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I got my Evoluzione kickstand bypass switch installed, and I am now able to start the bike and let it idle in neutral with the stand down. Hurray!

Only one little tiny problem... when I put the stand up and drop the bike into gear, it dies. I know it's supposed to die if the stand is DOWN and the bike slips into gear, but the stand is most definitely UP in my case.

So, I can now warm up my bike with the stand down, I just can't ride it.
 

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TrojanHorse said:
I got my Evoluzione kickstand bypass switch installed, and I am now able to start the bike and let it idle in neutral with the stand down. Hurray!

Only one little tiny problem... when I put the stand up and drop the bike into gear, it dies. I know it's supposed to die if the stand is DOWN and the bike slips into gear, but the stand is most definitely UP in my case.

So, I can now warm up my bike with the stand down, I just can't ride it.
damn, you want EVERYTHING! At least you won't go into turn 1, at a trackday, with your sidestand down........

Ken, at Evo, is the guy to talk with - they have great customer service.
 

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Is it really that common to have the diode be dead the day you take it out of the packaging?
 

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So I called Evo today, and talked to George. His sage advice was to "wiggle it around a little and see if you can make it work. They also have not (as of yet) responded to my email from 4 days ago.

I thought they had great customer service?
 

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What a croc! If you have to "wiggle" the connector to make it work I would not trust the unit at all. Sure wiggle to work, also wiggle to not work, mid turn at 90 mph and engine dies while your tipped over? no thanks!!!!

Return the device on the grounds that it is faulty and can have serious safety implications and ask for a refund. Then go to the Hall of Wisdom and download my article on how to make a sidestand bypass switch. If you are the least bit handy with a soldering iron you will be able to make your own side stand switch for next to nothing in about 4 hours.

The switch that I have designed and provided instructions for operates parallel to the normal sidestand switch and hence, if the stand is up and the bypass switch fails, the bike will not die (provided it is not your soldered joints that fail - which would be very unlikely).

If your interested give it a go. I have had mine installed on my M750 and 996 for some time now and have not had any problems.

Kind Regards,

James.
 
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