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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 8:28 pm Thread Starter
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side stand cut off switch issue

Today the bike would not start: push the button and nothing....Everything was lit so my first assumption was a problem with the cut off switch for the side stand. Worked the stand a few times and it finally started. Since then it will not start if it is in gear but the clutch is pulled, but if the stand is down and it is in neutral it starts ok. I still suspect the switch is now fubar, but I don't know much about the switch, like where it is and how it works. Any experience out there?

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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 8th, 2006, 10:36 pm
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Side stand

Dan - I had similar problems with my 05 LT. Ride West in Seattle replaced the side stand switch under warranty.
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post #3 of 3 Old Nov 9th, 2006, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by tmorg
but I don't know much about the switch, like where it is and how it works.
The switch is mounted at the top of the side stand, near the pivot. It's a simple spring-loaded on/off contact switch.

One suggestion: Before buying a replacement, get down on the ground and check every inch of the wires from the switch back into the bike to verify that the problem is not a broken/frayed wire, rather than the switch itself (i.e., something you can easily fix).

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