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Starting is no problem, when shifted into gear, engine shuts off and start button will not work. help.

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    simple solution i hadn't even thought about. Learn something every day.

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Hi and welcome to the site,

Initially and in most instances, this would indicate that a safety feature is engaging hence the engine shutting off.

Offhand check, clean or bypass the sidestand switch. Additionally, check the connections to the relay assembly or the assembly itself.

Good luck and thank you for asking.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

  • james harmon Aug 08, 2010

    it has been a long time since I have owned a bike. I didn't know they had installed safety switches like that. Thanks. Now i can go ride. WHOOOPEEEEE

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