Side stand switch issues


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aburr65
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Side stand switch issues

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2015 Goldwing 1800
When my side stand is down, the dash light will not come on. It will start in neutral, and dies when put in gear. So it works as needed, but the dash light does not come on. It was flickering on and off. Bad Switch? Or can these be adjusted to work?


Thanks,
Tony
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Re: Side stand switch issues

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haven't looked at mine in years, but I suspect it is dirty, and would benefit from a spraying of contact cleaner,

do NOT use WD-40 that will just make it worse.

you can find this at nearly any auto store, and the big box stores too

https://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-QD-11-o ... /202262505
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Re: Side stand switch issues

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Thanks, will give it a try.

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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aburr65 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:29 pm
2015 Goldwing 1800
When my side stand is down, the dash light will not come on. It will start in neutral, and dies when put in gear. So it works as needed, but the dash light does not come on. It was flickering on and off. Bad Switch? Or can these be adjusted to work?


Thanks,
Tony
2015 Honda Goldwing
Possibly just dirty contacts. Make sure it’s connector is clean and corrosion free. The ground that it provides for the dash light is sent through one of the connectors under the left fairing pocket, could be corrosion or a bad connection there or one of the connectors on the back of the gauges. Good luck, let us know what you find.

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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Does the bulb light during the bulb check?

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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No, it does not. I did find if I tap it with my heel, it will work.

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Tony

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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aburr65 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:50 pm
No, it does not. I did find if I tap it with my heel, it will work.

Thanks,
Tony
Try some Triflow contact cleaner sprayed into its crack between the moving part and the stationary part of the switch, then work it up and down a bunch.

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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Mine started doing that last year, so I just replaced it. I think there's one bolt in it. Just pay attention to how the side stand moves the little actuator arm when you install it. I figured after 11 years of spray and dirt, I'd give it a new one. About a 15 minute repair, I think.

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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With all the great suggestions, I got it cleaned, and it is working fine now. I have put it on my to do list for the winter to replace. Can't be too expensive.

Thanks everyone.

Tony

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Re: Side stand switch issues

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$20, one left in stock: /Store/New-Used ... owItem=172

The switch actually has two switches inside it: One to inhibit the starter, and one to light up the light on the dash. That's why you were seeing the behavior you were - only one of the two switches was malfunctioning.



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