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Engine shuts down when put into gear, with kickstand up occasionally, and when i get on it hard it sputters all the time.

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Sounds like you have a short in the kick stand kill switch. first cheack the spring holding the kick stand, if the spring cant pull up the kick stand enough to keep that button compressed it will kill the engine. if thats not it take the safety switch off and make sure the button can slide freely in the unit.

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Clean the Carbs or Injectors and change the fuel filter. and Check electrical connections they can sometimes come lose from vibrations.

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