Traveling through Namibia - Breakdown story
Today was a little nerve wrecking...I was 100% in the middle of nowhere when my 2012 GS1200 decided its dying on me. The bike started but when I switched it into gear I died immediately.
I have been on horribly corrugated dirt roads for the last 250km's. The first thing that came to mind is that there must be something wrong with the switch on the side stand. I fiddled around with it, loosened it, cleaned it, no luck. What I didn't notice was that the switch was actually already loose before I took it off. The little locking pin keeping the switch in place came loose and fell off.
Luckily there was phone reception and my dad send me pic of switch on his other bike and only then I noticed what was wrong.
Used a cable tie to keep the thing in place and two hours later I rode off.
Lessons learned... Keep calm and always take cable ties with you where ever you go!