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I imagined you'd just look on the H-D site, but here you go:

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Those are for '96 - '13 bikes. For anyone wanting them for '14+ bikes, there are different ones:

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Folkie,

Thanks for the info and pics. I didn't know they were actually H-D parts and not aftermarket or I would have looked there. I appreciate your extra work.

As for the metric turn switches vs the H-D self-cancelling switches, I ride both styles right now intermittently right now and I have to say that because of having to manually cancel the metric signals, I'm constantly watching the dash of my Sportster to see if it self-cancels. In my case, the self-cancelling feature doesn't really help me - they work but I just worry about them which is just as bad as having to manually turn them off. I guess I'm just too OCD.
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Per the H-D fiche for 2019 models at https://shop.outpostalaska.com/OEMpartfinder.htm, the kickstand interlock sensor (#17) is only on models for specific export markets.

IMO cheap and crap thing
i had to shim it to make it closer to the sidestand... otherways sometimes her no fired up
other solution would be glue a coin on the sensor... or bypass the whole thing for good...

by the way if i'm not wrong, it works only below 5 km/h
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or bypass the whole thing for good...
That sounds like a good idea; I wonder how easy that is to do?

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by the way if i'm not wrong, it works only below 5 km/h
I won't be trying to put the kickstand down at speed to find out. You try it if you want to!

BTW: don't!
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OK, I know I'm late to the party. But I keep asking myself why H-D made the rubbermount model with a NON-adjustable brake pedal rod. I had to buy a NOS rod and have a machinist fabricate it similar to most shifter rods with a turnbuckle in the middle.

A second thing I would like, is the feature found on my 1988 Honda Shadow: a kill-switch on the kickstand. If you put it in gear while the kickstand is down - or drop the kickstand while the engine is running - the engine dies. It's a very simple setup; the kickstand pushes a button when it is down. If the shifter is in neutral, the engine can start or continue to run.
I like it because I have friends with permanent damage from taking off (two-up) with the kickstand down.
Also, since I like to start the Sportster on the kickstand and let it warm up while I put on my gear, I sometimes forget to check to see if the neutral light is on. (Yes, I'm an idiot.) When it jumps forward, I smack myself on the forehead and look at the Honda beside it, wishing it had the kill switch. (Yes, they share the garage and they are friends.)

A third thing I would like is turn signal buttons that I can reach while my hands are still on the hand grips. I have small hands and there are times that I just can't reach them while I'm in the middle of a turn. Whoever designed these buttons must have had gorilla thumbs.

I'm through venting now.
I posted here on mods done, http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...+switch&page=2 turn signal extensions inc'. Be warned! A royal pita!
There was another thread on here from someone changing his, but i can't remember who. He is still having post switch change therapy sessions.
Seem to recall someone saying they had used some stick on extensions, so that's a possibility if you can find some.
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After changing my hand grips, I prayed that I would never have to do that again because of the time and patience involved. Now I'm weighing that experience before I buy the turn signal button extensions. I may leave well enough alone.
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That sounds like a good idea; I wonder how easy that is to do?



I won't be trying to put the kickstand down at speed to find out. You try it if you want to!

BTW: don't!
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depends on the logic to which the magnetic sensor works
i would have to look at the draws...
if i remember well someone in another forum simply put a resistor in place of the sensor...
ignore its specs
but i could be wrong too

anyway
on mine works good the shimmed solution...



i think the system is disabled over 5 km/h 'cause if the sensor fails you can find yourself in trouble at speed...
it's meaning is when you leave from parking...

by the way i shimmed even the clutch switch after changing grips... because with clutch pulled and gear engaged it not fired up...


i think Mo.Co. saved some money using crap switches...

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On my 1988 Honda Shadow a few years ago, the kickstand light which is on when the kickstand is down, would come on intermittently while I was riding. It did not affect the engine but I decided to change out the switch, just in case. The switch and wiring harness was not expensive and it was an easy change, taking less than 15 minutes.

I'm guessing the plunger inside the switch button at the kickstand was starting to wear out. Only the indicator light on the dash was affected and it may have been designed that way. Anyway, I wouldn't hesitate to have one on my Sportster as long as it is the same design.
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On my 1988 Honda Shadow a few years ago, the kickstand light which is on when the kickstand is down, would come on intermittently while I was riding. It did not affect the engine but I decided to change out the switch, just in case. The switch and wiring harness was not expensive and it was an easy change, taking less than 15 minutes.

I'm guessing the plunger inside the switch button at the kickstand was starting to wear out. Only the indicator light on the dash was affected and it may have been designed that way. Anyway, I wouldn't hesitate to have one on my Sportster as long as it is the same design.
on Sporties the jiffy stand sensor is magnetic and is affected from the metal mass of a proper bracket on the jiffy stand...

after some services or anyway after many miles... it could work on threshold values

once in a while my ride did not roared into life... only after had released and retracted the jiffy a couple of times it fired up

i shimmed the sensor in a way it is now closer to the jiffy (8 - 10 mm)

no problem since then
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