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The bike will start fine and when I try to shift in gear it dies. No clutch action. What is the issue...and how do I fix it?

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Well you don't give me much to work with but I'll give it a go. From what your saying it sounds like your clutch switch and or side stand switch is not working. now when you say no clutch action??... as in when the bike is running and in gear you let it out and nothing happends or you try to put into gear and it jams into gear and stops the motor???

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