The kickstand is slightly coming down over bumps occasionally and it kills acceleration. Should I just replace the springs or is it something else?
I never had a problem with my kickstand switch, but I eliminated it when I got the bike because they always piss me off. Take the switch off, cut off the connector on the bike harness, solder the wires together, cover in heat shrink. You could use a crimp cap. They are usually white and are like a butt connector but only open on one side. Then heat shrink.
Its not really a dirty "sensor" issue.Started happening again. If I accelerate hard, once I get up to 5-6k rpms, it'll cut out and the rev bar disappears. The only fix is to reach and kick the kickstand up with my heel. Is there a guide on disassembly and cleaning the sensor? Or should I replace it?
No, I have never tried to test the side stand switch.BCS. have you ever tested one of those switches? They don't seem to be a contact type switch, but more like a hall effect switch. If you test continuity on them you get a variable reading, not just an open/closed reading. I would love to know the reason for them being designed that way. Both the original on mine and a new one I got to replace it test the same way.