Kick stand proximity switch issue kills engine - Ducati Panigale V4 Forum
  • 1 Post By Bikeman
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 10
Kick stand proximity switch issue kills engine

This past Saturday I was at the track. Second session in morning and I kick up the kick stand with my heel, pop it into 1st gear, engine dies. Look at dash and the orange side stand warning is illuminated. Figured I must not have gotten the stand up all the way. Look down and it is up. Try it up and down a few times, no change. Missed track session.

Upon further investigation, learned that the switch is actually a magnetic proximity sensor. In the kickstand there is a bulge where a small magnet is inserted from the back side. When the stand is up this magnet triggers the proximity switch. The magnet in my kick stand fell out apparently when I kicked up the stand as it was right there. Not sure if it was glued in or was a press fit form the factory. Either way, it didn't stay. To get through the day, I reinserted the magnet and wrapped with a piece of electrical tape to hold it in. Note that the direction the magnet is inserted matters due to polarity. Mine had a black dot on one side and this was the side that needed to go in first for it to work. When it was in the other way around the switch would not register the stand being up.

I was lucky I found the magnet and that it fell out where it did. In a random conversation with another V4S owner and sharing what happened, he mentioned he had the same exact thing happen to him the weekend prior. He found his magnet sticking to his rear stand.

Not sure how to check this other than putting another strong magnet up to the stand when it is down and see how secure your magnet is. I would think it should not be able to be pulled out by hand. I have not yet looked into trying to see if it possible to easily bypass the kickstand proximity switch. Suppose it will depend if it is a simple open/closed circuit or if it is more involved.
rooki is offline  
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 01:58 PM
Senior Member
oleary's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 119
Thanks for the info.

This is an OLD Ducati issue, this time with a redesigned (magnet) part.

I use these on all my bikes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2018-09-18 at 09.57.34.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	57.8 KB
ID:	470  

2008 S4RS Tricolore
2008 848>1040 (track)
2011 MTS S-Touring
2014 1199S Panigale (track)
2018 V4S Panigale (track)
oleary is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
Bikeman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 164
This is something that many were hoping would no longer be an issue on the V4. We really shouldn't have to be securing pieces of this bike with tape lol.
oleary likes this.
Bikeman is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2018, 07:27 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 234
Of all issues for a Ducati to have we have this...

At least its not any worse than this. Still far better than the issues I knew Buell bikes to be flooded with.
V4Dream is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 10:18 AM
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 43
A bit disappointed to hear that this is still a problem on the V4. Had the same problem on my bike and I can't believe they haven't addressed it yet.
Desmo is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 05:07 AM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 197
Yeah... mine popped out... after the recall work was done. Apparently the recall on the side stand is just to check the seating of that magnet, some mm deep and it's ok. But mine popped out a week after all my recall work was done and they checked off the recall issue on the side stand. Luckily we found the magnet stuck to the side stand next to the spring and popped it back in place and wrapped some tape to hold it in place so I can get home. I threw a fit at the dealership since they had checked and ok'd the side stand which was part of the recall on the V4. Oh and the side stand recall if needed was going to take 4 weeks to get in, but after I bitched enough they pulled the side stand off their demo bike and put it on mine the same day.
playersnoopy is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ducati V4 At A Glance PanAdmin Panigale V4 News 0 12-19-2017 09:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome