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Put up your motorbike stand, or its bad for your health!


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Thursday 19th November 2009

 

Man killed after he forgets to retract motorbike stand.

 

Pattaya, November 19 [PATTAYA ONE NEWS] : Early on Thursday Morning, Police Captain Pornchai from Sattahip Police Station was called to the scene of a fatal road accident on the Sukumvit Road close to the Pattaya Boundary. Khun Wunchai, a 53 year old Thai Man, who worked part-time at the Sattahip Navy Base, was killed in the single vehicle road accident. His Wife, Khun Sompit aged 38, who was travelling as passenger on the bike ridden by her Husband escaped only with minor injuries and explained to Police that the bike suddenly flipped as the pair drove at speed along the road and her Husband was thrown from the bike and hit a street pylon which caused him to sustain a suspected broken neck. Police confirmed that the stand had not been retracted when their journey began, and during their journey it came into contact with the road which caused the accident.

 

http://www.pattayaone.net/news/2009/november/news_19_11_52_2.shtml

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This made me think of Darwin for some reason.

 

Also perhaps the wife accidentally knocked it back down while climbing on.

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Blame HONDA Thailand pennypinching by not putting a sidestand ignition cut out switch on Honda Waves. People die for the sake of a 50bht switch. TIT

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Blame HONDA Thailand pennypinching by not putting a sidestand ignition cut out switch on Honda Waves. People die for the sake of a 50bht switch. TIT

Definitely a needed item on a 'bike'. I have to think what would happen if my side stand was down when I turned to the left on my Hayabusa.

 

 

Allen

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Blame HONDA Thailand pennypinching by not putting a sidestand ignition cut out switch on Honda Waves. People die for the sake of a 50bht switch. TIT

Why are you picking on Honda? Is it a Honda Wave lying in the road? Do any of these small bikes have cutouts? Yamaha don't. I suspect none of them do. I bet there'll be a reason. I remember I brought a bottle of Lysterine from the UK first time. It was still 3/4 full when my live in bought a new one. It was the child proof cap you see - completely stumped her.

 

I don't suppose anyone leaves them down on purpose. I've done it loads of times. It can be scary, except they don't seem to be pitched as far forward as proper bikes, so they just flip up on contact with the road - usually.

 

Edit - I meant the stand flips up - usually - not the bike as in this case.

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Honda Air Blade's have cut out's on the stand impossible to start the engine with the side stand down before I got the Air Blade I left the stand down quite a few times IMO it should be compulsory on all bikes.

 

Al.

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Honda Air Blade's have cut out's on the stand impossible to start the engine with the side stand down before I got the Air Blade I left the stand down quite a few times IMO it should be compulsory on all bikes.

 

Al.

Hmmmmmm...............don't know if the Honda Air Blade has a neutral or not, but on my Hayabusa if you have the transmission in neutral you can start the bike with the side stand down.

 

 

Allen

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Hmmmmmm...............don't know if the Honda Air Blade has a neutral or not, but on my Hayabusa if you have the transmission in neutral you can start the bike with the side stand down.

Allen

 

Surely Airblades are auto', so neutral would be hard to find, but yes, you could start all the proper bikes I had in neutral.

Anyway, of course they should all have cutouts so, apart from my Listerine theory, why haven't they?

Maybe the next item will be Thai man who forgets to raise centre stand runs out of fuel.

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Hmmmmmm...............don't know if the Honda Air Blade has a neutral or not, but on my Hayabusa if you have the transmission in neutral you can start the bike with the side stand down.

 

 

Allen

 

 

Every bike I've owned - going back 25+ years - has had a neutral safety switch that kills the ignition if the bike is put in gear with the sidestand down. Believe the US DOT requires it. Hell, even the bikes I rented in Europe had the switch.

 

I can tell you that I've disconnected them on just about all the bikes (especially the Italian bikes), as they do fail, causing all kinds of other problems, including a no-start situation, fried cpu, & ignition cut out at speed (that was a fun one). PITA to deal with, but it only takes a second to look down and make sure the stand is retracted.

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Why are you picking on Honda? Is it a Honda Wave lying in the road? Do any of these small bikes have cutouts? Yamaha don't. I suspect none of them do.

 

Not picking on Honda, however, it does look like a Honda Wave, a bike which has the semi-auto market almost to itself and is much favoured by Thais, other makes don't get a look in. I believe most if not all autos of all makes have the essential ignition cut out switch (as have all my big bikes in the UK). I doubt there are any technical reasons why semi-autos don't have cut out switches, other than when they were first developed perhaps 25-30 years ago they were not deemed necessary and little development has taken place since,apart from purely cosmetic, to maximise profit.

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Not picking on Honda, however, it does look like a Honda Wave, a bike which has the semi-auto market almost to itself and is much favoured by Thais, other makes don't get a look in. I believe most if not all autos of all makes have the essential ignition cut out switch .........................

 

I've only owned a semi (Spark) and a manual (X1R) here but I've ridden plenty of autos (hate 'em).

 

For some reason, I never noticed a sidestand cutout on any of the autos (maybe I didn't forget to put it up). They all had that 'must apply brake or won't start' switch. I didn't know they had a sidestand cutout as well. Sounds complicated, but you do sound sure.........

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