Ever break your kickstand switch?
I just did. I imagine it's not a part that is broken often, as the type of slide that would destroy it would likely destroy the rest of the bike.
I took off my bash plate to bend it back into shape after hitting some rocks on some offroad adventures. My sledgehammer needs some TLC, so I postponed putting the bash plate on until tomorrow. However, I put the bolts back in to keep the kickstand working, just in case I needed to ride.
Well, the bash plate came with the bike so I'm not the one who installed it. If I were, this would never have happened. The bolts that come with the bash plate are longer than stock, and when you torque them down without the bash plate metal & washer, the screw will press into the kickstand switch and kill it.
Do you happen to know how much this piece costs, how available it is, and if there's a wire harness that it can unplug from? Otherwise, when I get a new one I'm just going to cut the wires, solder, and shrink-wrap.
Man, this sucks. Anybody have a totaled out Vstrom they can pull the switch from for me? It's held in by two 10mm bolts, that's it. I can't ride without it. The bike will die when I switch from neutral to 1st.