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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Sounds like two things. yes, choking a warm bike will put too much fuel into the system and you got a backfire. No problem there. More than likely, it dying when you let the clutch out in first is it's still on the side stand and the safety switch is working properly, or the stand is up and the switch may be bad. After being on the sidestand for a while, the plunger on my switch is slow to extend and the bike will die. If I reach down and pull the plunger out first, no problem. It's worse in cold weather.
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts