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How do I replace sidestand cutout switch

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Here's a line drawing showing the switch in relationship to the stand:

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Hey ive got a 91 rm 250. I can feel the pressure llate being pulled out when i pull the clutch lever but when i put the bike in gear it immeaditly stalls. I tried using a lower viscosity oil amd sanding...

Replace the steel plates you sanded down. These wear down as they are being used, so you have basically taken a couple of years use off them. You might want to make sure the engine is breathing properly- petrol and air filters. If the engine is stalling when you put it in gear then the engine is either not running right or there is a safety cutout switch somewhere that is telling you the sidestand is down. Also check you have the idle set properly.

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Just put a new battery in and the bike starts great and runs great but when I put it into gear it dies (yes I am using the clutch). Tried to give it a little more gas before putting it into gear and it...

Okay.....I think you have a sidestand switch problem.
Do you notice that if you leave it in gear after it stalls....that even with the clutch in it won't crank the starter?
The sidestand switch is a plunger that presses in when the sidestand is down. The interlocks on the RS require that to start the bike...with the sidestand down, it must be in neutral. If you place it in gear which the sidestand down, it kills the ignition to prevent riding off and snagging the stand on the road etc..
So if you had the sidestand up before placing it in gear.....since the bike sat for a year...I suspect the plunger for your sidestand switch is stuck partially in (its been pushed in for a year!)
Find the switch down by the sidestand pivot....have someone hold the bike or support it so you can raise the stand, and spray some WD40 on the plunger and work it in and out letting it snap out several times then try it again.

Mar 22, 2011 | Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe Motorcycles

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I have replaced the coil, stater, and the brain and i still dont get any spark

You don't mention the year and model...but here are some general ideas.

Most Yamahas have various safety interlocks designed into the wiring system....typically a neutral switch, a sidestand switch and a clutch switch, a tipover switch and a kill switch on the right handlebar.
The design basically is to prevent riding off with the sidestand if the bike is in neutral, the neutral switch grounds to light your neutral lamp and allows for ignition and starter operation.
Is you place the unit in gear...if the sidestand switch senses the stand is still down, it kills the ignition and starter.
If the bike is in gear, starter will not operate, unless the clutch is pulled in and the clutch switch detects this happening.
Tip the bike over and the tipover switch kills the ignition and fuel pump if it has one. the igniter (black box/brain etc) getting supply voltage...if not check the ignition fuse, and the handlebar kill switch .
Is the neutral light working....if not...try starting with clutch in and sidestand up.

Mar 22, 2011 | Yamaha XT 660 R Motorcycles

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Start Problem after parking at sidestand.Start motor ok,but no ignition.

try driving it around stop at a few not put kickstand down...then see if it starts, does it start every time? if it does, then you have a bad kickstand cutout switch. hope this is the problem. let me know

Mar 21, 2010 | 2005 Honda XL 1000 V Varadero

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Push button starter just clicks

First guesses are a weak battery or starter relay going bad. Next time it does it, keep pushing the start switch rapidly and see if it catches. If so, the relay is going bad.

Jun 28, 2009 | 1999 Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing

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Bike quits when put into gear. Has been sitting for a few months. Checked oil.

What make bike???? there is an automatic shutoff switch on kickstand on Honda Bikes when put kickstand down automatically shut engine off If bike sitting in damp envirmoment over winter may cause it to shoot off soon as you put it in gear SO CHECK KICKSTAND SWITCH...HOPE HELPS

Jun 19, 2009 | 2004 Yamaha V Star Custom

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Kawasaki klr 650 stalles when put in gear with clutch engaged

Sidestand must be retracted and sidestand switch functioning or the engine dies as a safety feature to keep you from riding off with the sidestand down. If the sidestand is up and it still dies, disconnect the sidestand switch and put a jumper in there. If the problem goes away, your switch is faulty.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1998 kawasaki KLR 650

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Weak spark

new battery in itturning over nicely after chasing down a few bad grounds but have very weak spark.I had cam2 in it even and couldnt get it to fire.I suspect coils or possiblly grounds still .Question iswhere can I get these electrical parts for the bike?(dont all answer at once now...)I think I need pickups for the bike as well but am going from memory on that one.ThanksHave you tried changing the ground from the coils to go straight to the frame and NOT through the sidestand cutout? I don't trust that little fella. I've rewired mine so it kills the satrter motor instead - can't start the bike with the sidestand down - and as I never get off the bike leave the engine running with the sidestand it's not a problem. It does mean though that if the switch gives problems (i.e. in the wet) it does not kill the engine.,,,

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