Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
You found the problem. It's not a rare one either.A worn clutch pivot bushing, crudbuildup around the switch plungers,or an aftermarket lever often cause this problem. Usually cleaning the switches with some contact cleaner/lube and making sure the switches are operating properly with an ohm meter will tell the tale. One switch should be closed when thelever is released and open when the lever is pressed.The other operatesthe same way but in opposite direction open when the lever is released and closed when pressed.
I've corrected the problem in the past when an aftermarket leverdidn't do the job bysuper gluing a small piece of aluminum cut from a pop can to the lever in the area where it contacts the switch plungers. Aluminum will last longer than plasticbecause the plastic will eventually dimple where pressed by the plungers.
One other possibility is a bad kick stand switch. An ohm meterwill tell you if it's working properly ornot.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT