98 Honda XRL650 sidestand switch

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  • william_wood

Posted August 23, 2002 - 04:18 PM


I recently purchased a 1998 Honda XRL650. I would like to know how to disconnect the sidestand safety switch before I get stranded in the woods. Can anyone help me?

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  • motometal

Posted August 24, 2002 - 02:38 AM


If you just unplug it, the bike won't start. Two of the three contacts need to be shorted together, you can figure this out with a screwdriver. Then cut the old harness, solder the wires together, and finish up with electrical tape or better yet, heat shrink tubing. I don't recommend just twisting the wires together, this could leave you stranded.

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