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99 vstar 1100 quits when put in gear

I just bought a 1999 vstar 1100....a guy traded it here where i work....he drove it here about 2 weeks ago.....i when out to start it and the battery was dead(its been very cold in upstate ny...below zero) anyway i charged the battery it started i let it warm up for several minutes...but even after it got hot every time i pulled the clutch and put it in 1st it just quit....every time....i finally gave up....any advice.....please respond to:
mrbicman@yahoo.com much appreciated

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Its probably the safety switch and the kick stand, make sure it is engaged and up all the way...Trae

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Couple of things to look for.

1. when you're putting it in gear, is the kick stand up or down. if down, most modern day bikes have a kick stand safety switch which will not allow you to put the bike in gear with the side stand down. this little relay may have failed. its usually located near the kick stand.

2. clutch disks may be stuck together. it happens on my old bikes from sitting too long (over a winter). when i pop it into first gear after i start it w/ clutch lever pulled, it will buck forward and die. i have to repeat a few times to get them unstuck.

good luck

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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