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Shattered side stand safetly switch 2008 BMW Adventure

I need an emergency starting solution for a 2008 GS Adventure with a broken side stand switch. It was shattered by a rock. Various combination's of jumping and grounding did not work. Thank you for the assistance.

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Take the 2 wires and connect them together. Either by a **** connector or twisting them together and electrical taping them in place.

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If your bike is stalling as you put it in gear, the side stand switch is faulty. You can take them apart, clean them and reassemble and all should work fine again.

If however may need to be replaced if it had made contact with the exhaust and possibly melted.

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After starting my 2009 BMW R1200GS the fuel guage showed over half a tank, it was warming up and then the low fuel warning light came on. The fuel guage is completely blank, no bars at all. Any thoughts on...

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