It has a load running through it when the bike is in gear and it is lowered into position.
You will burn the contacts as they are not designed to be switched under load and it is not a good snap open & snap closed switch.
They are only a hold out switch only.
The side stand switch failed on my V2 while under warranty.
I purchased the bike used and when I cut open the bad switch it was easy to see that the contacts had been worked hard by the previous owner.
I too do use the stand switch at times like when I'm parked on a hill and want to leave the bike in gear but it is not a everyday/every time switch.
Use the key, like a car it is built for it.
Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.