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post #51 of 58 (permalink) Old 08-19-2019, 04:00 PM
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Any doubts on your sidestand switch; put a temporary short-circuit between the two cables that go to it, (see my post above) for diagnostic purposes only, I'm not suggesting it's a good idea to go around bypassing safety items willy-nilly. That way you'll be able to eliminate the possibility of a faulty switch if your problem clears up.
Ahhhh! That makes sense. Thanks for the great suggestion, Squeezu! I will try that next.
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speedfoos, i am interested in exactly how you removed + permanently bypassed the switch, i hate those troublesome nannys, thanks in advance for any info on the procedure.
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Thanks again Forchetto and Squeezu.

I did the bypass and that fixed the issue. So the problem is the kickstand switch. Thanks so much for the help on this.

Longterm solution: would you recommend bypassing the switch longterm? Or put in a new kickstand switch??

NOTE: I already cleaned and lubed the plunger, and that didn't fix it. It only worked after bypassing the switch.
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Longterm solution: would you recommend bypassing the switch longterm? Or put in a new kickstand switch??

Personally I'd replace it. Even if you have an iron discipline and fold it before you set off, you will get distracted one day and ride off with it deployed causing nasty surprise at the next LH bend.
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speedfoos, i am interested in exactly how you removed + permanently bypassed the switch, i hate those troublesome nannys, thanks in advance for any info on the procedure.
Unplugged the kickstand switch at the harness, unbolted the leftside engine cradle/downtube to swing it out, physically removed the switch. Jumpered pins 1 and 3 in the female side of the harness the switch was plugged in to (bent paperclip piece), heatshrinked it up so the paperclip piece wouldn't fall out. Job done.

I'm not much for forgetting things like a kickstand or always pulling in the clutch when I start the bike so I'm not too concerned about it. Plus resale on a 2004 Thruxton with as many major modifications I have done to it won't be affected by a couple missing "safety" features.
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thanks speedfoos, so thinking i could just cut off the female end + connect the wires from pins 1 + 3 together. would leaving the switch installed but not working as its wires are dead be ok?
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It would be just fine, however, a little cumbersome to reverse if you ever change your mind or a future owner wants to reinstall it.

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for sure, like when i cut the wiring on my 13 vic hammer like i did on the bonnie to bypass handlebar clutch switch, it limited my rpm but ok on the bonnie. i cut where i could reconnect it + later found out it only works on 07 back, some new nanny in the newer ecu i guess!
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