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  1. zedhmetina
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    so here is the deal out riding have to make a sudden stop and go off the road after said stop bike goes off restart bike put in gear bike dies try try agian nothing push bike back home like 3 miles from home no cell phone no help get it back home check bike out and find this!



    as you can see cut wire and im not shure how that plunger got bent but it needs to be fixed other wise i cant ride. So what should i do??

  2. retzdaret
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    Well, you could bypass the switch. Just cut the line and connect the two wires inside it together so it thinks it's up all the time. Would get you running again. Just don't forget to put up your stand.

  3. zedhmetina
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    yea i could do that till i can get the proper parts and i dont think the dealer i got the bike from would mind it as long as i get it fixed threw them!

  4. girgnt1zbt
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    yea i could do that till i can get the proper parts and i dont think the dealer i got the bike from would mind it as long as i get it fixed threw them!
    If you planned on taking it to the dealer anyways, I'd just haul it there as is. No point in rigging it up just to take it to a shop to get it fixed the right way. JMO though.
    The quick and easy fix would be to just bypass it, like retzdaret mentioned.

  5. zedhmetina
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    well i just closed the circuit till i can get it to the dealer. my work hours wont let me take it in till the weekend plus it might happen again... well the wire getting cut out on the road. is that kick stand sensor realy needed??

  6. procg3ka
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    well i just closed the circuit till i can get it to the dealer. my work hours wont let me take it in till the weekend plus it might happen again... well the wire getting cut out on the road. is that kick stand sensor realy needed??
    Is the switch absolutely necessary, probably not. Is it a great safety feature, absolutely. It kills the bike when put in gear with the stand down, preventing you from wrecking in the first left turn you engage. Even after several years of riding, once in a very seldom while, I will catch myself standing the bike up, fiddling with a helmet adjustment, mirrors, or radio, and engine dies when going to leave. Minor distractions when you are not expecting them can be very bad. Knowing there is a problem may make you more aware to put the stand up, the problem is when you get comfortable doing this is when you will forget. Looks like the switch mount bracket may be bent a little. Should just be able to get a switch, tap the bracket back down, and install yourself. Not a tedious adjustment.

  7. retzdaret
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    For the record, I would just bypass it till you can repair it. I would not leave it that way permanently.

  8. zedhmetina
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    well I'm going to the dealer i got the bike from when i get off work. i work 12 midnight to AM every day but get the weekends off so I'm going to take it right after work Friday and get the parts needed... well ordered they might not have the parts just hanging on the shelfs

  9. SlovBoj
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    is it just me... or does that side stand not look like a normal one? I know mine looks a lot different than that. That little stubby thing is pushed in when the side stand is up(making a closed circuit), and is out when down(making an open circuit). I'm guessing that it's already bypassed somewhere or slapped together somehow if it's not working that way now since your kickstand doesn't look like it pushes the button in an all, just mashes it up when the stand is down.

  10. retzdaret
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    is it just me... or does that side stand not look like a normal one? I know mine looks a lot different than that. That little stubby thing is pushed in when the side stand is up(making a closed circuit), and is out when down(making an open circuit). I'm guessing that it's already bypassed somewhere or slapped together somehow if it's not working that way now since the kickstand doesn't push the button in an all, just mashes it up when the stand is down.
    Yes, clearly he has 2 problems.

  11. procg3ka
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    The area of the bracket where the switch bolts appears to be bent up in the photos. Hopefully that cast will bend back down with a hammer or some good pliers and not snap off.

  12. zedhmetina
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    well i ordered the parts today at my local Yamaha dealer and it cost me out the door $41.76 not bad i think its the whole deal wire that thing that got bent all of it so it should be in this up coming week

  13. zedhmetina
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    well got the parts a while ago but still haven't go it done so the first thing i do when i get on the bike is kick the stand up. i fit the part on the bike when i got it but something doesn't seam right to me then the stand is down the plunger is in all the way and when i put the stand up the plunger is out and when i try and put the stand back down it wants to bent the plunger not depress it!! ill take some pics tomorrow and post them to better show whats going on

  14. konecambin
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    well got the parts a while ago but still haven't go it done so the first thing i do when i get on the bike is kick the stand up. i fit the part on the bike when i got it but something doesn't seam right to me then the stand is down the plunger is in all the way and when i put the stand up the plunger is out and when i try and put the stand back down it wants to bent the plunger not depress it!! ill take some pics tomorrow and post them to better show whats going on
    Sounds like you didn't get the bracket straight enough yet.

  15. procg3ka
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    well got the parts a while ago but still haven't go it done so the first thing i do when i get on the bike is kick the stand up. i fit the part on the bike when i got it but something doesn't seam right to me then the stand is down the plunger is in all the way and when i put the stand up the plunger is out and when i try and put the stand back down it wants to bent the plunger not depress it!! ill take some pics tomorrow and post them to better show whats going on

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    Sounds like you didn't get the bracket straight enough yet.
    Ditto. Did you replace the cast bracket or try and straighten it? Look at the stand and see if you can tell where the original plunger contacted when the stand was down. Push the plunger in and lower the stand. Then try to bend the bracket to get the plunger to that point. Also look at the angle of the bracket and make sure it will keep straight with the stand while moving up and down. This looks like a cast bracket, so it may break. It won't cost anything to try and straighten, but don't be surprised if you have to purchase a new bracket. Good luck.

  16. zedhmetina
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    yay its done works grate. kick stand down put in gear bike dies, put kick stand up and put in gear bike stays running! and doing it yourself feels grate and get to know my bike better from the inside..... giggidy.

    and while i was in a DIY mind set i put on some smaller turn signals also they look good and are bright in the day and look sweet at night also i don't kick them any more wee


    i know my bike needs a wash its on my to do list.... its hard to keep clean in a farming community! next on my list is better pipes and the GAK mod!

    thanks for all the help!!!

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