I took mine off a while back, its super easy, I unbolted the switch from the back of the kickstand pivot, then traced the wires to a plug, from the bike's wire loom there are just 2 wires that connect to the kickstand plug, connect these two together, and your good to go. (I don't need a switch to tell me I'm a Idiot, if I fall on my own kickstand, I AM an Idiot! Aloha AlexFolks,
Has anyone removed the sidestand and by-passed the safety cut-out; the one that kills the engine when you shift into gear with the stand down.
Why would you want to disable it??? I've experienced a left hand bend with the stand down and lived to tell the tale but wouldn't want to do it againI disabled the sensor but kept the stand. expose the 3 wires, attach one to the other until you get the right results. Only one combination will work. I tried all combinations with no ill effects- blown fuses etc. So far i have 4800 miles and no problems
I thought i might get some wtf responses without further explanition.
I lowsided in a parking lot and it busted off the sensor from the kickstand, leaving me stranded. I did not want to find out what a new one would cost so i "fixed" it. Now i triple check the stand before the first left of every ride.
Main reason that I removed mine (other than the fact I don't like it) was that I was getting a ignition miss at high RPM's sometimes, it was like someone hitting the kill switch for a split second, it doesn't happen all the time, only intermittently, and removing the switch seems to have cured it. My dealer was the one that actually recommend the switch removal, as it has caused some problems on other bikes.Why would you want to disable it??? I've experienced a left hand bend with the stand down and lived to tell the tale but wouldn't want to do it again
I saw a cut-off plug that fits our loom, with NO cutting, it had jumper built in it, I think I saw it from the same company that makes the TPO's. Aloha AlexThanks for the posts ... did not really want to spark off a safety cut-outs discussion I am going to the track tomorrow so when I was installing the rearsets it made sense to do away with the sidestand as it seemed the last thing left hanging low.
I was looking for a solution that did not tamper with the original loom or connectors. In the end I just tie-wrapped the twisting sensor so it won't move on me. Someone posted about a shunt they made ... where can I source electrical connectors like the ones used on the HM? That way it is nice and easy and I can return the bike to super stock when needed