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2004 V Star Classic. Problem: Starts and runs in

2004 V Star Classic. Problem: Starts and runs in neutral w/stand down. As soon as I shift to first the motor dies. Will not start at all in first with stand up.

Is this a bad clutch switch?

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Sounds like you have a bad switch on the kickstand

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a. It prevents starting when the transmission is in gear and the side stand is up, but the clutch lever is not pulled.
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Periodically check the operation of the ignition circuit cut-off system according to the following tests.
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