Question about 2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado
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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