Sidestand switch

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by FredRydr, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    The bolt is damaged at the shoulder end of the thread, but still serviceable with a new nut and an extra washer on it.

    It's a real fiddly "airy fairy" design (my English teacher used to write "Airy Fairy" on my essays - apparently it means "crap").
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  2. Olvi

    Olvi Ice Butt

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    I doubt. I would bet on key detector ring - the ring around the lock. Known to fail. I have always a spare one at the bike.

    When you turn the key to ignition (put power on), key is not yet detected. After you press the starter it will check the key to be right for the bike and lets the bike to start. If it doesn't detect the key, the bike will not start - but everything else will work.
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  3. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Now that I have a new switch, I've kept the bad switch for an autopsy to see if it can be fixed.

    Fred
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  4. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Amy's Euro Garage on eBay has a brand new switch for only $70. It is listed for an RT, but the part number is the same as an F800GS on the BMW fiche if it's for a 2010+ RT. You'd have to ask. Part No. 61 31 7 654 603

    Fred
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  5. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    I am curious if this could be a side stand switch issue.... and would you'll try by passing it or is there a remedy to the problem... or is it not even related to side stand switch?

    My bike stalls on me while riding down the road and it is not consistent... the bike will lose power... gain power.. lose power gain power and than it will eventually die... if I am lucky I can restart the bike while coasting on the shoulder of the road... and other times I may not. I can kick the side stand... I can put it down and put it back up... sometimes the bike will start again... sometimes if not.. I will jiggle the clutch switch wire and the bike will start. I just finished taking a trip... and my bike gave me multiple problems on the trip... it will lose power.. gain power.. lose power.. and die.... it happens on a smooth road.. and it happens on a rough road... and one time it would happen when I shifted...

    Anyone know if the symptoms above sounds like the side stand switch? Or could it be another problem or a problem with the side stand switch?

    It seems like if I put the side stand up lightly... the bike won't start too or it will die when you try putting it in gear from neutral.

    I have even had the bike just automatically stall when I go to shift in between gears with no warning...

    I would greatly appreciate your help.

    Thanks.
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  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Bypass the switch and see if your problem stops.

    Fred
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  7. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    Connect red to white and leave brown alone won't mess with the Canbus system?
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