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2001 Honda Shadow 1100, I put the kickstand down while on slight grade, front brake on,clutch pulled on and now it will not start. riddle me this.

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  • auslabtech May 27, 2011

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You may be low on fuel, and none is reaching the fuel valve, but a more likely answer is that the bike may not be properly registering that it's in neutral.
There's a safety that kills the engine if it's in gear and the side stand is down.
Triple check the neutral (put it in gear and back to neutral).
Check the side stand and clutch safety switches.

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