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side stand warning light
« on: 15.01. 2016 19:41 »
has anyone found the need for a side stand warning light i have brake light switch to prop stand and mag cut out wont start if  its down

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #1 on: 16.01. 2016 04:18 »
So what if you want to start the bike and let it warm up while you put the riding gear on? And when you've been at the pub for a few hours, much safer to kick her while on the side stand with a wobbly boot!!
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #2 on: 16.01. 2016 09:24 »
Sounds like a good idea to me and if u have had a few beers u should not be on the bike!

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #3 on: 16.01. 2016 09:37 »
Yes I (and others) wonder how I've survived so long!! *bash* *beer* *bash* *beer* *bash*
I was pulled over by a cop on a BMW for about a dozen defects. He didn't book me but shook his head saying it (Suzuki 250 twin 2 stroke) was a death trap. He mounted his bike and turned left 50 yards up the road and pole volted to the ground. *wave* as I rode past. Yes we've all done it, haven't we?
As we all get older it is easier to kick start'em on the side stand.
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #4 on: 16.01. 2016 09:47 »
My modern triumph  *pull hair out* has all the mod cons including engine cut out when the stand is down and gear engaged .....and yes it has saved me a few times......so of course these things are useful! But I don't have a side stand on my a10....but if you have.....yes it would be useful........
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #5 on: 16.01. 2016 13:05 »
You will not notice the warning light when it matters.

The cut-out connection is a gimmick which can stop your engine. The fewer of them you have, the better.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #6 on: 16.01. 2016 18:33 »
You will not notice the warning light when it matters.

The cut-out connection is a gimmick which can stop your engine. The fewer of them you have, the better.
if the prop stand came down for any reason while riding i would want it to stop the engine

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #7 on: 16.01. 2016 18:44 »
You will not notice the warning light when it matters.

The cut-out connection is a gimmick which can stop your engine. The fewer of them you have, the better.
i wonder why all new bikes have to have them ??

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #8 on: 16.01. 2016 19:34 »
Not a problem with a button start. Honda Leadwings have an airbag, do we want one of those too!!
Starting my 10.5:1 cafe without support is very difficult.
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #9 on: 16.01. 2016 20:46 »
Not a problem with a button start. Honda Leadwings have an airbag, do we want one of those too!!
Starting my 10.5:1 cafe without support is very difficult.
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an air bag handy if you fall off leaving the pub?cheers

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #10 on: 16.01. 2016 22:52 »
i wonder why all new bikes have to have them ??
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At a quick guess- because of some stupid regulation in California?

Maybe you haven't heard how much trouble those switches cause.

All I'm doing is stating my opinion. I'm not particularly trying to persuade you of anything. Feel free to have some other opinion and infest your bike with interlocks.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #11 on: 17.01. 2016 12:53 »
Have survived the forgotten side stand a few times, only luck. Just a switch to a bright red light (or horn!) would be fine (circuit connected trough some compression switch under the seat (as seen on car seat passenger side regarding airbag :O)

The T900 I had did 'warn' about sidestand down by cutting the ignition when put into gear.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #12 on: 17.01. 2016 14:38 »
i wonder why all new bikes have to have them ??

At a quick guess- because of some stupid regulation in California?

Maybe you haven't heard how much trouble those switches cause.

All I'm doing is stating my opinion. I'm not particularly trying to persuade you of anything. Feel free to have some other opinion and infest your bike with interlocks.
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Trying to get to the outside lane on a motorway split, a mates engine cut out due to one. He nearly copped an articulated lorry up his rear. Six months later another 'failsafe' switch caused an intermittent shutting down of the ignition..........He got rid!
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #13 on: 17.01. 2016 14:50 »
Trying to get to the outside lane on a motorway split, a mates engine cut out due to one. He nearly copped an articulated lorry up his rear. Six months later another 'failsafe' switch caused an intermittent shutting down of the ignition..........He got rid!  File with anti wet sump valves.

That's why I mentionned red warning light, not ignition related. Or connect to horn :O)

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #14 on: 17.01. 2016 16:49 »
Trying to get to the outside lane on a motorway split, a mates engine cut out due to one. He nearly copped an articulated lorry up his rear. Six months later another 'failsafe' switch caused an intermittent shutting down of the ignition..........He got rid!  File with anti wet sump valves.

That's why I mentioned red warning light, not ignition related. Or connect to horn :O)

Certainly a lot safer!........... The incident I mentioned was on a modern bike, and the switch was factory fitted. The sidestand was up, but the switch failed.
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