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Author Topic: Side stand switch  (Read 1690 times)

benknrobbers

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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2013, 09:22:34 AM »
Bravo to your dealer for disconnecting it and not crying about some liability crap. 

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While I was getting Mowgli serviced and having some work done the other day, I asked about this at the dealership. The guy in the service dept pretty much reached down and disconnected, then was getting ready to zip tie/cap it for me. I told him not to worry about it, I'd take care of it myself later.  No hedging, or waiver required.
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2013, 05:33:49 PM »
government mandated safety regulations contribute to diluting the gene pool. let me worry about my kickstand, headlight, etc. i just need some help getting the lid off the aspirin bottle! and i think i could live with a right side shifter, too.
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2013, 06:31:00 PM »
Gotta ride a right side shifter bike one day...

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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2013, 06:57:21 PM »
Gotta ride a right side shifter bike one day...
I like it.  Nice, intuitive and quicker upshifting for me, but I have to remain mindful the right side is not a brake!  Adjusting to left foot brake is less intuitive - I assume from driving cars.  I wouldn't hesitate to ride a bike so equipped.
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2013, 07:10:44 PM »
had a 73 triumph, right side shift. a buddy had a norton, right side shift, 4 speed, upside down shift pattern. made for an interesting ride when we swapped rides! looked like a couple of biker tards.
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2013, 10:45:57 PM »
OK, My headlight is a 7" tripod diamond cut reflector-with clear lens (perhaps naughty in California) it throws light all over the road-aiming has not been an issue. It uses a blue xenon center bulb same watts as original. there is also a blue wedge LED bulb in my pilot light socket, I wired it in with the running lights.
  I began by removing the 6" jumper cable the DOT put in the headlight (great how-to video about this), This enables me to TURN MY EXPENSIVE BULB OFF, & USE ONLY THE RUNNING LIGHTS, they are blue so are noticeable, & look like HAUNT LIGHTS AT NIGHT.
  My headlight ring is from a Chinese CJ (PLA sidecar tug) the base ring is the DEEP stock item from the DOT original light, I needed the extra depth for my reflector, Had to CUT OUT all the DOT TABS. It all went together well, is Candy to my eye, & works well. I like being IN CONTROL of MY LIGHTS.  DOT please sit & spin!
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2013, 05:42:58 AM »
On gear changes -

My 54' Francis has a right hand gear change: 1 up, and 2 down
My 12' Electra has a left hand gear change: 1 down and 4 up

Oddly, it isn't the side of the gear change that occasionally catches me out, its the reverse pattern.

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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2013, 02:37:45 PM »
I like 1 up and X down.  Feels natural to me, but I'm left handed.  I wish left side shifters had that pattern.
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Re: Side stand switch
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
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I like 1 up and X down.  Feels natural to me, but I'm left handed.  I wish left side shifters had that pattern.

I like the down for first. that way if you hit the wrong pedal when you intend to brake, you just downshift and still get a retarding motion while you figure out which side the brake is on!
But I did start out on up-for-first bikes, BSA, Matchless. If you hit the gear lever for a brake there, it pretty much does nothing.
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