Before you cut the wires, try addressing the problem at the switch first before making it inoperable.
Give it a good dose of wd40 and make sure it moves in and out freely.
You might try contact cleaner first and then the wd40 even.
BTW, a jumping tach IS a sign of a bad kickstand switch.
Does the bike stay running when it is in neutral and the clutch out?
I believe the kickstand switch may only come into play when the bike is in gear. If the symptoms aren't there in neutral then it also points to the switch.
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Last edited by Dianna; 12-11-2006 at 05:01 PM.