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    Several days ago my sidestand pivot, which is usually pretty stiff, got really, really easy. Not loose reaaly - there's no wobble in the stand but no resistance whatsoever lowering or raising. Coincidentally, the sidestand safety feature quit working - the motor will run when the bike is in gear with the stand down.

    Anybody ever have this happen?

    Thanks!

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    Last edited by Hans&Feet; 03-24-2012 at 07:56 PM.
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    Thanks for the links to manuals! Really my question is: can a failed side-stand safety switch make the stand move more freely, and is there any urgency to replacing the switch? Is the side-stand reliable?

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

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    Is the spring still attached? I am assuming it is or it wouldn't stay up.
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    Yeah, springs are still in place.

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    The part of the switch that rotates with the kickstand in under the top piece. Does everything look like it should. Maybe the switch parts got in a bind and broke in the KS up position. Starting in gear without the clutch pulled in may be a less than exciting ride... When mine gets difficult to put down I lubricate.

    Take a good look at your switch, probably broken..
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    157,197 VTX miles...​On 10th frt tire, 13th rear tire
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