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Location: Chandler, Arizona
Not going to recommend it because of all the safetycrats around, but I eliminated both my sidestand and clutch nanny switches. Does it stall while sitting on it in an upright position with the sidestand down? If so does putting the sidestand up stop it? When sitting on the bike in gear with the clutch in, does it want to creep forward?
If moving the sidestand stops the problem, it's that switch. If it tries to move forward in gear with the clutch in, it's the clutch. Mine had warped plates that caused that problem. If it is neither one of these, it could be the carbs, but the fuel level in the carbs should still be high enough while on the centerstand.
I would check everything else before paying someone to remove and clean the carbs. It's likely to be expensive. Synchronizing the carbs is easy. The tool costs less than having someone else do the job, then you have it for next time. Or you could do all the rest of the work and just take it to a shop to get the carbs synced.
But, it is better to track it down methodically, one thing at a time, instead of making guesses and replacing parts. That can get expensive in a hurry.
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