yeah Hoss...keep that left leg strong and healthy....kick that sidestand as a regular practice.....we don't want you to get sidelined again :doh:Reading this thread reminded me that I need to check my sidestand switch.
Leaving work a few days ago I pushed the bike vertical while sitting on it, fired it up and pulled on my gloves while it warmed for half a minute or so.
Shifted into gear and just started to move off when I realized the stand was still down as I had not followed my usual practice of kicking it up into the raised position immediately after taking the bike`s weight off of it. :doh:
I was half way down the 1/4 mile driveway to the main road before I realized the engine should have died when I shifted into gear.
I guess a guy needs to consciously check these safety switches once in a while to be sure they are working.