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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #30 on: 18.01. 2016 08:55 »
I like the design of the HD stands. When their down and the weight is on they lock so if the bike rolls forward the stand stays put.
That sounds like they are more dangerous than a stand that might flip up when hitting the road.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #31 on: 18.01. 2016 15:00 »
I've had bikes with sidestands that came up when unweighted ('74 Ducati 750GT and BMW R90S), bikes with cutout switches (both my Guzzis) and bikes with no sidestand safety feature. IMO, the most important component lies between one's ears.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #32 on: 18.01. 2016 15:12 »
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the most important component lies between one's ears.

so true,


 however remembering to switch it on at times is ......................................... *doh*
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #33 on: 18.01. 2016 18:26 »
GB, as soon as weight is taken off it will work as normal, spring back with a bit of toe action.
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #34 on: 18.01. 2016 19:56 »
Take the weight of the bike off the sidestand, kick the stand up with your left heel.

Easy habit to develop.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #35 on: 18.01. 2016 21:32 »
Remove side stand. Use only center stand. So many options, so little time. *smile*
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #36 on: 18.01. 2016 21:37 »
Remove side stand. Use only center stand. So many options, so little time. *smile*

Sidecars don't need either stand! fit a third wheel  *wink2*
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #37 on: 19.01. 2016 10:10 »
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Sidecars don't need either stand! fit a third wheel

Welllllll now I've only once rode in a sidecar, the third wheel certainly adds a third dimension (and seems to operate in one as well) *smile* *smile*
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #38 on: 19.01. 2016 17:21 »
try riding an outfit  on your own with no passenger to hold the third wheel down then it becomes interesting turning left

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #39 on: 19.01. 2016 17:24 »
hence the Breeze block   *smiley4*
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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #40 on: 19.01. 2016 19:59 »
HI All,
I have been thinking a bit about the original topic/idea
On my modern the sidestand is interlocked with the ignition and neutral switch
It has happened that I have set off on the A10 without kicking up the propstand, luckily without incident  :o

So a warning that will not interfere with the ignition ?
I'm thinking of a switch on the stand in series with a tilt switch that would either activate a loud buzzer or the bikes horn,
It might need a time delay so that when you pick up the bike off the side stand it would give a few seconds to return the sidestand ??

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #41 on: 19.01. 2016 20:25 »
So a warning that will not interfere with the ignition ?
I'm thinking of a switch on the stand in series with a tilt switch that would either activate a loud buzzer or the bikes horn,
It might need a time delay so that when you pick up the bike off the side stand it would give a few seconds to return the sidestand ??

Seat... > http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=10227.msg75752#msg75752

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #42 on: 19.01. 2016 20:37 »
Hi A10gf
Seat switches on ride on mowers give lots of trouble !!
Thats why I was going for a tilt switch,
A sounder is a lot more effective than a light

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #43 on: 19.01. 2016 21:15 »
Another option is to avoid left turns.

Uhhh, John. I think your idea may be a variant of my idea with the thermal switch, earlier in the thread. Since I wasn't really being serious, I also thought of a microphone close to the silencer (or anywhere on the bike, really) that closed a relay in series with the side-stand switch when SPL crossed a set threshold.

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Re: side stand warning light
« Reply #44 on: 19.01. 2016 21:48 »
The basics that most seems to agree upon:
-Sound or light warning. Keeping ignition out of it (security in case of malfunction).
-2 switches in series, 1 closing with sidestand down, and 1 in series 'somewhere' to actuate it.

Am still thinking a well made seat switch would be good (am guessing riding off standing is quite seldom), or alternatively a switch closing when clutch lever is pulled in (switch at either lever or gearbox actuating arm).

Keep the ideas coming, great topic :O)

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