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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2015, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bike shuts off when putting into gear

My 2007 1600 Classic shuts off when putting into gear. I haven't been able to ride the bike for a few months, but she starts right up as I keep her on a Battery Tender. Also no problem as she will settle into a idle in just a minute or so. Still warm here in Sacramento.

When I put into gear, the engine shuts off immediately. No lurching like the clutch plates are sticking either. I can raise the RPM's, but soon as put in gear, it's like I hit the kill switch.

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Check the side stand switch as the bike will shut off if it 'thinks' the stand is down and you put it in to gear.

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Check the side stand switch as the bike will shut off if it 'thinks' the stand is down and you put it in to gear.

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Yep that would be the place to start, that's what was wrong with mine and now that it is fixed that is exactly what it is supposed to do.

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The clutch switch supersedes the side stand switch. Make sure that connection is tight.

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The clutch switch supersedes the side stand switch. Make sure that connection is tight.
1600 interlocks work different than 1500's.
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1600 interlocks work different than 1500's.

Ok TY SFAIR Good to know!!

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