Taking Sides

Wacky behavior: so this lady back into my motorcycle causing it to flex the and break the side-stand before the bike crashes onto the driveway.
No worries. She comes clean, offers to pay and so I take the bike to BMW for service. My friend Al Jesse sends a new side-stand extender because the pitiful stock side-stand on the BMW Dakar is ill-suited for heavy world traveling loads.
BMW installs said extender and new stand, but now when the bike is in neutral and I kick the side-stand down, the bike shuts off. It’s supposed to do that if the bike is in gear, but not when it’s in neutral.
They’re scratching their heads at @BMW Motorcycles of San Diego. So my bike stays there this weekend. Probably better, I’ve still got work to do on my book.

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