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Stuck on side of the road help please

Bike starts but as soon as I start letting go o the clutch it shut off any ideas? It idles fine if you give gas it good but let go of the clutch and it almost feels like the kick stad switch is engaged
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The stand switch may be sticking. Try cleaning it and see if it solves your problem.

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Well I disconnected and the same problem remains
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I think you have to bypass it and not just disconect it.
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I dont think you can just disconnect it. I believe when the sidestand is up it completes a circuit, which means the switch is closed. Removing the wires opens the switch just like having the stand down. (I could be wrong about this) I agree with above post, sidestand switch. Another possibility would be the neutral safety switch, or the wire connecting it coming off. (green wire in rear bottom of engine. IIRC) Can you start the bike on the sidestand in neutral?

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Well I disconnected and the same problem remains
disconnecting it may not do anything for you.. I don't know if that switch is
open or closed. You may need you put the two wires together. try playing with it a little first. if you have a knife with you, you can strip the wires back without cutting them in half. then twist the two together..


I don't have my book with me or the bike to test. but you're not going to blow or burn anything by trying this. Good luck and be safe
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both above are correct.. jumper the saftey switch and check the nutral wire.
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I can start the bike with the kick stand down or up and with the bike in gear or not when in gear the clutch is engaged but the moment I'm ready to drive off and I start rolling on the throttle and letting go of the clutch the tach jumps to about 3500 rpm and the bike shuts off
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yup that would be the kick stand switch..jumer the 2 wires that come from the switch.
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Also noticed that if kick stand is up and bike is on and in gear if I disconnect the clutch switch the bike shuts off
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