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Stalling issue when putting into gear

My bike starts fine, idles great. When I go to release the clutch, once I get over half way, it's like something is grabbing the engine and keeping it from running. If I squeeze the clutch in it springs back to life. Occasionally it will backfire.

It did this a few days ago, then stopped doing it and it ran fine with the clutch fully released until I got it up to about 40mph, the it starts loosing power. But today it will not let me fully get it in gear at all without stalling out once the clutched is released passed the halfway point. It doesn't just cut out like it would if the stand switch cut power, the rpms get very low and it acts like it being chocked to death. I'm guessing a carb problem?

Would appreciate any help......



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Just an addition to above. It did this same thing in the fall also, but very intermittently. It would be find one day, then the next day start with this again.....



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Is your side kick stand all the up? If so, maybe it's going bad.

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Yeah, and I pulled out on the plunger just to be sure. Could a faulty side stand switch even cause something like this?!



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I had the same issue and it was my kickstand switch.. I was able to just pull mine out and hit it with some WD40 to loosen it up again..

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It was the side stand switch! I cut the outer tube holding the wires and water came pouring out. Removed the switch, and it now runs perfect. Thanks for the help!!



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