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This may be something everyone has though of but me, but I figured I would mention it for those that are as slow as I am. I track my bike and then convert it back for street. I wanted an easy way to remove the kickstand and safety switch without having to hack up my harness to allow the bike to start. It finally occurred to me to get another electrical plug and splice the wires on it. Now I can just unbolt the kickstand and disconnect the safety switch wire. Then I plug my spare connector in that is spliced together. This gives me a rock solid connection so my engine doesn't cut out mid corner. I keep my safety switch for street riding and it's super simple to go to the track.
EDIT: This is on a 2007 zx6r. I assume this works for any kickstand safety switch that you would normally splice together to bypass.
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This may be something everyone has though of but me, but I figured I would mention it for those that are as slow as I am. I track my bike and then convert it back for street. I wanted an easy way to remove the kickstand and safety switch without having to hack up my harness to allow the bike to start. It finally occurred to me to get another electrical plug and splice the wires on it. Now I can just unbolt the kickstand and disconnect the safety switch wire. Then I plug my spare connector in that is spliced together. This gives me a rock solid connection so my engine doesn't cut out mid corner. I keep my safety switch for street riding and it's super simple to go to the track.
EDIT: This is on a 2007 zx6r. I assume this works for any kickstand safety switch that you would normally splice together to bypass.
Our track day organization doesn't require us to remove the kickstand.

That is good quick way to do it though!
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I just zip tie mine so it stays up.
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I just zip tie mine so it stays up.
I was about to say that I've seen some people just zip-tie it, but I've never ridden with an organization that required that or to take it off. Since road bikes are allowed, it's expected that they'll have kickstands. I have seen some that require you to remove a center stand though if you have a bike that has one of those. That's mostly for ground clearance reasons.
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Never had a problem with a kickstand. I have run street tires on many track days and a kick stand comes in handy to hold the bike up between sessions. Do I get the Captain Obvious Award or what?
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I was about to say that I've seen some people just zip-tie it, but I've never ridden with an organization that required that or to take it off. Since road bikes are allowed, it's expected that they'll have kickstands. I have seen some that require you to remove a center stand though if you have a bike that has one of those. That's mostly for ground clearance reasons.
I believe motovid makes us zip tie them up. I rode with them at Road America.
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If I'm not racing, then I am allowed to zip tie the stand. It just seems to rub the shifter rod, so I get nervous about having interference at the wrong time. With the spare connector, it is just as easy to remove the kickstand.
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If I'm not racing, then I am allowed to zip tie the stand. It just seems to rub the shifter rod, so I get nervous about having interference at the wrong time. With the spare connector, it is just as easy to remove the kickstand.
There's something wrong if those parts are rubbing together.
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There's something wrong if those parts are rubbing together.
The zip tie routes right behind the shift linkage to the kickstand. Not the kickstand hitting the linkage. I'm sure it's fine, I just don't like it.
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The zip tie routes right behind the shift linkage to the kickstand. Not the kickstand hitting the linkage. I'm sure it's fine, I just don't like it.
Ah, that makes sense.

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