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Kickstand keeping bike from starting

Kick stand up wont start last time I got it to start I had to bang kickstand up and down. I think I need to check kickstand switch

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Actually, you can bypass the switch.

The method depends on if the switch is normally open, or normally closed (electrical switch terms)

Once you find the switch, unplug the two wires from it, let them hang without contacting anything, and see if the bike starts.
If so, you can just electrical tape the ends of the two wires to insulate them, until you can get a new switch.

If not, get a paper clip, and connect both wires at each end of paper clip.
What you are doing here is using the paper clip as a jumper between the two wires.

Now see if the bike starts.
If so, you can join them (until you can get the switch replaced) with one of these:

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