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post #1 of 11 Old 10-06-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Side stand switch removal

Hi all,
Just a quick question,
Is it ok to completely remove the rebel side stand switch, or will it stop the bike from starting ??
Thanks Steve
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-06-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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You should be able to by pass it that way it thinks the stand is up all the time.

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Thanks for the quick reply,
That was what i was thinking to, just wanted a second opinion,
Cheers , Steve.
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Don't forget to put your sidestand up every time you sit on the bike. Now it becomes really important.

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I'll be carefull thankyou
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I'll confess to having forgotten a time or 2 on some of my bikes without that switch, Got quite interesting. and I've had the Beemer shut down on me once or twice as well because i put it in gear with the stand still down. I'm not proud of that, but those switches are there for a reason.

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Had a guy on the Vulcan 750 forum go down twice because the kickstand wasn't up completley and/or the switch was defective. The second time the bike was totaled and he almost was too. He's been riding for over four decades.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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I've forgotten a time or two myself. I think it happens to everyone sooner or later.
My Rebel is the only motorcycle here without a side stand switch (first gens don't have them)
I was glad for the rubber pick up foot!




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Reviving this zombie thread, I just did this yesterday. That rubber bit didn't work as advertised (and it's nowhere near the wear line), lifted the rear wheel off the ground @ about 30mph. Luckily I was able to recover (clutch wobble brake wobble panic wobble), but not before my instincts shot my foot down to steady the bike before my brain stuck it back onto the footpeg. Glad for those $300 boots now I am, but my big toe is sore.



My replacement headlight has a blue indicator bulb on the housing. I think I'm gonna wire a switch to the stand and the high-beam indicator on the regular cluster with a fast flasher. That should both get my attention and it will be obvious it's no longer a high-beam indicator.

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Im trying to think of a reason why Id want to disable this safety switch? It seems like a really good idea to me. Happy that mine works.

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