It may seem like a simple fix, removing requires isolating the ends. Seems simple enough, twice this year I am grateful for the stand switch, last weekend all geared up as it got a bit chilly, as I get older I notice the cold more, so more gear = less flexibility, I went to take off, dropped it in first and bang, bike quit, looked down and stand was 1/3 up. I don't know if that would have caused a crash, but I think Kawasaki felt it was a safety issue or they wouldn't have installed it.
I have added a brake flasher and ADDMore lighting on my Givi 35 cases and top case, will it stop someone from rear ending me, I think this has added a increased level of awareness, I am sure there is someone out there that a flashing billboard wouldn't stop them cause they are talking on their cell phone while grooming themselves in the visor mirror as they drive between two lanes at 90 KM per hour, unaware of anyone.
My work is becoming more difficult by the day, lets say if it keeps progressing like it is in Canada, Joe home owner will require arc flash gear to turn the electric stove on and off in 2015. He will also need to hire a engineering company to tell him what category of arc flash gear he needs to turn his particular stove on in his particular home , located so many meters or KM from the electrical distribution point. -------------
Okay I am done for the day----too many people getting involved without really understanding the implications