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post #1 of 25 Old 01-25-2019, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Bypass Side Stand Switch?

Is there a way to bypass the switch by the side stand that prevents it from starting with the side stand down? Can it be broken open & wires soldered together? If not I need to spend $155 for a new shorter side stand from Soupy's which is insane. I put on lowering links, side stand was too long so I ordered a cheap one from eBay which is well made but doesn't have the tab on it that pushes the switch closed that allows the engine to start. So I now have a bike that I can flat foot with the gel seat but it won't start. I know, a welder can shorten my side stand for a few bucks. I don't know any welders.

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post #2 of 25 Old 01-25-2019, 01:55 AM
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Try THIS: Get a 14-16 gauge Scotchlock connector(any auto parts store, they come in a pack, blue in color), lay it across the 2 wires going to your side stand switch, pinch down the Scotchlock connector with a pair of pliers, then latch the connector closed. Wrap with several turns of electrical tape. DONE.
No damage to anything, and in the future you can remove the Scotch lock connector, apply a dab of RTV sealant to the 2 wires whose insulation was formerly pierced by the Scotchlock connector.
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Never disable the side stand switch. I don't like spending money that I don't have but this will get you killed.
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Try THIS: Get a 14-16 gauge Scotchlock connector(any auto parts store, they come in a pack, blue in color), lay it across the 2 wires going to your side stand switch, pinch down the Scotchlock connector with a pair of pliers, then latch the connector closed. Wrap with several turns of electrical tape. DONE.
No damage to anything, and in the future you can remove the Scotch lock connector, apply a dab of RTV sealant to the 2 wires whose insulation was formerly pierced by the Scotchlock connector.
Thanks I'll try that.

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Damn the Americans. Almost all of the WORLDWIDE "safety" cutout switch stuff on bikes and cars is due to the victims "no responsibility" legislation from the USA. Read up on cruise control issues years ago there. Maybe Charles Darwin's theories on evolution should be paid a lot more attention.
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Mike Ford, save your preaching for those who want it. The OP asked "How", not "Why shouldnt I?"
Ive had my '81 Honda CB750K for coming up on 38 years, and gee, I havent died by not having a side stand switch yet.
It's called..."Personal Responsibility" "
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My first 6 motorcycles (1973-2007) didn't have side stand switches so I'm in the habit of riding off with the stand up.

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Mr Ford, it may not be all of America's fault. There are some other countries that try to eliminate all need of intelligence for its occupants too.
Damn Americans...How Rude!
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Mike Ford, save your preaching for those who want it. The OP asked "How", not "Why shouldnt I?"
Ive had my '81 Honda CB750K for coming up on 38 years, and gee, I havent died by not having a side stand switch yet.
It's called..."Personal Responsibility" "
"Damn the Americans"? I got your "Damn the American's" RIGHT HERE, PAL!
I don't think Mr. Ford was preaching about "why shouldn't I". Rather, commenting on xs control by safety Nazis in our country.
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My point is that why not just answer the question as posted? If you dont have an answer, then why try to divert the topic to "Well, you shouldnt"?
Damn the Americans? LOL Outside of AC/DC and Steve Irwin...what else ya got Mr. Ford?
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