Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Bank angle sensors, clutch sensors, and sidestand sensors
are a pain in the ass and nothing more than beauracratic
legislation to idiot-proof everything we use in our daily lives.
And when they malfunction, they are a migraine headache.
I have been riding for 40 years and none of the bikes I started
out riding had electric start, bank angle sensors, clutch sensors,
or sidestand switches. If you were dumb enough to ride off without
raising your sidestand, you deserved to crash. I remember one
Harley rider taking off with his sidestand down. Yes, it all ended
badly in a shower of sparks at the first left turn, but aside from
some minor road rash and bruised ego, he never again forgot to
raise his sidestand. Lesson learned.
All of this has absolutely nothing to do with solving whiteg40's
original post but I had to say it. Sorry for the hijack, hermanito.
Last edited by oldgeezer; 03-20-2009 at 08:49 AM.