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Sidestand Nanny
« on: July 02, 2020, 09:47:37 AM »
I've been having some intermittent starting problems.  It would start to turn over, then stop... or hitting the starter did nothing.  Voltage on the battery is good and its only a couple years.  Discovered that if I jiggled the sidestand with my foot, the bike would start.   

I've hit with it some electronics cleaner and will see if that clears up the problem.  If not I'll have to decide whether to replace it or delete it with a jumper.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 09:58:58 AM »
Might just be some goo in the plunger.  Like so many things in life, lube makes it better.  Use a real lube tho.  Just like the chain, WD 40 or other similar types will attract and store more muck and goo that will inhibit the plunging. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 10:04:17 AM »
Of course BMW has to be different.  They use a rotational switch that mounts at the top of the stand stand, and opens/closes the circuit as it spins.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 11:21:19 AM »
Of course BMW has to be different.  They use a rotational switch that mounts at the top of the stand stand, and opens/closes the circuit as it spins.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 11:26:48 AM »
Betcha it works better till it doesn’t.  :augie:
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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 11:51:31 AM »
My Rex was suffering from this issue last season, and after trying to clean the (admittedly more standard style) switch 3 times, I finally just jumpered it. I understand WHY they put it on, but I thoroughly feel that anybody that can't remember (or cope with the consequences of learning to remember) to pick up their sidestand shouldn't be riding a 500lb liter bike.

That said, I can't tell you how many times over the years I nicked the sidestand up after pulling away with it down. Leaves enough of a stain in your shorts that I haven't done it once since jumpering this bike last year.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 12:11:28 PM »
I understand WHY they put it on, but I thoroughly feel that anybody that can't remember (or cope with the consequences of learning to remember) to pick up their sidestand shouldn't be riding a 500lb liter bike.

That said, I can't tell you how many times over the years I nicked the sidestand up after pulling away with it down. Leaves enough of a stain in your shorts that I haven't done it once since jumpering this bike last year.

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I've never left a sidestand down.  I thought the purpose was to shut off the engine when you park.  That's the only way I've ever done it.


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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 12:12:40 PM »
I understand WHY they put it on, but I thoroughly feel that anybody that can't remember (or cope with the consequences of learning to remember) to pick up their sidestand shouldn't be riding a 500lb liter bike.

That said, I can't tell you how many times over the years I nicked the sidestand up after pulling away with it down. Leaves enough of a stain in your shorts that I haven't done it once since jumpering this bike last year.

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I've never left a sidestand down.  I thought the purpose was to shut off the engine when you park. That's the only way I've ever done it.

That's my biggest use for it too. 

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 01:18:25 PM »
Of course BMW has to be different.  They use a rotational switch that mounts at the top of the stand stand, and opens/closes the circuit as it spins.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 01:37:48 PM »
I understand WHY they put it on, but I thoroughly feel that anybody that can't remember (or cope with the consequences of learning to remember) to pick up their sidestand shouldn't be riding a 500lb liter bike.

That said, I can't tell you how many times over the years I nicked the sidestand up after pulling away with it down. Leaves enough of a stain in your shorts that I haven't done it once since jumpering this bike last year.

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I've never left a sidestand down.  I thought the purpose was to shut off the engine when you park.  That's the only way I've ever done it.

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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2020, 09:25:08 PM »
Wait, there's electric stuff on the sidestand on that modern stuff?

Mine is supposed to sproing up as soon as you pick the bike up.  But 45 years in, it usually stays down and can be a challenge to reach under the cylinder with a booted toe.
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« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 10:42:44 AM »
“Sidestand Nanny” sounds like a rockabilly band based out of Austin.     :bigsmile:
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Re: Sidestand Nanny
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 12:23:01 PM »
Wait, there's electric stuff on the sidestand on that modern stuff?

Modern? My 2000 KLR had that stupid switch. And it failed me in the middle of the forest near Mt Rainier. When I finally jiggled it "just right" so I could start the bike, I rode home and the first thing I did was to bypass it  :bash:
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