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My ZX14 turns on but cuts off when I put in gear or leave running

I turn my bike on this morning drove off and the red light came on and the engine stopped. I pulled off the road restarted with clutch in and engine ran for 10 seconds and stopped. Im told that it may be my side stand switch. I was riding just fine on sunday

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Check oil level! i know this sounds funny but with my last bike i had i changed the oil and shorted it and headed off the hit the mts and made it half was down driveway before that scary check eng. light came and then it died on me.

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