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2013 icebear only starts with kick stand up and when kickstand released scooter stops.

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This is very typical of motorcycles and scooters. On most scooters, which have automatic transmissions, it will require the kick stand be up to make sure you don't take off with it down which can cause injury. When you put the kick stand down, it shuts down the engine.

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SOURCE: scooter does not start with button,but start with the kick

what does it do when you push the start button?? click or just does nothing??
is there power to the starter when you push the start button??

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SOURCE: kickstand keeping bike from starting

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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