I have already posted this on the KTM UK and Adventure BIke Rider forums so apologies if you have read it already. While ferrying across to Roscoff (France) in May I decided that the crew had not tightened the ratchet belt holding down my KTM 990 Adventure sufficiently and so tightened it further ... bending the sidestand where it joins it joins its securing bracket. The bike has leaned at a jaunty angle ever since and is a little unstable while on its sidestand fully loaded. On Sunday I decided to fit a new sidestand and managed it well enough until I came to start the bike up. Engaging first gear stopped the engine as if the sidestand was down! The new stand fully springs to its up position and fits as it should with just a little give. I left the bracket exactly as it was and only replaced the sidestand. The process involved removing the sump guard to help access, undoing the old bolt and detaching the spring, attaching the spring to the bracket and new sidestand and fixing the stand with a its supplied bolt before re-fixing the sump guard I am assuming that the sidestand switch is faulty but, to the best of my knowledge, I went nowhere near the switch or it's wiring. I did not disengage the battery during the process which, with hindsight, may have allowed a shorting of the switch although I cannot see how. Has anyone got any ideas as to what the problem may be? If it is the switch, how did I break it (the wiring seems intact so far as I can tell without removing the side stand bracket)? Also, is there a fuse that governs the switch? I cannot find one. All I can locate are those mentioned in the owners manual (in the "glove compartment" and the main fuse and the two ABS fuses that sit close to the main fuse near the battery - all of these are fine). Thanks.