Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thunderbird Storm
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Sidestand safety switch failing
Has anyone had their sidestand safety switch fail? I have a 2012 Storm and I think mine has about had it. At first it was only an issue in really hot weather (no idea why) and now it is happening intermittently even when it is not hot. It does not recognize that the sidestand is up and will kill the engine when I shift into first. The plunger type actuator for the switch has been cleaned and lubed and is moving freely. When it happens, if someone reaches down and messes with the actuator, I can restart the bike and shift into first and not stall. Sometimes it takes more than one try. Wondering if I should replace the switch or just try to get someone to bypass it? Seems like an odd item to fail and I don't want to replace it if it is a common issue and might happen again.
Thanks in advance for any info you have.