2009 F800GS 12K miles. I'm the second owner. Last summer I made a post about the motorcycle not starting in gear, side stand up, clutch lever pulled in. The transmission has to be in neutral to start. Not a bad situation until I kill it at a stop light in heavy traffic and I have to shift into neutral before it will start. Here is chart I made to try and clarify the situation: 1: Clutch lever pulled in, side stand up, in gear, will not start. In neutral, will start. 2: Clutch lever pulled in, side stand down, in gear, will not start. In neutral, will start. 3: Clutch lever out, side stand up, in gear, will not start. In neutral will start. 4: Clutch lever out, side stand down, in gear, will not start. In neutral will start. 5: Motorcycle running, in neutral, side stand down, clutch lever pulled in, shift in to gear, motorcycle dies. 6: Motorcycle running, in neutral, side stand up, side stand down, clutch lever in or out, motorcycle runs. I made this chart in an effort to convince myself that the side stand switch is faulty. I think #1 is the only faulty test. Are there any other tests I can do to rule in or out the side stand switch? I thought about finding the connection to the wire harness and jumping it. But I can't seem to locate the end. It must be under the plastics not just the seat. I looked at it last fall and I think the small end of the special bolt that holds the side stand on is broken. I can turn the nut and it feels like the bolt is turning with it. The bolt according to MAX BWM microfiche has large threads for holding on the side stand and small threads for holding on the switch. The switch does feel loose so I tried wiggling it while trying to start the motorcycle, didn't change anything. The cost of a new switch and bolt is about $130 so I want to be sure I'm on the right track before I order them up. I hope this post isn't as confusing to read as it was to make. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.