Kickstand switch


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SidAbma
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Kickstand switch

Postby SidAbma » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:45 pm



I have an 85 1200 and is does not have a kickstand switch. Did it originally come with one? I have had it that I forgot after pulling over to make or receive a phone call that I would put down my kickstand and not get off the bike, and when done put it into gear and go. I just read an article that said putting a bike in gear with the kickstand down should stall the bike.
I like that.



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Re: Kickstand switch

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:48 pm

My 84 interstate didn't have one either and yes I forgot just once.
Like to dump it right as I turned out of the driveway.
Cured me.

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SilverDave
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Re: Kickstand switch

Postby SilverDave » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:30 pm

Exciting , isn't it , when a 1200 Kickstand catches something ???

( not really ) ...
I have almost dumped it 4 times.

I had my daughter make me a "label" from her labelmaker about 1/2 inch high
It says - " Kickstand ?? " ... and I glued it under the radio.
That worked for about 2 years ... now I rarely "see" it ...

This seems like a much better idea ...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=63

and If I can find a suitable switch... this is next winters " project "

SilverDave

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Rednaxs60
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Re: Kickstand switch

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:05 pm

SilverDave - did you get to putting a switch on your bike? I have forgotten to put mine up a couple of times, once while getting off the BC ferry at Tsawwassen, bike wouldn't turn left on the car deck, rather embarrassing.

Ernest
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SilverDave
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Re: Kickstand switch

Postby SilverDave » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:25 pm

No I did not .. The space between the frame and the kick stand is too large for a simple epoxied on switch / magnet.
I could do it, but I'd have to build up either the frame , or the kickstand with a welded on bracket .
If I ever find a larger/deeper switch, I might try it .

The construction that WingAdmin did was on a GL110, and the space is smaller .
If I could weld, I might spend a weekend fabricating a step for such a switch....

Let me know if you fid a commercial switch and a way to do it with just JB weld..
:(

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Rednaxs60
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Re: Kickstand switch

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:37 pm

I have been pondering the issue. Brake light switch from a car, tied into the circuitry perhaps through a 5 pin relay where there is a NC and NO output. Real estate for installation is an issue as well. Cheers

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