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Engine dying the engine will die when i put it in gear when its hot. also spits gas from carb area when hot and not running

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Your petcock is faulty if it is leaking by when the bike is off - and overflowing the carb bowl into the engine.

First thing to do is get some carb cleaner and give it a good dousing. Your floats are sticking!

If the cleaner, itself, does not remedy your problem - an overhaul/rebuild is necessary.

One thing to check is the kickstand safety switch too. Put the stand down, and locate the switch... then give it a shot of WD-40 or similar penetrating oil. Try to manually work it by hand repeatedly until you get a smooth operating switch.

The bike has electrical safety switches that should all be checked; clutch sw, side stand sw, and neutral sw. These switches can be tested by checking continuity. The problem may simply be that a connector came loose, or the switch has simply failed.

These would be the only things non-carb related that would cause the engine to just cut off when switching to drive gears.

If it doesnt jump, or stutter - just dies, one (or more) of these switches is bad.

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