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  • Offline PhilMill   gb

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    Side Stand Switch.
    on: April 25, 2021, 06:35:29 am
    April 25, 2021, 06:35:29 am
    I gave the bike a good clean over the winter, one job was removing the sprocket cover and giving it a good clean and removing a ton of chainlube. This is the only thing that could reflect on my problem, I jumped on the back yesterday for the first time this year, put it in gear and the engine stopped. I've buggered around and pretty sure it the side stand switch, I have removed the sprocket cover but no issues under there. I have wiggled wires and tried everything I can but have the intermittent problem still. I also seems when the switch is playing up I get the Warning Triangle on the dash and is says "Engine!"

    I did manage a 20 mile ride but just as I got close to home it stopped again. Wiggle the wires, pull the connector on and off a few times then I got home.
    Any thoughts or ideas? I'm thinking about just joining the wires but there are three, so not so simple.
    Thanks, Phil
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    Re: Side Stand Switch.
    Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 04:42:54 pm
    April 25, 2021, 04:42:54 pm
    It does sound like the switch, or wiring to it. A wiring fault on the side stand switch definitely can cause the orange engine light on the dash to illuminate.

    I had an issue with the engine warning orange lamp coming on and rather oddly the fuel level not resetting when I refuelled. After a lot of back and forth with my BW dealer who kept resetting error codes and not fixing it I bought a GS911 and discovered a "side stand implausible reading" error code. When cleared the amber light went off but a few miles later came on. On investigation the side stand cable was pinched behind the sprocket cover and the insulation was damaged. I fixed the insulation and no problems since. My thought would be to carefully inspect the switch and cable for broken insulation as yours keeps thinking the side stand is down, and is throwing the amber warning on the dash too.
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    Re: Side Stand Switch.
    Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 08:22:46 pm
    April 25, 2021, 08:22:46 pm
    Thanks Bertie, I need to buy the adapter cable for the OBD reader, I have one for my BMW car but its a different shape. I will in the meantime properly inspect again the cable going to the stand switch. Seeing a code would make it easier too.

    Phil
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