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Old 11-14-2012, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Side Stand Fix/Replacement for a 1995 Speed Triple

I looked through the forum custom search before posting this thread and the results are the opposite of what's wrong with my bike. (i.e. bike stalls, won't start).

The former owner of my "new" 1995 Speed Triple replaced the OEM stand with a later model Trophy bracket( *not sure if stand itself is from a Trophy) but didn't replace the factory neutral safety stand switch. This has no real effect other than the bike will ride off with the stand down and the tach reads 0 RPM in neutral and will not read out RPMs until the bike is in gear and underway. Since I'm a new rider I find this a serious safety issue.

My question is/are: Would a simple bracket replacement rectify this problem or do I have replace the entire stand assembly along with installing a new neutral safety switch?

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The switch closes a circuit one way and leaves it open the other; it's a simple on/off setup. Activation is by means of a cammed surface on the stand; again, pretty simple. If the problem is with the placement of the switch, simply moving the switch to the proper position should fix it.

That said, I find it very odd that the switch behaves as expected with the stand up, but not with it down. Maybe the plunger has been rigged? Or am I not understanding the situation and the switch is not there at all?

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe the plunger has been rigged? Or am I not understanding the situation and the switch is not there at all?

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I'm thinking the switch isn't there at all.

Like a dummy I bought the bike sight unseen except for some pictures off of Craigslist. The guy never mention the problems I listed. I 'm having the bike shipped to Pittsburgh on Tuesday btw.

By dumb luck I found a old eBay auction on Google of my bike where he listed the bike's problems as well as a more detailed description and more pictures of the bike's flaws.
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The Trophy switch is under $50 new, at least. The Trophy bracket is really good to have, as it's less likely to bend than the original, and when they bend, the bike falls, and a new mirror and signal and bar end, etc., cost a lot more than that...

Hope there aren't too many other flaws, but this is the place to find out how to fix 'em.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've replaced the sidestand with a Trophy one on my S3 and the existing sidestand switch fits.

The orientation of the switch is different but it fits straight on to the bracket.

I can post up some photos if you want
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've replaced the sidestand with a Trophy one on my S3 and the existing sidestand switch fits.

The orientation of the switch is different but it fits straight on to the bracket.

I can post up some photos if you want
Pics would be much obliged, Son.

I' m new to Triumphs and a dummy when it comes mechanical things in general.
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This is the original sidestand. mounting bracket arrowed. You can also see how much it has twisted



updated sidestand (from a 2003 Trophy)


As you can see the mounting point is different but the switch is a direct fit
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This is the original sidestand. mounting bracket arrowed. You can also see how much it has twisted



updated sidestand (from a 2003 Trophy)


As you can see the mounting point is different but the switch is a direct fit
SWEEEET!!!!

That opens a few options on the safety switch now. Thanks.
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