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« on: October 15, 2013, 04:12:20 PM »

A couple of months ago the X10 decided she didn't want to even turn over. After putting the side stand back down to have a look around she started up. Recently she started getting fussy about detecting the stand's position and not allowing a start. She even started cutting out while moving.

This AM I went by the service shop and they've disconnected the switch and ordered a new one. The X10 is just 11mos old and I've not had the opportunity to drive through a river.



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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 05:55:42 PM »

Any rain at all?

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 06:03:32 PM »

Bad about the failure but good that it gave you ample warning allowing you to get to dealership instead of stranded alongside the road or complete failure at rush hour in the fast lane of a major highway. Appears your scooter has an amicable personality. Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 06:51:22 PM »

Any rain at all?

Not enough to count. At least, not enough that it should have counted!

Which brings up a 'think' I had this afternoon. My Kawasaki suffered the same fate shortly after I road through a thunderstorm and ensuing river. Why are the switches placed down under the frame? There's already a cable connecting the stand with the rear break so, following that logic, another cable could be used to activate a switch more logically placed somewhere 'safe'.

Or am I just being outrageous?
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 06:59:02 PM »

I have an X9 and a BV250 and both have the side stand switch and I guess it's some sort of safety switch to prevent you from riding away with the side stand down. I wish my scoots didn't have them at all. I've sat at red lights at times waiting for what seemed like an eternity for the signals to change and it would have been nice to be able to pop the side stand out and walk over to push the walk button to trigger a change of lights.  My Kymco People S 125 didn't have this switch and that made things so easy.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 07:02:22 PM »

They can be disconnected. I think they pulled the plug on mine this AM so I could ride until the replacement part comes in.

When my Kawasaki went out the cost of replacement was too high.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 09:32:34 AM »

Late yesterday afternoon, after 3 weeks, I got a phone call that the part has arrived and that they could replace it Monday AM. The problem?? is I'll be in the land of Xanth* Monday so they'll wait for my return next month.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 11:16:23 AM »

Vaseline is the prevention and cure for that expat .
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