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New to adventure bikes and here on the board - hey everyone!

So I got this 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R about a week ago. The bike got roughly 1K miles and tons of mods, it's a great looking bike and I really enjoy riding it .. when it works :p.

So couple days ago, on a routine errand around town, when getting back to the bike, it kept shutting off every time first gear was engaged, although leg stand was in the up position.

While trying to figure out what's going on, disconnecting the plugs and reconnecting, gear indicator went blank and never recover. Simultaneously, bike refused to start since.

Digging bit further, realized the kick stand switch may the contributing to the issue, so took it apart and was able to start the bike while clutch was pressed and two pieces for kick stand assembly were connected together. However, this connection is very sensitive and bike start intermittently.

Any guidance in the right direction to put me back on the road would be highly appreciated.

TIA
 

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It probably has the BlackDog side stand relocation kit installed, is the sidestand mounted to the engine or the frame?

The new sidestand comes with a kit to replace the stock magnet, sounds like your's isn't set up (aligned) properly.
 

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Hey, I am running into a similar issue and wondering if you found a resolution. I may have made my situation worse than yours by trying to bypass the kickstand switch which I have done in the past on "dumb" bikes.

For some context; I was trying to head home from work, fired the bike up, kickstand up, clutch in, clicked into 1st and the bike died. Of course I tried a few more times hoping for a different result without any luck. I proceeded to try to bypass the kickstand switch like you can do on most bikes to get home and still couldn't get it to run in gear - Typically there are only two wires to the switch not 3 which made me curious. Turns out they went through some effort to make the switch hard to defeat. From here I should have tried the "magnet trick" but hadn't thought about it or read about it. I was thinking maybe there was a gear indicator issues so I unplugged that to check for any loose connections or the usual suspects...plugged it back in and now the gear indicator won't read at all and the bike will no longer start in neutral.

At this point my understanding (i.e. reading forums) is that since I had the bike on with the gear indicator sensor unplugged, I may need the dealer find/program/map/recall (whatever the correct verb is) the sensor for it to work again. I also tried disconnecting the battery for 30 min to see if I could reset it and tried clearing codes with an OBII reader.

Needless to say I am a little frustrated but also really happy this didn't happen in the middle of nowhere in Baja. So, if anyone has any experience with this or thoughts on what one might do IF they were in fact in the middle of nowhere in Baja they would be appreciated.

Is the solution really just to put it on a trailer and take it to the dealer?

Doesn't that detract from the essence of riding motorcycles?

I'll shut up now - Thanks for reading.

Edit: I have the stock kickstand configuration on a 2018 1090R with ~15k miles
 
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