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When i select 1st gear on my honda shadow engine immediately cuts out

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Check your kickstand cutout switch.

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I have a 2006 honda shadow aero. engine dies when put in gear. kickstand switch measuers good at plug...clutch switch measures good...clutch disengages properly...what else can it be?

Hi, Dan the ignition circuit cut-off system comprising of the side stand switch, clutch switch and neutral switch has the following functions:
a. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled.
b. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the clutch lever is pulled, but the side stand is still down.
c. It cuts the running engine when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is moved down.
Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following tests.
With the engine turned off:
1. Move the side stand down.
2. Make sure that the engine stop switch is set to "RUN"
3. Turn the key to "ON".
4. Shift the transmission into the neutral position.
5. Push the start switch if the engine does not start the neutral switch may be faulty.
With the engine still running:
6. Move the side stand up.
7. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
8. Shift the transmission into gear.
9. Move the side stand down if the engine does not stall you may have a faulty side stand switch.
After the engine has stalled:
10. Move the side stand up.
11. Keep the clutch lever pulled.
12. Push the start switch if the engine does not start you may have a faulty clutch switch.
This check is most reliable if performed with a warmed-up engine.
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Apr 29, 2017 | 2006 Honda Shadow Aero

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I have an 2000 Honda shadow sprit It starts up fine but as soon as I hit 1st gear it shuts off

Check out the switch on the stand if it is faulty or out of position it will cause engine to shut down when you select a gear,
let me know how you get on

Dec 05, 2015 | 2000 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Spirit

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I hold my clutch in and it is already in neutral as I shift into 1st my bike shuts off what could that be?

Check your sidestand switch. It may think the sidestand is still down so cuts the engine out.

Mar 10, 2015 | 2006 Honda VT 750 Shadow

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Downshifting problems on honda shadow spirit 750 2008 motorcycle

Some bikes will have this problem no matter what age or condition. I was taught years ago to slow down and stop in second and downshift to neutral whilst slipping the clutch. First gear on bikes is pretty low in ratio and to match speed of engine with road speed is very difficult at times, so suggest using second. Try it.

Feb 09, 2015 | 2008 Honda Shadow Spirit 750 C2

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Bike starts and runs great in neutral. When I put bike in gear, it shuts off. What is the problem?

check the switch on the side stand, the bike is designed so as it cuts off if you select a gear with the stand down,

Sep 14, 2011 | 2002 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe

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My 2006 750 Honda Shadow starts up right away but when I go to put her in gear she cuts off.

Make sure the kickstand is up before going into gear, it is like that for safety, she will shut down if it left down.

Jul 27, 2010 | 2005 Honda VT 750 Shadow Aero

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Gear selector honda shadow

Sounds like a bent shift fork or two. Replacing the bad shift forks is major surgery and is NOT recommended for the inexperienced mechanic. Several special tools are needed. The top end and gearbox get totally torn down just to get to the shift forks. This is a very expensive repair, guessing $2100 or so at the dealers. Bummer. Contact a few dealers to cofirm my view of the problem and the probable repair cost. The shift forks move left and right as the shift drum is rotated when you lift or push down on the shift pedal.

Jul 18, 2010 | 2000 Honda VT 750 CD Shadow A.C.E. Deluxe

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After adjusting the clutch the engine will run in neutral but as soon as it goes into gear the engine dies as if the kill switch had been thrown.

you might find that either the clutch or side stand switch is faulty,both of these switches need to be open circuit for the bike to go into gear and keep running while you select a gear (very easily tested with a $10 multi meter)normally it is the sidestand switch as this is the one that cops all the crud and water off the road,if one of these is closed it cuts the power to the cdi unit(computer) and the bike stops...hope this helps

Jul 09, 2009 | 2002 Honda VT 750 DC Shadow Spirit

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