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Bike kills when I apply the clutch. It allows me to start with the clutch,but while I am riding and come to a stop , apply the clutch to kick it down it kills.

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Don't know if this will help but on my bike there is a wire that goes to clutch on handle bars . once in awhile it comes off

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