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The motorbike cuts out when i kick into gear. Wat could be the cause of this? Can a dead battery cause this?

The battery itself is completely dead but when i jump start her, she stays running until i kick her into gear

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Try putting it in gear with the jump cables still connected this will confirm if it's the battery or not. If its still doing if check side stand switch. Regards Jim...

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It can be the side stand switch . when the side stand is not up or the switch defective engine dies when put in gear !

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If you need the choke on when it's warm you have carburation.usually issues ie
Your idle or main jets are blocked your fuel is not pure maybe water or diesel in it or the fuel flow is stemmed for some reason.

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