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Offline serfies_sa

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Side Stand switch protection
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:54:06 AM »
Anybody has some ideas regarding protection for the switch? Lost mine up Sani Pass in Lesotho. From pics of SW bashplates, the switch is still left vulnerable, the stock bashplate even more so. Even worse, without the switch, the circuit is open, ie select 1st, engine cuts out. Required some mod to keep going.

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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 07:22:29 AM »
There is a guard available from Touratech.

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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:04:27 AM »
I did fit the touratech one having read somewhere that its a new section of wiring loom that would need to be replaced. Might be best to bypass and remove?
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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 09:38:29 AM »
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 09:40:40 AM by KildareMan »
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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 04:47:23 PM »
thanks for all the advice, will have a look at the touratech item. I feel the need for the switch, as my wife already had to flick it up once before I took off. I'm waiting for a replacement from the dealer. There is a cover available for the rear break reservoir, which is protected to the hilt by the frame...

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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 12:38:13 PM »


Pleasantly surprised at how well the Roadie handles in the twisties, however had issues with side stand touching down simultaneously as the foot rest touched, causing the bike to become unsettled in the corners. Have raised the mounting bracket 10mm by relocating the bolt holes and the switch is now cable tied to the frame up out of harms way. Works for me.

Now the foot rest happily touches down giving plenty of warning before any solid bits touch. The XC with its longer legs wouldn't suffer from this.




If you are handy with a drill and a file with a spare hour or so in your mans cave, its a rewarding project.



The bike leans over slightly more when using the side stand, however not excessively.

Enjoy the ride.





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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 01:17:04 PM »
I'd just be worried about the side stand integrity with the cut out.
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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 08:08:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
I'd just be worried about the side stand integrity with the cut out.

Hello KildareMan from the red dust of the antipodes. I shared your concerns with side stand in vice and round file poised over it ready to defile its aluminium cast beauty. I  took the punt. 

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« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 08:14:03 PM by Sea Dog »
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Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 08:11:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by serfies_sa [+]
thanks for all the advice, will have a look at the touratech item. I feel the need for the switch, as my wife already had to flick it up once before I took off. I'm waiting for a replacement from the dealer. There is a cover available for the rear break reservoir, which is protected to the hilt by the frame...

That cover is actually really useful to stop anyone messing about with your rear reservoir as lets face it it's only a screw cap. I keep meaning to get one actually.

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Re: Re: Side Stand switch protection
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 08:24:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sea Dog [+]
Hello KildareMan from the red dust of the antipodes. I shared your concerns with side stand in vice and round file poised over it ready to defile its aluminium cast beauty. I  took the punt. 

:029:
Hey SeaDog welcome. Keep it rubber side down.
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