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Kick stand safety shut down, once bike warms up it shuts off if kick stand is down

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2010

    In order to let your bike warm up, it should idle in neutral with kick stand down! No? When you put it in gear it will shut down if the bike is in gear and the stand down? Mine idles in neutral with stand down and then shuts off after warm up while I am in the house waiting. I guess what I don't understand is that there is a control for this? that can be adjusted?
    Thanks. Sorry I don't understand.

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The bike is supposed to shut down if the kick stand is down. It is a safety feature designed to prevent starting out with the stand down, which can be very inconvenient on your first left turn. If you are saying the bike runs with the stand down when cold, then the switch must be in need of adjustment. Please rate my answer.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

  • tombones Feb 22, 2010

    Did I miss something? I figured on a higher rating.

  • tombones Feb 22, 2010

    I assumed you were with the bike and in gear. My bad. If the bike is warming up with stand down ( in neutral ), and then it dies when warmed up, the side stand is not the problem. The float level in the carbs may be set too low. Stay with the bike the next time you warm it up. Don't use the stand, hold the bike upright. Did the problem go away?

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