Your bike is suppose to do that. Its a safety feature. Your bike will also shut itself off if you put the kickstand down while in gear.Yosemite said:Mine wont start in gear if the kickstand is down. once the kickstand is up it will start if the clutch is pulled in. Mine clunks going into first gear. I figure a clunk is normal for it. It was doing it from day one so I'm not worried about it that's why there's a warranty if it breaks.