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Old June 27th, 2017   #1
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I experienced a situation where the ST didn't start. All indicator lights were live as usual but when starter was depressed, nothing. Kickstand was up but I put it down, turned off the ignition and kill switch and started over. After a couple of tries it started. This happened a couple more times after.

I was wondering if this may be a kickstand sensor going bad and if so is it easy to replace? Haven't dug into the repair manual just yet. It happened on a trip of a 2K+ miles and I just got back.

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Old June 27th, 2017   #2
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I had a similar problem with my ST11 only it would intermittently shut the engine off when underway as well as intermittently refuse to start. Replacing the side stand switch didn't fix it. I had to modify the switch to fix it, but that meant disabling the kill the engine if put in gear with the side stand down feature. That was better than having it kill the engine in traffic.
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Old June 28th, 2017   #3
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That was better than having it kill the engine in traffic.
Until you forget that you did the idiotic mod.
I'd give the kill switch a right good flicking then go from there, ,make a mental note of what is happening with the Fi light, that may give you clues.
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Until you forget that you did the idiotic mod.
I'd give the kill switch a right good flicking then go from there, ,make a mental note of what is happening with the Fi light, that may give you clues.
If you find yourself shifting into first before raising the side stand you have to ask your self "Am I mentally competent to ride a motorcycle?"
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If you find yourself shifting into first before raising the side stand you have to ask your self "Am I mentally competent to ride a motorcycle?"
That'll be why they are fitted to all Moto's now then.
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OK, you two. Couple quips is enough.
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OK, you two. Couple quips is enough.
I understand what you are saying.

What doesn't balance is that countering stupid advice shouldn't be seen as 'quipping', it's highlighting something that is potentially dangerous.
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It is, and you did. Then it just didn't stop. With Echo, we all know it'll just keep coming. Take the high road. Anyone following the forum knows this after reading a few threads.
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