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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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An interesting new problem

Cleaning my bike today, noticed something interesting. There were small rocks packed behind the kickstand shutoff switch, and they had torn the rubber covering.

Guess I scraped the pegs a few too many times last weekend.

So, check your kickstand switch, make sure there's no crud behind it. While you're there, check the kickstand bolt, see if it's tight. One time it was half unscrewed, that could have been bad.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 04:48 PM
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stop being so aggressive and take it easy on your stead, she doesn't like through sparks...says it hurts her shine.
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Cleaning my bike today, noticed something interesting. There were small rocks packed behind the kickstand shutoff switch, and they had torn the rubber covering.

Guess I scraped the pegs a few too many times last weekend.

So, check your kickstand switch, make sure there's no crud behind it. While you're there, check the kickstand bolt, see if it's tight. One time it was half unscrewed, that could have been bad.
Are you missing the locknut on your sidestand? There are two entirely separate sets of threads on my sidestand bolt. A smaller diameter set for the nut that tightens up against a shoulder, and a larger set that actually screws right into the mounting boss.

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As y'all probably remember the kick stand is a touchy subject with me, cost me my Clyde and really banged up my shoulder which is still only about 50% recovered...
So whatever it takes, clean up or replace the switch and every now and again intentionally check to see that all of the kick stand safety switches are doing their job, I think there must be 3 switches, I know there is one on the stand and one on the clutch and there must be one somewhere that tells that it is in gear, if one of them fails you will pay the price...
OHC, I don't remember the lock nut you mention but it could have been on mine also...
I don't care how many safety switches are on the bike, use the one on your shoulders and make sure that kick stand is up every time or that 1st left hand turn will get you, thats experience talking, I didn't and it got me pretty bad...
Kick stand UP folks...
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