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Bike starts in neutrel but when i shift into gear it dies.i did notice that the headlight high/low switch has been re routed. it doesn't connect to the key switch now. they ran a direct power wire to a fuseable link and then to a toggle switch then to the high/low beam switch. if the wire that is supposed to be connected that runs from the power source of the switch to the key switch, if thats not connected will it cause the bike to die when shifted into gear.

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First your statement about the rewired headlamp switch is a worry, all your wiring would now be suspect and have to be verified. Did it ever work correctly? If you have a side stand switch it could be broken or also incorrectly wired and kills the engine when you put it in gear, that feature is there to prevent an accident by attempting to drive with the side stand still down. Look there, if you don't have a wiring diagram for the bike, then purchase a service manual, it will become your favorite bedtime reading for awhile. Good Luck!

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