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The stand needs to be up to start the bike in gear unless you pull in the clutch,but you should be able to start it in neutral with the clutch in and the stand down.if You put it in gear with the clutch in and the stand down as soon as you let the clutch out it will cut out.it's a safety thing introduced by Suzuki due to an American sueing Kawasaki years ago for being able to ride the bike a bike with the stand down,he fell off and sued them for his own stupidity.
If there is no main stand on your motorbike it can be a problem sometimes, not only do side stands dig into soft ground & warm tarmac they also make it awkward to oil the drive chain !
A simple way around this is to get either :- A piece of strong piece of wood about an inch square ( or in diameter) or A strong hammer or mallet or A small trolley jack handle or similar preferably with rubber or taped ends
Whatever you use it must be about an inch (or more) longer than from the ground to the right hand end of the rear spindle (axle) or underside of the right hand swinging arm, WHILE THE BIKE LEANS on its side stand: For the very few bikes that have a side stand on the right, read left hand end of rear spindle
All you have to do is raise the rear wheel slightly by pivoting the weight of the bike on its front wheel & side stand
On medium to large bikes this means getting someone else to position themself on the side stand side of the bike, where they should put 1 foot against the side stand & reach over the bike to grab a good purchase point near the rear wheel, grab the nearest handlebar end with the other hand & pivot the bike forwards on its front wheel & side stand This will lift the rear wheel a few inches so that your prop can be placed upright between the ground & your selected point on the bike
Spin the rear wheel by hand whilst applying non fling chain lubrication to both edges of your bikes chain
SIMPLE EFFECTIVE NO NEED TO CARRY A PADDOCK STAND IN YOUR RUCKSACK
Ride safe Bike-Doc
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you can buy a jack stand that slides under ur bike that when lifted it will rest on ur frame but them kind only work if ur mufflers done hang down below ur frame but them stands r pretty cheap to find but as far as putting one on ur bike then id say if it not factory dont add it it will change everything the factory guys did to give u the best and most smooth ride when u go changing thing it will change how the vibrations go through ur bike evenly changing things will cuz more vibrations an problems down the road
some bikes will let you start with the stand down, as long as the clutch is in, same with it in gear.
some bikes wont let it start at all in gear, or with the stand down.
All suzukis usually work the same.
Check oil when bike is cold...... here is the best procedure.
Ride bike (and enjoy)
Park bike on side stand, let sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight. (lets oil drain out of cooler into sump)
Put bike on center stand. Bike should be on level ground
Check oil level in window on lower LHS of engine.
Level should be anywhere inside of red circle in sight glass.
DO NOT OVERFILL let level get down to lower edge of red circle before adding oil
The bike is supposed to shut down if the kick stand is down. It is a safety feature designed to prevent starting out with the stand down, which can be very inconvenient on your first left turn. If you are saying the bike runs with the stand down when cold, then the switch must be in need of adjustment. Please rate my answer.
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it seems that you may have a faulty side stand switch. the side stand needs to be in the up position before the bike can be started off in gear. but if not the side stand contains a saftety switch that shuts the bike off when put into gear. to verify this you can check for spark when the bike is being turned over in gear with the clutch held in.
there should be two wires associated with this switch. a green, and green with white. so when the stand is up these two wires are connected, and the switch can be tested as such. thank you.
1. Start with the bike on its side stand; 2. Grip left handlebar with left hand; 3. Grip frame member with right hand;
4. Place foot on center stand lever;
5. Pushing down on center stand, tilt bike till both legs of center stand touch ground;
6. Push down hard with foot and lift/pull on frame member.