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Shuts down when let go of clutch in 1st gear - 1996 kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic

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  • bra1nr0t Aug 30, 2010

    Have you tried giving more fuel on your startup? If so, it sounds like you might be running a little lean. Perhaps clogged jets. When was the last time you had it serviced?

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Your kickstand safety switch is gummed up. for safety reasons your bike will not allow you to ride with the kickstand down. The switch is stuck that controls this safety feature. A can of spray carb cleaner will remove any gunk, or you may need to replace the switch. The switch is located near the kickstand. Just look for some wires in the area, they most likey go to the switch.

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