Originally Posted by Gary
My sidestand switch failed a couple of weeks ago on my LC4E, bike only has 3000 miles, but the wires take a beating under there where the switch is. Removed the wire and re-inserted the electrics source pins (under the seat) together and problem solved for that switch. Looks like I need to get a different bolt for the sidestand inorder to actually remove the (now disconnected) switch itself.
When I installed my KTM sidestand, I first removed the switch. I believe that the small bolt that holds the switch serves only that purpose, so with the switch gone, I didnt bother replacing the bolt.