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    Baby Twin
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    Side stand switch, am I being thick?

    The side stand switch looked corroded so I temporarily cut the wires and 'pigtailed' them together. The side stand light on the dash is out and the bike starts. I looked at the switch and the corrosion appeared to be on one of the soldered connections. So I cleaned it up and resoldered the cable in. When I put the switch back on the light on the dash goes OUT when the stand is DOWN, and ON when the STAND is up.
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    Baby Twin andreas's Avatar
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    You haven't engaged the little peg on the back of the switch with its mating hole on the stand . . .

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    That's the thing, Ive put the peg in the hole, rotated it about 5 or 6 times and been careful to locate the peg. I must be doing something stupid.

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    Sounds like you might of connected it back to front?

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    Wouldn't matter - the circuit is not polarity sensitive. When the sidestand is down, the circuit is broken - when up, the circuit is made. Ian - this has got to be easy - have you tried testing the switch 'manually' before re-installing it with the sidestand leg?

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    Not at the bike at the mo and thanks for thinkng about this. As you say, I must be missing something dead obvious.

    Just a thought; but if the stand DOWN, wouldn't the obvious choice be for the circuit to be 'made' ? Your indicating that stand down = broken (open) circuit/switch.

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    If you google , you'll find loads of sidestand switch problems - and some solutions! It follows that if a 'fix' for a faulty switch is to bridge the (two) wires, then the switch must be 'made' in the 'stand up' position. I imagine the ECU looks at the state of the switch then either powers the warning light, or not.

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