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Location: Chandler, Arizona
Since they are safety devices, I will not recommend it, but I removed my sidestand and clutch switches and jumpered the wires. If it cranks, check to see if you have a spark. If not, there is a problem with the ignition system. Sidestand and clutch switches are prone to failure from corrosion. I've never had a kill switch fail, but worth checking. Could still be the ignition switch, or it could be in the CDI somewhere, like the igniter or the pickup coils. If you had the engine apart, I would definitely check the pickup coils.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike