Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
So, an update on my attempt to spin the bike on the side stand.
The day after my garage experiment I took the bike to run some errands. At first, the bike wouldn't start. Even though my side stand was up, my dash seemed to indicate it was still down. After about 5 minutes of trouble-shooting, which included putting the side stand up and down a few times, the problem went away.
Then, after my first stop, the problem returned. Again, it took about 5 minutes to resolve itself.
Another stop, and it was back. This time I gave the side-stand (which was up) a little kick with my heel and it was back to normal.
The last time it happened I was actually riding the bike and I made a left turn. The bike cut out mid-turn. But I was able to restart it while still rolling.
After that last one I washed the bike at a spray-and-wash place, because it was pretty dirty from a recent ride in the rain.
Since then -- about a week ago -- I've had no problems.
I'm unsure if the side stand switch was gunked up from rain-enhanced road grime, or something got out-of-kilter when I did the spin, or if it was a combination of the two. But I have to admit I'm now a bit more reluctant to try the spin.
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.