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Bike was running and someone thought the kickstand was on the opposite side and set the bike down in the dirt it runs fine and I did an oil change however I beleive there is a tilt sensor and was wondering if it can be reset or if it has to be replaced

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There is more than likely a tilt sensor and they reset themselves as soon as the bike is set upright again. No need to do any thing, may run a little funny for a few miles but other than that you should be fine.

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