Question since you are in the bidness. What is the advantage/reason to retain the side stand once a bike is triked? Can't the side stand safety switch be bypassed on a GL1800 or is there something unique about it and/or the circuitry? Isn't the side stand no more than unnecessary weight on a trike?Check oil level anyway. Oil light comes on when engine dies. Was it on before the engine died? How long? Check ignition switch or kill switch. But I see you said you have Trike. Your side stand switch should be tucked under left hand chrome engine cover. They are supposed to be zip tied through the center hole so they won't move and kill engine. Check to see if it has moved.
That all makes sense. Y'all can see that I know little about Hondas! My reference points are mostly BMW. Side and center stands are typically removed from K bikes during trike kit installations.Ben, Probably the only reason some leave it in place is to act as an additonal security device (?)...when it is down the ignition is disabled when placed in gear. Rather than removal I've also just cut off the bottom half of the stand (below the spring attach pin). Other than that, the side stand must be down for some Honda bike diagnostics but this can still be done even if the side stand is removed because the switch is still accessable. Most remove the side stand (4 bolts), zip tie the switch to prevent accidental rotation and just tuck it in behind the left engine cover. Side stand removal is usually required for running board installs..