Re: Kickstand removal and kill switch?
Yes, you will need to jump the connection after you unplug the sidestand. When the sidestand is up, it completes the circuit. What I did was splice in a two wire trailer wiring connector into the harness that you plug the sidestand into. Basically, I added the connectors right in the harness, so that I would have an additional place to unplug it.
Then make a jumper connector where both the wires coming out are soldered to each other, essentially making a u-shapeThen when I remove the sidestand, instead of unplugging the factory connector, I unplug it at my spliced-in connector. Then I replace the sidestand connector with my jumper connector.
You could jerry-rig a wire that it just stuffed into the stock connector and tape that in. I did not want to do that, because it could possibly come loose, and cause a crash due to unexpectedly killing the motor when you need it most.