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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Kickstand Kill switch

Does any know how to get rid of the kick stand kill switch on my 92 katana. Something is definatly wrong with it because every so often when Im riding the bike will shut down and I have to jiggle the kickstand with my foot and try to restart while on the freeway. Any input would be greatly appriciated
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You either have to break or complete the circuit. Figure out which way and hard wire it that way.




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I once saw someone ride off from a gas station with the kickstand down on a new 748 Ducati. I've done it on my old Suzuki, and if the switch didn't kill my Honda, I would have rode off with it down. Since it's just an on/off switch, why not take it apart and clean it and the connectors with contact cleaner from Radio Shack. It gets a lot of crud there in it's location.
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I once saw someone ride off from a gas station with the kickstand down on a new 748 Ducati. I've done it on my old Suzuki, and if the switch didn't kill my Honda, I would have rode off with it down. Since it's just an on/off switch, why not take it apart and clean it and the connectors with contact cleaner from Radio Shack. It gets a lot of crud there in it's location.
Any decent hardware/hobby store should have contact cleaner- and should charge less than radio shack. Try automotive stores too- autozone and advance.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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My FZR'sused to stick, soooo anoying. Id jus wire it closed.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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I would also make sure that your kicksand isn't falling down a little.... that can trip the sensor...

that is why you don't disconnect the sensor... if your kickstand starts to droop down it can be fatal..... just something to check before deciding on what to do


sorry for the bold folks just wanted to make sure he didn't miss this.. thought it was a point of safety...
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My chop don't have no kickstand sensor... you don't see me worring about it... its truly just Big Brother crap.




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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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Make sure the bolts holding the switch on are tight...as well as the stand bolts...they will rattle loose. My 92 GSXR had the same problem...a little tightening of the bolts will to the trick.



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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Im making my bike a track bike...how exactly do you complete the circuit on this, because eventually Im gonna have to remove the kickstand... just want some info.
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I once saw someone ride off from a gas station with the kickstand down on a new 748 Ducati. I've done it on my old Suzuki, and if the switch didn't kill my Honda, I would have rode off with it down. Since it's just an on/off switch, why not take it apart and clean it and the connectors with contact cleaner from Radio Shack. It gets a lot of crud there in it's location.
i though ducati's have a spring retraction. kickstand goes up when bike is leveled. has anyone crashed from the kickstand being down? i've rode off a few times with it down but never caused me to crash.

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i though ducati's have a spring retraction. kickstand goes up when bike is leveled. has anyone crashed from the kickstand being down? i've rode off a few times with it down but never caused me to crash.

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That's what I'm saying... I've left with it down before on my chop... and like 5 feet later... But on my 9R it had the kill....




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