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Bike shuts down when shifting to 1st.

I own a 2005 vstar 650 classic and love it. But for some reason over the weekend it would shut down as soon as i shifted to 1st. It stays on when it's shifted in neutral, but soon shuts down in 1st.

I have no clue as to what's causing this. Some advice.

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May be possible that clutch is disengaging when shifting to first and/or drive not fully switched into first gear. Your 1st gear light may be lit, but actually isnt in a ready state.

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Does it only do that when the kickstand is down? if so put your kickstand up before you put it in 1st gear

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Sounds like its shorting out somwhere

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