Question about 2004 Yamaha V Star Custom
Check that the side stand cutout switch switch isn't stuck.
get a friend to hold the bike upright.
get into a position where you can inspect the side stand
with the bike supported push the sidestand up into its stowed position.
If you look around the hinge of the sidestand you will find a small elecronic switch with a plunger ... if the plunger is stuck in then the bike will always cut out when you try to put it in gear ... it is a safety feature to stop people riding with their side stand down. These often stick with road dirt/rust/chain lube and a mixture of the afore mentioned!!!!
If it is stuck in then use a small screw driver to ease the pin outwards and give the body of the pin a godd dousing in easing/penetrating oil ... and of course give it a good clean. failing this you can short out the two wires which service the switch ... but that is a get you home last resort!!!
Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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