previous note, I suspect that the vibration from idling "got the ball rolling".
 

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Just received a call from my selling dealer that there is a recall in effect for the Scrambler involving the side stand. She mentioned it was a quick twenty minute fix and if I had not received a notice yet from Ducati I would.

Have to say my dealer is on top of it. Glad to see. If you haven't received a notice call your dealer and ask them to order the recall part (which is a bolt).

Maybe a good time for me to negotiate on that H2 Ninja I want :)
Thanks for the info, Dave! I got a call from my dealer last week about it too! I'm glad they told me and that you posted about it too.
 

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FYI: I already stripped the thread, because the bolt was too short.
Mine had the same problem, bike was leaning more and more, so I had to tighten it and when I did it for the 3rd time, bolt stripped.
Approx 3 first turns came out from the mounting hole:( Ducati seem to use some kind of thread insert, similar to helicoil
Luckily, there is enough thread in there, so I ended up making a new bolt (moding one much longer on lathe), long enough to reach almost all the way.
 

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I just received the recall notice from Ducati UK this morning. It will be April before I even think about having it done as I will not be considering a 200 mile round trip for a sidestand bolt until the weather has warmed up and the salt is off the roads.
 
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