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I have a 1995 Honda Shadow 1100 as soon as I can put it in gear it instantly dies is there some type of safety switch that can make it do that??????

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Hi RD:
I've been trying to help Devrin with this one too. Do you have expertise in how the kickstand switch function could be bypassed? Apparently it has been removed and wires cut. Thanks, Ted

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Kickstand switch

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The kickstand switch is either bad or bent out of position. See if you can activate the switch manually. Does the bike run now? If so, the switch is bent out of position. If it still won't run, jumper the wires together until you can replace the switch.

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Your kickstand switch is either broken or out of position. The bike kills the engine as a safety feature if it thinks the sidestand is down and the bike is put in gear while the engine is running.

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2. Safety switches loose at the mounting point.
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2. Safety switches loose at the mounting point.
3. Faulty kickstand safety switch.
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5. Stretched side stand spring.
6. Side stand not coming up far enough to disengage switch.
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7. Faulty clutch lever safety switch.
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5. Stretched side stand spring.
6. Side stand not coming up far enough to disengage switch.
7. Faulty clutch lever safety switch.
8. Faulty neutral safety switch.
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