I've removed the side stand switch from my AVL, along with the clutch lever switch. The clutch lever switch wasn't working properly and I thought the side stand switch was unnecessary. I think they were added to the bike to solve a problem that never existed.My tortoises have never shown much interest in bikes.
Good you're going again. Don't know why the engineers made it that these won't start with the side stand down. Most other bikes make the engine stall if you select first gear with the stand down. Maybe they can correct that in the future, but hey at least now you know. Will.
Royal Enfields have a clutch lever switch?
Yep - allows the e-start to work with the bike in gear (or an unplugged neutral indicator light as mine came from the dealer...).Mike and Stumpy in Michigan
All of these safety features are driven by a legal system driven amok by the idea that the consumer is not responsible for himself.
If I had any of that stuff on my bike, it would be yanked-off there by morning.