Just be sure it's tied up so it cannot drop down very far into that hole behind the alternator. It will end up laying on the exhaust pipe and it will not be a nice round thingie after that.
It also may destroy the switch contacts thus preventing the trike from starting until you short the wires together to make it think the side stand is up.
Yeah....I got one of them heat distorted thingies for a paper weight.:lol:
Considering how incredibly expensive trikes are, not to mention the engineering that goes into them, that's a pretty cheezy setup. Why didn't they just cut the switch off and crimp the wires together so that the switch can no longer be an issue?
I also was wondering why they just put a wire tie around the switch. Not going to stop vibration from moving it. Those switches do take a bit of friction to move, but the law of Murphy says if it can happen it will.
Stranded on the side of the road, bike will not start, each time you put it in gear it will die, might take even an experienced mechanic a bit of time to figure that one out, just like myself, sometimes it takes a bit for the light bulb to come on and I would not be suspecting that set up.
It has a pin connector up the harness just about 8 to 10 inches. Not sure if it is an normally open or normally closed circuit, but I would just unplug the pin connector and if all works, tape it up well. If it needs to be a normally closed circuit, stick a quick lock across the wires and tape that up. That way it will not ambush you in the future.
That is a perfect example of why I only at the point of extreme emergency go to a dealer. Even if I had an emergency tow in and needed a new tire, you can bet I will stop at the closest store and purchase a torque wrench and check the bolts and or lug nuts on the tires.
My concern isn't due to the possibility of the switch moving. (although that may be a valid point) Since it isn't used, the switch will probably fail prematurely. Switches last the longest when they are operated periodically because of the mechanical wiping action across the contacts. My concern is that the switch will fail at some point down the road, leaving a biker stranded for no good reason.
From a safety standpoint, Honda would have to design the circuit so that the switch has to be closed for the bike to start while in gear. If they didn't do it that way, the bike would be able to ridden with the side stand down if the switch went bad.
The side stand switch is SPDT. With the stand up, the input from the clutch switch goes to ground allowing the relay to operate. With the stand down, the input from the side stand indicator light goes to ground illuminating the light.