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Honda vtx 1300r stalls when shifting to first gear

It will crank but stalls when under load

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  • kjatwork May 11, 2010

    Is your clutch dragging or putting a load on the engine?

  • Calvinrueb87
    Calvinrueb87 May 11, 2010

    Does it rev fine? You make want to pull the spark plug wires off one at a time and see if the engine running changes. My guess is you are not fireing on all cylnders. Be careful about pulling them off while it's running because you can get a nice jolt. Make sure to wear rubber gloves.

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    If the engine dies as soon as you put the bike in gear (without jerking), I suspect a faulty sidestand switch. I would attempt to disconnect the wires at the switch and tie them together to test my theory.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    Do you have the kickstand down? It is designed to stall if it is running in gear unless the kickstand is up.


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You should check your side stand switch, this will kill the motor

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