Ducati XDiavel Recall For Faulty Side Stand

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If you own one of those sleek Ducati XDiavels, you’d better pay attention to the way your side stand works, because you might end up finding your machine tipped over. Or even worse...
Ducati North America has issued a recall involving certain model year 2016-2017 XDiavel powercruisers, made between July 7, 2015, and June 22, 2016. The problem seems to be an incorrectly tightened side stand plate.

The side stand plate lower fastening screw might not be tightened to the correct spec, which could lead the system to fail and find your bike on the ground. Moreover, the loose screw could cause damage to the side stand sensor switch during riding, and you might end up with a stalled engine.

It might not be a problem if you’re going straight, but if the engine stops while you’re into a turn, there are high chances you end up kissing the ground.

Ducati will inform owners to take their XDiavels to the dealership where technicians will replace the side stand pivot and side stand plate fastening screw, free of charge, of course.

The recall is expected to start at the beginning of November, but you can contact Ducati customer service at 1-800-231-6696 anytime for more info on the problem. The number for the recall is RCL-16-003(B).

It might sound like an easy job to do in your garage on an afternoon with a wrench and a couple of beers. Well, don’t. If you do get the screw tightened to the correct specification, the sensor might have been already damaged, and it could get false readings while you ride.

Ducati had another recall for the XDiavel this year, when certain S models came out of the factory with an 'incomplete' rear wheel and swingarm assembly. The issue could have rendered the rear end brakeless and not grippy enough.
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